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Adventure Tours   >   South America Adventure Tours   >  Lima Day Tour: Highlights and Insiders Tour (full day)

Lima Day Tour: Highlights and Insiders Tour (full day) Adventure Tour

South America

  • Peru

Delve into Lima's culture and culinary highlights with a day tour visiting Plaza San Martin, Plaza De Armas, the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco and Barranco. Taste some local bites and take in the sights of Peru's beautiful capital.

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 (optional)

Optional Activities  

No optional activities


Enjoy a guided tour of Lima's cultural and culinary highlights. Visit Plaza San Martin and see the statue of José San Martín, the liberator of Peru. Take a walking tour of Plaza de Armas to learn about the history of the presidential palace. See the exquisite architecture of The Basilica and Convent of San Francisco. Take a break from walking and enjoy a local specialty, Butifarra Soledeñas.

What's Included  

Transportation (public). Butifarra sandwich. Walking tour of the Plaza de Armas. San Francisco Convent. Walking tour of Barranco. Coffee tasting and demonstration at a local cafe. Visit to local art gallery of Victor Delfin.


Local bus, walking

Minimum Age  

Minimum age of 10 years for this trip.

Joining Instructions  

Meeting Point: Meet your CEO (Chief Experience Officer) or local guide at 9:30am at the main door of the Miraflores Church at Kennedy Park. They will be wearing G Adventures branded clothing for easy identification.

End Point: Kennedy Park, Miraflores

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

Group Leader  

G Adventures CEO (Chief Experience Officer) or Professional English Speaking Local Guide

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.

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

Meals Included  

No meals included

Day 1 Lima

Duration: 6-7 hours

Meeting Point: Miraflores Church (main door)

Finish Point: Miraflores Church (main door)

Begin the day in bustling Miraflores district. Hop on a public bus for a local experience as you make your way to the historic centre of Lima where you will be taken on a guided tour through Lima's cultural and culinary highlights.

Visit Plaza San Martin built in the early 20th century and named for the liberator of Peru, José de San Martín, whose statue you can find in the centre of the plaza. This plaza is particularly enjoyed in the evenings when it is illuminated so if you have extended time in Lima it may be beneficial to come back to the plaza in the evening for a stroll.

Next, take a walking tour of the Plaza de Armas where you'll learn about the history of the presidential palace. In the plaza there isn't a single building that remains from the 16th-century settlement, however, at the centre of the plaza stands a beautiful bronze fountain that has stood there since 1650.

The Basilica and Convent of San Francisco are a must-see in Lima. The architecture of the monastery is exquisite and what lies beneath the surface is sure to intrigue many. The cathedral is famous for its bone-lined catacombs that house approximately 70,000 remains, many of the remains are exposed and stacked along the walls in strange patterns.

Take a break from walking around the historic centre of Lima for a small bite to eat along the way. Try Butifarra Soledeñas, a type of sausage that has developed into a regional speciality and is made from ground beef and pork mixed with spices. Enjoy a pisco sour if you fancy!

Hop back on the bus and head to the bohemian, trendy neighbourhood of Barranco. See the eclectic mesh of past and present, colonial mansions, boutique shops and inviting bars. Admire street art, the Bridge of Sighs, and more, in what is known as the hub of creativity in Lima. Enjoy a coffee tasting and demonstration at Terrua Café. Finally, for your last stop on the tour, visit the Victor Delfín house, which is a gorgeous mansion, art studio and museum all in one.

Packing essentials: Water bottle, sunblock, sunglasses, camera, some cash to buy souvenirs.


Prices from: €94.00

Duration: 1 Days

Travel Style: Classic

Physical Grading: 1 - Easy

Trip Type: Day Tours

Call Us: 01 2311889


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