Private Historic Lima & Larco Museum
If you enjoy architecture and history and are limited on time, this is the tour for you! From grand plazas, palaces and cathedrals to unique pre-Colombian artifacts, we'll cover it all in just six short hours. A walking tour of Lima's colonial streets along with a tour of the infamous Catacombs below the San Francisco Convent will get us started. We'll combine this with an extensive visit to the best recognized private collection of antiquities in Lima, the Larco Museum, to leave you with a very good introduction to the fascinating history of Peru. Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Plaza San Martin, Lima Peru
Our first stop on the historic city-center portion of our tour. Here we recognize one of Peru's most well-known liberators, Jose de San Martin.
Duration: 10 minutesStop At:
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima Peru
Here we will spend a few minutes in the heart of Lima. The Plaza de Armas is home to the Presidential Palace, Arch Bishop's Palace, Cathedral and Municipal buildings and can oftentimes be a lively place filled with people and various forms of entertainment.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, Plaza San Francisco Jirón Lampa y Ancash, Lima 15001 Peru
Also known as the St. Francis Monastery in English, the church and convent were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991. The site contains a world-renown library with about 25,000 antique texts and in the catacombs beneath it is estimated that this same number of people were laid to rest. Today you can explore the once hidden passages and observe the uniquely displayed remains of first Limeños.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Museo Larco, Avenida Bolivar 1515 Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21 Peru
Built atop a seventh century pyramid, this vice-royal mansion is a site to see with its beautifully cared for gardens; you will find yourself snapping photos of the grounds as much so as the relics inside. The portion of the tour consists of captivating history, a 45,000-piece store of antiquities and an intriguing erotic collection (this room can be left out if touring with younger children.)
Afterwards we will have time to enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by colorful gardens on the outdoor patio of the museum cafe.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 6 Hours
Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
Cancellations and refunds:
- J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.