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 6 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 6 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 6 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 3 reviews
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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Dia de Todos los Santos & Dia de los Muertos
[ 01/11/2014 - 02/11/2014 ]

All Saints Day & All Souls Day - a religious and national holiday honouring various religious saints and a remembrance of those who have died. Flowers and candles are brought to cemeteries, in the memory of the dead.

Carnival (Easter)
[ 01/02/2015 ]

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
[ 05/02/2015 ]

A big celebration of Peru's national drink held every first weekend of February.

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Ms. Berthy F.
Canada
23 Sep 2014
Our local guide in Lima was Paula and she did an outstanding job in providing us with information on the capital of Peru. The pace was excellent and we tried some local food, the Pisca Sours being our favourite. We recommend this walking tour to anybody. Eric and Berthy, Ontario, Canada
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Mr. Marc D.
Australia
07 Sep 2014
Great guide, very enthusiastic!
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Ms. Cher P.
USA
08 Jul 2014
My friend and I had a list of top Peruvian foods we wanted to try while in Peru and this night food tour in Lima pretty much checked off most of the things on our list. Not only that, but everything was so delicious! We tried anticuchos, picarones, ceviche, mazamorra morada con arroz con leche and of course, pisco sour! Our guide Georgio was so much fun and very knowledgeable about all things Peruvian cuisine! He not only gave us information about the food we were eating but about the whole Peru food culture as well. Additionally, he even went out of his way to go to a pharmacy with us and help be a translator! Really great tour and highly recommended.
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Ms. Cat D.
United Kingdom
03 Jun 2014
The Lima Gastronomic Experience was the perfect end to my time in Peru. Georgio was fantastic company, and so informative. Amazing selection of food and venue choices, and great to get a different perspective of the city. Highly recommended.
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Ms. Cat D.
United Kingdom
03 Jun 2014
Tito was a fantastic guide, and I really recommend this as a way to get a bit active and see a different side to the city.
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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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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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