The top tours in Lima, Peru will take you on a whirlwind adventure through this cosmopolitan city, and show you just how easy it is to enjoy some of the nation's best outdoor activities. Go on gastronomic tours where you'll enjoy award-winning cuisine. Admire the glittering gold of the ancients in museums. Enjoy a variety of cultural excursions – including entertainment. Love snowboarding? Wait until you go sandboarding! Explore ruins, the sea, and so much more. This vacation, live your best life – and do it to the fullest!
31 Things to Do in Lima
Central is an unmissable part of the itinerary, with its tasting menu travelling from 25 metres below to 4,200 metres above sea level. Central made its debut on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013 at No.50 and has since rocketed to No.4. Chef Virgílio Martínez’s star has been rising rapidly for the last few years, coinciding with Lima’s ascent to become one of the world’s leading foodie destinations.
2 hrsFrom $235
Javier Wong is a master in preparing sole ceviche and considered by many people as the best chef in cebiches. He is self-taught, temperamental and whose cuisine is considered cult. It is recommendable only to foodies. His restaurant has been visited by politicians, mayors, presidents and personalities mainly from Peru. Javier Wong is considered a chef, master of the sole and the octopus and with his creativity in chopping and mixing ingredients achieves the most delicious dishes.
2 hrsFrom $121
On this tour you’ll take a yacht out to Islas Palomino to swim with sea lions. This is a unique experience, and one that you’re not likely to forget. Notice schedule: From Monday to Friday : Meeting Time 10:30 AM and embarkimng time at 11:00AM. Pick up time would around10:00 AM. On Saturdays and Sundays: Meeting time 09:30 AM and embarking time at 10:00 AM. Pick up time would be around 09:00 AM. From December it would be open a new departure in the afternoon, please check the departure time.
5 hrsFrom $72
This tour of Peruvian culinary excellence will introduce you to a new dimension of sustainable cuisine. On this culinary tasting tour Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino will show you how he makes award-winning dishes with ingredients from the Peruvian Amazon.
5 hrsFrom $281
N° 7 as Best Latin Americas's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017. The story began in 1994. Upon finishing their culinary studies in Paris, Gastón Acurio and Astrid Gutsche founded their eponymous restaurant in a small house in the district of Miraflores. At first, the restaurant was quite French, as it was dictated by the global trend. Over time, it became decidedly Peruvian. As Gaston has described "we embraced our culture and flavors, experimenting with local ingredients and recipes with one goal in mind, to promote our cuisine around the world."
3 hrsFrom $110
Travel to Pucusana Bay, a small fishing village that’s 31 miles south of Lima, for an exciting dive near the Pucusana Yacht Club. On dives here, you’ll have the chance to see sea lions, sea slugs, starfish, sea urchins, groupers, blennies, and morwongs — to name just a few.
8 hrsFrom $159
You’ll leave from the diving school in Miraflores on a 1-hour drive to Pucusana, a fishing village right outside of Lima. Once you arrive at the beach, you can visit the changing room to suit up for your diving lesson. Then, you’ll hop on a 12-person boat and take a 20-minute ride to the dive site.
7 hrsFrom $164
Want to enjoy a new adventure with a minimal learning curve? If you’re an avid snowboarder or ski racer, then prepare for a unique adventure. Outside of Lima, Peru is where you’ll find the dunes of Chilca. Glide across their golden sands on a board and conquer a new terrain overlooked by many adrenaline junkies. New to the sport? Don’t worry, children as young as 5 years old can take part in the tour, so beginners are definitely welcome!
6 hrsFrom $144
This Lima food tour reveals the other side of the city. Taste delicious Peruvian dishes under the stars while gazing out at the best views in Lima. Learn about Peruvian culture in a dynamic way. Sit back, relax and let us take care of you.
5 hrsFrom $158
If you want to explore the city at your rythm and according to your main interest maybe this option fit better with your preferences. Having a transport and guide or only a transport for 4, 6 or 8 hrs can let you take a ride around the city which match with your flights times if you are on transit via Lima City.
4 hrsFrom $206
Venture out at night to explore what the Spanish referred to as the “City of Kings.” On this nighttime tour, see the pale colonial buildings of historic Lima lit up in stark relief against the night sky. Once you’ve had your fill of colonial splendor, switch gears and experience the culture of provincial Peru with dinner and a show. The evening’s entertainment includes lively folk dances, and a buffet that showcases the best of local dishes.
4 hrsFrom $70
Spend some time with one of Lima’s local chefs and learn how to make Peruvian cuisine and cocktails. Shop for your meal’s ingredients at the local market — choosing the freshest, most colorful ingredients. Let her graciously welcome you into her home as she teaches you how to prepare authentic Peruvian cuisine and cocktails. The best part? You will learn this dishes in a hands-on manner; that way, you’ll be able to recreate them at home and conjure up memories of Peru in your own kitchen, whenever the mood strikes you.
4 hrsFrom $94
At the Historical Center of Lima, you’ll see what’s left of the epicenter of Spanish control of the New World. Spanish power has long since ebbed away, but the streets of Lima still bear the majestic, imperial stamp of Spanish rule. On this nighttime tour, witness Lima lit up in the beautiful historic district, and the colorful fountains of the Parque Reserva.
4 hrsFrom $39
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