Highlights of Lima - Private Half Day Tour

Highlights of Lima - Private Half Day Tour

For the traveler who only has a few hours to spare, this tour, coined "The Perfect Snapshot of Lima" by previous guests, covers it all. Compare and contrast colonial Lima, with the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. Have fun perusing the bohemian seaside town of Barranco. From high above the Pacific Ocean you will look down upon the iconic "Green Coast" as it boasts both contemporary city life with rudimentary shanty towns; you won't believe how much ground we will cover in just five short hours. If you would like to grab some lunch on the go, featuring traditional Peruvian style sandwiches and exotic juices, just let your guide know. It may be that little extra add-in that makes your half day or lay over tour just perfect!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Plaza San Martin, Lima Peru

Our first stop on the historic city-center portion of our tour. Here we recognize one of Peru's most well-known liberators, Jose de San Martin.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, Plaza San Francisco Jirón Lampa y Ancash, Lima 15001 Peru

Also known as the St. Francis Monastery in English, the church and convent were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991. We will briefly observe the convent from outside as well as have the opportunity to step into the church and observe the surroundings. A full tour of the Convent and Catacombs is not offered on this highlights itinerary.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima Peru

Here we will spend a few minutes in the heart of Lima. The Plaza de Armas is home to the Presidential Palace, Arch Bishop's Palace, Cathedral and Municipal buildings and can oftentimes be a lively place filled with people and various forms of entertainment.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Huaca Pucllana, Calle General Borgono s/n, cuadra 8, Lima 15074 Peru

A brief stop to observe Lima's most famous solid pyramid used as a ceremonial site for the Lima culture during the years of 200 to 700 AD. A full tour of the site is not taken, only observed from the outside.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: El Parque del Amor, Malecon Cisneros Parque del Amor Miraflores, Lima 15074 Peru

An artistic park located on the sea-side cliffs of Miraflores. Observe the para gliders sailing over head and local young couples strolling along the paths dedicated to lovers everywhere. A great place to snap a quick photo of you and a loved one!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Morro Solar, Chorillos, Lima Peru

Sitting at roughly 251 meters above sea level, you will get a wonderful view of the Pacific Coastline, Chorrillos Bay an the Shanty towns below. Often overlooked on other tours, this can be the highlight of ours!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Barranco, Lima Peru

Known for its bohemian culture and festivities. Streets are often filled with local vendors, musicians and performers, and always a favorite with guests, are the bright and colorful works of graffiti art throughout the area.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Comfortable walking shoes are recommended"
"Basic, start times may be booked between the hours of 9am-5pm (please contact local provider to request a change in start time.)"
"Shore Excursion, start times may be booked between the hours of 8am-5pm (please contact local provider to request a change in start time.)"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"

Duración: 5 To 6 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Other locations include residential or Air BnB addresses. Please list flight and or cruise information if you arriving to Lima via either.


  • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru


  • Port of Callao

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from districts of San Isidro, Miraflores & Barranco - all others please see: Exclusions)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch - Client is responsible for all food and drink during tour if they choose to add it in.
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
  • Entry/Admission - Huaca Pucllana


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