Relax and explore vibrant, cosmopolitan Lima
Relax and explore vibrant, cosmopolitan Lima on this pre-voyage extension, featuring two nights at the classic Lima Country Club Hotel in fashionable San Isidro. See the heart of colonial Lima, admire the remarkable Museo Larco and linger over lunch in the serene museum garden.
Departing Friday, this optional extension adds just one day to Wild Galapagos & Peru Escape, allowing you not only to sample the pleasures of this capital city but also giving you time to relax and be best prepared for the adventures ahead.
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Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to Lima Country Club Hotel, a refreshed historic landmark in fashionable San Isidro. Fully renovated in 2017, this 83-room classic hotel, built in 1927, showcases colonial art in all its rooms and public areas. With all the amenities of a five-star hotel, celebrated public spaces, and spacious suites.
Meet your guide after breakfast to visit the Plaza de Armas and surroundings in the heart of the colonial Lima. In 1988, UNESCO declared the historic center of Lima a World Heritage Site for its high concentration of historic buildings constructed during the Spanish colonial era. Ornate facades line centuries-old streets, adorned with more than 1,600 intricate balconies, palaces and cathedrals begun in 1535 under Francisco Pizarro. Continue to the serene Museo Larco, housing one of the world’s largest collections of Pre-Columbian art. The museum offers a window into Peru's rich history spanning 5,000 years and many cultures. See a trove of gold and silver jewelry, textiles and erotic Moche ceramics.
Lunch is at the Museum café, set amid bougainvillea in the gardens of the 18th-century mansion, and featuring Peruvian fusion cuisine. Return to the hotel with the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure. Golf is available at the private club at additional cost. Dinner is on your own, to relax in the hotel or to try your choice of Lima's many fine restaurants featuring Peru's up-and-coming national cuisine. (B,L)
Transfer to the airport, where you join the main group for the flight to Cusco. (B)
Extension Cost Per Person
Accommodations, meals as indicated, sightseeing tour and entrance fees, gratuities, and transfers for those on recommended group flights.
Items of a personal nature, international and other airfare.
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