This tour is one of the best ways to get to know the metropolitan city of Lima and its history. Peru, is a country of incredible contrasts and many treasures, with 3,000 years of history. Today’s tour will begin when your guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel, either in the morning or in the afternoon. The colonial city center of the city of Lima was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with historic buildings surrounding the splendid Plaza Mayor, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Government Palace, and the 16th century Lima Cathedral whose first stone was placed by the Conqueror Francisco Pizarro. And finally we will visit the Monastery of San Fransisco with its Catacombs.
The Lima city tour will begin in the lobby of your Hotel, where our Guide and your designated driver will pick you up to first go to the Historic Center of the metropolitan city of Lima and its history. Once here we will start visiting the Plaza Mayor where we will see the impressive Archbishop’s Palace with a finely carved balcony, the Government Palace which is currently the official residence of the President of the Republic of Peru and the Cathedral of Lima from the 16th century whose first stone was laid by the famous conqueror Fransisco Pizarro. Then we will continue our walk until we reach the San Francisco monastery complex built in the seventeenth century with its magnificent Sevillian tiles, profusely carved ceilings, exceptional paintings, the world-renowned library, the impressive Catacombs built under the church and finally we will also visit the Costa Verde “green coast” which is the park of lovers. This tour will last approximately 5 hours and will start at the time that suits you best.
At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel and have the rest of the day to explore the Miraflores neighborhood on your own or we can also take you to the Lima airport.
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We were recommended this company by our neighbor. Ruben/Juan was great with questions and provided a lot of valuable information as I was planning parts on my own instead using a set tour, partially due to wanting to climb one of the optional peaks which you need to book months in advance. We then hit a snag with my wife’s passport and Ruben happily rearranged the tour for us even though we gave last minute notice.
Our tour guide Wagner met us where the bus dropped us of (can be arranged to pick up from your hotel as well), and we spent the next two hours learning a lot about the history of the site and he took us away from the crowds, and accommodated our photos requests. After we hung around and explored on our own until it was time to leave….
FANTASTIC!!! From start to finish! Amazing Andean Adventures was in charge for our entire 8 day trip to Peru. Every detail and pick up was perfect. Every driver and guide was great! Thank you Kivin and Joaquin for finding my camera!
There was one special guide that we will never forget. Dany met us at our hotel in Agnes Calientes and was very patient as our train was late arriving. His knowledge of the history and culture of the Incans made the tour of Machu Picchu come alive! We were fortunate to have Dany for two days, always upbeat, helpful, fun, and competent. The Cusco City Tour was also amazing with the continuing history making us feel like we were actually there in the time of the Inca rule. Magical…
We traveled to Cusco this December with a three day private tour planned with Danny. My mom had done a similar tour with Danny and recommended him/amazing andean adventures to us! Our three day adventure was pretty much perfect; danny was always early to meet us, super friendly, with great english and tons of knowledge to share about the ruins and inca historical sites we visited. He even made the rain clear up so we could get a perfect view of machu picchu after our hike. On day one we went from our hotel to various destinations in sacred valley, which I worked with the company to plan so that we would hit all the spots I wanted to. They were helpful and accommodating in building a highly individualized itinerary…
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