Welcome to the City of Lima


This is a perfect tour that combines the best attractions of Lima and the visit to 2 of the best museums of Lima. During our tour you will see various colonial buildings at the center of Lima including the great convent of San Francisco, a colonial gem that still today keeps all the treasures from the Spanish era. Originally constructed in 1546, it is one of the oldest churches in South America featuring underground catacombs and an impressive collection of colonial paintings and religious art. Our tour then takes you to visit The Museum Larco Herrera & the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Both buildings display fabulous ancient remains of the most important cultures that occupied the Andes and the Peruvian Coast centuries ago.

Photo Gallery of Lima and its Museums.

Goverment Palace of Lima San Francisco Church in Lima Archaeological Museum of Lima.


09:15 hrs. You will be picked up from your hotel in Lima by our local guide and then you will join a group of tourist on our bus. We start our City Tour of Lima with a great panoramic view of La Huaca Pucllana, an old pre-Inca construction dating back to 500 DC. Later on we will head towards the heart of the city to visit its colonial site. Once we get there we will start a gentle walking tour that will take us to see various attractions of the city. Among them stand out; The Paseo de la Republica (Promenade of the Republic), San Martin Square and the Plaza Mayor (Main Square of Lima), with their different buildings: Government Palace, Archibishop's Palace, the Basilica Cathedral and the Municipal Palace.
We continue our tour at the Convent of San Francisco, which was built in colonial times and still today keeps all the treasures from the Spanish era, including subterranean catacombs. After visiting the centre of Lima we will head to the modern section of this great metropolis and will visit the district of San Isidro, stopping at its Olive Grove. Finally we will visit the district of Miraflores with its nice shopping center named Larco Mar, which was built on a spectacular cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Afterwards you will be conducted to a local restaurant where we will enjoy traditional Peruvian food. After lunch we will drive to the Larco Herrera Museum which has on display remains that show the world of the ancient Peruvians from around 3000 years ago. Among the most spectaculars remains, we will see the great collection of Ancient Erotic Art, that is, without doubt one of the best attractions in the city of Lima. In addition to this great erotic collection, visitors also can see galleries with pieces of gold and silver. Unlike other museums, this place is the only one that has over 45.000 archaeological pieces properly classified. Our second visit takes place at the Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and history of Peru. This is the oldest museum in Peru, and has on display a vast and varied cultural heritage. Its galleries houses a great array of ceramics, textiles, metal works, organic material and mummy bundles, spanning the entire history of human occupation in Peru. Some of the most important legacies at the museum are the monoliths, where standout the famous Estela of Raimondi, a perfect carved block of stone, representing an ancient god bearing a walking stick and the Tello Obelisk, which portrays the old divinity of the Chavin Temple. According to archaeologists, these carving monuments date back from 1000 BC. Here we will also visit the impressive Inca gallery, also called The Tawantinsuyu Room, which displays, in a very didactic way, the evolution of the Inca culture. Among its main attractions, we will see in a scale model the great Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and other Inca monuments found in Peru. Finally all our clients are dropped off at their hotels. End of the tour.

What is included ?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Lima.
  • Air-conditioned tourist transportation (Group service).
  • Lima's attractions. (Places mentioned on the description above)
  • Lunch buffet at a traditional restaurant of Lima.
  • Visit to the Larco Herrera Museum.
  • Visit the the Musuem of Archaeology and Anthropoly of Lima.
  • English-spoken guidance & All entrance fees.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Note: Our City Tour of Lima includes the pick up only from the districts of Miraflores, San Isidro, and Lima down town.

What is not included?

  • Extras & gratitudes.


  • From 9:15 hrs. to 17:00 hrs. hours approx.

Daily departures:

  • 09:15 hrs.

You need to bring:

  • On this tour you must bring warm clothing, as the weather in Lima used to be very cold, especially in winter time (from June to september) when temperatures drop fast in the aftermoon and nights are very cold. If traveling during summer time (December to March) light clothing is fine. Also bring a hut and sunglasses.


How to book with Mystery Peru

Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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Video about the tourist attractions of Lima


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