Duration 5 Hours)
Departures Daily departures from Lima Peru at 9.00am or 2.00pm
Activities You will visit Lima Colonial and Modern.
Hotel Not included, available upon request
Meals Not included, available upon request
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services

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Note: If your hotel is located in another area than Miraflores or San Isidro, it will have an additional cost.
This excursion offers the best combination of the different attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: Pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. During our guided tour we will travel along its millenary history.

PROGRAM

ANCESTRAL LIMA

At the Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological precinct build in the IV century A.C., we will have a panoramic view of this magnificent ceremonial and administrative centre which was considered by the Incas a holy village. We will learn about the life and rituals of its ancient inhabitants and admire its typical pyramidal building, very characteristic of sacred Pre-Hispanic edifications which were adored in the coast of Peru.

COLONIAL LIMA

The Peruvian Viceroyalty was the most important one in the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital. The highlights of its historical centre are its architecture and the urban design of the city, found in the old streets filled with colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies. Our trip includes the Paseo de la Republica (Promenade of the Republic), Plaza San Martin(San Martin Square) and the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), with their different buildings: Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace), Palacio Arzobispal the (Archbishop’s Palace), the Basilica Catedral (Cathedral Basilica) and the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace).
In its historic centre we shall visit one of its most beautiful buildings, the Museum of the Banco Central de Reserva, where we can admire Peru’s treasures: a fine selection of objects made in gold, ceramics and textiles of its different Pre-Columbian cultures, ranging since their origins to Inca times (*).We will enter the monumental Convento de San Francisco (Convent of Saint Francis), which displays the biggest collection of religious art in America. We can admire the Choir Room and the Monks’ Library, the Sacristy, with its collection of Zurbaran and Rivera paintings. The Big Patio of the Main Cloister, decorated with Sevillan tiles from the XVI century, it’s beautiful Moorish arches and its subterranean crypts known as The Catacombs, where you will feel the presence of Lima’s colonial past.

CONTEMPORARY LIMA

Visit to the most traditional residential areas in the capital: The Olive Grove of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar, distinctive tourist centre of contemporary Lima where you can see the ocean.
(*) Museum of Banco Central de Reserva, closed to the public on Saturdays and Sundays afternoon and Monday all day

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INCLUDES:
All scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE

Meals, International and domestic airfares, accommodations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

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