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A Taste of Lima

Peru

5 days

Summary

Our “Taste of” signature city stays invite you to linger longer and delve deeper. And Lima is the perfect introduction to the many ancient wonders you’re going to see in Peru. Before you explore Machu Picchu, Chan Chan or Kuelep you simply must visit Lima’s excellent museums. Both the Larco Herrera and Gold Museum offer a fascinating insight into the ancient civilisations of Peru.

Lima is also one of the world’s premier culinary destinations. So why not start your gastronomic adventures with a cooking class? Or maybe you’d like to cycle as you sample? We’ve got great cycling foodie tours that will allow you to explore Peru’s diverse cuisine on two wheels.

Lovers of art and culture will be overwhelmed with choice in Peru’s capital. From excellent national galleries to intimate private collections, Lima has a fabulous array of paintings, sculptures and photography exhibitions to indulge your inner critic.

Highlights

  • Celebrate your stay in Lima with a fantastic tasting tour! Pisco is Peru’s national drink! Let go, relax, and let this gastronomical capital amaze you with its food and drinks.
  • Visit Huaca Pucllana, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner in front of one of the most important archaeological pre-Hispanic sites in Lima.
  • Lima is also known for its beautiful colonial architecture. You will take a tour through Casa Aliaga to learn about Peru’s art & history. This 1535 colonial building was the house of the conquistador Francisco Pizarro & his descendants.
  • Peru’s capital has authentic personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Lima

Welcome to Lima. Transfer to your hotel in Miraflores or Barranco. Celebrate your first night in Lima with a fantastic tasting tour. Start with a Pisco Sour, enjoying views over the Pacific Ocean. Next, you’ll help prepare a classic ceviche dish. Continue to Huaca Pucllana, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner in front of one of the most important archaeological pre-Hispanic sites in Lima. Finish in Barranco for a traditional dessert.

Day 2 Lima

Half-day tour of Lima’s colonial centre and modern districts of Miraflores and Barranco. Continue to Larco Herrera Museum for a guided tour.

Day 3 Lima

Visit one of Lima’s produce markets this morning to learn about the typical ingredients of Peruvian cuisine. Afterwards you’ll have a cooking demonstration with a local chef before tucking into a delicious traditional lunch.

Day 4 Lima

Visit the gorgeous Casa Aliaga this morning, which has been in the family since Francisco Pizarro granted the land to Jeronimo de Aliaga in 1535. See the lovely Republican Era balcony, a patio covered in 19th century Italian marble, and an 1814 family chapel, whose walls were panelled with silver sheets.

Day 5 Lima

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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