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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Delve into Lima’s history with visits to the historical colonial centre, the catacombs of the Monasterio San Francisco and the bustling central market. Practice some Spanish greetings, try a Pisco Sour, mingle with locals at a pub, and learn more about the Limeño lifestyle.more...
Lima Pisco Making From USD 26.00
On this Lima Urban Adventure you'll learn the ins and outs of Peru’s most famous drink, the pisco sour. Shop for ingredients at a market then head to a hotel to learn how to make the perfect mix. See some of Lima’s most famous sites and join the Limenos to travel by combi along the way.more...
Road to Pachacamac Biking Tour From USD 109.00
See Lima’s splendid countryside and unravel local history on this Lima bike tour through the ages. Cycle past farms and haciendas then explore the magnificent ruins of Pachacamac. Learn the secret stories and legends of this impressive archaeological site, which dates back centuries, before returning to modernity back in the heart of the city.more...
Lima Coast Biking Tour From USD 47.00
On this Lima day tour you'll experience Lima’s sublime coast, interesting heritage and artistic enclaves on this cycling tour that combines stunning scenery with ancient history. Take the chance to revel in Lima’s rich, expressive culture and discover vibrant neighbourhoods on this fun and enriching ride that starts at an ancient archeological site and ends in cosmopolitan modernity.more...
Fiestas Patrias (Independence Day)
[ 28/07/2013 - 29/07/2013 ]
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)
[ 18/10/2013 ]
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.Dia de Todos los Santos & Dia de los Muertos
[ 01/11/2013 - 02/11/2013 ]
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.more events...
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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.
Feels like: 17°C
Passing clouds. Mild.
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