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“Give Lima a day or two”

City Sightseeing Lima
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City Sightseeing Lima Panoramic Bus Tour
Ranked #104 of 268 Tours in Lima
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Apparently, most travelers bypass Lima. We spent a day and a half in Lima and really enjoyed it. The Centro, and Plaza were clean and safe with many police nearby. San Isidro and Miraflores were upscale for Lima, bustling, with many nice restaurants. Under no circumstances should you miss the Rafael Largo Herrera Museo. And, make sure to have lunch at the museum restaurant, Cafe del Musco. It is beautiful and excellent.

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Reviewed 8 July 2012

I wanted to take a minute to tell you about a wonderful service we used in Lima, Peru. We had several South American destinations for vacation in May and June, 2012 and were concerned about using busses and taxis in Lima. We found this website for Lima Limo which offers private taxi services... www.limalimo.pe. We booked an airport transfer via the internet and were very pleased with the ease of booking. When we arrived in Lima, there was Gerardo (his picture is shown on the website). He was holding a sign with our name. He was warm, welcoming, helped with our luggage and was parked very close. He charged very low prices to take us to and fro all the waay to Miraflores. He was kind and patient while I adjusted to using my Spanish. We shared many laughs and he pointed out various things to us on the way. I would never use anyone else but him. But wait, the story gets better!!!

On the return trip home, we remembered that we had a 12 hour layover in Lima to wait on our plane back to the US. We took a chance an emailed Gerardo to see if he was free to give us a city tour instaed of sitting at the airport. He said yes, he would pick us up the next day at 9 am at Lima Airport. He was there waiting when we landed. He had brought his 17 year old son with him to help with English if needed. We had a wonderful day! We always say we would lilke to know someone local when we travel as they can really show you around. This is what they did. He drove us all around and stopped at many places over 9 hours in Lima. We visited: the catacombs at the San Francisco church, the changing of the guard at the royal palace, the Iglesia of San Pedro, the Plaza Mayor, the Bridge of Sighs, el Museo del Oro, Barranco and many more. What a day! He made our Lima layover amazing and fun. The cost was very low. We appreciate all he did. He even took us out for a late lunch in a local favorite. Use him , you won't regret it. Feel free to message me about this service. I would be happy to tell you more!

3  Thank Kelly D
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

1  Thank arvind_foodie
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Reviewed 30 June 2012 via mobile

Awful, a 1 hour sightseeing tour took 2 hours, awful guide, terrible places... Don't waste your time.

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Reviewed 24 May 2012

After some research online, we opted to stay in San Isidro, an upscale area of the city. Good choice - very safe and clean. Our boutique hotel was excellent, and the owner insisted on having his driver take us to the central Plaza, and cautioned us not to stray more than a couple of blocks in any direction. Amazingly, during our rambles, we were stopped twice by citizens and warned it would be unsafe to continue in our current direction. Lima central Plaza interesting, with a very large police presence who are invariably polite to tourists. One of the alleys off the plaza is home to street money changers. The best rates we found in a month in the country, and the police are always close to ensure your safety.
We arranged in advance for the hotel to send a driver to pick us up at the airport ($20), and returned the same way. Safe, clean and quick. We highly recommend this.

Thank JohnBowser
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