On this city tour of Lima, Peru, you will be driven along the main streets, plazas, and avenues of Lima. You will start at the Parque del Amor, in Miraflores, which has a a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Then, you will admire a panoramic view of Huaca Pucllana, an ancient ceremonial center of pre-Inca culture known as Lima culture, a society which developed in the Peruvian Central Coast between the years of 200 A.D .and 700 A.D. In San Isidro, the financial center of the city, you will see Huaca Huallamarca, an ancient pre-Inca shrine.
You’ll continue to the Main Square, where you will see the Government Palace and City Hall. You’ll visit the cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, where San Martin de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima are buried, after roaming its halls during the 17th century.
The Larco Museum
Then you will visit the Larco Museum, a mansion built on top of a pre-Columbian pyramid of the 7th century. There you will find treasures that have been exhibited in the most prestigious museums in the world, organized by technique. The storeroom and the unique display of erotic pottery of pre-Columbian times are highlights.
- Language: English
- Included: One bottle of water
- Walking information: Some walking at the sites
- Important notes: There is a dress code to enter religious sites. Participants wearing shorts will not be allowed into the convent or cathedral. Participants are also not allowed to take photographs in the cathedral.