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Discover two of Lima’s most popular and picturesque attractions on an exciting evening tour of the city. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, be transported back to pre-Colombian cultures with the ancient artifacts of the Larco Museum (Museo Larco), and then awaken your senses with a spectacular light and sound show in Lima’s Parque de la Reserva (Park of the Reserve).  Stop off to sample local delicacies and a refreshing pisco sour during your exciting excursion into the night.


  • 4-hour evening tour in Lima with a knowledgeable guide
  • See two of the city’s top attractions: the Larco Museum and the Magic Water Circuit
  • See pre-Columbian artifacts at the Larco Museum, housed in an 18th-century mansion
  • Be amazed by the dancing water and light of the Magic Water Circuit
  • Enjoy a Peruvian snack and a pisco sour at a local tavern

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What You Can Expect

Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour

Water show in Lima

Depart from your hotel and venture to your first cultural destination in an air-conditioned minivan. Enter the fascinating world of the Larco Museum, an enthralling exhibition of ancient artifacts housed in a beautifully restored 17th-century mansion. Wander through creatively curated galleries, perusing ancient ceramics, precious jewelry and more than 50,000 Peruvian pots. Listen as your experienced guide offers insight into the prosperous past of Peru. 

Then, travel to a traditional tavern to sample some of the city’s culinary specialties; savor the distinct flavor of Peruvian snacks and sip the national beverage pisco sour, a delicious cocktail made by combining egg white, lemon juice and grape brandy. Toast your tour then continue to your final destination. 

Awaken your senses to the exuberant extravaganza that is the Magic Water Ciricuit; settle into a seat at Parque de la Reserva as lights, lasers and water displays burst into life before your very eyes. Enjoy melodious music and marvel as enormous fountains synchronize their spurts to classic songs. Return to your hotel in Lima after the spectacular show.

Customer Reviews

Erin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Nataly and Julio were great!

Christine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The Larco is not to be missed! Beautiful grounds with an amazing collection of pre-Incan and Incan artifacts. These were an amazing people with a very advanced civilization. It was a great introduction to the Incan culture. If you are headed to Machu Picchu through Lima, do yourself a favor and see this museum. It will totally enhance your experience in Peru. The February night we went to the the Magic Water Circuit the place was packed. I would not attempt this without a guide. He knew right where to take us for the best views, plus he knew how to navigate the crowds. My apologies, but I can't seem to find his name right now, but he was super!

Douglas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an excellent tour for me and my family! Our tour guide, Gabby, was outstanding. She is an expert on Peruvian history and ancient cultures. Her tour at the Larco Museum was exceptional. Her enthusiasm and excitement made for a wonderful tour, and the exhibits were very interesting to see. Our children ages 13 and 10 had a great time at the museum too. The exhibits told a great story of the history and culture of Peru. The stonework, pottery, jewelry, artwork, artifacts, and mummies were all wonderful to see. Gabby's commentary and answers to our questions were enlightening and allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the museum. For me, the museum became an unexpected highlight of our trip to Peru. After the museum, the Pisco sour and appetizers were a nice treat before enjoying the magic water circuit at the Parque de la Reserva. This water show was beautiful. Our entire family was amazed by the show. I would highly recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

DON'T MISS this tour!!! If you think you've seen fountains at Bellagio - you ain't seen nothin' yet! The water show has laser lighting and pictures and music. Definitely don't go on your own - when you take this tour you get to jump the line which can be three hours long. And the Larco was absolutely the best museum we visited in Lima. Displays were fascinating as is the historic house that houses the museum. Tour company guide and bus were what we've come to expect from Viator - perfect!!

Alfredo T USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Must do, so beautiful and our guide was excellent.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Larco Museum is breathtaking, not just the 45,000 genuine artefacts dating back hundreds and even thousands of years, but also the courtyard which is an outstanding flower garden. We are told the restaurant was also great, but we went for sandwiches and pisco drinks in a 150 year old bar: that was really fun. Then it all finished with the many dazzling fountains of the city park, topped off with an elaborate display of colored lights on the water. Our guide was exceptionall nice, and also well-informed.

Artur Ribeiro Brazil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excelente passeio! O museu Larco é muito bom, a paradinha para os snacks e Pisco Sour no Hotel Bahia é ótimo para recarregar as baterias e o Parque das Águas é um verdadeiro encanto. Nossa guia foi muito agradável e competente.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an excellent tour. Our guide had great English and was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The Water Circuit tour was a fantastic venue.

Ronald B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Suzanne was a great tour guide! She not only did a great job making sure we were having a good time, but she also took advantage of the commute to explain interesting facts about districts, cultural facts, and ancient history.

The Larco Museum, although small when compared with others, it has a very interesting and nicely arranged exhibition. I really liked the way our guide organized our visit, and all her knowledge. Incredible how those civilizations didn't left writen testimonies, but their pottery is so rich tht we are able to know how they lived, what they ate and their sexual practices.

The visit to the Querono bar, is a nice way to relax a bit and take energy, while having a nice Pisco Sour :.

Last but not least, the water circuit. The great thing about the tour is to be able to cut the lin-ups and go directly to the front to the special access. Suzanne suggested going to the second row, to be able to have a better view of the show, it was amazing. I wasn't expecting such a beatiful display of technology and art sound and images. The rest of the fountains are also very nice, and it's the best way to finish your day.

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