AM: After your breakfast at the hotel, we will drive you to the airport with plenty of time to reach your next destination: Peru’s capital city of Lima. Transfer to your hotel.
In the afternoon we will begin your tour through Ancient Lima with a visit to Huaca Pucllana, an archeological site built in the 4th century A.D. Here, you can observe world-renowned sacred pyramid structures that were typical of pre-Columbian times along Peru’s Pacific coast. The tour will continue with a visit to Colonial Lima, where you will be able to appreciate its striking republican architecture and streets with colonial-era mansions and their Moorish balconies. We will also visit the Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín and the Plaza Mayor, the Palace of Government, the Archiepiscopal’s Palace, the Cathedral and the Municipal Palace. In the capital city’s historic district, we will also visit the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank, where you can appreciate the “Treasures of Peru,” a select exposition of gold, ceramic and textile antiques from diverse pre-Columbian cultures. We will enter the San Francisco convent, which houses the largest display of colonial religious art in the Americas. From there we will tour the subterranean crypts, considered catacombs due to their similarity to the Roman crypts.
Finally, we will tour Contemporary Lima, visiting the upscale residential areas of the capital, including El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar, as well as the tourist district, with its spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.