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Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima) Tours and Activities

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Thanks to its designation as a UNESCO World heritage Site, the historical center of Lima is immaculately preserved. Encompassing the area between Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, the core includes the majority of the city’s outstanding colonial attractions and palm-fringed green spaces, all within easy walking distance.

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Barranco by Night & Magic Fountains Park (Small Group)

Barranco by Night & Magic Fountains Park (Small Group)

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Let’s visit the most beautiful Park of Lima, watch the stunning Laser Light Show and enjoy its colorful Fountains which has a variety of colors and styles that will amaze you. The dancing Fountains, choreographed to music and continuously changing color schemes, make this place a must-see. Then, get ready to go to Barranco, considered the bohemian district of Peru’s capital and see its wonderful artsy streets. Get to know the most iconic sites of this amazing and romantic neighborhood while listening your expert guide explanation. Colors, music, art, and more! Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. We follow all the required protocols of biosecurity. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Lima Private Walking Tour

Lima Private Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Lima during this 6-hour private walking tour of the Peruvian capital. Join your knowledgeable guide on this personalized visit to the top city neighborhoods and attractions, including upscale Miraflores, a local market, Lima’s historic center, the Monastery of San Francisco (and its catacombs) and bohemian Barranco.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

7 Day Lima, Cusco and Sunrise at Machu Picchu

7 Day Lima, Cusco and Sunrise at Machu Picchu

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Experience the top highlights of Lima, Cusco, and world-famous Machu Picchu during this 7-day, 6-night excursion. Spend your first two days in cosmopolitan Lima, discovering its landmarks, shopping, and top-notch cuisine. Then head to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco to explore its fascinating mix of indigenous and colonial architecture, and then it's on to the iconic mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu. This week-long, budget-friendly Peru trip, including plenty of free time for independent exploration, also includes all transport, admission fees (including at Machu Picchu), six nights of accommodation and daily breakfast.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$869.00
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$869.00
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From Lima: In search of the Oasis 2 days

From Lima: In search of the Oasis 2 days

Discover Lima, called “the city of the Kings” during the colonial times, drive through the Panamerican highway and get the chance to be close to the wildlife at Ballestas Islands, learn about Pisco having a small tasting and end with the view of the Huacachina Oasis. Discover the old site of the Peruvian capital. Lima was called “the city of the Kings” during the colonial times, enjoy us and find out why.
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  • 2 days
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$230.00
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$230.00
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Barranco Tour by Night & Magic Fountains Park (Small Group)

Barranco Tour by Night & Magic Fountains Park (Small Group)

Let’s visit the most beautiful Park of Lima, watch the stunning Laser Light Show and enjoy its colorful Fountains which has a variety of colors and styles that will amaze you. The dancing Fountains, choreographed to music and continuously changing color schemes, make this place a must-see. Then, get ready to go to Barranco, considered the bohemian district of Peru’s capital and see its wonderful artsy streets. Get to know the most iconic sites of this amazing and romantic neighborhood while listening your expert guide explanation. Colors, music, art, and more! Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. We follow all the required protocols of biosecurity. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
Price varies by group size
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$39.00
Price varies by group size
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Historic Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Private Tour

Historic Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Private Tour

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Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary during this half-day private tour of Lima. Visit highlights such as the city's Cercado de Lima, San Isidro, and Miraflores with a dedicated guide just for you and your party. Also, enjoy a guided tour of the San Francisco Convent and catacombs or the Huaca Pucllana Pre Inca Site. Private round-trip transportation included. Choice of departure times throughout the day available.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Lima City Tour from Callao Port including Inka Market & Love Park

Lima City Tour from Callao Port including Inka Market & Love Park

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Get acquainted with the historical treasures of Lima on a full-day walking tour, including pickup from Jorge Chavez Airport. Alongside your guide, you’ll explore Lima’s UNESCO-listed historical center and learn about the capital’s past and present. Take the beautiful Jiron de la Union pathway and descend to the city's subterranean catacombs. See, too, Lima Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) and the Catedral de Lima on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people. Relish the convenience of airport pick up and hotel or airport drop-off at the end of your tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Lima, the city of the catacombs!

Lima, the city of the catacombs!

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We will pick you up from your hotel to start the activity. We will go to the historic center of Lima, a place declared by UNESCO as a "World Heritage Site". Our first stop is at Plaza San Martín, a wonderful place designed and built to celebrate 100 years of independence from Spain. After that, we started walking through many popular streets where we can see the contrast between colonial churches, mansions, balconies and modern stores. This is a combination that will make you enjoy this ride! We visit the catacombs! Spanish cemeteries built under colonial churches are something you can not miss. Dare to walk through the cemetery and learn about the fascinating history of colonial Lima! We finish the tour visiting the Plaza de Armas where we can see the Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace and City Hall of Lima. It includes: Pick up from hotel Entrance tickets to Catacombs Water bottle
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.98
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$38.98
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Fantastic Lima: City Tour, Magic Water and Local Dinner Small-Group

Fantastic Lima: City Tour, Magic Water and Local Dinner Small-Group

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Enjoy a day filled with fun, facts, and feasts on this comprehensive Lima city tour. Take a walking tour around the historical center of Lima to learn about the ‘City of the Kings’ before heading to the Magic Water and Lasers Dance Show. Watch the fountains spout water and colorful lasers that dance along with the music. End the day with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.18
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$87.18
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Cultural City Tour from Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima - Peru.

Cultural City Tour from Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima - Peru.

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The Cultural City Tour in the Historic Center of Lima, you will visit the most important monuments of the Plaza Mayor being listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, balconies from the time of the Republic, emblematic churches, Museum of the Catacombs and at the end of the tour we will have a show of Pisco Sour, the traditional drink of Peru.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Lima City Tour and Archaeological Museum

Lima City Tour and Archaeological Museum

The tour starts at Intihuatana Park located on Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the bay of Lima. Then, you will be transferred to Pucllana Temple, a pre-Inca pyramid found in Miraflores. You will visit the El Olivar Park, an ancient olive plantation located in San Isidro. Then you will visit Lima historical downtown. You will stop at the Main Square, located in front of the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipalityand the Archbishops Palace and beautiful colonial buildings. Then, you will visit Santo Domingo Convent, one of the most impressive religious architectural complexes of the 17th century. It contains a library with a collection of 25 thousand old books. And finally, you will be transferred to Pueblo Libre district, to visit Perus National Museum of Anthropology, Archaeology and History, founded in 1826, which covers the Peruvian history from the beginning of the local civilization until the republican times. At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.16
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$46.16
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Magic Water Circuit, Dinner & Show in Lima

Magic Water Circuit, Dinner & Show in Lima

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With our Magic Water Circuit, Dinner and Show tour you will be amazed by the world's largest electronic fountain complex, certified by the Guinness World Record. This tour will take you to enjoy a wonderful show of water, light, music and images, presented in the famous Parque de la Reserva, one of the most beautiful parks in the entire city of Lima. Then, we invite you to join us at a local restaurant to enjoy a "Criollo" buffet style dinner and a traditional show.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Lima City Tour: The best way to know its history

Lima City Tour: The best way to know its history

Enjoy a complete tour of the beautiful cultural city of Lima, also known as the City of Kings. You will see places of historical interest, with colonial architecture and Inca influence, residential neighborhoods, beautiful sanctuaries and churches, as well as incredible maritime landscapes. You can see Lima through the eyes of a local guide and feel at home during the rest of your stay in Peru. IMPORTANT: During these Peruvian vacations the BCR museum will be closed. Take this information into consideration.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00

7-Day Peru Deep Dive: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu Tour

7-Day Peru Deep Dive: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu Tour

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This week-long tour is crafted for travelers who want to dive deep in Peru. Wander the neighborhoods of modern Lima. Enjoy the architecture and archaeology in and around Cusco (including Moray, Moras, and Pisac). Explore the beauty of the Sacred Valley. Then take a train and a bus to Machu Picchu, the most famous destination in the country.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$961.54
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$961.54
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Lima City Tour from the Port of Callao For Cruises

Lima City Tour from the Port of Callao For Cruises

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Don't let confusing public transit, overpriced taxis, or lack of time keep you from exploring the wonders of Lima. This Lima city tour is specifically designed for passengers disembarking at the Port of Callao and includes a private van and professional guide to help you see the city's highlights, from its UNESCO-listed center to its famous cafes.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Essential south: 9 days Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca

Essential south: 9 days Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca

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Enjoy the best of Peru during this round-trip tour beginning in beautiful Lima and ending with a drop-off at the Puno airport. Spend nine memorable days in this stunning country, visit charming colonial cities, learn about the legacy of ancient civilisations, and explore some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Meet the descendants of the Incas and the camelids of the Andes. Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas, observe the shadows of the past surrounding the islands of Lake Titikaka. Then, enjoy a pilgrimage to the peaks of the Andes to tour the magnificent citadel and mountain of Machu Picchu.
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  • 9 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,303.33
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$1,303.33
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Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal

Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal

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Get the lay of the land in Lima thanks to this 4-hour private shore excursion sightseeing tour. Explore some of the city’s best-known landmarks including the Miraflores neighborhood, Huaca Pucllana, Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, San Francisco Convent, and much more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.40
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$115.40
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Private Lima Night Tour Including Magic Water Circuit

Private Lima Night Tour Including Magic Water Circuit

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Experience the top landmarks of Lima, all illuminated at night, during this 3-hour excursion led by a private guide. Travel by private vehicle on a nighttime exploration of the Peruvian capital, including stops to explore the many architectural gems in the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, a visit to the top of San Cristobal Mountain for gorgeous panoramic city views and chance to walk among the many fountains of Lima's Reserve Park. Your nighttime private excursion also includes entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

Lima: Water Magic Circuit, Historic Downtown & Catacombs Night Tour

Lima: Water Magic Circuit, Historic Downtown & Catacombs Night Tour

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Escape the daytime heat and discover Lima by night on a private evening tour of the 'City of Kings.' Witness a magnificent laser, light, and water show at the Magical Water Circuit, located in Parque de la Reserva. Then, delve into the illuminated landmarks of downtown Lima such as the grand Catedral de Lima and the Government Palace. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Private City Tour

Private City Tour

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A private sightseeing tour gives you the benefit of exploring Lima's enclaves on a friendly, personalized excursion. Stroll through the bustling Miraflores neighborhood, visit archaeological sites located in the middle of the city, walk through the catacombs of the Iglesia and Museo de San Francisco, and more—all with a private guide for just your group.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00
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8-Hour: Lima City Tour Including a Cooking Class, a Market Tour & Exotic Fruits

8-Hour: Lima City Tour Including a Cooking Class, a Market Tour & Exotic Fruits

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Feast your senses on Peru’s rich culinary culture on a full-day city tour and cookery class in Lima. Under the guidance an expert chef, create classic Peruvian dishes before sitting down to feast on the fruits of your labor. Then, embark on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city, visiting key attractions like the San Francisco Monastery and the Archbishops Palace. Gain valuable insight into the intriguing history of Lima from your expert guide and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off on this enriching tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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7 days 6 nights - Lima, Cusco and Ica

7 days 6 nights - Lima, Cusco and Ica

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Make the most of your time in Peru with a comprehensive tour of Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Ica. Visit the towns of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, and the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a city tour of Lima and fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines in Ica. This tour is great for those who are short on time and what to see as much as possible.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,979.00
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$1,979.00

12-Night Peru from Lima: Nazca, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno

12-Night Peru from Lima: Nazca, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno

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Travel the width and breadth of Peru with ease and efficiency on an 11-night tour from Lima, ideal for first-time visitors. Alongside your guide, you’ll visit top Peru attractions such as the enigmatic Nazca Lines, the Ballestas Islands, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu — one of the New7Wonders of the World — Lake Titicaca, and the floating islands of Puno. 11 nights 3-star accommodation, breakfast, guided tours, and hotel pickup in Lima are included.
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  • 12 days
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$1,680.00
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$1,680.00

Lima City Half Day Tour

Lima City Half Day Tour

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Trace the startling history of Lima, including its Pre-Columbian cultures, colonial era, and contemporary present, during this 4-hour city tour. Explore the city’s Inca history at the Pucllana Pyramid, then discover a range of colonial-era landmarks like the Government Palace and Banco Central de Reserva Museum. You’ll finish with a look at some of modern-day Lima’s top neighborhoods.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.20
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$35.20
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima) costs USD 25.00. Guided Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima) tours start around USD 25.00 per person. See all 131 Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima) tickets and tours on Viator.
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