Top 30 Things to do in Lima, Peru

Lima, the capital of Peru is waiting for you to come visit. Known as the Kings City, a name given to it by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro, Lima is where you can discover South American history and information on a country whose roots go way back to the days of the Inca Empire and the Spanish takeover. Tourist stops and attractions in Lima cover many places that are worth taking in and seeing the city as it has developed over the years, but here are a few that should make their way to the top of your Lima excursions list.

11-Day Tour of Peru
Find some of Peru's most beautiful scenery with an expedition that takes you to explore the country's spectacular sights. This 11-day outing gives you a look at its wide variety of landscapes, from mountains and canyons to valleys and lakes,... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

11 days

Free cancellation

$1,650
per Room

4-Day Huascaran National Park Tour
Explore the spectacular landscape around Huaraz, a city located in the midst of mountains and beautiful landscapes, on this 4-day tour. Visit picturesque villages and mountain lakes, and learn about the cultures that thrived on the slopes for millennia. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

4 days

Free cancellation

$1,269
per Room

6-Day Magical Peru Tour from Lima to Cusco
Get to know the magic of Peru on this enchanting 6-day guided tour. Starting from Lima, explore the amazing history and culture of the country as you visit Cusco, stop at the Sacred Valley, and take in the marvels of... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

6 days

Free cancellation

$988
per Room

8-Day Archeological Tour of Peru
Day 1

Begin with a fascinating tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Start at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then head to the Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial center of Lima culture.... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

8 days

Free cancellation

$845
per Room

Dinner & Traditional Peruvian Show at Dama Juana Restaurant
Immerse yourself in a tribute to the vibrant culture of Peru and its people with a dinner and traditional Peruvian show at Dama Juana Restaurant. It’s a treat for both your eyes and your palate that leaves you with a... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

4 hours

Free cancellation

$50
per Traveler

Full-Day Caral Pyramids Tour with Lunch
Embark on a full-day tour of Caral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore pyramids and fascinating archaeological sites that beautifully illustrate the history of the Americas. Convenient transportation and a scenic drive through local cities complete this journey into... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$309
per Traveler

Full-Day City Tour & Culinary Experience with Lunch
A fusion of many different flavors, Peruvian cuisine is a delicious hybrid of tastes that you can experience on this immersive food tour. Learn about the variety of products and influences that have affected traditional dishes, as you wander the... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$144
per Adult

Half-Day Food Tour with Lunch & Ceviche Preparation Lesson
Savor the delicious tastes of Peruvian cuisine on this food tour that allows you to learn about how famous dishes and drinks are prepared. Explore a traditional Peruvian market and discover how produce and goods are used to create flavorful... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

4 hours

Free cancellation

$143
per Adult

Historic City Center, Inca Ruins & Cliffs of Milaflores
Explore the best of Lima, the City of Kings, with a guided look at its rich history, vibrant culture, and colorful blend of old-world charm and modern beauty. Visit Peru’s historic Huaca Huallamarca ruins, thriving downtown Lima, and stunning natural... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 20 minutes

Free cancellation

$33
per Adult

Larco Museum & Magic Water Circuit Tour with Lunch
Visit the Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit and enjoy a feast for both the eyes and the mind. Immerse yourself in pre-Columbian art and culture before enjoy a spectacular show of light and water. Read More

$62
per Adult

Larco Museum Evening Tour with Dinner
Climb the illuminated pre-Columbian pyramid near the Larco Museum, and discover the treasures of ancient Peru while walking along its halls and galleries. At the end of your tour, you can enjoy an exquisite dinner in a magical and... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$71
per Adult

Lima's Palomino, Cabinzas & San Lorenzo Islands Cruise
Experience a treasure for those who love the nature off the coast of Callao, just a few minutes from Lima. Set sail towards the Palomino Islands, a stunning sanctuary for birds and sea lions, and admire the views of the... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$162
per Group

Lima, Art & Tradition Private Half-Day Tour
Lima is known for its rich art and vibrant culture, and this tour lets you immerse yourself in all of it. Enjoy an excursion to the historical city center to observe architectural relics that represent various aspects of Lima's cultural... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$168
per Traveler

Magic Circuit Water Show
Treat your eyes to an unforgettable communion of water, light, music, and imagery with a visit to the Magic Circuit Water Show, known locally as Circuito Mágico del Agua. The circuit is acknowledged in the Guinness Book of World Records... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Restaurants & Nightlife

4 hours

Free cancellation

$37
per Adult

Mujica Gallo’s Private Gold Collection & Weapons of the World Museum
Admire the private gold and weapons collection of Mujica Gallo, who dedicated his life to preserving Peruvian heritage and culture. His work included the establishment of the Peruvian Gold Museum Foundation, where over 2,000 pieces of gold, silver, and brass... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$142
per Traveler

Pachacamac Ruins
Venture 18 miles (30 km) from the bustling city center of Lima to discover the majestic Pachacamac ruins, which date back to 200 A. D. Led by a knowledgeable tour guide, learn about the fascinating history of the Incas and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$48
per Adult

Private Historic Center, San Isidro & Milaflores Tour
Discover Lima's old world center and modern districts on a private tour with a knowledgeable guide. Admire the elegant architecture of Plaza Mayor, soak up the contemporary vibe of the South American metropolis in San Isidro, and take in the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$66
per Adult

Private Lima by Night with Dinner
Embark on a private guided tour of Lima and discover a city full of rich history and cultural beauty—complete with a lavish Peruvian dinner. Led by a knowledgeable guide, explore Lima’s historical sights, breathtaking architecture, and delicious cuisine by night.... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$168
per Adult

Private Lima City Tour & Gold Museum
Start at Lovers Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, before driving through main streets, plazas, and avenues of Lima. Continue to panoramic views of Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial center in ancient Lima culture. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$170
per Traveler

Private Lima Shopping Tour
Many know Lima as an arts and cultural epicenter, but just as noteworthy as those aspects of the city is its shopping scene. This tour lets you visit a variety of local shops and browse delicate, handcrafted items from the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$118
per Traveler

Private Minivan: Lima Airport (LIM)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

40 minutes

Free cancellation

$48
per Traveler

Private Minivan: Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

40 minutes

Free cancellation

$89
per Vehicle

Private Standard Car: Lima Jorge Chavez Airport (LIM)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Lima's Jorge Chavez Internatioanl Airport (LIM) and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Jorge Chavez Internatioanl Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

40 minutes

Free cancellation

$54
per Vehicle

Shared Shuttle: Lima Airport (LIM)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

40 minutes

Free cancellation

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$22

$20
per Traveler

Small-Group Lima Coast Biking Tour
Cycle through the diverse neighborhoods of Lima on this guided bike tour that combs through the bohemian-chic backstreets of Lima’s off-the-charts communities. Enjoy stunning views of the pacific and immerse yourself into the highlights and hidden gem of this fascinating... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$40
per Traveler

Small-group Lima Discovery Tour
Head straight into the heart of Lima—the vibrant and colorful Peruvian capital. This guided walking tour strolls through the City of Kings, and pairs places like the action-packed Central Market, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites with authentic culinary excursions. ... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$30
per Traveler

Small-Group Lima Home Cooked Tour
Get a taste for local life and cuisine on this Lima food tour that takes you out of the restaurant and into a local home. Learn to make ceviche and a pisco sour. Get your shopping fix at a local... Read More

$71
per Traveler

Small-Group Lima Night Bites & Sights Tour
There's more to Lima than plazas and pisco sours. This is a city with a bohemian vibe, killer street food scene, and non-stop nightlife. Get a history lesson along with your cocktail as you explore the soul of the city... Read More

$40
per Adult

Tour of Historic & Cultural Lima
Discover the landmarks of Lima—the City of Kings—as you follow your expert local guide by the city’s key points of interest and main attractions. Go back in time to the pre-Columbian period and the Spanish-colonial era as you wander through... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$32
per Adult

Wildlife of Palomino Islands Half-Day Tour
Witness the fascinating wildlife and the gorgeous rocky cliffs of the Palomino Islands off the coast of mainland Peru. On your way out to this paradise in the Pacific, pass by other stunning islands, and then once you arrive, jump... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$139
per Traveler

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