Our Best Sold tour that includes all the essentials of Lima & Homemade food experience !!!
Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru, a city of 9 million people, in the 16th century as the City of Kings. Known for its historic buildings, monuments, colonial and republican architecture, you will see the elegant past of this beautiful city.
In our tour we will walk around the Plaza de Armas where you will see the Presidential Palace, The Cathedral, Archbishop palace and the City Hall. In addition, we will tour San Martin square, known for its colonial architecture, Jiron de la Union with the Lady Merci Church and its impressive facade. Last but not least, we will tour the San Francisco monastery and its catacombs.
Afterwards, my Mother will delight your sense of taste with her Peruvian gastronomy. She will teach you how to make "Ceviche", one of Peru's well-known dishes. At the same time I will teach you how to make the perfect Pisco Sour.
On our journey, we see the different aspects of the city over the districts of
Miraflores, Barranco and Lima Downtown. Includes the visit of the MATE Museum, The Pre Hispanic Museum Larco Herrera and the Monastery of San Francisco with pieces from the XVI Century
Then we are going to taste original Peruvian food by Danmar (Co-Author of the DVD "From the Heart of Peru - My Mother's Kitchen). Dishes such as Cebiche, Lomo Saltado, Arroz con Pollo, Huacaina and Pisco Sour.
By request on your booking, we can offer a Vegetarian or Gluten-free option, all of them with our Peruvian cuisine influence.
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Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
Times are flexible according to your needs.
Private SUV / VAN
-If you would like to take public transportation and experience as local let me know to program it in our itinerary.
- If your group is more than 6 travelers, send me a message and I will reply with the price for your party.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - Drinks in restaurants or bars are not included.
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Aaron's city tour is wonderful! He provides the right balance of visiting Lima's churches, civic buildings, museums, and galleries. With his brother doing the driving, you not only get to see the city like a local, but you enjoy the convenience of being picked up / dropped off in multiple locations. It really makes things easy. The highlight of the tour was Aaron's Mum and her Peruvian cuisine! Visiting the family home and enjoying freshly made Ceviche and Pisco was an experience I shall always cherish!