Duration: 4 hours.
You will be picked up from your hotel and first taken to the remains
of two pre-Inca sites, Naupallaqta, dating from the fourth century
called Sacred Town by the Incas and Huaca Huallmarca a pyramid which
is typical for pre-Inca constructions along the Peruvian Coast.
From here you will be taken
to the Historical Downtown area of Lima which includes the Plaza
San Martín with the statue of the Liberator of the same name,
the Main Square and the surrounding buildings like the Cathedral,
the Archbishop's Palace, the Presidential Palace, Town Hall, the
Desamparados train station from where "the highest train journey
in the world" leaves, and the Colonial-style houses with their
balconies along the old streets Lima.
In the old center we visit
two buildings, the Museum of the Banco Central de Reserva where
there is beautiful collection objects made from silver, gold, ceramics
and textiles. This is all pre-Columbian which means from before
the Spanish arrived. The second building we visit in the historical
center is the San Francisco Convent. Here we find a good collection
of Colonial Art. We also visit the Choir Hall and the Monks' Library
and the visit in the convent finishes with a visit to the Catacombs.
The City tour takes you now
from the Historical Center to the modern suburbs of San Isidro where
there is the Golf Club and Olive Park and to Miraflores where there
is the brand new Larco Mar shopping /entertainment complex and from
where there are very beautiful views over the Pacific Ocean.
WE SUGGEST TOURS
A half day City Tour
to understand better the history of Lima including a visit to two
pre-Inca ruins, a visit to the centre of town to look at the colonial
buildings and visit San Francisco Monastery and finishing of with
driving through some parts of Modern Lima.
A visit to the Gold
A visit to the Larco
Museum and Archaeological Museum.
A Tours to the
Ruins of Pachacamac.
WE OFFER IN LIMA
Excursions with English speaking guide to all the places
we suggested above.
Airline tickets. (International and Domestic ones)
Bus tickets. (International and Domestic ones)
Hotel reservations in the hotel of your choice. (This
can be from a 2 to a 5 star hotel.)