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Lima was founded on January 18, 1535 by conqueror Francisco Pizarro. It was considered, for nearly three centuries, as the colonial Capital of South America. In 1821, it became a capital of the independent Peru; during the first decades of Republican life was the scene of political confrontations between various warlords. Although the origin of the name remains a mystery, there are many versions. Lima would come from "Limac – Limac" or "Limac - Huayta", name of a yellow flower which served to accelerate speech in children. ("Archaeology of Lima" - author: Pedro Villar Cordova). According to Garcilaso de la Vega, the Lima place name is a degeneration of the voice "Rimac", which in Spanish means "which speaks", about an Oracle very revered by Indians and, by extension, named the Valley and its river.

Colonial Lima

A generous tour full of history and culture in the great city of Lima. The tour includes a visit to the plaza Mayor and its beautiful Cathedral, the convent of San Francisco and its famous catacombs, the famous Cordano bar, which was founded in 1905 and where you can try the most exquisite flavors of Lima. And if try a stimulating pisco sour is, visit the Maury Bar, place where was created the peruvian national drink. In this pedestrian tour passenger can appreciate the aesthetic virtues of the architectural monuments from the colonial era, the Republican and modern, also in these streets you can discover which were residences of wealthy foreign merchants and locations of the offices of the religious orders who had presence in South America

Tour Details:

o Small Group service: Minimum 3 Pax
o Private service: Minimum 2 Pax
o Departures: From Tuesday to Sunday
o First group Start: 8:30 am / Finish: 12:30 pm
o Second group Start: 2:00 pm / Finish: 6:00 pm
o Difficulty level: Slight
o Altitude: 30 MASL
o Temperature: Dec to Apr 30 °C – 86 °F / May to Nov 20 °C – 68

Our service includes:

o Official Bilingual Guide: French – Portuguese - Spanish – English.
o Pick up from hotels.
o Entrance tickets to museums and attractions.
o A bottle of water per person.

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