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
from USD $151.91
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

Lima, Peru
11 hours
Wednesday - Sunday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: El Parque del Amor, Malecon de la Reserva Miraflores, Lima 18 Peru

We will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at “Parque del Amor” in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then we are heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture, for a panoramic view.

Stop At: Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima Peru

After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors Sant Martin de Porres and Sant Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, Jiron Camana 170, Lima 15001 Peru

Enjoy your guided visit to the Monasterio of Santo Domingo in Lima which is located in the heard of the city, by Plaza de Armas.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Feast upon a delicious buffet lunch in an elegant seaside restaurant; enjoy local specialties made from freshly caught seafood. Revitalized, visit the Larco Museum to immerse yourself in the captivating culture and history of the country. Peruse a plethora of entrancing exhibitions, viewing glittering jewelry, ancient ceramics and more than 50,000 Peruvian pots.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Then, venture to a traditional tavern to sample the nation’s most treasured drink, a pisco sour. Treat your taste buds to the sweet tones of the cocktail, created by combining grape brandy with egg whites, sugar syrup and lemon juice. Snack upon freshly made sandwiches before taking a seat at the Magic Water Circuit for your tour’s compelling conclusion.
Gaze at the choreographed spurts of the impressive fountains as bright color and melodious music explode onto the scene. Watch lasers dance and images appear during the extravagant spectacle. When the show ends, return to your Lima hotel in your comfortable vehicle.

Duration: 40 minutes


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Snacks and drink at tavern
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Larco
  • Entry/Admission - Circuito Magico Del Agua


  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

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
  • 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.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

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

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
• Submitted 12 Feb 2015