Lima Malecon Walkway view of lighthouse and park, Peru

Best of Lima – cuisine and history tour

Trips/Explore Peru

3 days

Almost everyone flying in and out of Peru makes their way through Lima. In our opinion, the perfect way to relax after a big trek in the Andes is a short stopover in the capital to taste some of it's world-renowned cuisine as well as stroll its lovely clifftop walkway and visit some iconic historical sights.

Detailed Itinerary

Peru Country Map

Day 1: Clifftop walking tour

Your Lima guide meets you at the airport and whisks you away for a guided afternoon or evening walking tour. This includes strolling along the picturesque Malecón Walkway, which winds along the clifftop running parallel to the ocean. This walkway offers great views and also passes interesting parks with photo-worthy modern sculptures. In the evening head to dinner at one of the city's many incredible restaurants. Did you know that Lima actually has four of the world's 50 best restaurants? Let us know if you'd like us to try book you a table at one of them!

Paraglider over city of Lima and coastline, Peru

Day 2: Market tour and cooking class

Today we visit a local market and learn about the common ingredients in Limeño cuisine such as tomatoes, potatoes and peanuts, which all actually originated in Peru. This tour does of course involve tasting many local and delicious ingredients! Later in the day it's off to a cooking class to learn how to make three Peruvian classics: causa limena (an ancient savoury dish with mashed potato), ceviche (a marinated dish of raw fish) and pisco sour (Peru's most well-known cocktail). Enjoy another dinner out trying something traditional or one of the city's popular fusion dishes.

Lima cuisine plated dish of fresh scallops, Peru

Day 3: Historical Lima tour

This morning we head off on a half-day walking tour of key sights within Lima's historic centre. Lima's history has various layers as represented in iconic landmarks like its pre-Inca Huaca Pucllana pyramid. There's also the very popular Spanish colonial Plaza de Armas, which is considered the birthplace of the city of Lima. The square is encircled by many architectural gems like the baroque Archbishop's Palace. After a morning of sightseeing, your guide drives you to the airport for your flight home.

Red flowers in foreground with Archbishop's Palace in background, Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru


Price Includes

Airport transfers

Two nights of mid-range accommodation


Experienced, English-speaking guide

Stipulated activities

Price Does Not Include

Lunches and dinners

Snacks and drinks

Where you'll stay

Lima hotel dining room

Tierra Viva Miraflores Larco Hotel

This stylish hotel is located in the vibey, seaside Miraflores district of Lima – the perfect starting point for exploring many of the city's star attractions on foot.

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Lima Peru dessert tray in a restaurant
Lima's Magic Water Circuit of the Reserve Park lit up at night

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