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Lima Day Tour: City Highlights (half day) Adventure Tour

South America

  • Peru

This half-day walking tour of Lima's historical centre will immerse you in the culture of the city. See the incredible views from the top of a bell tower, admire stunning colonial architecture, and prepare to be fascinated by this city's history.

What's Included  

Local guide. Santo Domingo Monastery. Walking tour of Plaza de Armas. Casa Aliaga.

Meals Included  

No meals included

Optional Activities  

No optional activities

Minimum Age  

Minimum age of 10 years for this trip.

Joining Instructions  

Meeting Point: Your local guide will pick you up from your hotel in Miraflores or San Isidro at approximately 9:30am. As this is a shared tour, the transport may arrive shortly after depending on the route it takes to pick up other travellers from their hotels. You will be briefed by the guide upon pickup while you make your way towards downtown Lima for your tour. If you are staying in a hotel in Barranco, you will need to go to a hotel in Miraflores for pickup.

End Point: The tour will end at your hotel in Miraflores or Barranco at approximately 1:30pm.


Immerse yourself in Lima's rich history and culture with a half-day tour. Visit the Santo Domingo Monastery and climb the bell tower for the best view of the city, enjoy a walking tour of the Plaza de Armas, and visit the oldest colonial mansion in Lima.

International Flights  

Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

Group Leader  

Professional English Speaking Local Guide


Private van, walking

Packing List  

Health & Safety:
• Hand sanitizer (required)
• Face masks (Clients will be only be required to wear a face mask where it is mandated by local regulations.)
• Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
• Quick Covid Test/Antigen Test

Visas and Entry Requirements  

All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check the information yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.

Visa information specific to your destination and nationality can be found in our Important Pre-Departure Information page here

Emergency Contact  

Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Operator (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible.


G Adventures Office Lima, Peru
During office hours (Weekdays, 9-6pm Local Time): +51 1 241 1650 or 01 241 1650 (from mobile within Peru) or 241 1650 (from payphone within Peru)
After hours Emergency number: +51 99 758 2712 (WhatsApp Available)

If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below which will connect you directly with our Sales team who will happily assist you. Hours of operation by region can be found here.

Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100
Calls from UK: 0344 272 2060
Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000
Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618
Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307
Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

Day 1 Lima

Duration: 4 hours

Meeting Point: Your Hotel in Miraflores

Finish Point: Your Hotel in Miraflores

Enjoy a half-day walking tour exploring Lima's cultural wonders. Lace-up your comfy walking shoes and join your knowledgeable local guide as they unfold the cities rich cultural legacy before you as you discover colonial Lima. Visit the 16th century Santo Domingo Monastery and climb up the bell tower for the most incredible view of Lima. Take a walk through Casa Aliaga and marvel at the vintage furnishings and tilework of this colonial mansion that has been occupied by 16 generations. Next, take a walking tour of the Plaza de Armas where you'll learn about the history of the presidential palace and the Lima Cathedral. The Plaza de Armas also called the Plaza Mayor is a cannot miss when coming to Lima. There isn't a single building that remains from the 16th-century settlement in this 140 square meter plaza, however, at the centre of the plaza stands a beautiful bronze fountain that has stood there since 1650. Regardless if you enjoy history or not, you will be blown away by the knowledge of your guide and the happenings that have taken place in this plaza for centuries.

Note that this Day Tour is operated by one of G Adventures' preferred suppliers and will be a shared service with other non-G Adventures travellers.

Packing essentials: Water bottle, Sunblock, Sunglasses, Camera, cash to buy souvenirs.


Prices from: €38.00

Duration: 1 Days

Trip Type: Day Tours

Service Level: Standard

Physical Grading: 2 - Light

Travel Style: Classic

Call Us: 01 2311889


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