Lima Discovery Experience

Get your hands on the blueprint to modern Peruvian life on this Lima tour that puts you in the shoes of locals. Admire the colonial balconies, visit San Francisco Convent and the Catacombs, hit the local market and see the great variety of fruits and vegetables reflecting the rich biodiversity of Perú and try the best Pisco Sour in town! Our National drink


  • Get all the insider info from a local about the rich history of the fascinating city of Lima

  • Experience Lima like a local, taking city transportation to Lima’s downtown

  • Learn about Lima’s famous sights, as well as the hidden gems you never knew existed

  • Visit San Francisco Convent and the Catacombs one of the most amazing buildings from Colonial times.

  • Explore churches, parks, and plazas as you listen to local tales

  • Wander through a local market filled with fresh produce from all over Peru

  • Polish up your Spanish and learn some local phrases

  • Try the best Pisco Sour in town, the only way to kick back in Peru!

Local English-speaking guide
City bus ticket
Entrance fee to San Francisco
One Pisco Sour
Snacks and drinks
Gratuities/tips for your guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local English-speaking guide, city bus ticket, Entrance fee to San Francisco, one Pisco Sour

What isn't included in the tour?

Snacks, drinks, gratuities/tips for your guide

Where do we meet?

The Front Door of the Virgen Milagrosa Church, next to Miraflores City Hall in Kennedy Park

Where does the tour end?

Local Bar in Plaza de Armas or Main Square of Lima

What is the duration of the tour?

3 hours 45 minutes

What is the group size for this tour?

For shared tours, the maximum group number will be 12 passengers. For private tours, there must be a minimum of 2 passengers. A solo traveller may still book a private experience, but they will be charged a base rate for two travellers.

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +51 994688552

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.


Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Here in Lima, a city of more than 10 million inhabitants, traffic becomes a big problem. But on this tour, you'll be riding public transportation that runs on natural gas and has a dedicated lane. This saves a lot of time while helping the environment in a city with as much pollution as Lima.
  • You will visit the local Central Market where you can try the best seasonal fruits in the area, right from local producers.
  • You finish the tour with a pisco sour, Peru's national drink, at a local bar that has the reputation of preparing one of the best pisco sours in the city. The bar is eco-friendly and they don't sell plastic bottles or use straws.
  • This fun and dynamic tour of Lima is more than a history lesson, it connects you with the heart and soul of this fascinating Peruvian city, from the people that really know what it's like to live there – the locals. Ditch the history books, this Lima walking tour will give you everything you need to know! You'll meet your local guide at the main gate of the Virgen Milagrosa Church in Miraflores, and start the tour by taking the local bus downtown, just as locals do. On the way, you'll learn a few words of Spanish, something that will come in handy for the rest of your Lima travel experience! Here you'll also get some insider info on the colonial times in Perú, before heading out on your adventure through the City of Kings. Our walk continues along part of the Jirón de la Union, a pedestrian avenue linking Plaza San Martin to Plaza de Armas. Along the way, your local guide will be pointing out the sights along this street, from the hidden gems to Lima's classic must-sees. Next on this Lima city tour, you'll go to the colorful Central Market. With your local guide, you'll navigate your way through the various stalls, checking out the fresh produce and learning about the eating habits of the locals. From jungle to coast, to 'altiplano', or high plains, Peru has a rich and diverse food culture, and you'll find examples of dishes from all over the country at the market, and learn about them from a local. Thought Peru didn't have much of a food scene? You can think again! As you move ahead on this historical Lima tour you will visit the breathtaking Monasterio San Francisco, home to huge underground catacombs and a building so rich in history that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site back in 1991. As you take in the views of the building and this square, your local guide will be filling you with knowledge about everything you see. After all that learning, it's time to rest your body and give yourself a break, and the only way to do that in Lima is with a Pisco Sour in hand! Your local guide will take you to the place where this iconic drink is the best in town, or so they claim…This Lima tour will come to an end here, where you can continue your own exploration of the city, or your local guide will be able to point you in the direction of your accommodation. As a city so important to Peru's history and culture, it can be hard to know what to do in Lima to really tap into what it is to be a Limeño. With a local by your side on our Lima Discovery tour, you'll get to know the classic stories and local tales of this fascinating Peruvian city.

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