Larco Museum (Museo Larco) Tours

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To help you get your head around Peru’s centuries of history and culture, visit the well-regarded Museo Larco Herrera in Lima, housed in an 18th-century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th-century pyramid and surrounded by leafy gardens. The chronological overview of 3,000 years of history takes you through pre-Inca cultures and pre-Columbian art, to present-day interpretations of pre-Hispanic ceramics.

The museum is structured in a series of galleries, and its highlight is the fine collection of Inca gold and silver jewelry and artifacts, studded with prized lapis lazuli, turquoise and amethyst. Painted pottery vases and tools are also displayed, along with elaborately fashioned metal ware, cotton and feather textiles. A unique feature of the museum is that visitors are granted access to the storage area, where 45,000 objects are arranged and cataloged.

If you’re looking for high-quality souvenirs, the gift shop sells a selection of reproduction pre-Colombian ceramics, textiles and 18 carat jewelry, as well as luxury alpaca clothing.

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The Museo Larco Herrera is just off Avenue Bolivar, between Lima’s historic city center and the beachfront suburb of Miraflores.
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Address: Avenue Bolivar 1515, Lima 21, Peru
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Hours: 9am - 6pm
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Admission: Adults: 30 Nuevos Soles
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Larco Museum Admission Ticket

Travel back through 5,000 years of Peruvian history with this admission ticket to Lima’s fascinating Larco Museum. Situated inside a picturesque 18th-century colonial mansion, this comprehensive museum offers a great way to put Peru’s incredible wealth of historical sites and pre-Columbian cultures into context. Connect the dots between iconic Peruvian sites like Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, Cusco and much more as you admire its amazing range of exhibits, beautiful gold and silver artifacts and a unique erotic art collection.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Shore Excursion: 2-Day Tours in Lima from Callao Port

Get a well-rounded view of Peru on this 2-day tour around its capital. Take a tour of the historic city center and learn about the ‘City of Kings’ from your guide and then head to the Larco Museum and observe artifacts from pre-Inca times. On the next day get a closer look at Peru’s colorful culture and delectable cuisine on a tour around the local hotspots and hidden gems.
  • Duration: 2 days
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US$175.00
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Larco Museum Restaurant Dining Experience with Transfer

Combine culture with cuisine during a unique dining experience within the framework of Lima’s Larco Museum (Museo Larco), an icon of pre-Colombian art collections. During either lunch or dinner service, three courses of Peruvian fare, accompanied by a pisco sour cocktail, water, and a hot beverage, pleasure your palate. Admire views of the Café del Museo Restaurant’s gorgeous gardens and relish the convenience of pickup and drop-off at your Lima accommodation.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$60.00
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Full-Day Best of Lima Tour

With one day in Lima you can explore the very best of the city, from the colonial architecture of the historic center to pre-Colombian art and seaside neighborhoods. See the gorgeous interior of the San Francisco Convent, tour the Museo Larco, then get a glimpse of Lima’s earliest history in Miraflores. This full-day, private tour of Lima offers the flexibility and convenience of a personalized tour, including pickup and drop-off at hotels in some neighborhoods, and it’s an ideal choice for first-time visitors.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$120.00
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Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit

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.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$136.00
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Private Tour: Historic Lima and Larco Museum

Wander down colonial alleyways and past grand plazas on this tour of the top architectural and historical sites in Lima. From the depths of the catacombs at the UNESCO-listed San Francisco Convent to the extensive antiques collection at the top-rated Larco Museum, this tour will introduce you to the city's best-kept attractions within a single day. This private tour is operated with just your guide and private party for a personalized sightseeing experience.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$109.00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Top Lima Musuems Tour

Discover two of Lima’s best cultural centers on this private 4-hour tour. Visit the National Museum of the Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru and discover antiquities from the some of Peru’s ancient cultures as well as artifacts from the colonial and republican periods. Enjoy a sandwich and Pisco sour before heading to the privately owned Larco Museum and discover the largest collection of pre-Columbian art in Peru.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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US$75.00
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Lima City Half Day Tour

Trace the startling history of Lima, including its Pre-Columbian cultures, colonial era, and contemporary present, during this 4-hour city tour. Explore the city’s Inca history at the Pucllana Pyramid, then discover a range of colonial-era landmarks like the Government Palace and Banco Central de Reserva Museum. You’ll finish with a look at some of modern-day Lima’s top neighborhoods.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$33.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Top Museums of Lima Private Tour

Lima is home to some of Peru’s most renowned museums and visiting with a guide ensure you don’t miss anything. This private 4-hour tour includes guided tours of the Larco Museum and the National Museum of the Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru, plus a Pisco Sour lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$75.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private City Tour of Lima including Lunch from Callao Cruise Terminal

Maximise your time in Lima with a private full-day sightseeing tour customised to your interests. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Miraflores and San Isidro; admire historic landmarks such as Plaza Mayor and the Convent of San Francisco; tuck into a traditional Peruvian lunch (included); and visits sights such as the Love Park, Huaca Pucllana, and the Larco Museum. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your hotel or Callao Cruise Terminal.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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US$180.00
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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8-Day Inca Empire from Lima

Many visitors to Peru spend only a day at Macchu Picchu. This eight-day tour offers a far more immersive experience of ancient Incan history and culture. You'll explore Incan sites in the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and Macchu Picchu, and also get a taste of life in the bustling modern capital of Lima.
  • Duration: 8 days
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Lima Must-See Landmarks Small-Group Tour

Explore Lima’s top highlights during this 4.5-hour introduction to the Peruvian capital’s wealth of historic landmarks. Tour the pre-Incan archaeological site at Huaca Huallamarca and explore the history of Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed downtown. You’ll also check out the wealth of pre-Columbian art at Larco Museum, watch the changing of the guard at the Government Palace and visit the historic Convento de Santo Domingo. Your Lima highlights tour also includes round-trip hotel transport by minivan, a driver-guide, all entrance fees and bottled water.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Lima Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Tour plus Larco and Archaeological Museums

Enjoy a cultural combination of spectacular sightseeing and enriching exhibits on a full-day Lima combo tour. See all of the Peruvian capital city’s historical highlights accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, admiring the exquisite architecture of structures such as the Government Palace and the Cathedral of Lima. Then, immerse yourself in the eclectic exhibitions of the Larco Museum and the National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History of Peru. Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel is included in the tour.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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US$189.99
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Lima City Tour with Larco Museum

Get a sense for the wealth of sights found in Lima, both historic and modern, during this private 5.5-hour city tour. Check out Lima landmarks including its classic Spanish-colonial squares, centuries-old churches and eerie Catacombs. You’ll also admire the city’s collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts at the Larco Museum before finishing your trip with a lunch of Peruvian favorites at the renowned Rosa Náutica Restaurant. This private Lima excursion covers your private guide, a driver, lunch, private vehicle and all site entrance fees.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$219.00
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Small-Group Huacas and Larco Museum by Night Including Dinner

Get a new perspective on Lima as you explore the Peruvian capital’s ancient ruins and historic museums after dark during this 4-hour excursion. Head to Lima’s Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Columbian archaeological site constructed around 1,500 years ago. Then check out Huaca Huallamarca, an adobe pyramid that pre-dates the Incas. You’ll also have time to admire the wealth of gold and silver artifacts the Larco Museum before finishing your evening with a dinner of Peruvian specialties at Café del Museo. Your nighttime excursion also includes round-trip hotel transport by coach, bottled water, a 3-course dinner and all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour Lima City Tour and Larco Museum Tour

Experience Lima's unique blend of historic and modern sights during this 4-hour private guided tour, with a visit to the Larco Museum. Travel through Lima by private vehicle alongside your guide, stopping to check out landmarks including the upscale Miraflores and San Isidro areas, as well as historic sights such as the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site and Lima’s colonial San Martín Square. You’ll also get to admire the wealth of pre-Columbian gold and silver artifacts at the Larco Museum, housed in an ornate 18th century mansion.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Must-See Tour of Lima

Make the most of your time in Lima and check off the city’s must-see attractions on this 5-hour guided tour. Visit the Larco Museum and Huaca Huallamarca, take in the views from the Convento de Santo Domingo tower, and enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed center. Tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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10-Day Tasting Experiences from Lima

The perfect combination of culture in two of the cities with more history in Peru. The Nazca Lines are a mysterious and impressive enigma. Following this same mystique we will embark on a trip to Cusco to continue to experience the energy these two places have in common.
  • Duration: 10 days
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Larco Museum and Lima Historic Center

In 2017, the Larco Museum was ranked as number 22 of the 25 Best Museums in the World, according to Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards. This marked the first time a Peruvian museum made the list. The Larco Museum was founded by archeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle, who spent his life investigating and protecting the vestiges of Peru’s northern, pre-Colombian cultures. Larco Hoyle not only treasured and catalogued the remains he found on his scientific explorations of the archeological sites on the north coast of Peru, but he also purchased numerous private collections. Today, the Larco Museum exhibits almost 45,000 objects from the Mochica, Virú, Chimú, and Sipán Cultures, as well as other, smaller cultures that populated pre-Incan Peru.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Past & Present Peru: City tour with Larco Museum

- Learn the Peruvian history before and after the Incas.- Walk around the city center and enjoy the Government Palace.- Visit LUM (Memorial Place) to have a better appreciation about 80´s and 90´s war against terrorism and how we restructure our country.This experience starts at the Larco Museum, one of the best museums around the country. Here is all about pre Incas cultures like Mochica, Nazca and Chimu. Here we have some artifacts made of ceramic, gold and silver, some of them have more than a 1000 years old.After Larco museum this very informative tour continues to the main square to appreciate Government Palace and enjoy a bit of the architecture from colony times and also learn about this part of our history at the Catacombs museum.Last stop is at the Memorial Museum in Lima, this is a good place to understand what happened in Peru in between 1980 and 2000 and how we beat terrorism and became the country that you see now at days
  • Duration: 4 hours
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7-Day Inca Treasures from Lima

The perfect combination of shopping and culture in two of the cities with more history in Peru.
  • Duration: 7 days
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16-Day Great Inca Expedition from Lima

Intense and exciting: a whole new experience. From the Nazca Lines to the natural beauty of the Ballestas Islands, to watching a condor fly near you at the Colca Canyon, sailing on Lake Titicaca and walking on the Uros Islands, to feeling the overwhelming silence of Machu Picchu. This program offers you everything you need to truly live and feel the Inca culture.
  • Duration: 16 days
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Huaca Huallamarca and Larco Museum by Night with Dinner

Although Lima is now a bustling modern metropolis, the skyline of this Peruvian city was once packed with pyramids instead of skyscrapers. Delve into Lima’s pre-Columbian history on a 4-hour evening tour of two great pyramids located in the heart of modern neighborhoods and a spectacular museum collection, followed by a  Peruvian-fusion al fresco dinner.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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