Private Full-Day Best of Lima Tour

Private Full-Day Best of Lima Tour

For the traveler who only has one day to spare in the capital city, this is the perfect tour for you! We'll cover all of the major highlights that Lima has to offer from pre-Incan history and colonial architecture to award winning gastronomy and a privately guided tour of Lima's top attraction, the Larco Museum. With your private guide and transportation this tour not only provides a well planned and conveniently thought-out itinerary but the chance to interact and travel the city with a new local friend.

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. The site contains a world-renown library with about 25,000 antique texts and in the catacombs beneath it is estimated that this same number of people were laid to rest. Today you can explore the once hidden passages and observe the uniquely displayed remains of first Limeños.

Duration: 1 hour

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: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museo Larco, Avenida Bolivar 1515 Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21 Peru

Built atop a seventh century pyramid, this vice-royal mansion is a site to see with its beautifully cared for gardens; you will find yourself snapping photos of the grounds as much so as the relics inside. The portion of the tour consists of captivating history, a 45,000-piece store of antiquities and an intriguing erotic collection (this room can be left out if touring with younger children.)

Afterwards we will have time to enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by colorful gardens on the outdoor patio of the museum cafe.

Duration: 2 hours

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: 20 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: 20 minutes

Stop At: Miraflores District, Lima Peru

See the more contemporary side of Lima with it's ocean side views and beautiful parks. Included in this portion of the tour are stops at the Huaca Pucllana and Parque de Amor (Love Park.)

Duration: 45 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: 20 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Comfortable walking shoes are recommended"
"The Catacombs portion of the tour is neither wheelchair nor stroller accessible but we can substitute the Cathedral of Lima or other venue if client is unable to participate in Catacombs tour."
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can 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"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 8 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up from any location in Metropolitan Lima, however, if outside of Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco, there will be additional charges. We offer this tour in the form of a layover or shore excursion, please choose the appropriate option when selecting your tour as there is a price difference from the regular tour.

If you are staying at the Wyndham Costa del Sol or Holiday Inn Hotels then you should choose the Lay Over Tour option. If you choose the Basic option from hotel then you will be charged the following on the day of the tour, to be paid in cash to the guide.

Groups of 1-2 persons - $70.00 US Dollars
Groups of 3-6 persons - $80.00 US Dollars
Groups of 7+ persons - $100.00 US Dollars

Additionally, we can pick up from the pier at the Port of Callao but you must contact us directly for rates.

We also have a small group shared version of this tour which does leave directly from the pier, look for that option under Shore Excursion.


  • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru


  • Port of Callao

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from districts of San Isidro, Miraflores & Barranco - all others please see Exclusions)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Larco
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas

Not Included

  • Lunch consumption at the Larco Museum Cafe
  • Gratuities


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