This was the first thing we did when we arrived in Lima. What a great introduction to our trip to Peru! We were picked up at our hotel and driven to the Larco Museum. We had an excellent guide who explained the significance of the pottery and artifacts. There was a separate building for erotic art, which I thought was interesting. The Larco Museum has a beautiful garden and a nice restaurant, or so I hear. We drove to a nice hotel near the main square and enjoyed pisco sours and some typical Peruvian snacks. Then we went to the park where we saw a laser light show with music and beautiful fountains with changing patterns and colors. This was a fun evening!
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!
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!
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!!
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
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.
This was an excellent tour. Our guide had great English and was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The Water Circuit tour was a fantastic venue.
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.
Very well organized and interesting tour. Time well spent, guide was knowledgeable and pleasant.
This was excellant. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
I would highly recommend this tour.
We really enjoyed this tour - our first upon arrival in Lima. Ou guide Miguel Angel was personable, informative and very helpful - we had a private guided tour as we were the only guests signed up that day. Started off with pick up from our hotel in Miraflores (the Marriott) we headed along the coastal road until we arrived at Larco Museum. Beautiful setting, with a garden that looks like it is a postcard. The Museum and especially the permanent collection are simply priceless and take you back in time almost 5,000 years. From there we headed to the El Bolivar hotel - a historic hotel by St. Martin square where we enjoyed our first taste of Pisco Sour and some local snacks before the final adventure at the Water Park. That is really spectacular - the sound and light show chreographed with classical music and traditional peruvian folk dances from the various regions - and all displayed on marvelous water fountains that make it truly magical. Can't recommend this enough! And really appreciated the attention from our guide Miguel Angel with Viajes Pacifico. Professional, courteous and followed up a week later with some additional information on the artifacts we saw at the museum and photos. Muchas Gracias Miguel!
The Larco Museum is a beautiful and most interesting museum that has an amazing amount of artifacts that display the regional and historical aspects of early Peruvian culture. My guide, Gabriella, was extremely knowledgeable about everything and really helped explain everything. I always have a difficult time at museums trying to read the information next to each item but having a guide made it so much better! We later went to one of the oldest taverns in Puebla Libre area of Lima for a pisco sour and sandwich before heading to the magic water circuit. The fountains were beautiful and it was nice to walk around the grounds and see them all.
It was a great evening, our guide was very knowledgeable about Lima History, and we enjoyed the evening.
The Larco museum was excellent. You could spend all day looking. The Magic Water show was also a treat to finish off the night. Highly recommend seeing both in Lima.
Tour guide very good although at times hard for us to understand (a little noisy in the museum). We really enjoyed the Pisco/snack stop because there were so many locals there. Larco and water show both well worth seeing. We liked that it was a small group and included pickup and dropoff at our hotel.
Grace L Australia
Good tour. Tour guide had good English and knowledge. We enjoyed the museum and the visit to the Taverna for Pisco Sour. The fountains are magical.
This tour was will done. It included everything advertized. Our guide was informed, helpful and courtious. It was an enjoyable evening, spectular show and I recommend this to anyone visiting Lima for one of their evening events. One critism, we were frustated by Viator not responding to our many emails about acknowledging our information about point of pickup.
We spent a bit too much time in the Larco museum and missed some of the Magic Water Circuit.