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Our most recommended Lima Garden & Park Tours

  • Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

    1. Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

    Wait for your local guide at your hotel lobby and get ready to start the tour. First, discover the beauty of Miraflores. Learn the history of this emblematic and most visited district of Lima. Also, admire from the outside the archeological site of Huaca Pucllana. Understand the importance of this ceremonial and administrative center made of adobe and clay. Then, visit The Olive Trees Park in San Isidro district. Relax in this peaceful green area full of ancient preserved olive trees. Also, visit the beautiful Love Park and celebrate love in all its forms. Take photos of The Kiss, an iconic sculpture made by the acclaimed Peruvian artist Victor Delfin. Admire the surroundings from the tiled benches inspired in Antoni Gaudí's Parc Güell in Barcelona. After that, enjoy from the cliffs of Miraflores awesome views of Lima and the Pacific Ocean. Then visit Barranco, the artsy neighborhood o...

  • Lima: Magic Fountain Park and Bohemian Barranco Tour

    2. Lima: Magic Fountain Park and Bohemian Barranco Tour

    Enjoy a tour of Lima's bohemian district of Barranco. Visit a massive fountain complex surrounded by great monuments and greenery at the Magic Water Fountain Park. Start with a hotel pickup and transfer to Magic Water Fountain Park. Take a tour of the park and its dancing fountains with lights, music, and interactive elements. Listen as your guide explains the significance of the area. Watch the famous Light Show that displays the different cultures of the coast, mountains, and jungle of Peru. Enjoy a tour of Lima's cultural district of Barranco. Barranco has become known as a bohemian neighborhood with a budding art scene. Its old mansions are being turned into restaurants, cafés, nightclubs, design shops, art galleries, and museums. Stroll through the neighborhood’s artsy streets and see wonderful murals and graffiti. Learn more about this fascinating district from your guide. Fin...

  • Lima: Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Islands Tour

    3. Lima: Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Islands Tour

    After pickup, head to the south to discover unique landscapes where the desert, the islands and the sea all meet. Make a brief stop for a delicious breakfast and continue the journey. Then, go to Paracas dock to take a speed boat to the Ballestas Islands. Explore the rocky islands and discover the rich marine fauna. Take photos of sea lions and many types of birds such as penguins. Don't miss the enigmatic Candelabro Geoglyph, used as a navigational guide by ancient cultures. After your tour of the island, visit the impressive and isolated Paracas National Reserve. This natural reserve is part of the Guinness World Record for the driest desert on earth. Admire the stunning landscape of the peninsula. Learn all about dessert formation from your expert guide. If you are lucky you might see the great pink flamingos. Then, return to your hotel in Lima.

  • From Chachapoyas: Gocta Waterfall Full-Day Hiking Tour

    4. From Chachapoyas: Gocta Waterfall Full-Day Hiking Tour

    The tour stars with a pickup at your hotel or from the meeting point in Chachapoyas to drive to the Utcubamba River valley. Travel for an hour to the village of Cocachimba from where the hike heads towards the waterfall. As you admire the thick greenery of the rainforest, you will be able to stop and take in stunning views of the surrounding valley and gain a perspective on how large the waterfall truly is. See local agricultural activities and encounter fauna species typical of the region such as Peru's national bird the Andean cock-of-the-rock, endemic trees, orchids, ferns, and bromeliads. Reach the base of the waterfalls and enjoy the pure beauty of Gocta up close for amazing once-in-a-lifetime pictures. The Gocta waterfall is 770 meters (2,530 feet) tall — the third highest in the world — and consists of two perennial drops that pour water into the Cocahuayco River. After the visi...

  • From Lima: Pantanos de Villa Birdwatching & Wetlands Tour

    5. From Lima: Pantanos de Villa Birdwatching & Wetlands Tour

    Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Lima, then set off on a 30-minute drive to the Patanos de Villa wetlands. When you arrive, explore this natural complex of lagoons. Listen as your guide explains the different species of birds which can be found here including egrets, cormorants, gulls, and oystercatchers.  Also, learn about the importance of resources and habitat that this natural refuge. Observe native plants, some fish, and aquatic insects which all play important roles in the ecosystem. Then, head over to the nearby sea to watch cute sea-birds and enjoy a boat ride across a wonderful lagoon. Finally, get dropped off back at your hotel in Lima where your memorable tour concludes.

  • Lima: 9-Day Peru Express with Ica, Cusco, and Puno

    6. Lima: 9-Day Peru Express with Ica, Cusco, and Puno

    Day 1: Arrival in Lima, City Tour Your tour will begin as you are picked up from the airport, after which you will begin a city tour. That evening you will stay at the Miramar Hotel or similar in Lima. Day 2: Paracas, Ica, and Huacachina with Buggies and Sandboarding Visit the Ballestas Islands, Candelabrum, before a wine and Pisco demonstration in Ica city. Later that day, take part in riding buggies and sandboarding in Huacachina. That evening you will once again stay at the Miramar Hotel or similar in Lima. Day 3: Arrival to Cusco On your third day you will arrive to Cusco, where you will have a free day for acclimatizing. That evening you will lodge in the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar. Day 4: Chinchero, Maras, and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas Begin with a visit to the Chinchero textile center, b...

  • Lima Half-Day Tour of Must-See Sites

    7. Lima Half-Day Tour of Must-See Sites

    Go back in time, beginning in modern and cosmopolitan Lima and traveling back through the colonial and pre-Hispanic stages of Peruvian History, on a half-day tour of Peru's capital city. This tour will provide you with a comprehensive historical oversight of the city, while hitting up all the "must-see sites." Drive along Lima's first freeway, built during 1960s and 1970s to arrive to downtown Lima, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will be able to appreciate the impressive monuments and imposing architecture from the colonial times. You will visit 16th century Convent of Santo Domingo, one of the best preserved monasteries in whole of Lima, where you will be able to see the old Lima from its tower. Your visit then continues to the Larco Museum, featuring the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous "erotic" archaeological collection. Finally,...

    Great tour. Larco Museum a highlight. Our guide was excellent. She was incredibly knowledgeable and informative.

  • Lima: Miraflores and Barranco Small Group Bike Tour

    8. Lima: Miraflores and Barranco Small Group Bike Tour

    Wait for your local guide at your hotel lobby and get ready to start the tour. After pickup, go to the bike station to get all the necessary equipment to explore the city. Your guide will briefly explain the route. From there, discover the most important emblematic sites of Miraflores district. Ride at a relaxed pace along Love Park and celebrate love in all its forms. Take photos of The Kiss, an iconic sculpture made by the acclaimed Peruvian artist Victor Delfin. Admire the surroundings from the tiled benches inspired in Antoni Gaudí's Parc Güell in Barcelona. Also, enjoy the panoramic views of the city and the Pacific Ocean from the cliffs of Miraflores. Then, get back on your bike to visit Barranco, the artsy neighborhood of Lima. Be amazed by its beautiful murals. Cross the iconic Bridge of Sighs and don't forget to make a wish. Finally, ride back to Miraflores to return your bike...

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 147 reviews

One of the best experiences I have had so far. Everything was great, Jorge and Alex were great guides and explained everything while being super friendly. We went to the Balestas islands and saw some pretty cool animals such as penguins, sea lions and many rare birds. But the really fun part was at Huaccachina! We did a crazy ride with the buggys, the driver was awesome. Much better than roller coaster! After that we did some belly board at the sand hills, lots of fun! When we finished we went to a great spot to see a very beautiful sunset and after that we came back to Huaccachina on an even crazier ride! Totally recomend it!

Alexandra, was waiting outside for us. Cala is a long drive from Lima. Every moment was an adventure. Our guide was so enthusiastic in giving us so much great information and memories. She even met the woman who discovered Cala. She was able to tell us, in every detail, of what discoveries where made. We had a great lunch. I would highly recommend going with Alewandra if it's Cala you want to learn about.

SO MUCH FUN!! This is a great experience! My husband and I had a blast. The scenery is so beautiful, like nothing we have seen before. The guides were great and our driver was amazing. He was wild and fast but we felt safe. His name is Alex and he is the best! The sand boarding was so much fun and the sunset was beautiful. We highly recommend this experience!

Great mini day trip out of Lima. Our guide, Jordan, made the experience much more exciting. He’s very knowledgeable, friendly, and kind. This tour was well worth it!

We had a lot of fun. Luis and his mate were great guides.