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Located on the coast, the vibrant capital of Peru is a melting pot of cultures where rich history can be lived amid modern-day comforts. Our selection of custom private and small group Lima tours show you the highlights of distinct neighborhoods, introduce you to world-renowned Peruvian cuisine at the city’s best restaurants, and so much more.

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Let our team of expert travel advisors help build your dream trip to Peru. Our fully customizable South America vacation packages allow you to hand-pick the destinations you wish to see at the exact pace you wish to see them. All of our offerings are also vetted firsthand by our team to ensure top quality and comfort. Contact our knowledgeable Peru experts today to plan your trip, with excellent tours, hotels and transfers throughout.

What to see in Lima

Explore Peru's largest and most cosmopolitan city. Lima is home to some of the best museums in Latin America, pre Incan ruins, art galleries, and highly esteemed restaurants.

Best Museums in Peru

If you’re looking for the top-rated museums that will give you a detailed yet rounded understanding of Peru’s history, you’ll be sure to enjoy the capital of Peru. Museums like Larco Museum, Pedro de Osma, the Gold Museum, and more are well worth visiting during your time in Lima.

Historical Center

Downtown Lima, or the Plaza de Armas, is a UNESCO-world heritage site that is a highlight of a Lima city tour. Here you can explore the Basilica of Santo Domingo, the Convent of San Francisco, admire the wooden balconies of Lima, and much more!

Best restaurants in Lima

Trying all of the delicious Peruvian food is one of the best things to do in Lima. Lima boasts more than just a couple of the World’s 50 Best restaurants including Central, Maido, and more! Lima food tours are great ways to try out many of the different dishes and restaurants in the city.

Miraflores Highlights

The contemporary district of Miraflores is the best place for shopping in Lima. Larcomar is a shopping center with impressive views of the Pacific Ocean. Parque del Amor, featuring a statue from Peruvian artist Victor Delfin, as well as Parque Kennedy are picturesque sites to take in.

Beautiful Barranco

Words to describe the Lima neighborhood of Barranco include artsy, bohemian, and romantic - what’s not to like about that? Here is where you can try the best ice cream in the city, taste artisanal coffees, and buy unique Peruvian souvenirs. Meander down the streets lined with gardens and restored historic mansions that were once the summer homes of Lima’s elite before making a wish on the Puente de los Suspiros overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Top Art Galleries

A day could be devoted simply to gallery-hopping around Lima. From the MAC, to the MALI, to the MATE, to the Pre-Columbian Textile Museum you’ll get a full panorama of Peruvian art.

Excursions Just Outside of Lima

Just outside of Lima, a couple of hours by car, there are many wonders to behold! The Nazca Lines, Ballestas Islands, Huacachina Oasis, Pachacamac, and more can be visited easily starting from the capital city.

Magical Water Circuit

The Magic Water Circuit is a fantastical park in the middle of Lima. Winner of the Guinness World Book of Records for the largest water fountain park in the entire world, it’s a thrilling show of light and water and a perfect activity for the whole family.

Huaca Pucllana pre-Incan Ruins

A huaca (pronounced wak’a) signifies a place of religious significance. The Lima culture built the Huaca Pucllana sometime between 200-700AD, hundreds of years before the Inca Empire. Today you can enjoy a gourmet dinner on a terrace overlooking the ruins, go on a tour through the ruins, or simply drive by and watch the contrasting modern buildings next to an archaeological wonder.

Lima Hotels


Hilton Lima Miraflores

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Avenida La Paz 1099, Miraflores, Lima


Pullman Miraflores

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Calle Juan Fanning 515 - 525, Miraflores, Lima


Casa Andina Standard Benavides Hotel

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Av. Alfredo Benavides 271, Miraflores, Lima


Tambo 2 Hotel

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Av. La Paz 720, Miraflores, Lima

Peru Highlights

Peru is filled with archaeological ruins, scenic landscapes, and delicious flavors. Must-see places in Peru include:

Inca Trail

Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in four or two days. The Inca Trail is a 500-year old pathway where the elite Incas once entered into the “Lost City of the Incas”. Plan with your Peru for Less travel advisor in advance, Inca Trail permits tend to sell out even 6-months in advance.

Amazon Rainforest

Step into the lush Peruvian Amazon Rainforest and witness a spectacular array of wildlife in its natural habitat. Lodges in Puerto Maldonado are ideal for excursions and daily activities. Those looking for a more luxurious Amazon experience would love an Iquitos Amazon River cruise. Colorful macaws, giant tarantulas, and playful river otters are among the sights you’ll behold.


Cusco city has it all, archaeological ruins, colonial buildings, top-rated restaurants, and countless places to explore. Your Cusco City Tour will take you to the top highlights like Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, the Cusco Cathedral, and more.


Arequipa is a picturesque town and also the second-largest city in Peru. Local markets, beautifully built colonial architecture, and El Misti volcano are among the things you’ll see while walking the cobblestone streets of the white city.

Lake Titicaca

Sail on the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca and step on the reed Uros and Taquile floating islands. Some of the best weavers are found in this area so pick up some Peruvian textiles here for unique souvenirs.

Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines are mysterious geoglyphs and geometric shapes drawn onto the desert floor hundreds of years ago by the Nazca culture. Little is known about them nevertheless, the Nazca Lines inspire awe in those who take a flight over them.


Lima is a mixture of modern city living and historical significance. Here you’ll find Central restaurant (ranked #6 by 50 Worlds Best), UNESCO World Heritage sites like Historic City Center with the San Francisco Convent, and the best shopping in Peru.


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