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Half-Day Classic Lima City Tour

Discover the Enchanting Heritage and Dynamic Culture of Lima


Lima, Peru






Year Round

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Half-Day Classic Lima City Tour Overview

Join us for a captivating journey through Lima with our “Half-Day Classic Lima City Tour.” Start your adventure at the vibrant Main Square, where history comes alive. Marvel at the stunning Cathedral, the grand Archbishop’s Palace, and the active City Hall, each a symbol of Lima’s rich colonial heritage. A highlight of the tour is the visit to the renowned Saint Francisco Monastery, famous for its fascinating catacombs and historic architecture.

Explore Lima’s lively streets to visit more iconic sites. Absorb the historic ambiance at San Martin Square and view the exterior of the Saint Dominic Convent. Walk along the bustling De la Union Pathway, a street full of local flavor. Discover other significant landmarks, such as the historic train station turned palace, the unique Cordano Bar, and the intricate wooden balconies that decorate the old quarters of the city. Our guided tour offers a deep connection with Lima’s cultural and architectural heritage, providing rich insights into its storied past.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Lima
Departure Times Morning: 9:00 AM | Afternoon: 2:00 PM
Estimated Return Times Morning: 1:00 PM | Afternoon: 6:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Main Square, Saint Francisco Monastery, San Martin Square, Saint Dominic Convent, De la Union Pathway, Photoshop Palace, Post Office Palace, Rimac Bridge, Wooden Balconies

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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max
  • Private GroupGroup Size: Customizable
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: Customizable
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 person
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Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Hotel Lima – City Tour – Hotel Lima

Tour Start Times: 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM

Begin your Lima adventure with a prompt pickup from your hotel. Our expert local guide will lead you through the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with colonial grandeur and rich history. Founded by the Spaniards in 1535, Lima is one of South America’s oldest capitals, renowned for its historical and architectural beauty.

Immerse yourself in the Main Square, the heart of Peruvian history. Learn about its significant moments while capturing memorable photographs of the Archbishop’s Palace, the City Hall of Lima, and the majestic Cathedral. The tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Saint Francisco Monastery, famous for its intriguing catacombs.

Continue your journey through Lima’s cultural treasures with visits to San Martin Square, a look at the exterior of Saint Dominic Convent, and the historic train station turned palace.

Experience the unique ambiance of the old-fashioned Cordano Bar, walk along the bustling De la Union Pathway, and see the first Photoshop Palace in South America. Marvel at the Post Office Palace, cross the historic Rimac Bridge, and admire the intricately crafted wooden balconies that line the city’s streets.

Conclude your tour with a comfortable return to your hotel, leaving you enriched with Lima’s cultural and historical essence.

Tour Highlights

Half-Day Classic Lima City Tour Highlights

  • Main Square (Plaza Mayor): Discover Lima’s historic center, surrounded by architectural gems like the Lima Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, and City Hall.
  • Saint Francisco Monastery: Visit this iconic religious site, renowned for its beautiful church and mysterious underground catacombs.
  • San Martin Square: Experience one of Lima’s most vibrant public spaces, steeped in history and surrounded by significant buildings.
  • De la Union Pathway: Walk along this lively street, filled with local charm and vibrant activity.
  • Wooden Balconies: Admire the intricately crafted wooden balconies that adorn Lima’s old quarters, showcasing the city’s colonial architectural heritage.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Professional guides fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Hotel pickup and return.
  • Private transportation.
  • Entry tickets to all featured attractions.
  • Access to the catacombs.
  • All applicable taxes, tolls, and parking.


Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

  • Meals.
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel/health/emergency insurance.
  • Tips (optional and at your discretion).

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Expert Guide: Professional guide for personalized exploration.
  • Customizable Itinerary: Tailor your day to fit your interests, giving you the freedom to focus on the sites that intrigue you the most.
  • VIP Support: Priority assistance and personalized service throughout your tour.
  • Fair Compensation: Ethical and fair remuneration ensured for all our dedicated team members


Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max



Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max



Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable



Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable



Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person



Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person



Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Student (-25 Years with Student Card): Save USD 20 with a valid Student Card for those younger than 25 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

*Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure – Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Choquequirao Expeditions accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments – Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Options for Clients

We understand that circumstances can change, sometimes unexpectedly. If you find the need to cancel your booking, you have the flexibility to do so up to 30 days before the tour start date. In this case, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee, acknowledging the efforts and resources already invested in planning your tour. Any additional balance paid will also be refunded, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Understanding Cancellations Within 30 Days

We wish to draw your attention to our policy for cancellations made within 30 days of the tour departure. Given the advanced stage of preparations and commitments made at this juncture, we are unable to offer refunds. This policy is in place to balance the significant logistical arrangements and reservations made on your behalf.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Strong Advocacy for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

We cannot overstate the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. Such insurance plays a critical role in safeguarding your investment against unforeseen cancellations, emergencies, and other unexpected scenarios. It is a proactive measure to ensure peace of mind throughout your journey. Choquequirao Expeditions is not responsible for any expenses arising from incidents not covered by your insurance policy.

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What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Personal identification (passport, ID card).
  • Hat or cap for sun protection.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera or smartphone for photos.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Personal snacks (granola bars, fruit, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen with water.
  • Cash for any extra expenses or tips.


This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

  • Pack Light: Since it’s a half-day tour, you won’t need to bring too much. Stick to essentials to avoid being burdened.
  • Secure Valuables: Use a money belt or hidden pouch for essential documents and money.
  • Respect Local Culture: When visiting religious or sacred sites, ensure you’re dressed modestly. It’s a good idea to carry a scarf or shawl.
  • Eco-Friendly Choices: Opt for a reusable water bottle and avoid single-use plastics. Consider the environment when making choices on the go.
  • Organize in Advance: Before your tour, lay out everything you plan to take. This gives you a chance to review your list and make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Local Expertise

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