Arrive to Lima on Day 1 and get picked up at the airport, then enjoy free time to explore on your own. On Day 2, visit Lima’s highlights on an Urban Discovery walking tour. Visit the city market, San Pedro de Lima Church, Plaza Bolivar, San Francisco Monastery and end your day in Plaza de Armas. Sample Peruvian snacks and drinks like chicha morada and pisco sour. Your trip ends as you check out of your accommodation in the morning on Day 3.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1 - Lima Airport Pick-up
You will be picked up from Lima Airport upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation for check-in, then enjoy free time to explore on your own. Overnight in Lima.
Day 2: Lima Urban Discovery Walking Tour (B)
Today you visit Lima’s highlights on an Urban Discovery walking tour. This fun and dynamic tour of Lima is more than a history lesson, it connects you with the heart and soul of this fascinating Peruvian city, from the people that really know what it’s like to live there – the locals. Ditch the history books, this Lima walking tour will give you everything you need to know!
You’ll meet your local guide at the main door of the Bolivar Hotel, and start the tour by learning a few words of Spanish, something that will come in handy for the rest of your Lima travel experience! Here you’ll also get some insider info on the Bolivar Hotel, before heading out on your adventure through the City of Kings.
You’ll walk along Jiron de la Union, a pedestrian avenue linking Plaza San Martin to Plaza de Armas. Along the way, your local guide will be pointing out the sights along this street, from the hidden gems to the Lima’s classic tales. If you’re peckish, here you’ll be able to sample some ‘chicha morada’, a typical local drink, and snack on some authentic Peruvian churros.
Next on this Lima city tour, you’ll dive off the beaten path and make a short stop at San Pedro de Lima Church, an infamous Lima landmark, before heading onwards towards the Central Market. With your local guide, you’ll navigate your way through all the various stalls, checking out the fresh produce and learning about the eating habits of the locals. From jungle, to coast, to ‘altiplano’, or high plains, Peru has a rich and diverse food culture, and you’ll find examples of dishes from all over the country here at this market, and learn about them from a local. Thought Peru didn’t have much of a food scene? You can think again!
As you move ahead on this historical Lima tour you’ll walk through Plaza Bolivar, the perfect place to hear anecdotes about the history of Peru and all of South America. Visit the breath-taking Monasterio San Francisco, home to huge underground catacombs and a building so rich in history that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site back in 1991. As you take in the views of the building and this square, your local guide will be filling you with knowledge about all that you can see.
After all that learning, it’s time to rest your body and give yourself a break, and the only way to do that in Lima is with a Pisco Sour in hand! Your local guide will take you to the place where this iconic drink was invented, or so they claim…
This Lima tour will come to an end in Plaza de Armas, where you can continue your own exploration of the city, or your local guide will be able to point you in the direction of your accommodation.
Overnight in Lima.
NOTE: Dress standard: Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.
IMPORTANT: This Lima Urban Discovery Walking Tour only runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. During the rest of the week, clients will be booked on an alternative city tour.
Day 3: End of the Tour (B)
Today this short adventure will come to an end as you check-out of your accommodation. Safe travels!