Lima

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

Lima, once known as the city of the kings, dates from 1535, and was once the most important in the Spanish empire. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and situated in a desert, Lima receives little rain. Today it is a mixture of old world grandeur and new world hustle.

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN LIMA

LARCO MUSEUM

The curator will guide you on a leisurely visit through the museum’s many rooms, each of which houses impressive and unique ceramics or silver and gold jewels. Larco Museum possesses more than 45,000 Pre-Columbian pieces and provides an incomparable opportunity to discover the mysteries of the Pre-Inca world

CITY TOUR

Your tour begins at the main square, the Plaza de Armas, which dates back to 1537 and includes the Cathedral and other architectural jewels such as the Archbishop’s Palace, Government Palace, the House of the Oidor, Municipal Palace, Torre Tagle Palace

PRIVATE ART

Two of the most exquisite private collections in the country. In both cases, we will be hosted by the owners for this unforgettable adventure. We will see unrivalled art collections from the Vice royal period, which include an astounding array of paintings, sculptures and objects of art that date back to the 16th century

BARRANCO AT NIGHT

The Bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco, an area called home by countless artists, photographers, and authors. You will walk along peculiar streets lined with Republican houses, admire the splendid views, and visit the Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs), witness to untold numbers of past and present romances

PLAZA MAYOR

Lima’s main square, contains the cathedral with Pizarro’s remains and the presidential Palace, Monastery of San Francisco: a 17th century church, containing ornate decorations, a library, and all built on top of a network of tunnels and catacombs containing the bones of the first European inhabitants.

LOCAL MARKETS

Join one of our expert guides (passionate shoppers in their spare time!) and discover the best of Peru’s artisans. Discover folk and colonial art. Shop for exquisite textiles and ceramics. Located on Avenida Petit Thouars in the heart of the Miraflores district

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