Following a morning pickup at your centrally located accommodation in Lima, meet your private guide and take a seat in your air-conditioned car or minivan to begin your sightseeing tour.
Spin in comfort past historic squares and ornate churches, and listen as your guide sheds light on Lima’s colorful history. Stroll along grand boulevards for up-close views over the colonial architecture, and explore the UNESCO–listed Monastery of San Francisco. On your 1-hour guided tour, you’ll visit the second largest library in Latin America and the ancient catacombs below.
Next, visit the Larco Museum—built atop a 7th-century pyramid and home to a vast collection of pre-Columbian art. Explore the manicured gardens and curated galleries with your guide, and uncover centuries of South American history.
After lunch (own expense), step off the beaten trail to climb the Morro Solar—a large hill by the ocean. Here, admire fine views over Chorrillos Bay as your guide explains the colonial battles won and lost in coastal Lima.
Visit the Huaca Pucllana—a pre-Incan pyramid—and perhaps stop at the Inca Market to browse for souvenirs. Then, take in the romantic Parque de Amor on route back to your Lima accommodation.
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