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Lima Extension 1 or 2 nights

Our Lima extension is designed to make your life easy while you are on holidays.

If you are on a tight schedule, you are met at the airport, and transferred to the hotel of your choice. The next day, you will be transferred back to the airport for your onward flight.

The 2 nights extension is for people who would like to see a little bit of Lima after arriving from their international flights.   It enables you to spend one day in Lima and then continue onto Cusco or your next destination. This is a particularly recommended option for people coming from very different time zones than Peru (Asia, Australia, New Zealand)  because it gives your body a chance to get into the right time zone before having to deal with altitude as well.  Plus, it’s a fascinating and culturally diverse city which warrants a visit!

Apus Peru are specialists in creating flexible, add-on itineraries that enable you to travel in the style that you want to!

Lima Extension - at a glance

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Highlight: Having your arrival in Lima pre-organised and hassle free, as well as experiencing a little of this diverse capital

Location: Lima

Duration: 1 night or 2 nights

Departure dates: Any day

Combos: We combine the Lima extension with anyone of our Cusco or all of Peru tours

Style: Refer to our Styles of Travelpage - alternatively, we can book a range of hotels for you, please see our Lima Accomodation options

 



PRICES 2015- Standard

Based on Twin Share $145 per Person

PRICES 2015 Comfort Plus

Based on Twin Share $215 per Person

PRICES 2015 Upscale Chic

Based on Twin Share $420 per Person

PRICES 2015 - Deluxe

As Deluxe hotel pricing varies, please contact your travel consultant for a personalised quote.

 

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Lima Extension 2 nights  

(Code LE2)
This is for people who would like to see a little bit of Lima after arriving from their international flights.   It enables you to spend one day in Lima and then continue onto Cusco. This is a particularly recommended option for people coming from very different time zones than Peru (Asia, Australia, New Zealand)  because it gives your body a chance to get into the right time zone before having to deal with altitude as well.  Plus, it’s a fascinating and culturally diverse city which warrants a visit!
Day One – Arrival in Lima  
Arrival in Lima , transfer to your hotel.
You will be met by an Apus Peru representative at the Lima airport, and transferred to your hotel.

In order to coordinate your airport pickup we require the following flight arrival information
Airline and Flight Number, where the flight is coming from and anticipated arrival

Standard: Miraflores Wasi B&B or Hostal Buena Vista
Comfort Plus: Antigua Miraflores or Casa Inca
Upscale Chic: Hilton Lima or Casa Andina Private Collection

Deluxe:  Miraflores Park Orient Express or Hotel B Barranco


Day Two  - Explore Lima

With an uninterrupted history of more than 2000 years, Lima is perhaps the most fascinating city in the continent.  Its nearly always passed over by guidebooks and other travellers, and yet we love Lima and encourage you to spend a day!  The culture and food in Lima is quite different than other parts of Peru and this gastronomic tradition warrants at least a day!
We recommend one or a combination of these tours (See at bottom of document)

  • Option LE2-A - Classic Lima City Tour (by car, with other people)
  • Option LE2-B - Culinary or Taste Walking tour (walking, private)
  • Option LE2-C - Lima by Night (by car, with other people)
  • Option LE2-D - Colonial & 20th Century Architecture of Central Lima (walking, private)  
  • Option LE2-E - Visit to Pachcamac Ruins and Hacienda Mamacona (Peruvian Paso Horses)

Standard: Miraflores Wasi B&B or Hostal Buena Vista
Comfort Plus: Antigua Miraflores or Casa Inca
Upscale Chic: Hilton Lima or Casa Andina Private Collection

Deluxe:  Miraflores Park Orient Express or Hotel B Barranco


Day Three - Lima to Cusco
You will be transferred from your hotel to the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima where you will then fly to Cusco.

 

1 night Lima Extension

(Code LE1)

Day One – Arrival in Lima  
Arrival in Lima , transfer to your hotel.
You will be met by an Apus Peru representative at the Lima airport, and transferred to your hotel.

In order to coordinate your airport pickup we require the following flight arrival information
Airline and Flight Number, where the flight is coming from and anticipated arrival

Style: Refer to our Styles of Travelpage - alternatively, we can book a range of hotels for you, please see our Lima Accomodation options

Day Two:

You will be transferred from your hotel to the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima where you will then fly to Cusco.
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Which airport hotel to choose?

In regards to Lima Airport hotels, it all depends on how much you want to spend/ how much convenience you want as to whether you stay at “the” airport hotel, the Ramada Costa del Sol or one of the intermediate airport hotels, maybe 25 minutes drive away.  Peruvian airports request that you are in the airport two hours before the flight departs, so if you have a 9am departure then  you need to be in the airport at 7am, and up earlier!!! (not great if you have had a late arriving international flight)

The Ramada Costa del Sol is around $170- $220 a night for a couple (so around$100 each) and ideal if your international flight arrives late, and your flight to Cusco the next morning leaves early.   15 minutes after passing the Peruvian immigration and customs you can be checked in, and with your feet up in your hotel room. The same thing applies in the morning – you can check in for your flight and then return to the hotel for your breakfast.

If you choose to stay in somewhere like Las Terrazas, located on the busy road La Marina, in Callao, its about 25 minutes drive from the airport. The room costs $60 and the transfer $20.  So for a couple, $80 in total, or $40 each.

So, where you stay for your airport overnight depends on your budget/ how much you prize your sleep!

Lima Tour Options
We recommend the following options. All are extra cost to the quoted Lima Extension price.

  • Option LE2-A - Classic Lima City Tour (by car, with other people)
  • Option LE2-B - Culinary or Taste Walking tour (walking, private)
  • Option LE2-C - Lima by Night (by car, with other people)
  • Option LE2-D - Colonial & 20th Century Architecture of Central Lima (walking, private)  
  • Option LE2-E - Visit to Pachcamac Ruins and Hacienda Mamacona (Peruvian Paso Horses)

Option LE2-A - Classic Lima City Tour (by car, with other people)
The best way to  have an overview of Lima and its history with a visit to Lima’s best attractions in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern.
Ancestral Lima: The tour starts with a panoramic view of the “Pucllana Pyramid” a magnificent ceremonial and archeological center built in the 4th century a.D. and considered a “Sacred Village” by the Incas.
Colonial LIma: We then visit the Historical Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and Colonial edifications, such as the Paseo de la República, the San Martín Square, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, and the City Council Palace amongst others.
We will visit the MUSEUM OF THE BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA*,where we will admire the “Treasures of Perú” collection, a fine selection of objects made of gold, ceramics and textiles from different pre-columbian cultures.
We also visit the monumental SAN FRANCISCO CONVENT, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. Our highlight will be the visit of the underground vaults, known as “Catacumbas” or Catacombs.
Contemporary Lima: We will visit traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar.
*Museum of the “Banco Central de Reserva” is closed to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Mondays closed all day.
DAILY DEPARTURES
9:15 am / 2:15 pm
DURATION:  3 1/2 Hours
Price: $35 per person

Option LE2-B - Culinary or Taste Walking tour (walking, private)
This walk explores the basis of Peruvian gastronomy and starts at 08.30 am and ends at around 11.45 am in the Ovalo de Miraflores. First we walk to the BioFeria in the Parque Reducto, where there is sufficient time to have look and try some products. Then we walk to the market in Surquillo, but before we visit that, we’ll have a Peruvian coffee in Il Cappuccino in calle Manuel Bonilla. They serve a blend of coffee from Villarica, Chanchamayo and Jaén. Then it’s time to visit the market in Surquillo, with its fruit, meat and fish sections. After the market in Surquillo we’ll have a chocolate tasting at Xocolatl, as well in calle Manuel Bonilla. Xocolatl produces a range of bonbons made of Peruvian cacao originating from Tarapoto. And finally we return to the Ovalo.
Duration 2 hours
Price: $65 per person

Option LE2-C - Lima by Night (by car, with other people)
Option C1 - Night lights of Lima
Discover the beauty of Lima, visiting its foremost architectural monuments beautifully illuminated. This excursion shows Lima’s impressive Historical Center in detail,  presenting its most emblematic attractions such as  the Grau Square, the San Martín Square, the French Palace, Lima’s Cathedral Basilica, the Archbishops Palace, the Desamparados Train Station, amongst others.  You will be able to take unforgettable pictures with these magnificent lit up attractions as background.
Daily Departures
6:00 pm/ Duration: 2 1/2 Hours
Price: $30 per person
Option C2 -Fountains of Lima
This is a must see spot for travellers with children, and those young at heart.
Be surprised by the largest compound of electronic fountains in the world.
This is a guided excursion to the “Magical Water Circuit” the largest water fountain compound in the world, certified by Guinness World Records.  Here you will enjoy a wonderful display of water, light, music and images presented at Reserve Park, one of Limas’ most beautiful urban areas.
Departures Wednesday to Sunday  
6:00 pm/ Duration: 2 1/2 Hours
Price: $30 per person

Option LE2-D - Colonial Architecture of Central Lima (walking, private)
The Historic Centre of Lima has been the seat of the Colonial and Republican governments since the Spanish foundation in 1535 on top of an existing indigenous urban centre. Until the forties it was as well the residential area for the country’s most influential families. The route passes all the important and lesser known official buildings, churches and houses, with attention to the different building styles and the typical balconies. More than 30 buildings looked at in detail, including of course the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo, the Church of San Agustin, the Church of San Pedro, Casa Osambela and Casa Riva Agüero.
A pisco sour in Hotel Maury or a coffee Tunki can be included.
Duration 2 hours
Price: $55 per person

Option LE2-E - Visit to Pachacamac Ruins and Hacienda Mamacona (Peruvian Paso Horses)
Pachacamac was one of the largest religious centres on the Peruvian Coast. It is located at the south of Lima, some 30 kms away, virtually at the foot of the Pacific Ocean. According to archaeologist Pachacamac was the most important pilgrimage centre in ancient Peru, and at its glorious days the place received hundreds of people from all over Peru. Pachacamac contains various pyramids, temples and large plazas, where visitors can enjoy a pleasant walking while exploring the site. The sanctuary also offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean as well as of the Lurin Valley nearby. In addition, visitors can visit the Museum of Pachacamac located inside the archaeological complex, which displays ancient remains found at the zone.
In the afternoon you will visit a Peruvian Paso Horse stable to learn about these beautiful animals and see them on display.
Duration: 8 hours
Price $150 per person