Saints and Devotions tour: Catholic Fervor

Lima has a deeply Catholic history, it’s the birthplace of two of the most famous Saints in the Americas: Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martín de Porres. During this tour, you will visit the house of the world’s first Black Saint (San Martín), the famous Wishing Well at the Santa Rosa church, and additionally, you will visit the sanctuary of the Lord of Miracles.

The itinerary below is fulfilled up to 90%, but occasionally, one of the attractions mentioned below might not be accessible due to political, religious, maintenance, or other matters. If this happens, the tour will continue, and we will replace the attraction you couldn’t visit with another one.


Itinerary

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Meeting point
  • Look for us in front of the La Merced church at 8:30 or another requested time.
  • We can also pick you up from your hotel under exclusive request.
  • You should read the Details and Notes tab so there are no misunderstandings at all.
Church of the Nazarenas and the Sanctuary of the Lord of Miracles — interior visit

Learn about the history of the Patron Saint of Peru colloquially known as “El Cristo Morado – The purple Jesus Christ”.

Sanctuary of Santa Rosa de Lima and the Wishing Well — interior visit
  • Santa Rosa de Lima was born in the early 17th century and became the first saint of the American continent.
  • In the Santa Rosa church, you can visit the famous Wishing Well.
House of San Martín de Porres — interior visit

San Martín de Porres was a man of African descent and lived during the same period as Santa Rosa de Lima. However, due to racial and ethnic factors from the catholic church, he was not canonized. It was only in the late 20th century that he was finally canonized by the Catholic Church, becoming the world’s first Black Saint.

Convent of Santo Domingo — interior visit

Discover the convent where Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martin de Porres spent much of their time.

Ending point
  • This tour ends near the Plaza de Armas after approximately 3 hours of walking.
  • We can also drop you off at your hotel upon exclusive request.

Price

  • The prices shown in the table are per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Meeting point: You come to our meeting point and return to your hotel on your own.
  • Pick up: We pick you up from your hotel with a vehicle.
  • Drop off: Return transportation by vehicle to your hotel.
Pple.With Meeting pointWith Pick upWith Pick up + Drop off
1$70$120$160
2 $35$60$80
3 $25$45$60
4 $20$35$45
5 $17$30$35
If your group is bigger, contact us.

Details

Tipo: 100% private.

Schedules:

ModalitySchedulesDays
With Meeting point8:30 to 11:30Tuesday to Sunday
With Pick up8:30 to 12:30Tuesday to Sunday
With Pick up + Drop off8:30 to 13:30Tuesday to Sunday
If you wish a different schedule, please contact us.

Language: Spanish, English.

Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Included:

  • Professional guide
  • Other inclusions on exclusive request:
    • Pick up from your hotel with vehicle, driver and guide.
    • Drop off at your hotel with vehicle, driver and guide.

Not Included:

  • Tips (optional)
  • Tickets for the Santo Domingo convent: 15 soles pp.
  • Tickets for San Martin house: 3 soles pp.

What do I bring?

  • Summer — December to March:
    • Caps or hats
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • A bottle of water
    • Local currency in cash
  • The rest of the year:
    • Sweaters or jackets
    • Local currency in cash

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Notes

Pick-ups and timings:

  • The pick up time is puntual but the ending time is approximate.
  • We will pick you up as long as you stay in Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro, La Victoria and Lima; for other districts an additional cost will apply.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.

Vehicle type and seats:

  • We implement vehicles authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • The type and size of vehicle will always depend on the group size.
  • We implement modern vehicles with air conditioning: H1, Van, Renault and Sprinter.

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation.

Cancellations

The cancellation is free as long as you do it 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the tour cost will apply.

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