Discover the City of the Kings
We are going to drive around residential areas like Miraflores and its famous Lover's Park " (Parque del Amor) then we will get to visit one of Lima's most important ruins in Lima, the Huaca Pucllana (Pre-Inca flat topped Pyramid dating back to 1500 years back ) after this visit we drive thru the Olive Grove in the San Isidro area where we can find more than 1600 olive trees from the colonial era as well as more than 26 different types of birds and then we go to the Historic downtown area known as El Damero de Pizarro where we'll visit the Monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi ( moorish cloister and catacombs ), The Desamparados Train Station, the Chocolate store and the Cathedral of Lima where the remains of Francisco Pizarro, Spanish founder of Lima are kept in a beautiful memorial.
In 1991, the UNESCO designated this part of the city as a World Heritage Site for its impressive wealth, more than 680 historical monuments.
Pick-up time at 09. 00 a. m from your hotel
We'll start the tour stopping at the Kissing Park in Miraflores to admire the bay of Lima and its cliffs
Then we'll drive around the Olive Grove in San isidro to find these incredible colonial olive trees dating from the 17th and the18th centuries and next we'll be going to the historic center of Lima where we'll visit first the franciscan convent and catacombs, the Lima Main cathedral where the founder of Lima, Francisco Pizarro is buried and the Gastronomy museum to understand how diverse and rich the peruvian food is. We'll have also the opportunity to walk around the famous Square of Arms beautifully surrounded by the Archbishop's House, the Government or Presidential Palace and the Lima's City Hall. After this at around 12. 30 p. m we'll catch the van to go to El Parquetito located in Miraflores to have lunch at this famous local-style eatery ( tourist set menu ) and then we'll continue visiting the Huaca Pucllana pyramid and the Barranco area
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotels centrally located in areas like Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco.
End location: Back to the hotel or Central Park of Miraflores or Craft Market of Miraflores.
Duration: 7 hours
Time might be flexible due to traffic
We are getting around a fully equipped Hyundai H-1 Van, a lot of comfort for your legs.
-Private Hyundai H-1 Year 2016 Van
-Guided tour in the language of your choice (English, Francais, Español, Italiano or Portuguese)
-Door to door transportation (hotels located in the following areas Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco )
-Admission tickets to the Desamparados Railway Station, Monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi, Huaca Pucllana Adobe Pyramid site and The Main Cathedral of Lima & Choco Museum.
-Lunch at typical Peruvian-food KASAMAMA restaurant (Buffet lunch consists of varieties of starters, main courses, rice pudding & purple corn pudding and a glass of purple corn juice)
NOTE: The Peruvian food museum is closed on Mondays.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 USD - Beverages at a restaurant.
-Any Souvenirs or personal expenses.
If you are coming on a cruise ship, I can go to pick you up at the port entrance ( APM Terminals gate ) . From the dockside you can take the free shuttle bus offered by the Callao port authorities for cruise passengers that brings you guys to the gate
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Abel was nice and informative. A nice way to see Lima.