Peru's vibrant city filled with friendly inhabitants offers an attractive mix of native and colonial history, stemming from the Spanish Conquest when it became the nexus for Spain's expanding empire in the Americas for hundreds of years after Pizarro's initial invasion. Today, Lima is the economic and cultural center in the country.
Our tour begins with an guided drive through Lima's historic residential neighborhoods to reveal a center of entertainment, shopping centers, and excellent varieties of restaurants and bars. In particular, waterfront establishments take full advantage of the sea's fresh harvests, earning Lima a high reputation for the best dining in Peru.
Have your cameras ready for the commanding vista when we arrive at the "Parque del Amor," a Peruvian Lover's Lane. Whether or not you have your partner with you, the promontory offers a postcard view of the mighty Pacific Ocean from the middle of Peru's coastline. Other notable attractions include Lima's main square, where we'll see the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace and City Hall. Peru's capital city has impressively restored its colonial relics, partly as a result of UNESCO's involvement establishing World Heritage status for the town center as part of its Humanity Cultural Patrimony declaration that led to major restorations and preservation of old buildings, among them many churches from the colonial times.
In the evening, you will discover authentic Peruvian cuisine at a local restaurant, accompanied by a cultural show of folkloric dances from different parts of Peru.