City Tour in Lima 1 Day

1 Day from US $ 100.00
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This 1-day City Tour in Lima will take you to explore both modern and historical Lima, offering you a complete experience to discover the cultural and architectural wealth of this fascinating Peruvian city. You will enjoy beautiful landscapes and learn about the history and culture of Lima on this exciting tour!

Trip Details

  • Departures: Between 09.00 – 09.50 am / 02.00 – 02.50 pm from your hotel or other location in the city center.
  • Return: In the morning at approximately 1:00 pm and in the afternoon at 6:00 pm
  • Duration : Half day in the morning or afternoon
  • Daily departures all year round
  • Price: Contact us
  • Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change.
City Tour in Lima 1 Day


We will begin our colonial and contemporary City Tour of Lima with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Miraflores, San Isidro, etc. around 09:15 am / 14:15 pm to take you to our bus to start the tour of Lima and its surroundings:

Pre-Hispanic Lima: The wonderful tour begins by visiting the Pyramid of Pucllana , built in the 4th century AD. This is a place that was considered sacred by the Incas, it was a religious center. You will be enlightened about their culture and society, architecture and textiles. It is a very important archaeological remains.

Colonial Lima: We will tour the historic center of Lima, to see many beautiful monuments and colonial buildings: Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín, Plaza de Armas (Main Square), Government Palace (where the President lives and works), the Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace, the Palacio Mayor.

We will also visit the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank (Banco Federal del Perú) to see the Treasures of Peru collection, a superior selection of items from many pre-Hispanic civilizations: gold, textiles and ceramics. Next we head to the Convent of San Francisco, which houses the main collection of religious art in America . Finally, visit the catacombs that are still located under the Peruvian Congress building, which were used by the Catholic Inquisition.

Contemporary Lima: We will visit traditional and high-class neighborhoods of Lima such as San Isidro Olivar (a very elegant park), Miraflores and the modern Larcomar shopping center next to the seashore.

The tour lasts about 3 and a half hours and ends with return transfer to your hotel.

Note: The Central Reserve Bank Museum is closed on Mondays, Saturday afternoons and Sunday afternoons.


Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Tour guide.
  • Minibus tour of contemporary Lima, including the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro.
  • Walking tour of the main streets, squares and monuments of the Historic Center of Lima.
  • Entrance to the Convent of Santo Domingo.
  • Guided visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo.
  • Permanent assistance.

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips and additional expenses

What to Bring

  • daily backpack
  • good shoes
  • Pocho or waterproof jacket
  • Cap or hat to protect yourself from the sun or cold
  • Sunscreen
  • Water and snacks
  • Camera


  • Passport and entry tickets : For the City Tour in Lima, it is important to carry the income to places to visit. In addition, the original and current passport is very important.
  • Climate : In Lima, summers are hot, muggy, arid and cloudy and winters are long, cool, dry, windy and mostly clear. During the course of the year, the temperature generally varies from 15 °C to 27 °C and rarely drops below 14 °C or rises above 29 °C.
  • Bring: Light clothing, it depends a lot on the weather season, considering very defined winter and summer, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen.


It lasts approximately 3:30 to 4 hours. There are two start times: 9:15 am and 2:15 pm. We suggest bringing some snacks and bottled water (refillable containers only) for the trip.

It will depend on the season. The climate is not the same as in the Cusco region.

Cold climate: From mid-April to mid-September, with the coldest months being June to August. Wear warm clothing and bring a hat and glasses to protect yourself from strong winds. Don’t worry about rain, since the city is in a desert.

The Lima City Tour includes wonderful attractions in the city, such as the pre-Inca Pyramid of Pucllana , the historic colonial center of Lima with its plazas and palaces, the famous Central Bank museum with incredible archaeological exhibits and the contemporary part of the city with views of the Pacific Ocean. You will also meet friendly and hospitable people who enjoy sharing their history, culture and hospitality.

Of course! You can add additional activities to your Lima City Tour, such as paragliding over the Pacific Ocean, enjoy Lima’s award-winning cuisine, take a ride on the famous Mirabus with panoramic views, or visit the interesting pre-Hispanic archeology museum at the Pueblo Libre district.

Of course! Many people choose this package before or after taking the classic 4-day Inca Trail tour or a regular program to Machu Picchu, since all international flights land or depart from the Lima international airport, and there are almost no direct flights from abroad to Cusco.

Yeah! We offer two additional packages for travelers:

Palomino Islands Tour, half day: A fairly popular package that involves sailing around some stunning islands off Lima, particularly the Cavinzas and the Palominos, which are habitats for many typical seabirds, penguins and adorable sea lions. If it’s hot you can even swim with them, they are very friendly and playful.

Of course! All of our packages can be customized to completely satisfy your vacation plans. You can plan modifications, additions, etc., with our travel professionals to our regular itineraries.

Travel Guide

Guide Without a doubt, the 1-day City Tour in Lima is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the diversity and richness that this capital city of Peru has to offer. Here I provide you with additional relevant information about what you can expect on this exciting tour:

Peruvian Gastronomic Culture: Lima is known as the gastronomic capital of Latin America where you will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the most delicious dishes of Peruvian cuisine. From the famous fresh ceviches to the succulent anticuchos, you can also taste a variety of flavors that reflect the fusion of Andean cultures and the fusion with other cuisines.

Lima Art and Museums: Lima is home to an impressive collection of museums and art galleries showcasing Peruvian history and creativity. During the tour, you could visit the Larco Museum, which exhibits a wide range of pre-Columbian art, or the Lima Art Museum (MALI), which features an extensive collection of Peruvian masterpieces.

Colonial Architecture: The Historic Center of Lima is an architectural treasure in itself. You’ll explore majestic churches and cathedrals, such as the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco, famous for its underground catacomb. In addition, you will admire the impressive colonial architecture, with its Moorish-style balconies and cobblestone streets that will transport you back in time.

Shopping and Souvenirs: You will have the opportunity to visit local markets and shops where you can purchase Peruvian crafts, textiles, silver jewelry and unique souvenirs. This will allow you to bring home a piece of Peruvian culture and support talented local artisans.

Panoramic Views: You will enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific coast from the cliffs of Miraflores, where the ocean stretches as far as the eye can see. In addition, you can take impressive photos of the city skyline from the Miraflores boardwalk.

Living History: As you walk through the cobblestone streets and historic squares of Downtown Lima, you will feel like you are walking through a living history book. You’ll discover fascinating stories about the Spanish conquest and Peru’s independence as you explore monuments and iconic sites.

In summary, this 1-day City Tour in Lima is much more than a simple sightseeing tour; It is an immersion in the cultural, gastronomic and historical wealth of Lima. It will take you to experience a city that has evolved over the centuries and is now a vibrant mix of old and new. Get ready to live an unforgettable experience in the Peruvian capital!

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Why to Choose Terra Quechua Peru

TERRA QUECHUA PERU. Is a full-service travel company. Our reputation for excellence is earned every day by providing the ultimate in value and personal attention. Since our founding in 2012, we have striven to make travel simple, worry-free, and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike.

What is Terra Quechua Peru's mission?

Terra Quechua Peru is dedicated to providing the ultimate in value and personal attention to its customers, striving to make travel simple, worry-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers.

Who founded Terra Quechua Peru, and what distinguishes it as a company?

Terra Quechua Peru, initially started by Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator headquartered in Cusco. Their extensive personal experience in trekking, along with the fact that it's a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders, sets it apart.

What sets Terra Quechua Peru apart from other travel companies?

Terra Quechua Peru distinguishes itself by its dedication to providing exceptional value and personalized attention to its clients. Since its establishment in 2012, it has been committed to making travel straightforward, stress-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers. Additionally, being a family-owned business with a strong local presence and a wealth of experience in trekking further sets it apart.

What makes Terra Quechua Peru unique in the travel industry?

Terra Quechua Peru's uniqueness lies in its origins as a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator. Its founders, Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, have personal experience spanning many years in trekking, offering travelers an authentic and knowledgeable perspective of Peru.

What kind of experience expect with Terra Quechua Peru?

Travelers with Terra Quechua Peru can anticipate a personalized and friendly experience during their trekking adventures. The guides are dedicated to making travelers feel like they are hiking with their own family or friends. Their in-depth knowledge of the region and culture adds an extra layer of authenticity to every journey.

Can Terra Quechua Peru help plan custom trips?

Yes, Terra Quechua Peru specializes in fully customizable trips. They can work with travelers to create personalized itineraries that cater to their specific interests and preferences, ensuring a tailored and unforgettable experience in Peru.

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