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  • An iconic sight in Lima, the Plaza de Armas, is a great photo opportunity on your Peru tour
  • Peruvian wool souvenirs
  • Cathedral Church on Plaza de Armas
  • Lima is typically the starting point of all Peru vacations

The capital and largest city in Peru, Lima is located in the central part of the country.  A melting pot of cultures, Lima offers a mixture of European, Andean, African and Asian influences to be enjoyed ona Peru vacation.

The city of Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro on the Catholic feast day of Epiphany in 1535, earning it the nickname the “City of Kings”.  The city became the capital of the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru and grew into the continent’s richest town.  Lima was devastated by an earthquake in 1746 but was rebuilt quickly and became the capital of Peru upon independence in 1821.  The beginning of the 20th century witnessed a population boom as the city began to industrialise and people started to move from the countryside into Lima.

Today, Lima is the major point of entry for visitors on Peru tours and has a well developed tourist infrastructure.  The Historic Centre of Lima, made up of the districts of Lima and Rímac, is a massive draw for tourists and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.  The district houses colonial architecture and many churches that date from as early as the 16th century.  Lima has been named the “Gastronomical Capital of the Americas” and is home to the highest concentration of museums in the country making the city a hub of Peruvian cultural activity.

 


Peru Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Peru vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Peru, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Peru's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Peru for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Peru tours today!

 

Extend Your Stay

After your Peru Vacation Packages, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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Lima, Peru

  • Cradle of the Incas: Holiday of a Lifetime

    Goway's fully escorted Cradle of the Incas tour captures the essence of the Inca culture that permeated Peru. Marvel at the magnificent and mystical ruins of Machu Picchu. Experience fascinating cultures as you visit a local village with traditions linked to the Spanish Conquistadores and the Inca Empire. View spectacular scenery and the incomparable Andean mountain range.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,499
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
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  • Best of South America: Lima to Rio de Janeiro

    This South America tour takes you from the ancient ruins of Peru to Rio’s fabulous beaches. Along the way, marvel at the incredible Iguassu Falls, and tango the night away in Buenos Aires.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,088
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Cities of South America

    The ultimate South America tour for culture vultures, this itinerary focuses on the continent’s most exciting cities, from pulsing Rio, to rapidly emerging Bogota, via Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,997
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Crossing Argentina

    This Argentina tour uniquely departs from Lima, giving you a chance to sample Peru and Brazil before taking in the exquisite natural sights of Argentina, and sizzling Buenos Aires.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,934
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Essential Peru

    Find panoramic mountain ranges, vast deserts, beautiful beaches and tropical jungles, not to mention a rich history, archaeology, wildlife and culture. Spend time uncovering amazing Peru.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,533
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • explora Peru

    Experience the classical sites of South America’s most-popular country, Peru. Sample the culinary delights of the capital of Lima before walking the colonial streets of Cusco and passing into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to see the country’s crown jewel, the famed Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,555
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond
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  • Explore Peru Super Special 
With Air from North America

    This Peru tour takes you from Lima to the heart of the Inca Empire, visiting Cusco and uncovering the secrets of the Sacred Valley. Then visit the crown jewel of that lost era, Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,152
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Hotel B Lima – Stay of Distinction

    Tour Peru’s capital city from the charming comforts of a luxury mansion. Staying at Hotel B, you’ll tour the city to learn about its culinary traditions as well as its rousing history, all while enjoying the impeccable service and accommodations of this distinguished hotel.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,111
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction
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  • Incan Explorer

    See the best of the Incas’ legacy on this one week Peru tour, focused on Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and peerless Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,880
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly
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  • Lima Stopover: Ancient Cultures

    Lima was one of the first cities established in South America by the conquistadores. The oldest part of the city is considered a cultural legacy of Peru with many jewels to discover.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 335
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Lima: 1 Day Nazca Overview

    Experience some of South America’s most iconic treasures, the Nazca Lines, on this day trip from Lima. On this tour, you’ll fly high over the Nazca Lines, viewing these incredible designs of plants and animals from a viewpoint that cannot be matched. Afterwards, tour the oasis of La Huacachina before returning to Lima.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Lima: Archbishops Palace Half Day Tour VIP

    Gain access to one of Lima’s most beautiful and exclusive buildings, the incomparable Archbishop’s Palace in Plaza de Armas, on this VIP tour. Inside the cathedral, you’ll admire the palace’s neoclassical design and enjoy an excellent view of the changing of the guard at the government building across the square.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lima: Bike Half Day Tour

    Tour two of Lima’s most important neighbourhoods on this invigorating bike tour. You’ll explore Barranco and Chorrillos by cycle, seeing the cluster of mansions, churches, and bars that define Barranco, as well as the fishing piers and beaches of Chorrillos. This is a unique and healthy way to see the cultural highlights of Lima.
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lima: Casa Aliaga Visit: VIP

    The Aliaga House is as old as Lima itself. When conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded the capital city on Jan. 18, 1535, he gave the plot adjacent to that of the Government Palace to his trusted ally Jeronimo de Aliaga, so they could be neighbors.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips, Luxury and Beyond
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lima: Culinary Experience Full Day Tour

    Immerse yourself in the food culture of the world’s culinary capital on this full day tour of Peru. In the company of an expert guide, you’ll tour the market, learn how to make the national dish, ceviche, and the national drink, the pisco sour, and enjoy traditional Peruvian cuisine at a local restaurant.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Lima: Culinary Half Day Tour

    Take half a day to experience the culinary delights of the city many call the world’s culinary capital. This foodie tour takes you through Lima, visiting roasteries, fruit markets, and seafood restaurants as you learn about Peruvian cuisine and enjoy some incredible food and drink along the way.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Lima: Downtown Bike Half Day Tour

    Get ready for a trip through time and history. The goal is to reach the main square in the oldest part of Lima starting from Miraflores area. Along the way you will have a chance to see many magnificent buildings.
    Duration:
    4.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lima: Larco Museum visit with the Curator Half Day Tour: VIP

    Combine a love of food and history on this VIP tour to the Larco Museum in Lima. First, dine on gourmet Peruvian cuisine at the museum’s restaurant. Afterwards, take a private tour alongside the museum curator, surveying its historical galleries and learning about over 3,000 years of Peru’s pre-Colombian history.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Lima: Miraflores Park Hotel: Stay of Distinction

    Minutes from the beach, enjoy prestigious alternative accommodation in Lima.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 847
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lima: Mistura Culinary Experience Full Day Tour

    Immerse yourself in the food scene of the world’s culinary capital. This full day tour showcases what experts have repeatedly called the “World’s Leading Culinary Destination,” taking you to markets, restaurants, and bars to experience Peruvian cuisine and the innovations that continue to transform it.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Lima: Taverns & Bars Half Day Tour

    Chic., funky, cool, trendy... all words that have been used to describe the bar scene in Lima. The face of modern Peru and a “happenin’” town by any standard, Lima comes alive at night with a wide choice of bars, pubs and taverns. This 4-hour tour includes visits to three of the most traditional bars and taverns in the center of the city.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Lima: Unique Dining at Amoramar Restaurant

    With its art gallery, meeting rooms and orchid shop, it's clear that Amor Amar is more than just a fantastic restaurant; it's the full Barranco experience. Amor Amar is situated on the grounds of a converted courtyard. Part of the dining room is open-air, and an art gallery and a florist shop are on-site. The menu is half Peruvian classics and half fusion-y dishes. Their pisco sours with aji amarillo (yellow chile peppers) and milhoja puff pastries, layered with chocolate and lucuma, a local fruit, are fantastic.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lima: Unique Dining at Cala Restaurant

    Sitting right on the Pacific Ocean, with stunning views, particularly at sunset, CALA Restaurant offers a new and different experience for dining in Lima. With a fusion of Peruvian and Mediterranean flavors in a cozy and warm atmosphere, enjoy a cocktail while you watch the sunset and then, a delicious dinner will be served surrounded by the soothing sound of the sea.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Lima: Unique Dining at Huaca Pucllana

    Enjoy a gourmet meal in a setting from pre-Colombian times with a dinner at Huaca Pucllana. This archaeological compound’s restaurant serves gourmet Peruvian cuisine amongst ruins from over 1,300 years ago, offering a taste of Lima’s dominant culinary scene in an unforgettable setting.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Lima: Unique Dining at Mangos Restaurant

    The Mangos restaurant has been part of Lima's gastronomic scene for over 15 years, growing along with the gastronomic boom of recent times. Its new menu and stunning views of Lima's bay are reasons enough to visit this restaurant. Add to this the fine dining and you have a perfect night out in Lima.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Peru See Trip Details
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