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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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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
 
Culinary and Historical Tour of Lima
"Your tour begins with hotel pickup as you meet your guide and head to visit a local market. Here you will see local vendors and stands and get to try delicacies sold at some of these. Then head to Chinatown to feel the mixture of the Peruvian and Chinese cultures and try some special Peruvian-chinese food. Continue your tour at the Historic Downtown of Lima (a UNESCO World Heritage site) where you will observe its main monuments an you will go to a famous restaurant and meet an awarded chef who will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation of the best ceviche in Lima. He will teach you how to do it and you will try this delicious dish. Then head to the best handicraft shops in Barranco the bohemian district in Lima and see a private collection of the best Peruvian handicrafts. Finally head to a local restaurant to taste the traditional Peruvian dessert ""picarones"" made of squash and sweet potatoes. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off."
From $170.00

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