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.


Spend the day walking through the historic and slightly bohemian district of Barranco. home to colonial buildings that have been converted into galleries featuring the works of edgy Peruvian artists and designers, Barranco is where ‘old meets new’.

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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Lima Discovery tour in Lima Lima Discovery
from 4 reviews
From USD 30.00

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.

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Road to Pachacamac Biking Tour in Lima Road to Pachacamac Biking Tour
from 5 reviews
From USD 98.00

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!

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Lima Coast Biking Tour in Lima Lima Coast Biking Tour
from 4 reviews
From USD 45.00

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.    

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Let´s eat!! Lima Gastronomic Experience
From USD 42.00

Ceviche, anticuchos, mazamorra, dio mio! It turns out that Peruvians are absolute culinary ninjas, and there’s no better place to prove that than Barranco, Lima’s bohemian district. This Lima tour will get down to the nitty gritty deliciousness of local food, leaving you saying ‘om nom nom’ all the way home.

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Fiesta de las Cruces (Festival of the Crosses)
[ 02/05/2014 ]

Held every first Sunday in May, a celebration for bountiful harvests and a time to give thanks. Members from various communities decorate crosses and parade them up to the top of San Cristobal hill with a procession of traditional music and dance.

Fiestas Patrias (Independence Day)
[ 28/07/2014 - 29/07/2014 ]

A major holiday celebrated throughout the entire country. There is certainly no shortage of fireworks and celebrations to be found wherever you may be.

Procesión del Señor de los Milagros (Procession of the Lord of Miracles)
[ 18/10/2014 ]

One of the largest religious processions in the world, this celebration pays respect to a mural of Jesus Christ that was painted by an African Slave in the 17th Century.

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Mr. Luke C.
Australia
15 Apr 2014
Giorgio was an excellent guide. His knowledge of history, architecture and food was first rate. We particularly enjoyed the markets. He also took the time to explain how to use the Metropolitano buses, which saved us a taxi fare back to Miraflores. We saw parts of Lima that we never would have visited solo. Highly recommended.
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Mr. Chris W.
USA
14 Jan 2014
The bike tour was a great to see the city of Lima. It exceeded my expectations that I had so many opportunities to learn about the culture and history, in addition to the beautiful scenery.
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Mrs. Ann C.
USA
07 Jan 2014
This trip was a lot of fun. Our guide Giorgio was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. The one drawback is that a portion of the trail is a very narrow single track with an irrigation ditch on one side and a moderately steep drop off on the other. I've done my fair share of mountain biking and I felt nervous riding along it. Our guides also mentioned that a number of people have fallen in the irrigation ditch. If you are afraid of heights or not an experienced biker you could just walk your bike for that portion. All in all a good tour and you will learn a ton of information about Peru's history.
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Mrs. Ann C.
USA
07 Jan 2014
My husband and I took 3 Urban Adventures tours in Lima and this one was our favorite. Our guide Teresa was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned so much about Peru's history, especially in the visit to the monastery. There is quite a bit of architectural history included in the tour, which I really liked. Afterward, Teresa gave us lots of suggestions for other things to see and places to eat. I highly recommend this tour!
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Mr. Niels Henrik K.
Denmark
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.
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Mr. Luis A.
USA
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.
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Mr. Gerardus d.
USA
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.
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Mr. Marc Z.
USA
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.
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Ms. Maria Choca U.
USA
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!
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Ms. Angelica T.

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.
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Lima Urban Adventures

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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