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Duration: 3 Days
Max People : 12

About the Lima Tours

All of our Lima tours extension packages can be designed to include your preferred style of accommodation. The pricing shown on this page is for Standard style of travel, which includes hotels in our Standard category of Lima hotel. For other styles of travels – including Comfort, Boutique, or Luxury – please contact us for pricing.

For more information on the different styles of travel we offer, please see Styles of Travel


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3D Lima Tours Extension

We offer a three-day tour of Lima as an extension to your trek. Whether you want to give yourself some time to get over the jet lag or just get to know this fascinating and culturally diverse city, our three-day Lima Tours Extension is a great introduction to this amazing country. See below for itinerary options and prices (based on a Standard style of travel).

Lima Airport Pickup

If you’re not interested in spending time in Lima but would like some assistance navigating this massive metropolis, we can arrange an airport pickup for you and transfer for your onward travel. With this option, you will be met at the airport by an Apus Peru representative and transferred to your hotel. The next day, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the Jorge Chavez airport for your flight to Cusco. Please contact us for prices.



Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures. If you do not want to book a private tour, please see our Trekkers Wanted page for a list of open departures within your dates.

Lima Airport Pickup & Transfer

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3D Lima Tours Extension

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High quality personalized experience

Unique, off-the-beaten track routes

Experienced staff

Verified sustainability practices

$20 of every trek donated to Threads of Peru

Important Details About the Lima Tours

What is Included?

  • Private transfer from airport to your hotel
  • One or two nights in a Standard hotel
  • Private transfer from hotel to airport

What is Not Included?

  • Meals
  • If choosing 3D Lima Tours option, does not include tour & entry fees
  • Tips

Available Discounts

  • No discounts available for this tour

What to Pack

See What To Bring for our comprehensive recommendations on what to pack for your trek. For more great suggestions, check out our blog about How to Prepare for a Trek in Peru.

Trekkers Wanted

Want to join a trek? Ready to confirm a departure date of your own, but interested in having others join you? Then Trekkers Wanted is for you! Our innovative Trekkers Wanted system matches people up who are interested in hiking the same trek, bringing costs down and multiplying the fun for everyone!

Read More about Trekkers Wanted, post your trek or search for confirmed departures!

Important Info

  • We offer four styles of hotel accommodation: Standard, Comfort, Boutique and Luxury. Please check out our Styles of Travel page for a description of each option. Let us know at time of booking which hotel style you would like to book.
  • The times cited in this itinerary are approximate.

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  • Does this trek sound like just what you were looking for? If you’re ready to book or just want to find out a bit more information, fill out the Inquiry Form in the top right-hand corner of this page to get the ball rolling. You’ll be connected with one of our amazing sales people who will be able to turn your dream of hiking in the Andes into a reality. For more information on the entire booking process, please see our How To Book page.
  • Travel insurance is a must! World Nomads offers travel insurance for adventure activities.

Lima Tours Itinerary

Our 3D Lima Tours Extension includes two airport transfers and one day to explore this interesting city. Choose from one or more of our various options for tours of Lima for a glimpse of what Lima has to offer!

Day 1Arrival to Lima

You will be met at the airport by an Apus Peru representative and transferred to your hotel, which will either be a Standard, Comfort, Boutique or Luxury hotel, according to your preference. Check out our Styles of Travel page for more information about your hotel choices.

Day 2Explore Lima

With more than 2000 years of uninterrupted history, Lima is a perhaps the most fascinating city on the continent. The culture and food in Lima is quite different than other parts of Peru and warrants at least a day! 

Choose one or more of the below options to customize your Lima Tours Extension:

1. Classic Lima City Tours (LE2-A)
Style: By car, private tour
Leaves daily at: 9 am or 1 pm
Duration:  4 hours

The best overview of Lima and its history with a visit to Lima’s top attractions from 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 archaeological center built in the 4th C AD 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 buildings, 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 also visit the Museum of The Banco Central De Reserva (unless it is Saturday or Sunday, when it is closed), where we will admire the “Treasures of Peru” collection, a fine selection of objects made of gold, ceramics and textiles from different pre-Columbian cultures. After this, we visit the San Francisco Convent which houses 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, an interesting open-air mall situated along the seawall of this coastal city. 

2. A Taste of Lima Walking Tour (LE2-B)
Style: On foot, private tour
Leaves daily at: 8:30 am. Meet at the Ovalo in Miraflores.
Duration:  3.25 hours

This walk explores the basis of Peruvian gastronomy. We begin by walking to the BioFeria in the Parque Reducto where we will have time to have look and also try some samples. From here, we head to Manuel Bonilla for a Peruvian coffee, a blend from Villarica, Chanchamayo and Jaén, at Il Cappuccino before we continue on to the market in Surquillo. After the market in we’ll have a decadent chocolate tasting at Xocolatl. Xocolatl produces a range of bonbons made of Peruvian cacao originating from Tarapoto. Our tour ends back at the Ovalo in Miraflores, where we started.

3. Lima by Night (LE2-C)
Style: By car, group tour
Leaves daily at: 6pm
Duration:  2.5 hours

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 Archbishop’s Palace, the Desamparados Train Station, and more. You will be able to take unforgettable pictures with these magnificent lit up attractions as a backdrop.

4. Fountains of Lima (LE2-C2)
Style: By car, group or private tour
Leaves Wednesday through Sunday at: 6pm
Duration:  2.5 hours

This is a must-see spot for travelers with children, and those young at heart. This is a guided excursion to the “Magical Water Circuit,” the largest water fountain compound in the world, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. You’ll marvel at the largest compound of electronic fountains in the world! Here you will enjoy a wonderful display of water, light, music and images presented at the Reserve Park, one of Lima’s most beautiful urban areas.  This Magical Water Circuit tour comes highly recommended from family travelers.

5. Colonial Architecture of Central Lima (LE2-D)
Style: On foot, private tour
On request
Duration: 2 hours

The Historic Centre of Lima has been the seat of the Colonial and Republican governments since the Spanish founded the city in 1535 on top of an existing indigenous urban centre. Until the 1940s it was also the residential area for the country’s most influential families. This walking route passes all the important and some lesser-known official buildings, churches and houses, with attention to the different building styles and the typical balconies. We will look at more than 30 buildings in detail, including 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. 

6. Pachacamac and Peruvian Paso Horses (LE2-E)
Style: By car, private
Leaves daily at: by prior arrangement
Duration: 8 hours

Pachacamac was one of the largest religious centers on the Peruvian Coast. It is located about 30km south of Lima, virtually at the foot of the Pacific Ocean. According to archaeologists, Pachacamac was the most important pilgrimage center in ancient Peru, receiving hundreds of people from all over Peru at its height. Pachacamac contains various pyramids, temples and large plazas where visitors can enjoy a pleasant walk 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 site.

In the afternoon you will visit a Peruvian Paso Horse stable to learn about these beautiful animals and this incredible cultural tradition, as well as have a chance to see them in action.

Day 3Lima - Cusco

You will be transferred from your hotel to the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima in order to catch your flight to Cusco, concluding your Lima tours.


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