Colonial and Modern Lima Gastronomic Tour: Take a bite out of the real Lima with a visit to the bustling Surquillo market. The mercado is where locals do not just their everyday shopping but catch up on the latest news and gossip. You will find high quality food for astonishingly low prices. A wide range of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, meat, fish, seafood and even harder to find ingredients await you.
Enjoy watching a film on Peruvian food on the way to the famous El Bolivariano Tavern, which offers the best tastes of Lima, always being faithful to old recipes that are a part of this city's culture. Sip on a pisco sour, the national cocktail (made of pisco, lime or lemon juice, syrup and egg whites) while the chef demonstrates how to prepare ceviche. Make sure to leave some room in your stomach because another restaurant is coming up on the menu.
Stroll through San Isidro’s financial centre, golf club and Olive Grove Park; the city’s oldest. Explore Miraflores, where the ancient adobe pyramid of Huaca Pucllana is located. Experience the romantic ambience at Parque del Amor and take in the breathtaking views of the Pacific.
Continue to Lima’s old town and admire the Cathedral and colonial buildings surrounding the main plaza as well as the Presidential Palace, City Hall and the Archbishop’s Palace, and then visit the catacombs below the San Francisco Convent. At the end of the tour you can choose to either shop at a colourful Andean market or be dropped off at your accommodation.
Meeting/pick-up point: Passengers will be collected at their respective hotels (located in Miraflores, San Isidro or Lima downtown). >br> Duration: 8 and a half hours approx.
Start or opening time: 9.30am from Monday to Sunday.
Languages: Spanish and English.
Other: There's no visit to the cathedral on Sunday because it is closed