Tours around Lima from Puerto del Callao

Enjoy and take advantage of your stop in the city of Lima, our Cultural and Historical city tour, where a local guide will accompany you from your arrival to the port of Callao and pick you up in a tourist transport and then head to the heart of the historic center of Lima and On the way I will tell the historical background of the old viceroyalty of Peru, then we will visit the most emblematic places of the city of the kings, such as the museum and convent of San Francisco, the Plaza de Armas de Lima and the archaeological center Huaca Pucllana .

per adult from

$85

NZD

Duration

5 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Official Tourism Guide
    • Entrances to the Convent and Museum of San Francisco
    • Entrance to the Pachacamac Archaeological Center
    •  1 bottle of water
    • Entry/Admission - Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
    • Entry/Admission - Huaca Pucllana
    • Entry/Admission - Casa de la Literatura Peruana
    What's excluded :
    • Feeding
    • Tips
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima Peru

    In our visit to the Historic Center, we will appreciate the Plaza Mayor of Lima, located in the heart of the City Center, around the square, the Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace and the Municipal House, we will have the opportunity to observe the changing of the guard that begins at 11.20 in the morning with a small ceremony in charge of the military band, then proceeds with the official ceremony of changing troops and ends at 12.20 at noon.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, Plaza San Francisco Jirón Lampa y Ancash, Lima 15001 Peru

    Under the square San Francisco, where we usually walk in the Center of Lima, hundreds of Limans are buried in a long system of catacombs, used since the seventeenth century as a cemetery until Don José de San Martín closed it in 1821. Currently , It is one of the attractions most visited by tourists, but also by those who deposit their faith in the dead by throwing coins, notes asking for miracles and even voodoo dolls with pins against an adversary or antagonist.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Huaca Pucllana, Calle General Borgono s/n, cuadra 8, Lima 15074 Peru

    The archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana is located on the central coast of the Republic of Peru, on the left bank of the valley below the Rimac River, in an area formerly irrigated by a branch of the so-called Surco River.

    Huaca Pucllana was built by people of the Lima culture, between 200 and 700 AD on the central coast of Peru. Specifically, between the valleys of the Chancay rivers, to the north and Lurín, to the south. Its main ceremonial centers such as Pucllana are located in the middle of the valleys but the villages were located around them or on the beaches without forming true urban centers.

    They dedicated themselves to agriculture, livestock and also to fishing and shellfish collection, to which they paid special attention. They built gigantic ceremonial centers built with mud bricks and were a peaceful town. Its pottery was used for various domestic and religious uses.

    The inhabitants of the Lima culture did not form a single kingdom or an empire. The valleys were divided into several curacazgos by way of small kingdoms that had to have equal treatment with each other. It is likely that the Sanctuary of Pachacamac has had greater importance due to its religious prestige.

    Huaca Pucllana was not properly a city, it was a ceremonial center and as such it was intended to be the residence of a priestly elite who possessed both political and religious and economic power. At the same time, it served to exercise from this site the power to the area of the valley that corresponded to it.

    Huaca Pucllana has basically two distinct areas: the Great Pyramid and its squares and a lower part formed by squares with sidewalks. Each of these two areas had a different functionality: the pyramid was destined to be a place of worship while the lower part is associated with more daily activities or related to direct dealing with the population.

    The pyramid is an elongated building of more than 400 meters long and 22 meters high, which has seven platforms in sight in each of which are squares, enclosures and passages, some of them painted yellow. In the lower part we find places and systems of enclosures. The lower part is of more recent construction than the pyramid and it is likely that at the beginning Pucllana was only a religious center and then annexes were required for administrative activities.

    Given its importance as a ceremonial center after the Lima were conquered by the Wari, the site was transformed into a cemetery and remained so until the Ishma manor. It is one of the Wari burials that has been able to recover important textile evidence, unique in its kind on the central coast, as well as ceramics, mates and other objects present in the tombs help us to know about the settlers who settled on the coast central with the conquest of this at the hands of the wari empire.

    The Huaca Pucllana Site Museum was created in 1984, as a result of the research work initiated in 1981 to safeguard the recovered archaeological objects and maintain a presence on the site that ensures their conservation. It is from that date that the site is also working through an inter-institutional agreement between the National Institute of Culture and the Municipality of Miraflores, this agreement aims to maintain research on the site and enable tourism services through the conservation and enhancement of the place.

    The Pucllana Cultural Historical Park is the result of the scientific desire to rescue, conserve and investigate the Huaca Pucllana, as one of the most important monuments of the city of Lima, not only because of its size, but also because of the cultural evidences that allow archaeologists and others Social and natural scientists reconstruct part of the history of pre-Columbian Lima.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Casa de la Literatura Peruana, Jr. Ancash 207 Centro Histórico de Lima, Lima Peru

    Old homeless station, today converted into the house of Peruvian Literature

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Traveler pickup is offered Meeting point: The usual meeting point with our guides and buses is on the outskirts of the port just 10 minutes by bus from where the ship is, passengers must take a bus which waits for them inside the port (free service) and then transfer them to the Departure, we will be waiting for you with a sign that says "INCA TRILOGY TOURS" that will be the meeting point, it is recommended to take the bus 30 minutes before the start of the tour, if for some reason the bus that picks them up from the port You can take the exit and take them to another place, you must contact us before leaving the port to coordinate the new place where we will be waiting for you. Important Note: on some occasions the bus that takes them out of the port also takes them to a nearby shopping center, if so, they should contact us before leaving to coordinate our meeting. Note: if the ship arrives on the same day of the tour, the start time will be later 10:00 am or 10:30 am, if the ship leaves the same day of arrival to meet the itinerary and to see all the attractions of Lima, we will arrive on time back to the port.Ports
    • APM TERMINALS, PUERTO DEL CALLAO
    • A P M Terminals Callao, Callao District 07021, Peru
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Inca Trilogy Tours

Activity ID: V-122472P28

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