Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit

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Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit
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Experience all the quintessential attractions and activities of Lima in one busy but fun day! This full-day Lima tour combines city sightseeing with a seaside lunch, Peruvian history and a modern-day water-and-light show that will make your jaw drop. See landmarks like the Huaca Pucllana, Cathedral of Lima and Government Palace, and learn about ancient Peru at the Larco Museum (Museo Larco). End your day at the Magic Water Circuit, where lasers, music and water work together to create a spectacular finale.
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In Brief

Location:
Miraflores, Peru
Country:
Peru
Duration:
11 hours
Operates:
Wednesday - Sunday
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima Peru

Following hotel pickup in the morning, your full-day Lima experience begins with a sightseeing tour through the city’s streets and plazas. With your local guide, visit Love Park in the Miraflores district and admire its view of the Pacific Ocean, and then head to Huaca Pucllana, the adobe pyramid that was ancient Lima’s ceremonial heart.
Next, drive through the district of San Isidro, the financial center of the city, and then on to the city’s main square, Plaza Mayor, where you’ll see the Government Palace and Lima’s town hall. Then visit two of the city’s most popular attractions, the 16th-century Cathedral of Lima and the Convent of Santo Domingo, where two saints — Martin de Porras and Rosa de Lima — lived in the 17th century and where their remains rest today.
Your sightseeing tour ends with a buffet lunch at a seaside restaurant in Miraflores that serves regional and international dishes.
After lunch, the second half of your Lima tour starts by going back in time to ancient Peru at the Larco Museum, housed in a colonial mansion that dates back to the 1700s and was built on top of a pyramid from the 7th century. With your guide, tour the museum, learning about pre-Columbian culture and admiring the museum’s collection of artifacts, including ceramics, jewelry and more than 50,000 pots.
Then head with your guide to a local tavern for another Peruvian culinary treat. Enjoy a light snack of sandwiches accompanied by a pisco sour, the national cocktail made with pisco (grape brandy), lime juice, bitters and egg whites. Drink up — it’s tradition!
Finally, finish up your tour at the Magic Water Circuit, one of the largest water shows in South America. Stare in awe at the extravaganza of water displays, lasers, lights, music and images that takes place across a complex of several large fountains.
On that high note, your tour ends with drop-off at your Lima hotel.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Museo Larco, Avenida Bolivar 1515 Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21 Peru

Following hotel pickup in the morning, your full-day Lima experience begins with a sightseeing tour through the city’s streets and plazas. With your local guide, visit Love Park in the Miraflores district and admire its view of the Pacific Ocean, and then head to Huaca Pucllana, the adobe pyramid that was ancient Lima’s ceremonial heart.
Next, drive through the district of San Isidro, the financial center of the city, and then on to the city’s main square, Plaza Mayor, where you’ll see the Government Palace and Lima’s town hall. Then visit two of the city’s most popular attractions, the 16th-century Cathedral of Lima and the Convent of Santo Domingo, where two saints — Martin de Porras and Rosa de Lima — lived in the 17th century and where their remains rest today.
Your sightseeing tour ends with a buffet lunch at a seaside restaurant in Miraflores that serves regional and international dishes.
After lunch, the second half of your Lima tour starts by going back in time to ancient Peru at the Larco Museum, housed in a colonial mansion that dates back to the 1700s and was built on top of a pyramid from the 7th century. With your guide, tour the museum, learning about pre-Columbian culture and admiring the museum’s collection of artifacts, including ceramics, jewelry and more than 50,000 pots.
Then head with your guide to a local tavern for another Peruvian culinary treat. Enjoy a light snack of sandwiches accompanied by a pisco sour, the national cocktail made with pisco (grape brandy), lime juice, bitters and egg whites. Drink up — it’s tradition!
Finally, finish up your tour at the Magic Water Circuit, one of the largest water shows in South America. Stare in awe at the extravaganza of water displays, lasers, lights, music and images that takes place across a complex of several large fountains.
On that high note, your tour ends with drop-off at your Lima hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Circuito Magico Del Agua, Jr. Madre de Dios Parque de la Reserva, Lima 15046 Peru

Following hotel pickup in the morning, your full-day Lima experience begins with a sightseeing tour through the city’s streets and plazas. With your local guide, visit Love Park in the Miraflores district and admire its view of the Pacific Ocean, and then head to Huaca Pucllana, the adobe pyramid that was ancient Lima’s ceremonial heart.
Next, drive through the district of San Isidro, the financial center of the city, and then on to the city’s main square, Plaza Mayor, where you’ll see the Government Palace and Lima’s town hall. Then visit two of the city’s most popular attractions, the 16th-century Cathedral of Lima and the Convent of Santo Domingo, where two saints — Martin de Porras and Rosa de Lima — lived in the 17th century and where their remains rest today.
Your sightseeing tour ends with a buffet lunch at a seaside restaurant in Miraflores that serves regional and international dishes.
After lunch, the second half of your Lima tour starts by going back in time to ancient Peru at the Larco Museum, housed in a colonial mansion that dates back to the 1700s and was built on top of a pyramid from the 7th century. With your guide, tour the museum, learning about pre-Columbian culture and admiring the museum’s collection of artifacts, including ceramics, jewelry and more than 50,000 pots.
Then head with your guide to a local tavern for another Peruvian culinary treat. Enjoy a light snack of sandwiches accompanied by a pisco sour, the national cocktail made with pisco (grape brandy), lime juice, bitters and egg whites. Drink up — it’s tradition!
Finally, finish up your tour at the Magic Water Circuit, one of the largest water shows in South America. Stare in awe at the extravaganza of water displays, lasers, lights, music and images that takes place across a complex of several large fountains.
On that high note, your tour ends with drop-off at your Lima hotel.

Duration: 40 minutes

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Snacks and drink at tavern
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Larco
  • Entry/Admission - Circuito Magico Del Agua

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Miraflores, Peru

Traveler pickup is offered
Please verify your pickup point: https://vipac.pe/pickuppoint/

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The cathedral is closed on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings; at these times, you'll be offered entrance to the MALI Museum
  • Photographs are forbidden inside the cathedral and Convent of Santo Domingo
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums; no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed; you may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Learned a lot about the culture and history. First part of the tour, we had 1:1 time with the guide, which allowed us to ask as many questions as we could and truly made for a personalized experience. The buffet was delicious and in a nice area of town (Larcomar). I’d definitely recommend this to another couple or family visiting Lima. Our guide was very passionate when speaking and made the experience so much more enjoyable.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Just can't say enough good things about this tour - it was simply wonderful and we definitely got
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Had a wonderful time
• Submitted 22 May 2018
.... we meet a new friends in this tour and enjoy their company. we have a funtastic time together 'till the end of our tour.
• Submitted 20 Jan 2018
Collected at the time appointed and toured the city for the half day. Tour guide was great and very knowledgeable spoke English very well and was easy to understand. The lunch supplied was a good buffet at a great restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The food offered a great selection. The afternoon tour commenced later in the day and again was collected promptly and taken to Larco Museum which was very interesting with a enormous collection of pottery from Inca times. The water circuit was very popular and the water show which lasted about 15 minutes was great.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
Well organized and very enjoyable. Tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable.
• Submitted 18 May 2017
We had an excellent tour of Lima in the day and then we met our guide again in the evening . He was very informative and interesting even though there were only three of us in the evening.
• Submitted 09 May 2017
loved this tour! Larco museum is beautiful and the magic water circuit is truly unique!
• Submitted 24 Mar 2017
Victor was a great and knowledgeable guide. We loved the city centre, the Larco Museum and water fountain display. Viajes Pacifico is a great company - email with pick-up time in advance, vehicles clean and tidy, and drivers professional. Thoroughly recommended.
• Submitted 11 Feb 2017
Extremely informative, well paced. Super guides with expert knowledge. We were very privileged top have tour for 2 then 4. We would highly recommend this for first timers to Peru.
• Submitted 09 Feb 2017
Loved this tour--should not be missed--one of our highlights of the city--shows wonderful artifacts from Inca times. Our tour guide was great, and the magic water show was awesome!!
• Submitted 31 Jan 2017
Exelente experiencia. Muy puntuales y muy responsables
• Submitted 30 Oct 2016
Excellent and professonal. Thanks for a great time!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2016
It was a fabulous day. Informative guides, safe van diver, delicious food and drinks, and a great mix of activities.
• Submitted 29 Aug 2016
Really enjoyed our tour. Had 2 very knowlegeable guides. Lunch was lovely.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2016
A great way to see Lima in a day. Lima is a massive city and this tour covers all the main areas. We had 2 separate tours this day in order to see it all. Both tour guides were good. However, there was a long wait at lunch in the Miraflores district - maybe this could be shortened a bit and we could have checked out the Barranco district also - I am not sure if this is possible however - just a thought.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2016
Tour went very well. Both tour guides spoke good English and were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I learned a lot. Lunch and snack were good, and transport was good.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2016
Amazing tour, hugely knowledgeable guide! The Larco museum is a must visit in Lima :)
• Submitted 08 Jan 2016
I LOVE GABRIELLA. She made my day, and I really mean that. I will always think of her and her idea of Peru. I think she is perfect in her great knowledge!
• Submitted 09 Sep 2015
Great tours! Both the morning and evening guides were excellent and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the buffet lunch at Mango. The Larco Museum is a must see and we loved the Magic Water Circuit!
• Submitted 13 Jul 2015
Very interesting. Guides pleasant and helpful. The tour was excellent. I would recommend both tours
• Submitted 01 Jun 2015
fabulous! a must!
• Submitted 28 Mar 2015
Excellent tour. Informative, yet not boring. I recommend it highly.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2015
GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY
• Submitted 12 Feb 2015