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Tour Summary
Lima Tours - Archaeological Lima, Peru Tours Lima, "The City of Kings", is not only the Capital of Peru and the starting point for tourist programs in the country, but also a living sample of our past, housing one of the most important archaeological compounds as well as small "huacas" from its Inca and pre-Inca periods, along with an artistic and architectonic legacy from its Colonial and Republican past.

Its well-organised museums exhibit gold artefacts, vessels made of ceramics and textiles used by the ancient Peruvians.

Come with us and discover Lima's rich heritage on this 4-day program.
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Tour Details
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Price: From US$ 277
Starting point: Lima
Ending point: Lima
Tour Type: Archaeological and cultural

Tour Description

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.

DAY 01: Arrival in Lima
Assistance on your arrival in Lima and transfer to your selected hotel. Free time to rest and prepare for starting your trip around this unusual City and magical country.

Meals Included: None

DAY 02: Lima - Larco Herrera Museum
Lima Tours - Archaeological Lima, Peru Tours In the morning, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". The tour includes Lima's Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies. We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the monks, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of the XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground Catacombs.
Then we visit Larco Herrera Museum, for an excellent overview of Peru's ancient past as it holds the best private collection of pre-Columbian art in the country. The museum has many fine examples of textile works, one example of which has a record breaking 398 threads per inch; materials and tools used by ancient Peruvians to produce their work in ceramics and metal; and Pre-Inca and Inca period pottery, gold and silver pieces with semiprecious stones.
And finally we will go to the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 03: Pachacamac
After breakfast, we take a 45-minute drive to the ancient pre-Columbian Pachacamac Pilgrimage Centre overlooking the fertile Valley of Lurin and the Pacific Ocean. Built around 700 AD, as a temple for worshipping the Sun God, the complex is mostly constructed from mud bricks or adobe. The Temple housed an oracle and is considered as one of the Main Ceremonial Centres of pre-Hispanic Peru. Pilgrims flocked here from far and wide to worship Pachacamac, believed to be the Creator of the World and all of its creatures. The best preserved area is the Inca-built section (1440-1533). The Archaeological site includes palaces, plazas and temples, that have been recently restored, and an on-site Museum housing interesting pre-Hispanic relics. Free time for lunch near Pachacamac ruins. Afternoon, return to your selected hotel for overnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 04: Lima
In the morning, after breakfast, transfer and assistance on your departure from Lima.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Lima
  • Bilingual guided tours (english / spanish)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • In and out transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable Taxes

NOT INCLUDED:
  • Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
  • Baggage excess
  • Alcoholic drinks soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls
  • Additional nights caused by bad weather or flight cancellations
  • Snacks


Useful Information

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO
- Use boots or sneakers during long excursions.
- Drink a lot of liquid during long excursions.

WHAT TO BRING
- Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
- Long pants or slacks.
- Long-sleeved shirts.
- T-shirts.
- Sweaters and a jacket.
- Camera.
- Insect Repellent.
- Personal toilet items and first-aid kit.

WEATHER
Lima has an extremely humid climate with temperatures fluctuating between 15º and 24ºC. Frequent light drizzles are common during the months of June through September.

ALTITUDE
Lima: Sea level, 154 m.a.s.l.

Restaurants during your trip
In Lima: International, vegetarian, local food restaurants and franchises of international fast food chains.
... more about Lima restaurants.