Ports of Call Excursions: Lima

Museums of Lima

Duration: 41/2 hours

Price: $114 per person, minimum 2 persons.

Departure for visit two of the most important museums in Lima: Larco Archaeological Museum and Gold Museum. The Larco Museum was founded in 1926, is the world's largest private collection of pre-Columbian art; with an astonishing array of gold, silver, semi-precious stones and textiles. The collection's predominant strength is in Mochica ceramics, from the north coast of Peru, of which the erotic ones are the most famous. Their notoriety ought not to obscure the fact that the museum presents a complete view of the cultural development of ancient Peru through a selection of its 45,000 pieces, housed in

a colonial building of the 18th century. Continue the visit to the privately-operated Gold of Peru Museum (Museo de Oro del Perú); gold, ceramic and textile masterpieces form the most magnificent collection of ancient Peruvian art in the world, treasures little-known and rarely exhibited outside the country. Objects include monumental necklaces, funerary masks, scepters, ceremonial cups, tumis (sacrificial knives), nose rings, earrings and idols, all fashioned of sumptuous gold and semi-precious stones. The downstairs vault features the gold artifacts. The second floor gallery contains marvelous ceramics and textiles and the annex gallery (behind the main building) features textiles and feather mantos of unbelievable quality.

City tour : Colonial and Modern Lima

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $62 per person, minimum 2 persons.

Departure for a four-hour guided tour of Colonial and Modern Lima. This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings." Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor with its cathedral and palace, and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.

Shopping Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $66 per person, minimum 2 persons.

Departure a 3 hour shopping tour. In Lima there are shops featuring all kind of handicrafts, as well as gold jewelry and silverware with typical Peruvian potteries. Alpaca textiles, the product of ancient tradition, well known for their excellent quality, softness and beauty are available, too. There are also many shops in the Indian markets, which sell products made from a variety of different fabrics, such as wool, alpaca, vicuña and cotton.

Pachacamac Ruins

Duration: 4 hours

Price: $68 per person, minimum 2 persons.

Take an exhilarating run down the Urubamba River, with breathtaking scenery all around you. This Class II and III rated, one-day whitewater expedition will get your blood flowing while the leadership of your expert guide ensures your safety.

Departure: 9:30 am.
Duration: 6 hours.
From 4 to 20 passengers

City Tour and Gold Museum including lunch

Duration: 7 hours

Price: $172 per person, minimum 2 persons.

Departure for a seven-hour guided tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings." Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Lunch in one of the most exclusive restaurants in Lima : Señorio de Sulco, Tunupa, Rosa Nautica or Brujas de Cachiche Restaurant. Sample all the tradition, variety and creativity of our national dishes through the exquisite buffet and menu offerings. Treat you palate with a well-deserved prize of magical flavors of Peru.

Then visit Peru's famous museum, which houses a priceless collection of pre-Colombian gold artifacts as well as the private armory of Miguel Mujica Gallo. Some of the cultures represented in this collection include the Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Tiahuanaco and Inca.

Nazca Lines including lunch

Duration: 9 hours

Price: $630 per person, minimum 2 persons.

Early transfer to Jorge Chavez International airport to take a direct flight to Ica to the private aerodrome of AEROCONDOR. (subject to weather conditions). Upon arrival, change to a CESSNA Airplane for a better view. Fly over the Nazca Lines for 1 hour. They form drawings of birds, spiders, fishes, a monkey and even a few unidentifiable creatures. What are these mysterious line formations of gigantic figures and who made them? Their shape could only truly be photographs of the region being incredibly dramatic. Are they merely huge figures or could they be extraterrestrial landing fields? After the flight, visit to The Regional Museum of Ica, one of the best regional museums in the country, even though it is small it holds a variety of archeological pieces such as pottery and textiles from the Nazca and Paracas cultures that developed in the area. Also exhibits colonial and other historic artifacts. Continue to Huacahina Lagoon located 3 miles away from the city, is a small resort village surrounded by huge sand dunes and palm trees. A very inviting place to relax. This oasis scenery resembles that of a mirage. The warm deep green waters of the lagoon have medicinal properties. Lunch at Las Dunas Hotel, where you will be able to enjoy the facilities of this famous hotel. Afternoon return by plane to Lima.

HD City tour and Gold Museum

Duration: 4 hours

Price: $96 per person, minimum 2 persons.

Departure for a four-hour guided tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings." Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Continue to visit Peru's famous museum, which houses a priceless collection of pre-Colombian gold artifacts as well as the private armory of Miguel Mujica Gallo. Some of the cultures represented in this collection include the Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Tiahuanaco and Inca.

FD Pachacamac Ruins and Lunch at Hacienda Tres Cañas with Peruvian Paso Horses Exhibition

Duration: 7 hours

2016 Prices per person: Prices are available upon request.

Early departure from Callao airport for your drive along the Pan-American Highway with its views across the beautiful pacific beaches which will take you back to a different era. Travel to the pre-Inca ruins of Pachacamac and its Temple of the Sun and the Palace of the Virgins. In the afternoon transfer to Hacienda Tres Cañas to visit the museums and little church located in the Hacienda and to enjoy a delicious Creole buffet lunch with exhibition of the famous Peruvian Paso Horse.