Bike Tours of Lima. If you prefer to pedal, this company offers half-day bike tours of Miraflores and San Isidro or Barranco, as well as a full-day tour that includes the historic El Centro. Cl. Las Camelias, Parque Combate de Abtao, San Isidro, Lima, 18. 935/679–594; From $30.

Ecocruceros. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the half-day boat tour to the Islas Palomino, off the coast of El Callao and home to more than 4,000 sea lions and abundant bird life. This is a chilly trip from June to December, but you can swim with the sea lions from January to May. Jr. Manco Capac 133, Callao, Callao. 01/226–8530; From $59.

LimaVision. LimaVision offers the best selection of city tours, by day or night, including a full-day excursion that combines a city tour with a visit to the ruins of Pachacamac. The company also offers a Peruvian caballos de paso horse show, a gastronomic tour, and a full-day tour to the ruins of Caral—the oldest urban center in the Americas. Cl. Chiclayo 444, Miraflores, Lima, Lima. 01/447–7710; From $35.

Mirabus. This company offers a variety of tours on open-top double-decker buses, from the classic city tour to a selection of night tours, including one that hits all the highlights downtown. Mirabus also runs tours to the pre-Columbian ruins of Pachacamac or to the Palomino Islands near Callao. Most tours depart from Calle Mártir José Olaya, near La Lucha Sanguchería in Miraflores's Parque Kennedy. Cl. Mártir José Olaya 190, Parque Kennedy, Miraflores, Lima, Lima, 18. 01/242–6699; From $15.

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