This Lima tour combines the classic highlights of Lima’s historical centre with alternative, less touristic hidden gems. On this private tour, you’ll visit traditional highlights Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas and the San Francisco Church but you’ll also pass by the old Post Office, Lima’s old walls, China Town, the Central Market and some other less known places. Your guide will share some interesting stories and facts about not only these historic places but also about Lima’s current reality.
Your bilingual guide will meet you at a very central meeting point close to most hotels. Together you will take public transport to Lima’s beautiful colonial centre. On the way, the guide will give you some background information on the city of Lima. Feel free to ask any questions you might have! The guide is very knowledgeable.
In the next three hours, you will walk by the major highlights of the historic centre of Lima: Plaza San Martin with the majestic Hotel Bolivar, the impressive Plaza de Armas or the main square of Lima with the Cathedral, City Hall, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Government Palace, the old train station transformed into the House of Literature, the San Francisco church and the many beautiful mansions with the typical wooden balconies. Besides these classics, your guide will also take you to some hidden gems such as the old Postal Office, the Park of the City Wall with the view on one of Lima’s oldest human settlements, China Town and the bustling Central Market, where many locals do their shopping. You’ll walk through a part of Lima that is just outside the touristic area but gives you a good idea of the ‘real’ Lima, full of people, little shops, a lot of colors.
While walking, your guide will tell you some interesting facts of daily life in Lima, contemporary and recent history, interesting stories and of course answer all your questions about life in Lima, Peru’s history or about anything you’re curious about! After the walk, the guide will accompany you back to the touristic centre, Miraflores.
Your guide will introduce you to some phenomena typical for life in Lima, which locals take for granted but which visitors are very interested and surprised to learn about.
If you prefer not to take public transport, we can arrange this tour with a private pick-up and drop-off from your hotel. Enquire for availability and prices.
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Meeting Point: Meeting point at the entrance of the McDonalds close to the northern point of Parque Kennedy (Kennedy Park) – Miraflores.
The proposed program is subject to change. – 40 USD non-refundable deposit upon booking. – Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents/itinerary. – AlternativePeru reserves the right to cancel the participant’s place on a tour if there are not sufficient participant or for unforeseen circumstances, such as protest marches or strikes – If damages are caused to third parties, all the expenses claimed from AlternativePeru that originate from the above-mentioned incident will be charged to the client, who will have no right to later claims. – Rates are per person – By booking, the participant declares to have read and agreed with the general booking conditions and the rules for responsible community tourism which are mentioned elsewhere on this website.
Cancellations before departure are refunded (except for deposit). – There will be no refund for unused services. – AlternativePeru reserves the right to cancel or change any trip due to river, road, weather conditions, or political climate. We also reserve the right to cancel any trip due to client unsuitability because of age, ill health, poor fitness, intoxication etc. – Any missed tours due to the above listed incidences (eg weather conditions or political climate) cannot be refunded or recuperated.