As the capital and largest city of Peru, Lima has grown accustomed to welcoming millions of tourists from around the world. The city skyline represents a far more modern place, but don't be fooled, it's full of historic sites just waiting to be discovered. Lima can easily be explored by yourself, but one of the best ways to enjoy a truly immersive experience is by taking a guided tour around the archaeological sites, cathedrals, palaces and downtown entertainment.

Don't miss these Lima attractions

  • Lima city sightseeing tours
  • The Larco Museum
  • The Magic Water Circuit
  • Cruising down Lima's coast on a bike tour
  • Cathedral of Lima

Discover the various aspects of Lima

Lima is a diverse city that is the perfect place to discover the Peruvian culture, thanks to its assortment of historic attractions, modern entertainment and cuisine experiences. Make sure you get around to all the architecturally stunning buildings such as San Pedro Church, Cathedral of Lima, Church of San Francisco and the Plaza de Armas. A lot of these can be knocked off on a walking tour around the city.

Gain access to multiple Lima attractions including the Larco Museum, Magic Water Circuit and the Gold of Peru Museum on an informative tour, so you can garner a better appreciation of this culturally rich country.

Pack more than one set of clothes

Lima's popularity amongst visiting tourists means that many tours run out of the city, taking you across fascinating landscapes, to ancient ruins and on numerous adventures. From Lima, you can embark on an exciting seven-day trek out to the most famous Inca site in the world: Machu Picchu. Alternatively, stay closer to town on a bike ride out to the ruins of Pachacamac, but remember to pack a spare shirt especially in summer.

Feeling like a bit of a cooler experience? Head out on the water with a sightseeing cruise that takes you to the unique islands of Lima – Palomino, El Fronton and Cabinzas. Pack some swimming clothes, because you'll have a chance to get in the water with sea lions.

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