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The Full Lima & Ica Experience (4D/3N)

The Full Lima & Ica Experience (4D/3N)

Overview

Come explore the best of Lima in this 4 day/3 night tour! We have designed this unique tour, which will allow you to visit all of the highlights of the city, such as: Lima's Historic Center . What will make your trip extra special is the less touristy areas of Lima, where you will discover the colorful and exotic markets that are filled with small shops owned by people from the Andes and the Amazon of Peru. In addition, you will try all of the best local cuisines! For extra fun, we have also  added adventure to your trip with a visit to Ballestas Islands on a boat tour and the National Reserve of Paracas, both located about 3.5 hours from Lima. Because we work closely with our nonprofit sister organization, Reciprocity NGO, your trip will help support the social projects in shanty towns of Lima.

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DAY 1: WELCOME TO LIMA + LIMA CITY TOUR

  • Our representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
  • If you arrived in the morning or early afternoon, we are ready to explore! We can take you to do a city tour from the airport (before going to your hotel, you can keep your luggages with you in the car) If you prefer to do your checking first then we will take you to your hotel before the tour. We want to let you know you can start your tour with us at anytime, we will accomodate to your time schedule.
  • Our local guide will take you to a fascinating walking tour around our historical center. It’s different as classic and unique, we will show you Palaces and interesting art & architecture our city hides, we also going to take you to our ancient Saint Francisco Monastery and to visit the impressive underground Catacombs!

Accommodation: Casa Andina Standard hotel, Antigua Miraflores hotel or Similar.
Entrance Tickets: Included.

DAY 2: OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL IN MIRAFLORES 
  • For those that arrived later the day 1, you will then enjoy the Lima city tour.
  • The rest of the day is free to rest then you can continue your own personal exploration.

Accommodation: Casa Andina Standard hotel, Antigua Miraflores hotel or Similar.
Meals Included:Breakfast

DAY 3: “BALLESTAS ISLANDS & NATIONAL RESERVE OF PARACAS” OR “BALLESTAS ISLANDS + BUGGY Y SANDBOARDING IN HUACACHINA”

  • 04:00 We will leave Lima early to avoid traffic, which will give you more time to enjoy a full day in Paracas!
  • 08:00: We will arrive at the port of Chaco in Pisco, where we will hop onto a boat to tour the famous and amazing “Ballestas Islands.” You will see a lot of lovely families of sea lions, many kinds of amazing birds, and tiny penguins – yes, penguins in hot weather! Along with the wildlife, you can appreciate the amazing rock formations. As there are no private boat tours to the islands, we will share a boat organized and led by Peruvian marines. The whole tour will take around 2.5 hours.
  • 11:00 After your boat tour, we will take you to visit the impressive and isolated Paracas National Reserve. This natural reserve holds the Guiness World Record for the driest desert on Earth: Atacama. Your friendly tour guide will tell you all about the desert formation and you also will have the chance to see an impressive landscape with lakes where many migratory birds stop on their trip down south or up north. If you are lucky you might even see the great pink flamingos!
  • 13:00 We will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant specialized in seafood. However, there are many different options. (Lunch is not included, but we will help you order a delicious meal. Lunch usually costs around 35 nuevos soles (or about $10.00).
  • 14:00 We will leave Paracas to go back to Lima. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Lima at approximately 18:00.

Accommodation: Casa Andina Standard hotel, Antigua Miraflores hotel or Similar.
Meals Included:Breakfast

DAY 4: COLORS AND FLAVORS TOUR (FOOD & ART TOUR)
  • 09:00 We will pick you up from your hotel lobby and start our adventure in a local town called Chorrillos. Here, you will immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and learn about the district’s main industry: fishing. You will have the opportunity to check out a local fish market, meet the animated Peruvian fishermen, and learn about our local products. We will also take you to the fishing port to check out the sea life and discover some great locations for impressive photos.
  • Afterwards, we will drive to the top of the cliffs (on our famous ¨Costa Verde¨ or Green Coast Highway) to visit Chorrillos’ neighborhoods, people, streets, and local markets! Of course, you will have the opportunity to see and taste many different fruits from the Amazon, Andes, and the Coast of Peru. We will enjoy amazing ceviche, our famous national dish made from fresh fish from the local markets!
  • 11:30 After visiting Chorrillos, we will go to the artsy neighborhood of Barranco, famous for its Bohemian feel. This walking tour will guide you past a variety of colorful, stately mansions and impressive local murals. On the tour, you will learn about Barranco’s fascinating lifestyle. You will also see the famous “Bajada de los Baños” walkway, the romantic “Bridge of Sighs”, and enjoy a visit to one of the many local galleries that make Barranco one of the most well-known areas in Lima. Join us in one of Lima’s most trendy districts.
  • 13:00 We will leave Barranco and go back to your hotel, so you will have the rest of the day off to explore the modern neighborhood of Miraflores, which is filled with great restaurants, beautiful cafes, markets. Please ask us for recommendations! The tour is going to end at approximately 13:15
  • Your tour will end and you can have free time for the rest of the day in Miraflores until your departure.
  • We will transfer you back to the airport in time for your flight. (Please let us know your flight details in advance to schedule a transfer to the airport.)
HOTEL CATEGORY Single Room Double Room
The 3-star hotels US$ 630 US$ 530
The 4-star hotels US$ 785 US$ 685
The 5-star hotels US$ 825 US$ 725
  • Aiport pick up & drop off to/from Miraflores
  • Accommodation ( 3 Nights in a 3-4 star hotel)
  • All breakfasts included
  • Lima City Tour
  • The Lima’s Colors and Flavors Tour (Lots of local snacks & tapas)
  • Ballestas Islands Boat Tour
  • Paracas National Reserve
  • All entrance tickets
  • Tolls, parking, taxes, and all transport
  • Professional tour guide in English/Español
  • Personalized service
  •  International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru.
  •  Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items.
  •  Pre & post tour accommodation.