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Lima Must-See Landmarks Tour
"Your 4.5-hour tour begins with hotel pickup from your centrally located Lima hotel. Accompanied by your guide you will first visit the Pre-Columbian archaeological site of Huaca Huallamarca which is located in the middle of the residential area. Admire this adobe pyramid before heading to Larco Museum. At the museum you can observe the best Precolumbian art collections in Peru. This includes the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous “erotic” archaeological collection. After this head to Cafe del Museo where you will have a chance to try a mousse made of “lucuma”
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Lima Historical Buildings Tour
"Your 4-hour small-group tour begins with pickup from your centrally located hotel. Board a van with a maximum of 6 participants in the tour and head to see Lima's most historic buildings. Visit Lima historic downtown which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the elegance of its finest periods. Your first stop is La Casona de San Marcos home to the oldest and first university of the Americas Universidad Mayor de San Marcos. This university was chartered in 1551. Learn about its history from your guide and then head to the colonial building Casa Osambela which is an extraordinary architectural jewel. Continue your tour to Casa de Aliaga a stunning mansion owned by the same family since the viceroyalty.Finally see and explore Hotel Bolivar filled with rich architecture and elegant interiors. Learn from your knowledgeable guide about this historical hotel and then witness the making of Pisco Sour
From $70.00
 
Huacas and Larco Museum Night Tour Including Dinner
"Your night tour in Lima begins with hotel pickup. You will board a vehicle and head to the Huaca Pucllana a Pre-Colombian archaeological site in the middle of Miraflores. Observe this site dating from circa 1500 years ago as you drive around it with your guide. You will then head to Huaca Huallamarca another set of pre-Inca ruins in the area of San Isidro an impressive adobe pyramid.  Finally
From $86.00

Combis Y Micros - Buses Tips (14)

Metropolitano Lima Peru

Metropolitano is the modern bus line in Lima. It's a very fast and convenient South-North connection and the most of the people think that we are talking about classical Metro line. The Metro also...
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AnitaWS
Jul 31, 2015

URBANITO bus from the airport

If you wanna go from the airport to the centre, the most economical way is the Urbanito bus. It is a private shuttle that stops in:- Centre: 6 USD- Miraflores, Barranco: 8 USDIt is safe, but IT ONLY...
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SirRichard
Apr 04, 2011

Combis: Cheaper than cabs and more of an adventure

Lima public transit system is pretty intimidating. Combis are rickety and confusing. Why is this guy yelling at me? Is there a limit to how many people can ride this thing? Is that man going to stab...
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ItchyFeetOnTheCheap
Mar 06, 2011

No Car Families

Most people in Lima don't have cars and can't afford taxis, so they travel by foot, bike or bus. There are many configurations of buses around Lima - from the big tourist buses which tower over...
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grandmaR
Jan 23, 2009

Using public transport: a joy!

Public transport is very good in Lima. Collectivos (also called combis) are criss-crossing town every 30 seconds or so and cost virtually nothing.Taxis are plentiful, just make sure you take green...
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adelinemmc
Jan 22, 2009

Combis

Viajar en "combi " es barato , divertido y rápidoHay que enterarse de la ruta que se quiere hacer , acercarse a la calle y luego dejarse llevar , pues cada combi además del conductor lleva un cobrador...
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elpariente
Feb 20, 2007

Most Common Transport Means

Busses and microbusses are the most used transportation vechiles in Lima. They are also the most common source of pollutation. The co-driver is keeping the door open and crying people to step in and...
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hartti
Feb 07, 2007

Via Expresa buses

If you have the hostel in Miraflores or Barranco, the chaepest way to get to the historical center is by public bus. There are several buses that follow the "Via Expresa" urban highway, so they go...
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SirRichard
Sep 22, 2005

Bus from Airport

I took the bus from the airport to the hotel that was the cheapest and best only around 5 soles and they drop you off right at your hotel.This is much cheaper than the hotel cab that wanted 15 US$ for...
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XKuger
Apr 12, 2005

Cheap transport

It's a fairly simple matter to find your way around the rest of this huge, spread-eagled city. Almost every corner of it is linked by a regular municipal bus service , known to everyone as El Bussing,...
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christian99
Nov 14, 2004

local buses

The central area of Lima is fairly compact so you can get around on foot and taxis, when shared, can be a great alternative. The local buses seemed very confusing but sure it's easy enough to get to...
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richiecdisc
Mar 12, 2003

local buses

Catch one if you can.........they come flying by. Extremely cheap, but hard to figure out which one to take. Don't stand too close to one if you're on the sidewalk, the exhaust fumes will knock you...
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TXgal
Jan 17, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Lima

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Plaza San Martin

When I first walked into Plaza San Martin and had the total perspective of the entire plaza it was a bit overwhelming. Obviously the architect of the plaza had a grand vision in mind. According to...
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District Of Barranco

The Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs - if you can walk across it for the first time, without taking a breath, all your wishes will come true. So the story goes. The Bajada de los Baños is a...
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Callao

We came into Callao, the port for Lima, by ship (photo 5), and made all our excursions to Lima from here by bus. From Lima there is a four hour tour that you can take to the Real Felipe Fort and Navy...
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Pachacamac

If you are in the big city and want to go on a short day trip to check out some old ruins then a voyage out to this site (a mere 31kms away from Lima) makes for a decent excursion. There are several...
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Parque De La Exposición

I didn't get a chance to go there, but here is the information for you so I can live vicariously. ;) It's open Tuesdays to Sundays from 09:00 to 17:00 It costs 6 soles to get in with two...
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District Of Miraflores

We arrived on December 14 2013 and checked into the Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. It was located near the heart of Miraflores about 2 blocks from JF Kennedy Park...
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