Lima: Half Day City Tour with Larco Museum
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5 hours
Discover the development and changes in gold production through the ages on a private guided tour of the Gold and Weapons Museum in Lima. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the museum, where you can admire one of the largest collections of Peruvian historical heritage artifacts in the world. In the company of a professional guide, stroll through a collection of over 8,000 pre-Inca priceless pieces such as necklaces, bracelets and rings, as well as ceramic pieces, tools, weapons, and funeral offerings. You can also learn more about Peru's textile trade at a permanent exhibition, followed by a visit to the museum's weapon collection. Here, admire an impressive collection of 20,000 weapons, including some pre-Colombian pieces, before getting dropped off back at your hotel.
Discover the rich history of ancient Peru as you wander through the 18th century mansion that is home to the Larco Museum. Marvel at more than 45,000 pieces in the Treasures of Ancient Peru collection, including ceramic pieces from the Mochica culture that are known for their erotic quality. Learn about pre-Columbian art and societies from your private tour guide whose expertise will enrich your visit. Dine with a garden view during lunch at the museum restaurant.
Find out about ancient Peru’s rich history during a guided tour of the famous Larco Museum. Depart Lima and arrive in the Pueblo Libre district, home to the 18th century mansion where the museum is located. Marvel at the collection of gold, silver, precious stones, pottery, metals, and textiles that covers 5,000 years of Peruvian history. Stop to look at the well-known gallery of pre-Columbian erotic pottery. Listen to the interesting facts your guide shares about the Larco family’s passion for collecting archaeological relics.
Known as The City of Kings, Lima has many iconic places to visit. Combining the modern and colonial parts of the city, you will start this experience with pickup from your hotel before visiting the beautiful districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Explore the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Incan clay pyramid that has been a sacred site for centuries, before heading into the historic center of the city. Walk along the history center’s main avenue, flanked by ornate colonial architecture, before ending up the Plaza de Armas, surrounded by exquisite buildings that serve as the country’s governmental center. Continuing onward, you’ll visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, a marvelous basilica. After time for more photos in the historical center, you’ll head to the Larco Museum, where you’ll dive in to the fascinating history of Peru, dating back over 5,000 years. After a guided tour through the museum...
Escape the modern bustle of Lima on a quest to learn about the area’s ancient past. Climb a pyramid inside Pachacamac and peruse the 45,000-piece pre-Columbian collection of the Larco Museum. Venture south of Lima down the Pan-American Highway on a short drive to the 200 A.D. archeological site, Pachacamac. Allow yourself to travel back in time as your private guide shares key information about one of the most important Pre-Inca places of worship along the Peruvian coast. Wander by temples and pyramids before visiting the on-site museum. Next, head to Pueblo Libre and enter the Larco Museum, located in a beautifully restored mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the 7th century. Admire the pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects and erotic art.
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