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CITY TOUR OF LIMA & RUINS OF PACHACAMAC.

This is a perfect tour that combines the best attractions of Lima and ancient pyramids overlooking the sea. 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. By the afternoon our tour leads to the ruins of Pachacamac, home of the most important god on the Peruvian coast. In Pachacamac you will see large truncated pyramids of mud and various others structures built during the Inca era.


Photo Gallery: City of Lima & The Ruins of Pachacamac.

Goverment Palace of Lima San Francisco Church in Lima Pachacamac Ruins Panoramic View Pachacamac Ruins
CITY TOUR OF LIMA & pachacamac ruins

DESCRIPTION:

09:15 h. 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 Ruins of Pachacamac, located around 40 minutes south of Lima. In order to get better understanding of this important archaeological site, we will visit first the Pachacamac Museum, which is located at the entrance of the ruins. At this museum we will be able to see various ancient relics found at the site during archaeological excavations. Among the remains, we will see various decorated ceramics, textiles and carving woods representing Pachacamac God. Afterwards we will leave the museum and will start to explore the site with our local guide. During our walking through the sanctuary we will visit its most important pyramids, in which stands out the north pyramid, a well preserve estructure with truncated shape. The north pyramid allows from its top amazing views of the nearby Lurin Valley and the Pacific Ocean. From the top you can also see the large plazas the Incas built to received hundreds of pilgrims who venerated this god. On our tour we will also see the Acllahuasi temple or the house of Mamaconas (name given to a particular group of women, sent from Cusco or other important cities to come to the place and take care of the religious ceremonies and the production of fine textiles for the nobility). Finally all our clients are dropped off at their hotels in Lima. 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 Ruins of Pachacamac.
  • 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.

Duration:

  • 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.

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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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