Lima: Urban Bike Half Day Tour
- 3.5 Hours
- 3.5 Hours
- On request
Explore the Majestic Archaeological Pre-Inca Ruins, located in the district of San Isidro, which is a blend of modernity and viceregal history, and well-known for its exclusiveness and respect for history, culture and harmony between the heritage of ancestors and the urban growth of the area, being also the financial axis of the capital city.
You begin the tour biking along the Cisneros and the Reserve boardwalks, visiting the Love Park (Parque del Amor), whose design was inspired by the famous Park Guell, in Barcelona, by the renowned architect Antonio Gaudi; discovering the story behind the sculpture El Beso, the centerpiece of the park. You shall then arrive to the exclusive mall Larcomar, very popular among tourists, being the second place with the largest number of visitors in the country, after the imperial citadel of Cusco.You will ride along the Olive Park (Parque El Olivar), lung of the city, dating from the sixteenth century, to learn about the history of its foundation, when the conqueror Francisco Pizarro gave the "El Rosario" estate to the Dominican Congregation, where in the 1620's, San Martin de Porres did an amazing miracle: he planted an olive tree where it could not possibly grow, known as the "Olive of Happiness", which is still there, as you will see.
Then visit the interior of the Huaca Huallamarca, a prehispanic construction in the form of a truncated pyramid from the first century before the era, whose function as a ceremonial center was restricted to a priestly elite. In its museum you can observe mummies, ceramics and various objects that will illustrate how the old Wallas lived (the entry ticket to the Huaca and its museum, is included in the tour).
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Departs: 3 p.m. - Returns: 6:30 p.m.