We will begin our tour visiting the modern suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores where we will see the Financial Center, the San Isidro Golf Course and the Olive Grove Park. We will also go by the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-inca pyramid shape temple that has survived the expansion of modern civilization. We will stop at Parque del Amor (Love Park) and enjoy a nice view of the Pacific Ocean, as we drive down the Miraflores Malecon, a road along the cliffs overlooking the ocean.
We will visit downtown Lima`s historical center, designated by Unesco as Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1991. In this journey we will enjoy what once was the center of the 16th century Spanish colony.
We will see the Plaza Mayor, the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop`s Palace, the City Hall and the Desamparados Train Station. We will also see Plaza San Martin, a large park surrounded by old colonial buildings still displaying beautiful carved wood balconies and other landmarks.
SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY AND CATACOMBS
We shall visit the San Francisco Monastery and its famous underground crypts known as the Catacombs.
This museum houses one of the most beautiful collections of objects of gold and silver necklaces, headdresses, earrings, nose rings, masks, breastplates, bracelets, among others. These ornaments made with great skill and refinement have been found in the tombs of important leaders of the Mochica, Lambayeque and Chimu developed in northern Peru between the fourth and fifteenth centuries AD.
Completing the journey we will appreciate one of the largest weapons collections in the world.
END OF OUR SERVICES
Our Services Include:
§ Transportation provided by a professional driver
§ English or Spanish speaking Tour Guide (*)
§ Audio Commentary that recreate the history of Lima
§ Guided tour at the San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs
§ Guided tour at the Gold Museum
§ Admission tickets
§ Complimentary Water
* Other languages available upon request – additional fees may apply.