Layover tour through Lima’s most iconic places
Lima is one of the largest cities in Peru and Latin America. It is famous for its delicious food and beautiful architecture. This city is full of mysterious places that many travelers tend to miss during their visit, for this reason, if you are in Lima and want to see most of the tourist and cultural attractions in a short time, this tour is definitely for you. One of our guides will take you on a beautiful tour that can be customized to your needs and preferences.
Price / 135 USD
You must pay before the tour starts
6 to 7 hours
Included / excluded
Hotel or airport pick up & drop off
Experienced tour guide
Food & drinks
Gratuities for the guide (optional
Pick up from your accommodation (10:00 am)
We pick you up from your accommdation. Our pick-up area covers the districts of Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro, however, we can also pick you up from another district if you notify us in advance.
Departure to Lima downtown (10:15 am)
We depart to Lima downtown using the highway or alternate routes to avoid traffic. During this time you will be able to see the suburbs and without a doubt you will be able to experience the terrible traffic that is caused in some parts of the city
Plaza San Martin (11:00 am)
The tour begins in Plaza San Martin, a square where the great statue of the liberator Jose de San Martin is located. This square today has become famous because it is the meeting point for any type of protest that is going to take place.
Union street (11:30 am)
During the tour we will pass through one of the most important streets in the center of Lima, “Jiron de la Unión”. This has dozens of businesses of all kinds that work inside old mansions, the houses that stand out the most are those that still have wooden balconies, very typical of the colonial era.
Presidential palace (12:00)
The presidential palace has an imposing construction, it is presumed that it was built on the fortress of the leader of the pre-Inca culture “Lima”. Every day at 12 noon there is a “change of command” with live music and it is something very nice to watch. The presidential palace if of course built in front of the main square of Lima, which was built during the time when Peru was a Spanish colony. The architecture of the buildings surrounding the square is simply beautiful. One of the most important buildings is the cathedral, which remains closed throughout the year.
Saint Francis of Assisi Church (12:30 pm)
If you are interested in churches, you should definitely visit the Saint Francis of Assisi Church. This religious monument has one of the largest catacombs in America and will leave you speechless.
Departure to Barranco (13:30 pm)
When our visit in the center of Lima finishes, we go straight to Barranco, which takes around 40 minutes.
Tour in Barranco (14:15 pm)
Barranco is the favorite neighborhood of Limeños and is known for the art that abounds in its streets. This district of Lima is located 30 minutes by car from the center of Lima and enjoys spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. In this neighborhood we will visit art galleries of famous urban artists such as “Jade Rivera”, who paints murals around the world.
Another place worth visiting in Barranco is “La Bajada de Baños”, a beautiful, very narrow street that ends at the beach and around it there are many art galleries and restaurants.
During the time we are in Barranco, our guide will share the history of the district, as well as the stories behind the different murals that decorate the walls, and you can have lunch at one of the restaurants in the district that are known for their excellent seafood.
End of the tour (16:30 pm)
After a long day exploring Lima, the tour will end and our driver will take you back to your accommodation.
Note: You can have lunch before starting the tour in Barranco or after it finishes.
Keep in mind that you can tell us your preferences so we can create an special itinerary.
You will be picked up from your accommodation or airport in Lima.
What to bring