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Teresa E P

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.

Charlotte K

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 !

Laurie A

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.

Lynn Marie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

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

Thomas R

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.

Dale A

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!

Kevin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

My guide was exceptional - highly knowledgeable, really enthusiastic about his field and his enthusiasm and excitement was infectious. The collection is absolutely superb and brilliantly lit. Dinner was great. I enjoyed my visit to the Larco so much that I went back a second time the next day! I told so many people I met in Peru about how excellent this tour was/is...... I'd regard it as a real highlight of my trip. Thank you!!

Lloyd USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Great Guide and just the 4 of us. Dinner was excellent

Bradley R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Really enjoyed this tour and dinner. Had museum to ourselves with private guide. Dinner was great.

Kirk G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

This was our third tour of the day. Again, the pickup was on time and we were delivered to the museum. We were the only people, my wife and myself. It was a private guided tour of the museum. We loved it. The guide was very knowledgeable. Miguel was great. He knew the complete history of Peru, and was obviously very proud of his heritage. After the tour, we sat down at the restaurant that is under the museum. We had a very enjoyable meal. It was our first introduction to Peruivan food. Again, we really liked it. Once the meal was finished, the driver picked us up outside the museum and deliveried us back to our hotel.

Jack A USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Museum tour was detailed and in depth. Very interesting, the private dinner for
two in a resaurant with at least 45 seats was an experience

Bridgette D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

This is really a worthwhile and enjoyable tour. My husband and I and our daughter and one of her friends who are students at Universidad Catolica had a great time. The english speaking guide was excellent and gave you real sense of history and civilization in Peru. The collection at that Larco is not to be missed. Then, topping the experience off with a fine dining experience was the icing on the cake.

Sarah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

The tour was spoke good English and was very knowledgeable...I really recommend it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

Awesome! Really enjoyed it!

Bandit USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

Great tour! Really cool to see some of the museums that Lima has to offer. Great to do on a rainy day!

Frank N

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2015

Very interesting museum but we only had one hour in it so felt somewhat rushed to see the main items. The meal was OK but felt a little strange as we were the only ones eating at 9.00pm. Suggest starting earlier for the visit to give more time.

Dennis R

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2015

The museum was really impressive. The driver and guide were on time. The tour guide spoke English, but his accent made him difficult to understand sometimes. He was very knowledgeable. Price was really reasonable.


4 star rating: Recommended
July 2013

We enjoyed this tour because there are SO many different pieces (45,000 in total). Seeing the variety of artifacts across cultures was enjoyable. And seeing the storage room was a bonus not to mention that they took our picture there. Dinner was served in their very quaint garden restaurant and although it was chilly - the food was great!

dorothy f USA

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2014

My driver was far too late, didn't know where he was going and I arrived 40 minutes late. Everyone else had eaten and I ate alone, the food was excellent. The tour of the museum was fabulous. My guide was very comfortable with his knowledge of the history and I thoroughly enjoyed my personalized tour.

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