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TRADITIONAL LIMA :
Lima is a metropolis with luxurious hotels located in the Districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, beautiful mansions and parks, cafes and restaurants, theatres and a pretty shaky nightlife. It has modern shopping malls, boutiques and handicraft shops full of silver and gold jewellery, furs, ceramics, textiles made of alpaca wool, cotton and vicuña wool, offered at amazingly cheap prices that turn shopping in Lima into a worthwhile activity.
DAY 01: Arrival in Lima Assistance on your arrival in Lima and transfer to your selected hotel. Free time to rest and prepare for starting your trip around this magical country.
Meals Included: None
DAY 02: Lima In the morning, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". The tour includes Lima's Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies.
We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the monks, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of the XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground Catacombs.
We then drive through the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Free for lunch.
Then a visit early in the afternoon, to the Larco Herrera Museum, for an excellent overview of Peru's ancient past as it holds the best private collection of pre-Columbian art in the country. The museum has many fine examples of textile works, one example of which has a record breaking 398 threads per inch; materials and tools used by ancient Peruvians to produce their work in ceramics and metal; and Pre-Inca and Inca period pottery, gold and silver pieces with semiprecious stones. Return to your selected hotel for overnight.
Meals Included: Breakfast.
DAY 03: Lima In the morning, after breakfast, transfer and assistance with your departure from Lima.
Meals Included: Breakfast.