Lima: Half-Day Colonial Lima and Larco Museum Tour

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Lima: Half-Day Colonial Lima and Larco Museum Tour

From $50 per person

A tour taking you through the historical side of the city of Lima. You will encounter buildings from the pre-colonial era all the way through to today.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
• Roundtrip transportation is available from hotels located in Miraflores, San Isidro, and from the Sheraton Lima Hotel and the San Agustin Riveria hotel in Lima's Historic Center • This activity does not include pickup from private residences, such as Airbnbs; if you're staying in one of these, you will need to contact the local partner a few days prior to the tour to coordinate a meeting point for your pickup

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Main Square, surrounded by historic buildings
  • Enter Casa Aliaga and learn about the history of this historic house
  • Explore the Larco Museum, chosen as one of the best museums in the world by Trip Advisor
Full description
Explore Lima's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is packed with fascinating historic buildings. Your tour will begin with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square. It is here that you can appreciate countless examples of grandiose colonial architecture. Afterwards, you will stroll over to the cathedral, before visiting Casa Aliaga. Casa Aliaga is a colonial mansion gifted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that era that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Following this house, you will experience the Larco Museum, which lies in the traditional Pueblo Libre district. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artifacts, as well as pieces of erotic art.
Includes
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Pick up from hotels located in Miraflores, San Isidro or the Historic Center of Lima
  • All fees and taxes
  • Entrance ticket to the cathedral, Casa Aliaga and Larco Museum
  • Photos
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR, antigen test, or a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge; the test or certificate must be issued within 72 hours of the tour
  • All travelers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Peru. On the sixth day of the quarantine, travelers can take a PCR test and if negative, can continue their planned trip throughout Peru
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sales tax must be collected for Peruvians or foreign visitors who stay in Peru for more than 60 days; if applicable, sales tax will be collected by the local operator
  • Larco Museum is closed and will be replaced by Huaca Pucllana archaeological site at Miraflores or Santo Domingo Convent at Historic Centre of Lima
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
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