Explore the modern and colonial city of Lima on a half-day private tour of one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Full of intense life, Lima was founded in the 16th-Century by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and is known as the “City of Kings.” At the center of the viceroyalty, you will observe all the main attractions of downtown Lima and explore the Larco Museum where you will discover the gold and jewels of old Peru.
Start at the Love Park in Miraflores for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, and continue to the HuacaPucllana, ceremonial center of Lima culture. Later you will visit San Isidro, the financial center of the city, and take a walk in the olive grove park. Visit the main square of Plaza Mayor, where the Government Palace and Town Hall are located. You will also visit the Cathedral to view the handsome colonial façade. Other major attractions include the Convent of San Francisco, built in the 17th-Century and home to mysterious catacombs.
A highlight will be the Larco Museum, set in an 18th-Century mansion built on top a pre-Columbian pyramid of the 7th-Century. Observe the myriad treasures exhibited at one of the world’s most prestigious museums for gold and silver. Don’t miss the warehouse and the exclusive collection of pre-Columbian erotic ceramics, one of South America’s most popular attractions.
I am excited to have the opportunity to guide you on this tour which will provide you with a broad knowledge of the capital of Peru, setting you up for further exploration, or giving you a comprehensive overview if you are pushed for time.