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Tour code: 5243LIMDAY
Discover all of Lima’s most spectacular sights on a comprehensive and captivating full-day tour of the Peruvian capital. Visit legendary landmarks like the colossal Cathedral of Lima, the picturesque Government Palace and the intriguing Larco Museum; feast upon a traditional Peruvian lunch of seafood specialties; and feast your senses upon an extravagant show of lasers and music at the Magic Water Circuit for a fabulous finale.


  • 11-hour Lima sightseeing and cultural tour
  • With a guide, see popular Lima attractions like the Cathedral of Lima and the Convent of Santo Domingo
  • Learn a bit about Peruvian history with stops at Huaca Pucllana and the Larco Museum
  • Enjoy lunch by the Pacific Ocean at a Miraflores restaurant
  • Sip a pisco sour at a local Lima tavern
  • End your tour with Lima’s astounding water show, the Magic Water Circuit
  • Round-trip hotel transport included

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What You Can Expect

Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit

Lima in a Day Tour

Following hotel pickup, sink into the soft seats of a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and begin your exciting exploration of the city. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, absorb the amorous atmosphere of Parque del Amor while admiring stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Then, head to the inner-city ancient ruin of Huaca Pucilana and discover the ceremonial history of the landmark. 

Next, venture through the city’s financial district to see towering skyscrapers and modern constructions before arriving at the social center of the city, Plaza Mayor. See, too, the impressive Government Palace and two of Lima’s most prominent and popular attractions; enjoy the sacred ambience and ecclesiastical elegant of the Cathedral of Lima and the Covent of Santo Domingo.  

Feast upon a delicious buffet lunch in an elegant seaside restaurant; enjoy local specialties made from freshly caught seafood. Revitalized, visit the Larco Museum to immerse yourself in the captivating culture and history of the country. Peruse a plethora of entrancing exhibitions, viewing glittering jewelry, ancient ceramics and more than 50,000 Peruvian pots. 

Then, venture to a traditional tavern to sample the nation’s most treasured drink, a pisco sour. Treat your taste buds to the sweet tones of the cocktail, created by combining grape brandy with egg whites, sugar syrup and lemon juice. Snack upon freshly made sandwiches before taking a seat at the Magic Water Circuit for your tour’s compelling conclusion. 

Gaze at the choreographed spurts of the impressive fountains as bright color and melodious music explode onto the scene. Watch lasers dance and images appear during the extravagant spectacle. When the show ends, return to your Lima hotel in your comfortable vehicle.

Customer Reviews

Adam T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A great way to see Lima in a day. Lima is a massive city and this tour covers all the main areas. We had 2 separate tours this day in order to see it all. Both tour guides were good. However, there was a long wait at lunch in the Miraflores district - maybe this could be shortened a bit and we could have checked out the Barranco district also - I am not sure if this is possible however - just a thought.

Ronald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Tour went very well. Both tour guides spoke good English and were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I learned a lot. Lunch and snack were good, and transport was good.

Susan H United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing tour, hugely knowledgeable guide! The Larco museum is a must visit in Lima :)


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I LOVE GABRIELLA. She made my day, and I really mean that. I will always think of her and her idea of Peru. I think she is perfect in her great knowledge!

Jaclyn N USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tours! Both the morning and evening guides were excellent and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the buffet lunch at Mango. The Larco Museum is a must see and we loved the Magic Water Circuit!

Cherald I T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very interesting. Guides pleasant and helpful. The tour was excellent. I would recommend both tours

Joan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

fabulous! a must!

Alex A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent tour. Informative, yet not boring. I recommend it highly.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

It was a great way to see many of the highlights of the city. I had 2 guides and both were amazing. The first guide escorted me to the restaurant for my lunch. It was an amazing Peruvian buffet in Larcomar with an oceanview. I had a couple of hours to walk around and then catch the 2nd part of my tour. It was a great way to see and learn about Lima. Loved it. Thanks.

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015


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