Lima Urban Adventures
Day tours, with a local
Peru is a blend of the ancient and modern, and you’re never far from an undiscovered archeological site, or from the next big artist to make it on the world stage. Lima is the gateway to this fascinating world of possibilities, and our locally led Lima tours allow you to discover all the ins and outs of this vibrant city.
Escape the noise of the city and take a walk along the palm tree lined, ocean-view, walkway of Miraflores’ Malecon. Find yourself amongst locals walking their dogs, running, riding bikes, or locking lips on the colourful mosaic benches of Parque Del Amor - the best place to watch the Pacific sunset.
The sights and sounds of Lima’s Barrio Chino – or Chinatown – are a distinctive blend of Chinese and Peruvian history and tradition. Nowhere is this mix more delicious than in ‘Chifa’, a style of Chinese food that has been infused with a Limoñon influence over the years.
Lima is quickly proving itself to be one of the gastronomic capitals in the world. With over 460 regional dishes to choose from, Peruvian food is a must while you’re here, but don’t be surprised when you come across world-class cuisine from countries such as France, Italy, and even Japan.
At Lima Urban Adventures, we want you to experience the energetic soul of Peru's capital. From exploring its rich history and culture, to discovering vibrant neighbourhoods as well as ancient sites... this city makes for a fascinating introduction to Peru. Be sure to check out some of the experiential Lima tours we have on offer.
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from 2 reviews
From USD 31.00
Get your hands on the blueprint to modern Peruvian life on this Lima tour that puts you in the shoes of locals. Hit the market, sip a Pisco Sour, pick up a few words of Spanish, and snack on some churros for the ultimate introduction to life in Lima.more...
Lima Pisco Making From USD 26.00
Knowing how to make a mean Pisco Sour will turn you from zero to hero at your next house party. Join this Lima tour to learn how to make this tart, tasty drink - from ingredient-buying, to mixing and serving - we've got the Pisco-making experience nailed, and soon, so will you.more...
Road to Pachacamac Biking Tour
from 4 reviews
From USD 109.00
Cycle in the footsteps of the ancients on this Lima tour guaranteed to blast away jet lag. Hit the dusty road to the ruins of Pachacamac, cycling past villages, crops and haciendas. Don't forget to dig deep for the inclines and let loose on the downhill runs!more...
Lima Coast Biking Tour
from 3 reviews
From USD 47.00
A blast of sunshine and sea air is a legitimate antidote to travel stress. Add in some cycling-induced endorphins, public art, and boho neighbourhoods and you've got yourself a winning Lima tour.more...
[ 01/02/2014 ]
In the weeks leading up to Easter, Peruvians celebrate with street parties, concerts, and the traditional throwing of water balloons at unsuspecting people.National Pisco Sour Day
[ 05/02/2014 ]
A big celebration of Peru's national drink held every first weekend of February.Valentines' Day
Place: Parque del Amor - [ 14/02/2014 ]
Celebrate hearts day the Peruvian way!more events...
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11 Jul 2013 Will definately use Urban Adventures again, this was an excellent way of spending a jet-lagged sunday in Lima, getting insight into the less touristy side of Lima.
19 Apr 2013 This was a good bike tour covering alot of the areas I was interested in seeing in Lima, Peru. Urban was ontime and ran the tour even though I was the only person signed up for the tour that day. Not everyone will do that.
14 Feb 2013 Our guide, Tito Zavala, did an excellent job explaining everything as well as taking good care of us to safely complete this fantastic bike tour.
08 Jan 2013 Our guide Enrique "Kique" was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Also a great photographer. The tour gave us a great impression of Lima, and couldnt have asked for a better guide.
16 Sep 2012 The bike ride down to Pachacamac was sheer joy. We were picked up promptly and taken on a wonderful tour of the countryside between Lima and the ruins. Unlike a bus tour, the bike tour put us into more intimate contact with people and the land. Highly recommended!
08 Sep 2012 Giorgio was very friendly and jovial, had excellent local knowledge having grown up in the area and also excellent English. Because of the tour type, there wasn't much chance to interact with the locals. Giorgio was also very accommodating for the different skill levels of cyclists :) For those intending to do this trip, be aware you'll be quite dusty at the end! As the ruin is made of mudbricks, they are quite deteriorated and it is only when you climb up to the sun temple that you will get a true appreciation of the size and scale of the site.
21 Aug 2012 excellent knowledgeable guide and patient with time. . .a full 4 hours. great way to explore the city of Lima along the coast.
31 Jul 2012 We were late and were the only two people in the group, and yet, the guides patiently waited for us. The tour guide Georgio was very knowledgeable about the City of Lima and its culture. He offer a great variety of insights on the background of all the place we've biked through. We especially enjoyed the small talk at Barranco. The bike ride was comfortable in general. One small drawback was that Huaca Pucllana was in construction when we visited (not exactly their fault), so we didn't get to set our feet on it. Overall, we recommend this tour to anyone visiting the coastal area of Lima and would like to explore the place and it's cool spots.
Welcome to Lima – the bustling urban capital of Peru. Over 8 million people call Lima home including those of us here in the Lima Urban Adventures office. As a part of the Urban Adventures network, we are excited to share a part of the Lima experience with you through our unique Lima day tours. Whether this is visiting a local community or learning how to make a regional dish, our goal is to help make the world feel a little smaller by inspiring our travellers to experience a culture and its people in the most intrepid way possible – through local knowledge and local experience.
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