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TRANSFERS in Lima
All airport transfers with a tour guide or with a transfer representative include tips for baggage handling at airports (two luggage per person), hotel check-in assistance on arrival transfers, flight check-in assistance on departure transfers. Tips to bell boys, transfer representatives or tour guides are not included. The transfers with driver-only do not include tips for baggage handling at airports and they are just point-to-point transfers. Drivers do not speak English and this type of service should be suggested only to Spanish speaking clients or experienced travelers.

City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima
Visit both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings". Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace; and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace, modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima drive through the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. (3h.)

City Tour and Larco Museum
Visit both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings." Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Continue to the Larco Museum, founded in 1926, it showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. (4h)

Peruvian Pace Horse Show
“Caballo de Paso” known worldwide for their smooth gaited movements and unusual spirit.
No other horse combines strength,intelligence and beauty so perfectly as the Peruvian Paso Horse. The particular characteristic of the Paso Horse is precisely the reason for its name: the sublime charm of its typical step. As it walks, its front legs step very high and forward while the hooves sway to the sides in a graceful and synchronized movement that is not only beautiful and complex but makes it very comfortable for the rider, who feels almost nothing of the movements while riding. Enjoy a delightful demonstration of the skills of this unique member of the horse kingdom. (4h)

Pachacamac Ruins
Explore the Pachacamac Ruins, considered by many to be the most important archaeological site near Lima. Rising to prominence approximately A.D. 700 this pre-Incan temple was later used for adoration of the sun god. (4h.)

Colonial Lima
Take plenty of time to enjoy the Plaza de Armas and to visit the Cathedral and remains of Francisco Pizarro. You pass the Government Palace and the Lima City Hall. You will see the Torre Tagle Palace, where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has its seat. (3h.)

Modern Lima
This tour takes you along Lima’s main avenues and residential suburbs, its principal beaches and the Olive Grove of San Isidro-well known for its four hundred year old trees. You will also visit Miraflores, the new downtown with its fancy boutiques and impressive shopping center, El Suche. (3h.)

Larco Museum
It was founded in 1926, it showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. (3h.)

Gold Museum
One of Peru’s most famous museums, the Gold Museum houses a priceless collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts as well as the private armory of Miguel Mujica Gallo. Some of the cultures represented in this collection include the Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Tiahuanaco and Inca. During the guided visit you will see not only intricate gold pieces, but also wood, textile and shell artifacts that represent some of the most basic daily activities of these important civilizations. (3h.)

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History (Tue to Sun)
The old Colonial mansion housing this museum was an old residence of Peru's viceroys and then of its Liberators. This is Peru's grandest museum and houses the Estela Raymondi and the Tello Obelisk monuments, two important carved stone pieces dating back to the Formative period 1000 years B.C. It features the largest textile collection, with fabrics from the Pre-Ceramic period through the Inca Empire, and a major collection of Ancient Peruvian metals. The remarkable Tawantinsuyo Room illustrates one hundred years of the Inca Empire through virtual models and re-creations. (3h)

Larco Museum and Gold Museum
Visit both museums, Larco Museum was founded in 1926, it showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. Then visit one of Peru’s most famous museums, the Gold Museum houses a priceless collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts as well as the private armory of Miguel Mujica Gallo. Some of the cultures represented in this collection include the Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Tiahuanaco and Inca. During the guided visit you will see not only intricate gold pieces, but also wood, textile and shell artifacts that represent some of the most basic daily activities of these important civilizations. (4 1/2h)

Larco and Archaeological Museums (Tue to Sun)
Larco Museum was founded in 1926, it showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. Then visit the Archaeological Museum, this is Peru's grandest museum and houses the Estela Raymondi and the Tello Obelisk monuments, two important carved stone pieces dating back to the Formative period 1000 years B.C. It features the largest textile collection, with fabrics from the Pre-Ceramic period through the Inca Empire, and a major collection of Ancient Peruvian metals. The remarkable Tawantinsuyo Room illustrates one hundred years of the Inca Empire through virtual models and re-creations. (4h)


Pachacamac Ruins and National Archaeological Museum (Tue to Sun)
A drive along the Panamericana Highway with its views across the beautiful pacific beaches will take you back to a different era. Travel to the pre-Inca ruins of Pachacamac and its Temple of the Sun and the Palace of the Virgins. Continue to the National Archaeological Museum, known for its priceless pre-Columbian pieces and other ancient holdings, such as mummies and tapestries dating back over 2000 years. (4 1/2h.)

City Tour and Gold Museum
Visit both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings." Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Continue to the Peru’s most famous museums, the Gold Museum houses a priceless collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts as well as the private armory of Miguel Mujica Gallo. Some of the cultures represented in this collection include the Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Tiahuanaco and Inca. During the guided visit you will see not only intricate gold pieces, but also wood, textile and shell artifacts that represent some of the most basic daily activities of these important civilizations. (4h)

Shopping Tour in Lima
On this tour stop by the famous La Marina Indian Market at La Marina Avenue, where artisans sell beautiful Peruvian handicrafts, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc. (3h.)

Caral, The oldest Citadel in the Americas
Much earlier than the Incas and while civilizations like the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian, and Chinese (3000 and 2000 B.C.) flourished, the city of Caral, located north of the city of Lima, was built; this was the first American expression of a Pre-Ceramic urban settlement with monumental architecture in an area greater than 10 hectares. Caral features pyramid temples, an amphitheater as well as housing complexes. Lunch is included. (10 hours)

Lunch or Dinner at Señorio de Sulco with or without transfers
Sample all the tradition, variety and creativity of our national dishes through our exquisite buffet and menu offerings. Treat your palate with a well-deserved prize of the magical flavors of Peru. (3h)

Dinner Show with or without transfers
Unwind after a day of touring with a delicious "pisco sour", a Peruvian tradition among aperitifs. See a spectacular and one of a kind folk dance ensemble, with a sampling of exquisite Peruavian food. Treat yourself to an enjoyable evening as one of Lima's premiere dance troupes transport you through the different regions of Peru and across the ages by way of their traditional costumes and dances rich in history. (3h)

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