Make your own combination of full day programs available upon request
All combinations are US$148
You can visit:
- City tour + Lunch + Nacional Museum
- Pachacamac + Lunch + City tour
Price per person - shared service: US$60
This tour could start in the morning 9:30 am or 2:30pm. You will be picked up from you hotel. This excursion offers the best combination of the differents attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: pre-hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, there were several different pre-columbian cultures which are dated thousands of years back. Lima was part of the Inca Empire until was founded by the spaniard Francisco Pizarro on the 18th. of January, 1535. During our guided tour we will travel along its millenary history.
ANCESTRAL LIMA. At the Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological precint build in the IV century A.C., we will have a panoramic view of this magnificent ceremonial and administrative centre which was considered by the Incas a holy village. We will learn about the life and rituals of its ancient inhabitants and admire its typical piramidal building, very characteristic of sacred pre-hispanic edifications which were adored in the coast of Perú.
COLONIAL LIMA. The peruvian Viceroyalty was the most important one in the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital. The highlights of its historical centre are its architecture and the urban design of the city, found in thold streets filled with colonial houses adorned with moorish-style balconies. Our trip includes the Paseo de la Republica (Promenade of the Republic), Plaza San Martin(San Martin Square) and the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), with their different buildings: Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace), Palacio Arzobispal the (Archibishop's Palace), the Basilica Catedral (Cathedral Basilica) and the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace). We will enter the monumental Convento de San Francisco (Convent of Saint Francis), which displays the biggest collection of religious art in America. We can admire the Choir Room and the Monks’ Library, the Sacristy, with its collection of Zurbaran and Rivera paintings. The Big Patio of the Main Cloister, decorated with sevillan tyles from the XVI century, its beautiful moorish arches and its subterranean crypts known as The Catacombs, where you will feel the presence of Lima's colonial past.
CONTEMPORARY LIMA Visit to the most traditional residential areas in the capital: The Olive Grove of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar, distinctive tourist centre of contemporary Lima.
Price per person - shared service: US$94
After breakfast, we take a 45-minute drive to the ancient pre-Columbian Pachacamac Pilgrimage Centre overlooking the fertile Valley of Lurin and the Pacific Ocean. Built around 700 AD, as a temple for worshipping the Sun God, the complex is mostly constructed from mud bricks or adobe.
The Temple housed an oracle and is considered as one of the Main Ceremonial Centres of pre-Hispanic Peru. Pilgrims flocked here from far and wide to worship Pachacamac, believed to be the Creator of the World and all of its creatures. The best preserved area is the Inca-built section (1440-1533).
The Archaeological site includes palaces, plazas and temples, that have been recently restored, and an on-site Museum housing interesting pre-Hispanic relics. Free time for lunch near Pachacamac ruins. Afternoon, return to your selected hotel for overnight.
MUSEO DE LA NACION
Price per person - shared service: US$ 66
In the afternoon we will visit the Museo de la Nación (National Museum), institution created in 1988 as an integrating entity for the diverse Peruvian forms of cultural expression. Today it is one of the two largest museums in Peru and an important cultural center. It has thousands of archaeological artifacts in its collections, representative of the different cultures of Peruvian Pre-Hispanic history. In addition it holds art collections: Colonial, Republican, Popular and Modern: Contemporary and Ethnographic. Currently it also hosts large scale temporary exhibits. At the established time we will have dinner at the Huaca Pucllana restaurant. Lodging.
ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY MUSEUM
Price per person - shared service: US$ 66
This small but well laid out museum offers one of the best overviews of ancient Peruvian archaeology. The museum houses the Raymondi Stone Slab, the Tello Obelisque, outstanding examples of Paracas and Nazca pottery, together with other major collections, which can be appreciated in chronological display. * Daily except Mondays.
Price per person - shared service: US$ 72
One the world's largest private collections, Lima's Gold Museum displays a dazzling array of pre-Columbian gold, silver and copper works of art. Created by Peru's innovative metal-smiths, they range from civilizations of Paracas, Chavin, Nazca, Moche, Wari, Lambayeque and Chimu to Inca. The museum also houses a collection of antique fire arms from around the world. * Daily.