Get an insider's look at Lima as your CEO guides you through the city's best on this three-day tour. See the history in Plaza San Martin and Central Market, then enjoy a delicious cooking class where you'll learn how to make Peruvian dishes like ceviche and causa. You'll see why Lima is worth spending more than just a night.
Arrive at any time.<p>There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.</p>
Accommodation Name: Hotel Santa Cruz (or similar)
Meals: ,No Meals,
Explore Lima's cultural and historical highlights by public transport and on foot on a unique insiders tour of the city. We'll visit some key sites in the historical centre like the Plaza De Armas and the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco before wandering the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco with a visit to the art gallery of a famous local artist. After, dive into Peru's culinary delights with a visit to local markets and shops to sample and select fresh ingredients. Then try your hand at preparing unique Peruvian dishes with a local chef, enjoying our creations for lunch. ¡Muy bien!<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Hop on a public bus to the historic centre of Lima. Start at Plaza San Martin built in the early 20th century and named for the liberator of Peru, José de San Martín, whose statue you can find in the centre of the plaza. Continue on a walking tour of the Plaza de Armas where you'll learn about the history of the presidential palace. At the centre of the plaza stands a beautiful bronze fountain that has stood there since 1650. After, visit the stunning Basilica and Convent of San Francisco. The cathedral is famous for its bone-lined catacombs that house approximately 70,000 remains, many of the remains are exposed and stacked along the walls in strange patterns. Take a break from walking and stop at a local shop to try Butifarra Soledeñas, a type of sausage that has developed into a regional speciality and is made from ground beef and pork mixed with spices. After our snack, hop back on the bus and head to the bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco. See the eclectic mesh of past and present, colonial mansions, boutique shops and inviting bars. Admire street art, the Bridge of Sighs, and more, in what is known as the hub of creativity in Lima. Enjoy a coffee tasting and demonstration at Cafe Bisetti, then visit the Victor Delfín house, an imposing mansion, art studio and museum all in one.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Fast becoming a foodie destination, dive into Peru's culinary delights with a visit to local markets and shops to sample and select fresh ingredients. Then try your hand at preparing unique Peruvian dishes with a local chef, enjoying our creations for lunch. ¡Muy bien!</p>
Accommodation Name: Hotel Santa Cruz (or similar)
Location: Lima, Pachacamac District, Lima
After checking out of the hotel, enjoy a free day to choose from a variety of optional activities like a visit to nearby ruins or take a surfing lesson. For travellers continuing on to another G Adventures tour, your CEO will help facilitate the joining of the new group starting in the evening.
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