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Colonial and Modern Lima Tour

Duration: 4 Hours
Overview: Visit Huaca Pucllana, a magnificent ceremonial and administrative site, built in the 4th century AD, and considered by the Incas as aupallaqta, a 'sacred village'. See the historical centre: Paseo de la Republica, San Martin Square, Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, City Hall Palace and the old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish-style balconies. Then visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the best example of colonial art in America with the Main Patio, decorated with Sevillian tiles from the 16th century and Moorish arches. Continue to the Catacombs (underground crypts from the colonial times). Visit the Museum of the Banco Central de Reserva, hosting Peru's treasures. Drive through modern Lima: El Olivar in San Isidro, Miraflores' Central Park and Larco Mar.

Peruvian Gold Museum

Duration: 3 Hours
Overview: The Gold Museum is housed in part of the sumptuous residence of the family of the financier and diplomat, Miguel Mujica Gallo. It contains a splendid collection of pre-Hispanic goldsmithery, mainly from the Chimu-Lambayeque civilizations (11th to 15th century). These were acquired pieces from huaqueros (grave diggers), private collectors or large foreign shops. Admire the pure gold, copper and silver necklaces, bracelets, rings, breastplates, crowns, tiaras and more; see a display of antique and modern arms. The museum is in the district of Santiago de Surco where you can enjoy some free time.

Larco Herrera Museum

Duration: 4 Hours
Overview: Visit the 'Larco Herrera' Museum, located in an 18th century vice royal mansion built on a pre-Colombian pyramid that dates from the 7th century. It showcases chronological galleries that provide a thorough overview of 4,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. It is well known for its gallery of pre-Columbian erotic pottery. Visit the famous Erotic Art Chamber and see the exquisite collection 'Gold and Silver from Ancient Peru' which are famous worldwide.

Islands of Lima Sightseeing Cruise

Duration: 4 Hours
Overview: After pickup from your hotel, drive to the port city of Callao to board your boat. Sail to Palomino Island, passing by the historic Fort of Real Felipe where the Spanish fought their last battle for independence against the Peruvians. Sail past the island of El Frontón, a former prison and the island of Cabinzas, home to many species of birds. Sail by Palomino Island and see native birds and sea lions up close and admire the views of the island before sailing back to Callao.

Tour of Ancient Lima Huacas

Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Overview: Enjoy a guided tour of these pyramid-like structures that date back to 200 BC. Climb to the top of Huaca Pucllana for a stunning view of Lima. Constructed around 500 AD, Huaca Pucllana still undergoes excavation. At Huaca Huallamarca, an oracle cente for 1,200 years until the Spanish Conquest, you can visit the ruin's museum. In the 1950s, dozens of well-preserved mummies were excavated, and some are now on display in the museum.

Full Day Nearby Temples and Sacred Valley

Duration: 9 Hours
Overview: Visit the ruins of the Sacsayhuaman Fortress (or speckled falcon/head) with its very impressive beauty; Q'enqo (or zigzag) which is a religious centre and one of the finest examples of a rock, artfully carved in situ, showing complex patterns of steps, seats, geometric relief and a puma design; Puca-Pucara (or Red Fort) situated on a hill with superb views over the countryside and finally Tambomachay (or Inca baths) with their water fountains. Drive to Pisac and Ollantaytambo, two of the most important handcraft markets. After lunch, visit Chinchero, the seat of Inca Tupac Yupanqui one of the Inca Kings. It has a rich monumental and cultural heritage. Its inhabitants dress like their ancestors.

Tour: Lima and Local Indian Market

Duration: 4 Hours
Overview: Meet your tour guide at the hotel lobby for a private tour of Peru's capital city which has over 2,000 years of history. First stop is at the San Francisco Convent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the city centre. This was the first major church to be built in Lima and also houses a library housing Peru's oldest and rarest books. Below the church are the catacombs, Lima's first cemetery and the final resting place for an estimated 70,000 people. Next, meet the owners of the Casa Luna, or Moon House, to see their unique collection of Nativity scenes. End at Miraflores for shopping in the Mercado Indio (Indian Market). Pick up colorful handicrafts, shawls, wooden artifacts, alpaca throws and solid silver. Return to your Lima hotel.

Gastronomy Tour with Lunch

Duration: 5 Hours
Overview: Peruvian cuisine is characterized by a wide variety of ingredients and an astonishing combination of flavors. Influenced by Spanish, Arab and African cultures and fused with Italian and Asian cuisines. Peru's cuisine today is an invitation to discover flavors and fragrant smells that are as authentic as they are ancient. And what better to wash the delicious food down with than the Peruvian cocktail pisco sour.

Lima by Night with dinner

Duration: 3 Hours
Overview: Depart from your hotel and travel to the centre of Lima, for a panoramic view of the luminous Plazuelas and Palaces. Visit St Martin's Square, the Justin Palace and Government Palace. On the return journey, visit modern Miraflores an upmarket area with many parks. Finish with a stop at one of the many tourist restaurants to enjoy folk dances from different regions of Peru and a delicious dinner.

Sacred Citadel of Pachacamac

Duration: 4 Hours
Overview: Visit this sacred ceremonial centre where, early Christian pilgrims came to present their offerings and consult the Oracle of Pachacamac, who could see into the past and the future. Visit the pyramids, temples and precincts built by pre-Colombian cultures including the Incas. The Temples of the Sun and of the Virgins of the Sun (Acllahuasi) are part of the archaeological park. This area is considered a part of the world's mystical axis. Also visit the streets of Barranco to see its romantic 'Puente de los Suspiros' (The Bridge of Sighs) and see the beaches of the Costa Verde, the ecological reserve at Villa Marshes and enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

Full Day Nazca Lines

Duration: 12 Hours
Overview: The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD. Leave early by private vehicle for Pisco Airport and board a small Cessna aircraft. A specialized guide will explain the mystery of the lines before you view them from the air. The huge mysterious signs cover over 350 sqkm. See the spider (45 m long) and the giant monkey (145 m long), among others. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Pisco and return to Lima.

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