5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

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  • Location:Lima, Peru
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Experience Lima: An Evening at the Larco Museum with Dinner

Experience one of Lima’s most magnificent museums by night on a 3-tour of the Larco Museum with dinner. Immerse yourself in the cultural intrigue of the museum with a knowledgeable guide, exploring extensive collections of pre-Colombian artifacts as you delve deeper into Peru’s fascinating history. Then, sit down to a gourmet dinner inspired by the regional specialties of Peru. Sip sweet pisco sours as you absorb the tranquil ambience of the museum’s beautiful gardens on this cultural and culinary experience.


  • Night tour and dinner at the Larco Museum in Lima
  • Take a guided tour of the museum, housed in an 18th-century mansion
  • Learn about the art and history of Peru from your knowledgeable guide and see pre-Columbian artifacts from ancient cultures like the Chimú, Chancay and Nazca
  • Admire the museum’s famed Moche portrait vessels
  • Enjoy a Peruvian dinner in the museum’s restaurant, overlooking the gardens

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What You Can Expect

Experience Lima: An Evening at the Larco Museum with Dinner

Dinner at the Larco Museum

After hotel pick up in Lima, travel to the site of the Larco Museum in an air-conditioned minivan, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Enter the museum and begin your enriching exploration of the exhibitions; see over 50,000 ancient Peruvian pots; admire glittering jewelry and intricate masks; marvel at the accurate detail of Moche portrait vessels, ceramic sculptures resembling human faces; and discover ceramics created by ancient Inca, Nazca and Chancay cultures.  

After gaining heightened historical insight, take a seat in the elegant dining room to begin your epicurean experience. Enjoy the ambient atmospheric and beautifully sculpted gardens as you sip a freshly mixed pisco sour and converse with your companion. Pleasure your palate with regional specialties like lomo saltado, tender strips of beef cooked with vegetables and spices, accompanied by creamy causa limena, a mashed potato dish flavored with chili and lime. 

Digest your excellent experience during the relaxing ride back to your Lima hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of my favorite activities in Lima!!! Really enjoyed the evening. Small, private tour, and the museum is just wonderful. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was absolutely magical! Highly recommend it. The grounds of bougainvillea flowers, courtyard and private collection of artifacts by an archeologist are amazing. We could have spent hours looking at everything. Some of the jewelry would be considered contemporary in style even though it's 3000 years old. Our guide Daniel was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The pottery collection was extensive. The gifts shop had high quality items too. To top it all off -- the dinner in the restaurant was over the top. It's an elegant restaurant with comfortable surrounding next to the gardens and large villa courtyard. Jaqui was our waitress and she was wonderful, funny, delightful and super efficient. The food was outstanding and was our best meal in Lima. Worth the trip since it's in town but very secluded and private inside the villa compound. AAA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Everything was amazing, the pick up at our hotel was timely, the knowledgeable and lovely guide was great, and dinner was perfect. The Larco Museum at night is such a wonderful sight, I consider it a must when in Lima.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent!! From the great driver who picked me up from the hotel to the guides it was a very nice tour. The dinner was fantastic. This tour is after hours so you really have the great collection of 45,000 pieces to view by yourself and your guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The museum was lovely at night and our guide made the exhibits come alive. It made our overnight cruise ship stop memorable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Perfeito,excelente guia !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Felt like we had the museum to ourselves. Really enjoyed our guide and the information that she provided not only on the artifacts but how they relate in historical context.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The guide was very knowledgable. Very small tour which was fine with us. Comfortable transportation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

First, let me say that Lima's traffic is the worst I have seen in world. There is no Metro, the country is very poor and Lima's traffic is solid stop and go 24x7. Many times, it is 'stop' and crawl. Allow PLENTY of time to get from the cruise terminal to a pickup point. That said...

This tour was amazing! We had a party of 4 and our guide, Gabby. This was her first tour. She was terrific. Her English was fine and her knowledge, without notes or a tablet was unbelievable. She walked us through this closed museum from early Peruvian cultures through the Inca's and Spanish conquest. The tour was educational, quite, very impressive. It was at least an hour, seemed like a long time but a 'good' long time if you know what I mean. Then, dinner.

The restaurant was great. We asked and were seated outside. Food was fine and we ordered items we never had before (did not have to as there were other items available). Excellent.

About 11 PM we had to return to the ship through very heavy traffic (yes, even that late).

In all, this is well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Wow! Larco is very impressive. Timely pick up and drop off. Good meal. Ended up as last couple at museum after dinner. This felt a little bit awkward at times but the artifacts are so impressive!

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