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LocalAventura Tour: Full-Day Cultural Tour of Lima

Full-Day Cultural Tour of Lima

Spend a full day exploring the history, flavors, and traditions of Peru's capital city
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9 hrs

Lima

1 ~ 10

High content


Description

See what Peru’s capital city has to offer on a day of cultural exploration. Taking you all over Lima, Local Guide Ada will take you to impressive sights, showing you both historic monuments, as well as the traditional art, music, and food of the city. You’ll first visit the pre-Inca archeological site, Pachacamac, once home to some of the region’s earliest settlers. Showing you more of the best of Lima's history, Ada will guide you through Lima’s historic center where you will visit mysterious catacombs, stunning architectural monuments, and important government buildings. To experience more of Lima's cultural pride, this full-day adventure will include an authentic lunch at a local eatery. Not only will you taste Peru's world-renowned flavors, but you'll also learn how to prepare the country's national cocktail, the pisco sour. Finishing a day of excitement at Parque de la Reserva, you will witness an incredible show, as the park's 13 fountains are coordinated to artistically shoot water throughout the air, as if dancing. Experience the beauty, history, and culture of Lima on this exciting tour.  

Itinerary: 

  • Pachacamac, an impressive Pre-Inca Ceremonial Centre overlooking the sea.
  • A drive through a natural protected area, marshes in the middle of the city.
  • Lunch in the historical district of Chorrillos in a house dating from the 19th century.
  • Historic downtown of Lima (Unesco site), experience its most important streets to observe its architecture, monuments, traditional bars, etc.
  • Visit the Convent of San Francisco, its solemn library and its chilling catacombs.
  • Magic Water Circuit, where we will enjoy a unique show of lights, water, music and pictures.

Available days

Tuesday to Sunday

Eligibility criteria

  • Tour can be adapted for any physical restrictions - please note if you have any physical or dietary restrictions or require any special accommodations.

What's Included

  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Brief presentation prior to departure
  • Tours as specified
  • All entrance fees
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Roundtrip transportation in private vehicle 

Recommendations

  • Bring sunscreen and sunglasses as temperatures can get very hot, especially in the summer.
  • Please let your Local Guide know if you have any additional activities or requests based on your travel preferences.

Tags

Learn a New Skill Family-Friendly

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Ada & Vanessa

Ada

I was born in Cusco and I’m currently living in Lima. I studied English at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Stetson University in Deland, Florida. After graduating as an English teacher, I worked as a teacher for three years. Later I graduated from law school, but I must admit, my heart wasn’t in it. I grew up seeing my mother guide in Cusco and listening to her fantastic stories about the Inca Empire. I remember feeling full of pride and thinking that was what I wanted to do, so I decided to follow my heart and I went back to school to get a degree as a tour guide. I have traveled to Chile, Argentina, Dominican Republic, and France, and the US. I truly love traveling, meeting new people and learning from them. I have been working in tourism for more than 10 years. I love my job because I get to share the wonders of my country: the vibrant spirit of Lima, colorful Andean towns, and the irresistible beauty of the Amazon rainforest.

Vanessa

Raised by my Andean grandmother, I grew up with her traditions and legacy, and from the other side, my grandmother is from Trujillo, a colonial city strongly influenced by Spanish language and culture. I got two powerful influences that, as soon as I finished highschool, motivated me to look for my roots. I travelled all around South America using my own resources and by creating ingenious and beautiful crafts to econically support my trips.

As I studied tourism in Lima, I had the chance to do some field trips with outstanding profesors who encourage me to go deeper in certain topics that became fascinating to me, as Archaeology, Anthropology and Mystical tourism.

In most of my personal journeys I try to find some places or activities related to these interests. It's the reason why I love to visit countries where I can find Ancient sites to explore, vibrant markets to discover, kind people to talk to, lively restaurants where locals enjoy and share, old bars to open my mind to new stories, and if we go to places off the grid, I like to do my own research to live a different experience based more on outdoors, trekkings and a lot of water. I practice snorkeling and freediving. I've done scuba too. 

In my city I enjoy social activities sponsored by independent designers as fairs and markets. All of them offer what my city shows nowadays...Creativity, integration, non massive patterns and Art.

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