Lima City Tour and Larco Museum: 1/2 Day

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Maximum 4 to 8 paxs (personalized service)
The whole year
Every day

Let’s get to know Lima on a 1/2 day city tour

This 4-hour tour of Lima city, is a fantastic opportunity to get to know its culture, history and landmark sites.

The Peruvian capital of Lima is commonly referred to as the ‘City of Kings’, a name that was given to it by its conqueror Francisco Pizarro. The central area still maintains clear vestiges of the colonial period, meaning its fascinating history remains very much alive within its walls.

Places to visit :

  • Plaza de Armas
  • Government Palace
  • Cathedral of Lima
  • Archbishops Palace
  • Cordano Bar
  • San Franscisco Museum
  • Larco Museum
From $89 / per person
Duration 1/2 Days - 0 Night
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Take a 4-hour tour of the modern, colonial city of Lima. One of the most interesting and vibrant cities in all of Latin America. Lima was founded in the 16th century by the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro, and is commonly known as the “City of Kings”. On this 1/2 day tour you’ll visit the main attractions of downtown Lima and explore the cities’ famous Larco Museum. Here you will discover an extensive collection of treasures, spanning 5,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history.


There are 2 schedules to choose from depending on your travel itinerary:

  • In the morning : 9:00am to 1:30pm
  • In the afternoon : 1:30pm to 6:00pm

The 1/2 day city tour will begin with pick up from your hotel in Lima 10 minutes before the chosen start time of the tour.The first half of the tour will be a visit to the historic center of the Peruvian capital. Sites include:

  • The Plaza de Armas (the main square)
  • The Government Palace
  • The Cathedral of Lima
  • The Archbishop’s Palace
  • The Cordano Bar (Lima’s oldest bar)
  • San Franscisco Museum

The second half of the tour will be a visit to the Pueblo Libre district, which is home to the Privately owned Larco Museum. Here you will find more than 45 thousand pieces of original pottery, located in an 18th-century mansion, built on a pre-Columbian 7th-century pyramid. Marvel at the countless treasures displayed in one of the world’s most prestigious museums for gold and silver. The Larco Museum’s exclusive collection of pre-Columbian erotic ceramics, make it one of the most popular attractions in South America.At the end of the tour, you will taken back to your hotel in Lima.


  • Pick up from the Hotel in Lima
  • Private transport around Lima and tourist sites
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to all tourist sites and museums
  • Permanent Assistance throughout
  • Private transport back to hotel in Lima at the end

Not Included

  • Drinks and Snacks
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tips and Gratuities

Recommendations to bring

  • Original passport – expiration date no less than 7 months
  • Walking shoes or light shoes or tennis shoes
  • Canteen water bottle as you should drink plenty of fluid on the tour
  • Raincoat or long poncho during the rainy season
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long pants
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Medicines and / or personal effects
  • A light backpack or briefcase
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Cash/coins – small denominations – soles & dollars
  • Face mask and face shield (if preferred)

Price and Options


(Groups of 4 to 7 maximum)


(Minimun 2 persons)

Additional Information

  • The groups are formed between 4 to 7 people maximum.
  • For the reservation of this tour a minimum of 02 people is required.

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