Lima

Lima

Things to do - general

 

The Capital of Peru

At the beginning of your Perú tour we will welcome you in the state capital Lima. In this metropolis full of atmosphere full of flair then have a few days to adjust to the Peruvian climate, to set the time and to look immediately at the modern side of the capital, as well as the colonial side of the city. We will do this first with a city tour, so you get an overview. Afterwards, we will take you on an interesting tour of the city with us or one of the connected guides, to places with a lot of history and culture of Lima in different parts of the city. We like the touristic overloaded district Miraflores in this respect gladly, since it reflects absolutely only tourist side and not the original life of the Peruvians. But already by the meeting for the city tour at the Parque Kenedy you will surely recognize this by yourself. You will also have the opportunity to visit various museums in Lima and then make a historical picture of Peru.

If you come to Perú for the first time and fly over the gray-brown sand landscape during the day, then you realize that the capital of Perú is on the Pacific Ocean, but also surrounded by desert. If you then leave Lima to e.g. To get to the sandy beaches of Asias, Lurin, etc., will soon notice the endless desert landscape around Lima.

Lima itself has been built in the historic center of the colonial style was still some preserved buildings from the period. Next to the Cathedral of Lima you will find the most famous square in Lima, the Plaza de Armas (also called Plaza Mayor), the Mayor of Lima and the Palacio del Gobierno del Perú. Unfortunately, here in Perú, as everywhere else in the world, the older buildings are increasingly disappearing from the cityscape, as it costs an enormous amount of money to keep such a building permanently in full swing.

A visit to the Peruvian Congress and a well-known attraction, the Monastery of San Francisco and its catacombs is possible within a city tour. Thus you can get to know and appreciate many impressions of the state capital.

Lima also reflects the great gap between rich and poor. The contrasts are very large and you can see that clearly when you have visited the different parts of the city. The estimated 10 million inhabitants live here in various architectures. so live the most wealthy in the districts of Los Olivos, Surco and Miraflores. The poorer ones have their houses in urban areas like San Juan de Lurigancho and other suburban areas. It may seem like New York or Mexico City, once you’ve seen that. But this is a sign of the cultural and social diversity of Peru.

Temple and Museum Pachacamac

Join us on a trip to the temple complex of Pachacamac, about 40 km away. It was an ancient city, named after the god of the same name and more than 1,000 years old when the Spaniards arrived. It was shaped by the Wari and Inca culture. The most important parts of the temples, squares and the museum, which are still very well preserved today, can be visited on the excursion to Pachacamac.

Lima and its galleries and museums

In the surroundings of Lima you will find many worthwhile destinations, which you can visit on request. In addition to the holy city of Caral, the numerous museums such. Visit the Gold Museum, the Museo del Congreso and the Inquisicion, the Museo Larco, the Choco Museum and the Museo de la Nación, as well as a myriad of other museums and galleries.

Caral

Visit America’s oldest known city on this day trip to Caral! From Lima you travel with your guide to Caral – an archaeological site that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There you can see old artifacts and buildings like bone flutes, dusty temples and some sunken places. On this tour you and your group will get to know the history and culture of this ancient Peruvian city.

Callao and its islands

We can also recommend a trip to Callao, the next to Lima, the main port of Perú. There you can spend a day visiting the historic Fortaleza Real Felipe and the Naval Museum and then taking a boat trip to the Islas Palomino. During the boat trip past the former prison island of San Lorenzo, you will have the opportunity to observe different seabirds, Humboldt penguins and sea lions and with a little luck you will also see dolphins. On request, you can also get in touch with the sea lions when swimming with you. This tour is also a good substitute for the Islas Ballestas, should you not have time on your Perú trip for a visit to the Oasis Huacachina near Ica and Paracas with the Islas Balestas National Park.

La Cocina Peruana

The Peruvian cuisine with its variety has become a household name in Europe as well. Here in Lima you can undertake a gastronomic day tour or an evening tour of Lima and enjoy the culinary delights of Peruvian cuisine.

Evenings in Lima cant be boring …

We will guide you on request through Baranco, a well-known bohemian district that also has a colorful variety of Peruvian gastronomic offerings. Or why not spend an evening at Cirquito Magico, with its many colorfully lit fountains, some of which are also accessible to you and your children, offering a nice cooling change. When strolling through the nocturnal parks, you will also be entertained by a wonderful laser show.

Souvenirs, Souvenirs …

If you want to take home a memorabilia from Perú for your loved ones at home or for yourself, we can guide you to the best shopping opportunities that are not as tourist-priced as you might see in the tourist area of ​​Miraflores.

 

A few facts and figures:

Height: About 161m above sea level
Inhabitants: 9,752,000 (2017)
Area: 2,672 km²
Population density: 3,327 inhabitants / km²
Outline: 43 Districts
Postal Code 15,000
Area code: +51 1

Hotel Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Hotel Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Calle Schell 452, Miraflores, Lima, PE., Lima
Casa Andina Select Miraflores (Lima, Perú) is a nice hotel with excellent location within walking di More info
Adventure in Perú

Adventure in Perú

Lima
Itineray Day 1 Lima Arrival in the city of Lima, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the d More info
Archaeological Centers Áspero - Huaca de los Sacrificios and Huaca de los Idolos

Archaeological Centers Áspero - Huaca de los Sacrificios and Huaca de los Idolos

Lima
Another important site is Áspero, on an area of ​​15 hectares at the mouth of the Supe, which compri More info
Baranco - Museum Pedro de Osma

Baranco - Museum Pedro de Osma

Lima
The Pedro de Osma Museum has a fantastic colonial art collection with paintings (16th-19th c.), Scul More info
Basilica Cathedral of Lima

Basilica Cathedral of Lima

Lima
The construction of the first magnificent building at this point goes back in history to the year 15 More info
Boattrip to the Palomino Island - Halfday trip

Boattrip to the Palomino Island - Halfday trip

Lima, Callao
Overview The island of Palomino is home to a large colony of sea lions that live without natural ene More info
Caral - Daytrip

Caral - Daytrip

Lima
Overview Visit the oldest city known in America on this day trip to Caral! From Lima, you will trave More info
Center of Artisans Santo Domingo

Center of Artisans Santo Domingo

Lima
Your Perú trip is coming to an end soon? Are you still missing some gifts for your loved ones or fri More info
Choco Museum in Miraflores

Choco Museum in Miraflores

Lima
Overview ChocoMuseo was designed to share our knowledge to people who show an interest. They like it More info
City-Tour by bus

City-Tour by bus

Lima
Overview Experience the best views from above on this exciting tour. You will be able to admire Huac More info
Daytour to Paracas & Ballestas Islands Nature Reserve

Daytour to Paracas & Ballestas Islands Nature Reserve

Lima
Overview Experience the nature and natural beauty of Paracas National Park and the Ballestas Islands More info
El Cordano

El Cordano

Lima
Right in the historic center of Lima next to the Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno del Perú) is More info
Fountain Tour - 4 hours Night-City-Tour by bus

Fountain Tour - 4 hours Night-City-Tour by bus

Lima
Overview Experience the best views from above on this exciting tour. You will be able to admire Huac More info
Full Day Tour Ica & Oasis Huacachina

Full Day Tour Ica & Oasis Huacachina

Lima
Overview We start driving along the Panamericana South until kilometer 325 in the town of Ica. We vi More info
Gastrononic Day Route

Gastrononic Day Route

Lima
   Lima daily gastronomic tour Start and duration: 9:30 am- 5 hours ​☆ Over 20 peruvian flavor More info
Gastrononic Evening Route

Gastrononic Evening Route

Lima
   Lima gastronomic evening tour Start and Duration: 4:30 pm – 5 hours ​☆ Award-winning More info
Historical Center

Historical Center

Lima
   Perú, the land of the Incas, that civilization that coexisted harmoniously with nature, has More info
Huaca Pucllana Pyramid

Huaca Pucllana Pyramid

Lima
This pyramid was one of the waypoints of past Peruvian culture. Today it is an impressive example of More info
Islas Ballestas & Paracas - Fullday-Tour by bus and boat

Islas Ballestas & Paracas - Fullday-Tour by bus and boat

Lima
Overview See sea lions, flamingos, Humboldt penguins, beautiful beaches, mysterious petroglyphs and More info
La Punta

La Punta

Callao
If you want to take a long walk on the beautifully landscaped waterfront promenade is in good hands More info
Larcomar

Larcomar

Lima
The modern shopping center Larcomar above the bypass on the Costa Verde (the green coast) invites yo More info
Lima Classic

Lima Classic

Lima
Itineray Day 1 Lima Arrival in the city of Lima, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Included Acc More info
Miraflores

Miraflores

Lima
This elegant but probably the most expensive district of Lima, with its panoramic views over the Pac More info
Miraflores - Parapuerto APIPT

Miraflores - Parapuerto APIPT

Lima
You start in a double pack from the cliff at the Park Maria Reiche of Miraflores and you feel even t More info
Miraflores, Costa Verde, Larcomar, Parque del Amor, Faro la Marina und Huaca Pucllana

Miraflores, Costa Verde, Larcomar, Parque del Amor, Faro la Marina und Huaca Pucllana

Lima
Miraflores This elegant but probably the most expensive district of Lima, with its panoramic views o More info
Museum and Temple of Pachacamac - Half Day Tour

Museum and Temple of Pachacamac - Half Day Tour

Lima
Overview This comprehensive sightseeing tour will give you an insight into the culture, history and More info
National Museum of Perú

National Museum of Perú

Lima
The National Museum in Lima contains one of the largest collections of pre-Columbian artefacts of th More info
Naval Museum of Perú

Naval Museum of Perú

Callao
The Museo Naval del Perú in Callao – A great place Since time immemorial, the people of the &# More info
Night Tour with Laser Show in the Circuito Mágico del Agua

Night Tour with Laser Show in the Circuito Mágico del Agua

Lima
Overview Lima at Night is a unique night tour to the main attractions of the historic center of Lima More info
Oasis Huacachina - Buggy & Sandboarding Adventure

Oasis Huacachina - Buggy & Sandboarding Adventure

Lima
Overview Welcome to the lush oasis of Huacachina and Ica’s beautiful yellow sand desert, which More info
Palomino Island Boattour plus swimming with sea lions

Palomino Island Boattour plus swimming with sea lions

Callao
General The Islas Palomino are a small archipelago off Callao. On them live about 5000 mane seals an More info
Parque de la Reserva / Parque de la Exhibición and Circuito Magico del Agua

Parque de la Reserva / Parque de la Exhibición and Circuito Magico del Agua

Lima
History It has an area of eight hectares and is built in neoclassical style. It was designed by Fren More info
Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

Lima
We visit the birthplace of Lima as part of a city tour. An attractive antique fountain in the center More info
Plaza San Martin

Plaza San Martin

Lima
After visiting the Plaza Mayor, we will visit another of the most important squares of the city, wit More info
Restaurant Tambo Rural

Restaurant Tambo Rural

Lima
We have stopped here at a very early start of our tours already open for breakfast here at km 52 of More info
The Church and Monastery of Las Nazarenas

The Church and Monastery of Las Nazarenas

Lima
The Santuario y Monasterio de las Nazarenas church complex was built in the 18th century in Rococo s More info
The Curch of La Merced

The Curch of La Merced

Lima
If you start your sightseeing tour of Plaza San Martin and then walk into the historic center of Lim More info
The Fortress Real Felipe

The Fortress Real Felipe

Callao
The Real Felipe Fort is an 18th century Vauban-style military building located in the Bay of Callao. More info
The Gold Museum

The Gold Museum

Lima
The Gold Museum has the largest collection of gold and silver items from the pre-Columbian Andean cu More info
The Government Palace of Perú

The Government Palace of Perú

Lima
This imposing building was commissioned in the first part of the 16th century by the Spanish conquer More info
The Larco Museum

The Larco Museum

Lima
Behind the high white wall hides a three-part private collection. In the main building are models of More info
The Museum of Congress and Inquisition

The Museum of Congress and Inquisition

Lima
The Museum of the Holy Inquisition and the Congress is one of the museums that has more and more vis More info
The National Museum of Archeology Anthropology and History of Perú

The National Museum of Archeology Anthropology and History of Perú

Lima
Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History of Perú (MNAAHP) More info
The Park of the Legends (Zoo)

The Park of the Legends (Zoo)

Lima
Like many other zoos worldwide, the Lima Zoological Garden (Parque de las Leyendas) is home to many More info
The Peruvian Congress

The Peruvian Congress

Lima
You can visit the Congress of Perú in its building on the Plaza Bolivar and take a guided tour throu More info
The San Francisco Monastery & Catacombs

The San Francisco Monastery & Catacombs

Lima
Overview In the middle of the historic city of Lima and not far from the Plaza Mayor is the Francisc More info
The Terrace Wonder of Laraos - Trip for 2 days

The Terrace Wonder of Laraos - Trip for 2 days

Laraos
A few miles before arriving in Llapay, coming from Lunahuaná, there is the detour that leads to this More info