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The beauty of Peru’s capital city and the delights of its Pacific coast are yours to discover on Lima shore excursions when your ship docks here from your South America cruise. Whether your interests run to pre-Inca ruins, pre-Hispanic temples, or Peruvian cuisine, you’ll find a Lima, Peru cruise excursion that will entertain, educate, and add to your thorough enjoyment while at this exciting port of call.
See the “City of Kings” on narrated Lima shore excursions through the city’s historic center. See the impressive Government Palace, City Hall, and the Archbishop’s Palace, and admire the impressive architecture at the Santo Domingo Monastery. Drive through lovely residential areas and the picturesque district of San Isidro. Stop at Miraflores and take in the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
On a tour of colonial Lima, visit one of the city’s most treasured sites and South America’s first university, the National University of San Marcos, established in 1551. Spend time at Lima’s baroque jewel, the Jesuit Convent of San Pedro, and drive through the Parque de la Mualla, one of the city’s oldest landmarks.
Lima shore excursions to Huaca Pucllana, an archeological site in Miraflores, combine exploration of the pre-Incan culture with a Peruvian dining experience like no other. Enjoy a guided walking tour of its impressive pyramid that was once the urban center of the lost civilization and now enjoys a place of honor in the modern capital city. Continue to gaze at the illuminated ruins as you sip Peru’s national drink, the Pisco sour, and savor a leisurely dinner of Peruvian specialties.
Visit another archeological site of old Peru at the ruins of Pachacamac, one of the most important ceremonial centers in pre-Hispanic America. Stroll the massive temple site, built to honor Pachacamac, god of fire and child of the sun, and browse artifacts of several Peruvian cultures at the museum.
For a fascinating journey into Lima’s Jewish heritage, book a South America shore excursion that celebrates Jewish life as it is lived in this multicultural capital. Visit a synagogue, where a local Jewish host will offer insight into the Jewish migration to Lima and the assimilation of Jews of various countries into Lima society. You’ll be welcomed into your host’s private home to enjoy further conversation as you partake of tea and hors d’oeuvres.
Just for the fun of it, see the water, light, and sound show that takes place at Lima’s Magic Water Fountains. The 13-fountain spectacular earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and will definitely earn its place in the memories of your cruise to Lima.