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Peru’s capital, Lima is a sophisticated city sat on a dramatic stretch of Pacific coastline. Built close to the remains of Caral, the oldest civilisation in the Americas, and founded by conquistador extraordinaire Francisco Pizzaro, Lima is one of the most historic cities on the continent. Skip from pre-Colombian archaeological sites to the handsome architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage colonial centre, exploring the visual delights and the city’s foodie reputation!

Lima at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Lima:

GMT -5
time difference
12 hours
flight time
9 million
population
Plaza Mayor
famous landmark
Ceviche
local food
Winter
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Lima

Lima offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

  • Panoramic Peru Tour

    Panoramic Peru

    18 days | Please call for prices

    • Lima
    • Arequipa
    • Colca
    • Puno
    • Sacred Valley
    • Aguas Calientes
    • Cusco
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  • Best of South America Tour

    Best of South America

    16 days | Please call for prices

    • Machu Picchu
    • Lake Titicaca
    • Iguaçu Falls
    • Rio and Buenos Aires
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  • Best of Peru and Colombia Tour

    Best of Peru and Colombia

    19 days | Please call for prices

    • Lima
    • Puno
    • Sacred Valley
    • Cusco
    • Aguas Calientes
    • Bogota
    • Armenia
    • Pereira
    • Cartagena
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Things To See In Lima

No trip to Lima would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.