The Experience: Lima is a city full of history. Lima’s folklore is very varied. The Department of Lima is “a small Peru” itself. In the city of Lima you can still find that quick wit, the grace in the “chascarro” (joke) and the fine irony; a light mood that we would say that do not take life seriously. Lima gave birth to the “criollismo” as a refined combination of the native and the Hispanic and has left its stamp in all activities. You can find creole music, creole politics and creole grace. All the Peruvian coast has been “acriollada”. Tasty meals and creole sweets are another distinctive folklore chapter, resulting in Lima’s typical restaurants, gardens and food sellers. The famous processions of the Lord of Miracles, popular fairs, pilgrimages to the cemetery, the national celebrations , the street vendors of everything you can imagine; make up a huge range of characters and limeños folk customs full of charm, spontaneity, colour and an intense energy that is part of the simple and everyday life. We invite you to discover it with your own eyes.
Destination: Lima, Peru
Duration: 2 days
DAY 1: City highlights, visit to the MATE Gallery and typical dances.
Arrival in Lima and transfer to your Hotel. In the afternoon, visit the city of Lima and its highlights: the famous Parque del Amor, the archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana, the residential areas such as El Olivar, San Martin Square, the Church of San Francisco de Asís, the catacombs, the Mayor Square, the Cathedral and Palaces. At the bohemian district of Barranco we will visit the Mario Testino art gallery, inaugurated in 2012 by the Peruvian well-known international photographer. By night enjoy a buffet dinner while you watch a show of Peruvian typical dances, at the traditional La Dama Juana Restaurant.
DAY 2: Handicraft Market & Jewellery visit.
Visit the famous Handicraft Market of Lima and enjoy a private exhibition in one of the most prestigious jewellers in the city. Lunch at La Huaca Pucllana Restaurant and take your private transfer to Lima International Airport.