Reception at Jorge Chavez International airport and
transfer to your select hotel .
Overnight in the selected hotel
DAY 02: CITY TOUR (B)
Our tour gives you the best combination of attractions in
Lima from pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Modern times.
This excursion offers the best combination of the different attractions in
Lima and its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and
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.
At the Huaca Pucllana, an archeological precinct build in the IV century AC.,
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 pyramidal building, very characteristic of sacred pre-Hispanic
edifications which were adored in the coast of Peru.
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 the old streets
filled with colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies. Our trip
includes the Paseo de la República (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 (Archbishop's Palace), the
Basilica Catedral (Cathedral Basilica) and the Palacio Municipal (Municipal
In its historic centre we shall visit one of its most beautiful buildings,
the Museum of the Banco Central de Reserva, where we can admire Peru's
treasures: a fine selection of objects made in gold, ceramics and textiles
of its different pre-Columbian cultures, ranging since their origins to Inca
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 Sevillian
styles 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.
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, and visit of a magnificent exhibition of jewelry and
handicrafts from the different regions of millenary Peru. Live and enjoy the
feeling of cosmopolitan Lima.
(1) Museum of Banco Central de Reserva, closed to the public on Saturdays
and Sundays afternoon.
DAY 03: LIMA / ….. (B)
At required time, transfer from hotel to the airport to