Discover Lima past and present during this orientation tour through the city, and lunch at the home of a local Peruvian family.
Depart the pier for the drive to Huaca Huallamarca, an oracle center that functioned for 1,200 years prior to the Spanish conquest. This imposing monument has remained impervious to the ravages of time and modern civilization, and stands surrounded by the asphalt jungle. Its two-story construction is made of adobe, with a steep ramp leading to the upper level. Archaeological excavations here have unearthed mummies, which are on display with other ancient objects inside the park's onsite museum.
Next, you will proceed for a drive through the Old Rimac District. Along the way, you will pass by the Paseo de Aguas and Plaza Mayor, location of the Government Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace and City Hall. You will then pass through Arequipa Avenue, site of Republican-era homes, en route to Miraflores. Upon arrival, you will tour the local market, then visit the home of a local Peruvian family for lunch and a cultural exchange.
Following your visit, you will rejoin your coach for the return drive to the pier and ship.