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Tour to Larco Museum in Lima

1. Tour to Larco Museum in Lima

You are invited to visit the Larco Museum and head back in time to the pre-Columbian era. Admire the best and most complete collection of gold and silver from this period and be amazed by the Museum's famous collection of erotic pottery. Learn about more than 5,000 years of the history of ancient Peru, through a fascinating collection of pre-Columbian art. You will be picked up from your hotel at 9:30am or 2:30pm, then you will go to the Larco Museum in Lima. This visit is ideal for history lovers and travel specialists. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best museums in Latin America. The Museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens that give life to the place. After having explore the Museum completely, you will return to your hotel.

Lima: Half-Day Colonial Lima and Larco Museum Tour

2. Lima: Half-Day Colonial Lima and Larco Museum Tour

Explore Lima's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is packed with fascinating historic buildings. Your tour will begin with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square. It is here that you can appreciate countless examples of grandiose colonial architecture. Afterwards, you will stroll over to the cathedral, before visiting Casa Aliaga. Casa Aliaga is a colonial mansion gifted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that era that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Following this house, you will experience the Larco Museum, which lies in the traditional Pueblo Libre district. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artifacts, as well as pieces of erotic art.

Lima Half-Day Tour of Must-See Sites

3. Lima Half-Day Tour of Must-See Sites

Go back in time, beginning in modern and cosmopolitan Lima and traveling back through the colonial and pre-Hispanic stages of Peruvian History, on a half-day tour of Peru's capital city. This tour will provide you with a comprehensive historical oversight of the city, while hitting up all the "must-see sites." Drive along Lima's first freeway, built during 1960s and 1970s to arrive to downtown Lima, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will be able to appreciate the impressive monuments and imposing architecture from the colonial times. You will visit 16th century Convent of Santo Domingo, one of the best preserved monasteries in whole of Lima, where you will be able to see the old Lima from its tower. Your visit then continues to the Larco Museum, featuring the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous "erotic" archaeological collection. Finally, you will be able to walk around one of Lima's oldest neighborhoods, Pueblo Libre, and try a lucuma mousse. Lucuma is an endemic fruit in the Andes. On the way back to your hotel you will observe a hauca, a pre-Inca site in the middle of the city. Observe the changing of the Guards.

Lima: Larco Museum and Magic Water Tour

4. Lima: Larco Museum and Magic Water Tour

Immerse yourself in the mythical and magical history of ancient Peruvian civilizations at the Larco Museum. Discover the religious worldview of the ancient Peruvians of the Andes and Coast, who left behind thousands of vestiges which you can study today at the museum. See over 35,000 exhibition pieces and discover the economic and religious activities of ancient Peruvians, including ceramics, weaving, and metallurgy.  Next, witness the unique spectacle that is the magic water and lasers dance show. Considered a must-see by locals, don't leave Lima without visiting this attraction. Explore 13 different interactive fountains and see their unique light shows. Watch the fountains sparkle and shine as the water flows in unique patterns and shapes, for a night that you'll never forget. Upgrade your tour to include a spectacular show with Peruvian Paso horses in a traditional hacienda located in the surroundings of Lima. Visit the stables of this house led by a professional tour guide dressed in a typical costume and then enjoy an exclusive dinner.

Lima: Pachacamac and Larco Museum Private Tour

5. Lima: Pachacamac and Larco Museum Private Tour

Escape the modern bustle of Lima on a quest to learn about the area’s ancient past. Climb a pyramid inside Pachacamac and peruse the 45,000-piece pre-Columbian collection of the Larco Museum. Venture south of Lima down the Pan-American Highway on a short drive to the 200 A.D. archeological site, Pachacamac. Allow yourself to travel back in time as your private guide shares key information about one of the most important Pre-Inca places of worship along the Peruvian coast. Wander by temples and pyramids before visiting the on-site museum. Next, head to Pueblo Libre and enter the Larco Museum, located in a beautifully restored mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the 7th century. Admire the pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects and erotic art.

Lima: Larco Museum and City Tour with Catacombs visit

6. Lima: Larco Museum and City Tour with Catacombs visit

Travel from the comfort of your hotel in Lima, Miraflores, Barranco, and San Isidro to the to Larco Museum, which is located in a magnificently restored 18th century mansion. Walk through its awesome collection of ancient jewelry, gold, pottery, metals, and textiles. Journey to Plaza San Martin in the stunning Historical Center of Lima. Find out more about how this Plaza was made in the 1900s to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. Admire the fascinating statue that represents Peru’s liberator and the neoclassic buildings. Drive to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) to marvel at the impressive old buildings like the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima. Be enlightened about the rich history of Peru's capital by your expert guide. Finally, go to downtown Lima to see the Museum Convento San Francisco de Asis and the catacombs. Learn about the colonial period in Lima city and explore the underground catacombs.

Larco Museum Cultural Experience

7. Larco Museum Cultural Experience

Find out about ancient Peru’s rich history during a guided tour of the famous Larco Museum. Depart Lima and arrive in the Pueblo Libre district, home to the 18th century mansion where the museum is located. Marvel at the collection of gold, silver, precious stones, pottery, metals, and textiles that covers 5,000 years of Peruvian history. Stop to look at the well-known gallery of pre-Columbian erotic pottery. Listen to the interesting facts your guide shares about the Larco family’s passion for collecting archaeological relics.

Lima: Larco Museum and Magic Fountains Park

8. Lima: Larco Museum and Magic Fountains Park

Step back in time with a visit to the Larco Museum which is in a restored 18th century mansion in Lima’s district of Pueblo Libre. View a collection that covers 5,000 years of Peruvian history. Walk though exhibits of jewelry, pottery, metals, textiles, and more. Gain a better understanding of Peru, its history, culture and art with a trip to this vast museum before having some fun at the Magic Fountains Park. Stroll through the fountains at a park that holds the Guinness Book record for the largest fountain complex in the world. Admire 13 distinct fountains and interact with some of the water displays. Marvel at their illumination and musical choreography.

Lima: Half-Day Past & Present City Tour with Larco Museum

9. Lima: Half-Day Past & Present City Tour with Larco Museum

Start your tour at the Larco Museum, one of the best museums in the country, and explore the relics and artworks of pre-Incan cultures including the Mochica, the Nazca, and the Chimu. Admire artifacts made of ceramic, gold, and silver, some dating back more than a thousand years.  Continue to the main square to and take in the Government Palace and other examples of colonial architecture. Visit the Catacombs Museum and learn about Lima's original cemeteries, which were built under the city's churches.  Finish your tour at the Memorial Museum in Lima, a good place to understand the turbulent events that shaped Peru between 1980 and 2000. Learn how Peru overcame its terrorist past and became the country you see today. 

Lima: Private Half-Day City Tour with Larco Museum

10. Lima: Private Half-Day City Tour with Larco Museum

Start your private experience by visiting the beautiful districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, and passing along one of the most sacred pre-Inca sites within the city, before heading to the Historic Center. Once there, walk along some of the most important streets of the city that lead to Plaza de Armas. Take plenty pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds this square. Take a peek into an iconic building, that has served Lima's citizens for centuries and continues to be an important landmark. As this experience continues, visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo, an astonishing building built in the colonial style. After exploring the Historical Center, you will head towards the Larco Museum, which houses an amazing private collection of Peruvian treasures.

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What people are saying about Larco Museum

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Very friendly and knowledge tour guide and driver! They picked us up promptly at the tour start time and were very welcoming! Lima is a beautiful city and we enjoyed sightseeing and learning about the history with this tour! Thank you for a wonderful experience! We would recommand to everyone!

If you are in Lima this is a must-see! I had a great time visiting the Larco museum with my guide jhonathan, he was so knowledgeable about the culture and history of Peru. Pick up and drop off to my hotel were provided, which was very comfortable. Definitely recommend this tour!

Great trip

We had a great time on the trip. It was great to see the Larco Museum and the other sites. The guide and the driver were excellent- both informative and friendly.

Great tour. Larco Museum a highlight. Our guide was excellent. She was incredibly knowledgeable and informative.

Excellent.........our guide Vanessa was knowledgable, fun and provided us with an excellent tour!!!