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Private City Tour in Lima, Peru

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This full-day excursion will give you an in-depth view of Lima’s stunning Colonial, Republican, and modern architecture, as well as its religious and archaeological sites. In private service, this itinerary is first and foremost flexible, to offer a broad canvas that will illustrate Peru’s ancient past, frame the present and pose transcendental questions about its future. We cover Lima’s top places from all its epochs: the pre-Hispanic, the time spent under Spanish rule and the independent, modern times which started in 1821.

Attractions Included in this tour:

  • Huaca Pucllana (pre-Hispanic)
  • Lima Historical Downtown
  • San Martin Square
  • Lima Plaza de Armas (Main Square)
  • Larcomar (Elegant mall by the sea)
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Private City Tour in Lima, Peru


You’ll be met at your hotel by your driver and private tour guide. After a brief orientation talk, you are on your way to Lima’s Spanish Colonial Center, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Archaeological places in Lima

Along the way, you will pass archaeological monuments, including the restored pre-Columbian ruins of Huayamarca and the Huaca Pucllana. The drive will take you down historic thoroughfares, like Avenida Paseo Colón, designed by Italian sculptor Salvatore Ravelli at the beginning of the 20th century.

Top Lima Walking Tours

The walking tour starts in the Plaza San Martin, an often overlooked architectural gem built in 1921 during the presidency of Augusto Leguía to commemorate Peru’s 100-year anniversary of declared Independence from Spain. Impeccably preserved Republican and neo-classic buildings surround the palatial plaza and its central monument to Peru’s liberator, José San Martín.

On the northeast corner stands the Hotel Bolivar, built in 1924, once Peru’s finest hotel and a regular stomping ground for Hollywood stars and European royalty.

A stroll down the busy pedestrian thoroughfare Jirón de la Unión offers a glimpse of myriad hidden architectural treasures.

Historical Churches in Lima

On a far corner, you enter the Iglesia La Merced, one of Peru’s great architectural masterpieces, with its richly sculpted Baroque facade. Built atop the site where Lima’s first Latin Mass was celebrated, the original church was razed in 1628 to make way for the current building.

Afterward, you arrive at the Plaza de Armas: From here, the direction you take and the historic sites you tour will depend on the flow of conversation with your learned host.

You can choose to explore the catacombs of San Francisco Church, which served as a colonial era public cemetery where commoners were buried until 1821, and where their bones are today neatly arranged in a macabre display.

You can visit the Church of Saint Peter to view the painting of the coronation of the Virgin by Bernardo Bitti, the Italian Jesuit missionary who profoundly impacted Spanish Colonial religious art, and helped define the Cusco Baroque style of painting.

Your guide might suggest a tour of the Cathedral, the last resting place of Conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Or you could explore the Iglesia Santo Domingo, one of Lima’s most storied religious sites.

Inside is a complex of ornate courtyards lined with baroque paintings and decorated with Moorish Spanish tile. With its exquisite dome and expansive convent, the church is best known as the resting place of three important Peruvian saints: Santa Rosa de Lima, San Juan Macías, and San Martín de Porres.

Visit Casa de Aliaga

After a quick lunch, you will take a guided tour of Casa de Aliaga, Lima’s oldest residential colonial mansion. Built in 1535 by Spanish Conquistador Jeronimo de Aliaga, this ornate example of colonial architecture and design has been home to 17 generations of his descendents.

The mansion’s Golden Salon, lined with incredible gold-leaf framed mirrors, a beautiful upper gallery, the court yard and the family chapel are all testaments to how life was lived centuries ago.

Larco Museum

Following your time in Casa de Aliaga, you will drive to Larco Museum, with its magnificent collection of more than 45,000 artifacts. The Larco is also famous for its gallery of “huacos eroticos,” explicit ceramic depictions of sexual acts, mostly crafted by the Moche, a highly organized, class-based society that dominated Peru’s northern coast from 100 to 800 C.E. (Common Era).

You will see why Peru was, just in the last few years, recognized as the world’s Sixth Cradle of Civilization, contemporaneous with Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Mexico and China. And you will learn about the continuation of a shared cosmo vision that bound Peruvian cultures together, from the earliest known civilizations on through the later Wari, Mochica and Inca empires, until the Spanish Conquest of the 16th century.

After a full day we transfer you back to your hotel.

Whats is included for the city tour in Lima?

  • City Tour with Casa de Aliaga and Larco Museum
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide and
  • Transportation

Whats is NOT included for the city tour in Lima?

  • Meals & drinks
  • Tips



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