Things to do in Peru, Peru: The Best Literary, Art & Music Tours

May 21, 2022 Russell Mellin

Coordinates: 10°S 76°W / 10°S 76°W / -10; -76
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1. Fun in Barranco Town Tour Including Pickup & Drop-Off

Surquillo, Peru Haku Tours
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Barranco is the cultural and bohemian heart of Lima. We will visit its different corners, where we could appreciate its walls filled with street art, as well as the charming streets and bright & colourful 19th century buildings and mansions. Barranco has been the home to some of the most famous Peruvian artists and in this tour tour we will visit all the hidden places where they got inspired.

Inclusions: Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions: Snacks

Reviewed By taniad342

Рекомендую) Мне очень понравилось. Было очень интересно узнавать Лиму по настоящему:) Екскурсовод знает все и обо всем, ответит на любой вопрос по теме) Я не заметила как пролетело 4 часа. Классный тур, спасибо! I recommend) I really liked it. It was very interesting to get to know Lima for real :) The tour guide knows everything and about everything, will answer any question on the topic) I did not notice how 4 hours flew by. Great tour, thanks!

2. Pucallpa His Art. Photography, art and culture tour.

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Welcome to Tierra Colorada - Pucallpa. From the arrival you must acclimatize to the heat. The delight of photographic tours with lovely locations in a perfect introduction to the cradle of Amazonian art. With a combination of activities and free time to explore and discover the beauty of local life. Pucallpa is a city of art and color, which takes care of its traditions.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Wheelchairs, canes or baby cars if and only if the traveler requests it 24 hours in advance, Entrance fees to Museums and Attractions

Exclusions: WiFi on board, Lunch, Bottled water

Reviewed By kristyvagablonde

A group of friends and I went on the velo de la novia tour last week and it was one of the highlights of our time in Peru! The guide was bilingual and very knowledgeable about Pucallpas history, flora and fauna and he even geared the tour towards art since he knew we were artists. The trip was comfortable and safe and the driver even made an extra stop on the way so we could get breakfast at a nice family owned cafe he knew of. The waterfall was beautiful and we had plenty of time to swim and hang out. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Pucallpa!

3. Artsy Barranco & Lima City Tour (Small Group)

Lima Highlights Tours
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Barranco is the bohemian and artsy site of Lima. Writers, poets and artists filled the area in years past and used it for inspiration. Get ready to admire the funky graffiti and murals that were painted with class and character. See beautiful and colonial buildings with stunning architectonic designs. A sidewalk, along the cliffs, offers wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean down below, with beaches very popular among local surfers. Taste a delicious Pisco Sour at a traditional bar! Then, we take you to the historical center of Lima to see its beautiful old colonial buildings. Barranco, San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, The City Hall, the Presidential Palace, San Francisco Monastery Museum, Catacombs and more! Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. We follow all the required protocols of biosecurity. Book it now! Do not miss it!

Inclusions: Free Pick up and Drop off to your Hotel , Air-conditioned vehicle, Knowledgeable Tour Guide, Bottled water, All entrance tickets, Lunch at a local Restaurant

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Reviewed By 843innag

The tour was perfectly organized. The pick up was right on time and the vehicle was very comfortable. We visited 3 different markets and the tour guide Jonathan was very well informed. His spoken English is on a very good level so on top of a lovely day with delicious food I also learned a lot :) He was also very flexible so I booked directly after the first tour a visit to the Larco Museum. Thank you Jonathan!

4. Food & Art: Lima Colors and Flavors Walking Tour

Miraflores, Peru Haku Tours
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This 4-hour walking tour will guide you through the colorful stately mansions and churches, as you make your way along the cliffs, while hearing about Barranco's fascinating history and tasting some snacks along the way.

Inclusions: Hotel or Apartament pickup and drop-off (in Barranco, Miraflores or San Isidro Only), Local snacks, Professional guide

Exclusions: Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown Lima or outside specific pickup zones (surcharge applies; payable directly)

Reviewed By taniad342

Рекомендую) Мне очень понравилось. Было очень интересно узнавать Лиму по настоящему:) Екскурсовод знает все и обо всем, ответит на любой вопрос по теме) Я не заметила как пролетело 4 часа. Классный тур, спасибо! I recommend) I really liked it. It was very interesting to get to know Lima for real :) The tour guide knows everything and about everything, will answer any question on the topic) I did not notice how 4 hours flew by. Great tour, thanks!

5. Bohemian & Colorful Lima: Barranco and Callao City tour

Travel Buddies Peru
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Start this colorful afternoon from your hotel. First thing to do is drive to “El Callao”. Callao is a place full of art and history; Walk around old streets rejuvenated by colorful murals and urban art. After many pictures visit the “Fugaz” art gallery, where you will find different kinds of art expositions like photography, paintings, sculpture, etc. Continuing with this cultural ride around Lima is time to take the highway next to the Pacific ocean and drive to Barranco. On the way, we can share some stories from Peru and the city or maybe talk about any topic you are interested in. Barranco is one of the most colorful places in Lima and is known as the Bohemian district. Also, this section of the tour includes the visit to Jade Rivera exhibition. He is a muralist whose technique and style are determined by his personal experiences and his perspective of the environment in which he lives. After Barranco, we will take you back to your hotel.

Inclusions: Pickup & Drop off if you are in Miraflores Barranco or San Isidro, if not contact us., Travel Buddies Specialist (Guide), Entrance Fee to Mario Testino Museum

Exclusions: Food, Beverages, Tips, Souvenirs

Reviewed By andes559

My wife and I had a great time with Pablo and Cesar. This tour was fantastic; not too much walking, great history, and of course AMAZING food. We went to places that they went to as children; it was an immersive experience. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to eat where the locals do.

6. Magic Fountains Park & Bohemian Barranco at Night (Small Group)

Lima Highlights Tours
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Let’s visit the most beautiful Park of Lima, watch the stunning Laser Light Show and enjoy its colorful Fountains which has a variety of colors and styles that will amaze you. The dancing Fountains, choreographed to music and continuously changing color schemes, make this place a must-see. Then, get ready to go to Barranco, considered the bohemian district of Peru’s capital and see its wonderful artsy streets. Get to know the most iconic sites of this amazing and romantic neighborhood while listening your expert guide explanation. Colors, music, art, and more! Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. We follow all the required protocols of biosecurity. Book it now! Do not miss it!

Inclusions: Free Pick up and Drop off to your Hotel, Air-conditioned vehicle, Knowledgeable Tour Guide, Bottled water, All entrance tickets

Exclusions: Dinner

Reviewed By 843innag

The tour was perfectly organized. The pick up was right on time and the vehicle was very comfortable. We visited 3 different markets and the tour guide Jonathan was very well informed. His spoken English is on a very good level so on top of a lovely day with delicious food I also learned a lot :) He was also very flexible so I booked directly after the first tour a visit to the Larco Museum. Thank you Jonathan!

7. Private Neighborhoods Tour: Miraflores, Barranco & Chorrillos

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In just a few short hours we will cover the most important districts to the South of Lima. We will visit a well-known fish market and mingle with the locals as they await the fisherman hauling in their catch for the day. We'll see shanty towns contrasted with economic prosperity and an impressive view of the Pacific below us. We will have the opportunity to stroll through some of Lima's most beautiful parks, and the trendy bohemian district of Barranco where you will soak up the local culture. We will introduce you to some of our favorite Peruvian snacks, and guide you among Lima’s best handcraft and souvenir shops in the trendy neighborhood of Barranco.

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, Hotel pickup and drop-off (from districts of San Isidro, Miraflores, and Barranco), Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions: Lunch, Gratuities, If ice creams are opted for, client is responsible for consumption (s/. 10)

Reviewed By SammyandFlo

Our day led by Gabriella was well worth the extra expense of a private rather than group tour. Her enthusiasm and knowledge about the Lima's history, neighborhoods and cultural buildings made for a great orientation to the city. The itinerary was well organized given the volume of vehicle traffic, we also had ample time at each site, and never felt rushed. It's an excellent tour whether you have just a single day in Lima, or if you have more time later on to explore on your own. Thanks again!

8. Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Lima Private Tour

Gran Hotel Bolivar Lima, Jirón de la Unión 958, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru ►► Withlocals™ - Local Private Tours ????????
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This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Lima from a unique perspective! Get to know Lima on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Lima at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Iglesia La Merced, Plaza de Armas, Casa de la Literatura Peruana and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups.

Inclusions: Private Tour, Small-group tour option available, Local Guide, 1 local drink/tasting, Tickets for Casa de Aliaga included

Exclusions: Hotel pick-up and drop off, Food and beverages not listed as inclusions

Reviewed By jeang0ld

The tour was absolutely amazing. You could get to know the history of the Pisco and in our opinion the highlight was mixing a Pisco Sour on our own. It was no ordinary tour- it was more like being shown around by a good friend and we had a great time with our friendly and very likable guide Claudia. She gave us so many good recommendations for restaurants and other \u201Ato-dos' in Lima. We can gladly say it was the best evening in Lima. Thank you so much Claudia :)

9. valle sagrado

Cusco, Peru Camino Peru

El Valle Sagrado de los Incas, es una experiencia para recorrer lo que en su momento fue uno de los centros de la civilización inca y que por ende hoy en día guarda coloridos campos de cultivo, pueblos pintorescos, sitios arqueológicos y el río Urubamba. Atributos que guardan la cultura, historia y manifestaciones del esplendor del Imperio Inca y el paso de la colonia.

Inclusions: Private transportation

Exclusions: Boleto Turístico General Cusco (BTG) o Boleto Turístico Parcial Cusco, propinas, Alimentación (almuerzo), bebidas,

Reviewed By shppo

Whilst the idea of visiting a volcanic quarry might not be top of many people’s bucket list we found the trip entertaining and informative. Our guides met us at our hotel in a car and took us to Cayma, one of the districts of Arequipa to see how the Sillar Stone was commonly used. A very peaceful, and typical district Square. Then after a quick stop overlooking a panorama featuring all three of Arequipa’s volcanoes we headed to the first quarry. Its a literal, working quarry, although it feels very much like it is trying to pivot to tourism, with some decorative sculptures appearing. We had a demonstration of stone cutting, including the chance to split the huge chucks of rock ourselves. It really showed how hard the work is. Next to another note un-used quarry which features a ravine walk along a dried out river bed. We saw unusual-rock formations and historic rock carvings. Then we were dropped back at our hotel. Overall there was a good mix of things to see and do. Whilst my wife was bored by rock cutting, she loved walking the dried river bed, so i would say a good mix for couples! The guides were knowledgable, fluent in english, charming, and attentive to our questions and observations. A great few hours well spent. Highly recommended!

10. Biking & Art in Lima

Bikeline Perú

We discover Olive Park of San Isidro enjoying the Marina Núñez House sculptures exhibited outdoors. We enter to the exclusive art Gallery Índigo to know more about Peruvian modern crafts and we will ride by a beautiful Mural of an Amazonian artist Rember Yahuarcani.

Inclusions: Snacks, All activities, Professional guide, Use of bicycle, Use of helmet, Private tour, Bottled water

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Reviewed By abisola8

Sophia and her team are extraordinary! They came to pick my friend and I up at our hotel with bicycles and helmets. There were also snacks for us! Sophia is so knowledgeable about the historical and cultural facts and shares the most interesting tidbits. You can tell she’s trained and certified. She directed us safely through the city from stop to stop and we never felt any danger. This is a great way to explore! I highly recommend Bikeline tours! Abi O

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