Experience Lima: An Evening at the Larco Museum with Dinner

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Experience Lima: An Evening at the Larco Museum with Dinner
from USD $108.90
Experience one of Lima’s top museums at night! This evening out includes a guided tour of the fascinating Larco Museum, full of pre-Columbian artifacts like jewelry, ceramics and pots that offer insight into the cultures of ancient Peru. You’ll then sit down to a gourmet dinner of Peruvian dishes, enjoying the food while you overlook the museum’s beautiful gardens. Great food and culture – all in one night!
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In Brief

Lima, Peru
3 hours
Important InfoInfo
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Stop At: Museo Larco, Avenida Bolivar 1515 Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21 Peru

Your night out in Lima starts as you are picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and whisked off to the Larco Museum for your tour with your knowledgeable guide.

Enter the museum, housed in an 18th-century mansion built on top of a 7th-century pyramid, and discover the treasures of ancient Peru as you walk through the museum’s galleries. The amazing array of pre-Columbian artifacts is sure to impress -- see the renowned collection of more than 50,000 pots, and admire the large displays of ceramics from the Cupisnique, Chimú, Chancay, Nazca and Inca cultures. Marvel at the intricate jewelry and masks, and see the Larco’s renowned Moche portrait vessels – ceramic vessels in the shape of human faces, which are unique to the Moche people who lived from 100 to 800 AD.

After your tour, sit down to an exquisite dinner of Peruvian specialties, which you’ll enjoy in the museum’s restaurant. From this prime spot, enjoy the cozy atmosphere and enjoy views of the Larco’s beautiful gardens. Taste some of Peru's traditional dishes, including Lomo Saltado (tenderloin strips), Causa Limeña (mashed potoato dish) and more!

When dinner is over, you’ll be driven back to your hotel.

Duration: 3 hours


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Dinner
  • 1 bottled water
  • 1 Pisco Sour
  • 1 hot beverage
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Larco


  • Gratuities

Departure Time

6:30 PM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
This activity includes roundtrip transfer from only the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: The Larco Museum’s collection includes a gallery of erotic art and figures; this gallery is separated from the main building, but please be aware that it may be unsuitable for young travelers due to the sexual content
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • 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.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

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

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we had the whole museum to ourselves almost. It was amazing. The ambiance for dinner was very romantic as well. We would definitely recommend!
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
My daughter's birthday was while we were in Lima, and she wanted to visit this museum. The whole experience was great. We were picked up at out hotel, taken to the museum, had a private tour of the exhibits, and dinner at the restaurant. The museum is pretty extensive for a private museum, and the displays are very well done. The restaurant was very nice, a beautiful outdoor setting with excellent food and pisco sours. If you only have time to see one museum, book this experience. You will not regret it.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2018
Very tasty food and the best museum in peru!
• Submitted 03 May 2018
This was probably our favorite part of Lima. The erotic exhibit of the museum was fascinating and very surprising. The dinner at the museum was fantastic, and the pisco sour with the meal was top notch. We highly recommend this dinner/tour combo!
• Submitted 25 Feb 2018
This museum in Lima is a great preparation for the Peruvian monuments because the guide explains a lot about the artifacts and life during the Inka period. Use a guide because that's how the artifacts come to life! The museum was also the home of its founder and the grounds where dinner is served are magical. I had a great night.
• Submitted 15 Feb 2018
The tour was one of the highlights of an excellent few days in Lima. We came to Peru thinking history was all about the Incas. We soon learned otherwise and having a private tour of the Larco was a perfect walk through history. Our guide was great. She was knowledgable, friendly, and brought the history to life. Eating at the museum -- in a beautiful setting -- was a nice way to end the evening. We weren't sure we were going to find time for the tour given all we hoped to see in Lima but as soon as it began, we were thrilled we had made it part of our visit.
• Submitted 29 Jan 2018
The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Andean Art. I learned a lot. And the food was good.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2018
Excellent evening at the Larco, had museum to ourselves!
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017
This museum is beautiful! It's small but just perfect for quick overview of Peru's history and culture. It has plenty of artifacts, and since it's very private at night, and actually there were just the 4 of us in there, we were able to look up close and thoroughly enjoy the guide's explanations. The 3 course dinner was delicious, and the outdoor dining area was so beautiful. The bus that took us to and from our hotel was new and clean, there was a nice driver, and also a great tour guide that went in with us.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
Really enjoyed this time we had at the Larco. Was my second trip there but learned different aspects of the culture.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
Great guide, interesting museum and delicious dinner
• Submitted 06 Oct 2017
This was a wonderful tour. The company picked us up at the hotel. Drove us to Larco. This museum is amazing. But what brought it to life was our tour guide. He was a wealth of information. He told us the history, and interesting facts about the pieces in the museum. Dinner at the Larco was DELICIOUS. This tour is rated a FIVE STAR in our opinon
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
It was such a lovely night. We were picked up at our hotel and transported to the Larco Museum. To be able to visit the Museum in the evening when it's quiet was priceless. There were just our group 3 persons and two other familes touring the museum at the time. Our guide was just wonderful. She had extensive understanding of the history of history of Peru and Larco Museum and was able to share it without boring us. The Museum is just beautiful, the architecture, artifacts, atmosphere, everything. We had dinner in the courtyard after the tour and boy! it would make for some wedding venue! Food was excellent. All in all, the tour was worth every penny!
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017
This was a great night. We were picked up on this tour and went immediately to the Larco Museum where there is a significant private collection on display. After a very insightful tour from our guide who was incredibly knowledgeable, we had dinner at the café in the museum. It has a great ambience, is quiet and the service/food was great. Overall the tour is terrific. You get some great cultural understanding of life before the Inca, learn the deep history of Lima and surroundings and see some amazing historical artefacts. The dinner was great and just what we needed with the service being prompt. I would suggest this as a must do in Lima as it gives you a deeper understanding of how rich the history is outside of the Inca in Peru.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2017
As in the previous reviews, this tour was spectacular! Our guide Daniel met us at the hotel, the drive was great and filled with great conversation and information. We were the only one's on the tour and it was wonderful hearing the history of the Peruvian people from Daniel. He really has a passion for this history! Our dinner aftewards was great and the service was wonderful! Our driver, Jorge, waited for us and drove us back to our hotel! Overall, it was a great experience and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Lima!
• Submitted 28 Jul 2017
This tour was so unique and exclusive. We were the only people in this amazing museum and had a private guide to show us the beautifully preserved pieces. The restaurant setting was in a discretely lit garden with great food wine and service. This was one of the best museum experiences we have ever had. Bought loads of gifts in the museum shop as well, excellent quality.
• Submitted 17 May 2017
Beautiful museum with amazing art!! Dinner was delicious in a great setting. From pick up at the hotel, to my tour guide and back was top notch!!!! I recommend this highly.
• Submitted 05 May 2017
Amazing museum with a lot of insight on the history of Peru and its civilizations. The dinner was absolutely incredible! Definitely a 5 star dining experience. The food is very delicious, the dining room is very chic and welcoming. The museum grounds are beautiful with greenery and flowers, it's a beautiful evening out!
• Submitted 26 Mar 2017
Knowledgeable guide. Interesting museum. Good meal afterwards.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2017
This was a fantastic night and Susanna our guide was so knowledgeable and gave us so much information. She really knew her stuff and was able to explain everything so clearly. Highly recommend this tour, which was well organised from start to finish and the dinner in the beautiful gardens was very good.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2017
Amazing tour. Guide was knowledgeable on museum and dinner was fantastic in an amazing setting. Do not miss this museum .
• Submitted 05 Dec 2016
What an amazing tour. We had a wonderful English speaking Lady Guide who showed us around the Museum, which was such a privilege doing it After Hours ... wowee!!! Dinner was absolutely fantastic too in the Private Gardens. Special Evening.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2016
The tour was a great introduction to Peruvian history and the meal was wonderful.!
• Submitted 18 Oct 2016
Larco is a must see and of all the Viator trips I took while in Peru the 1 experience. The museum is a great introduction into the history and archaeology of Peru and should be the first stop of anyone going to Peru. If nothing else, the restaurant was the best of any of the places I ate in Peru. Fabulous food and beautiful surrounds.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2016