Lima Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Tour plus Larco and Archaeological Museums

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Lima Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Tour plus Larco and Archaeological Museums information and booking

9 hours
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Tour departs from hotels located in the Miraflores and San Isidro districts of Lima
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Combine a city sightseeing tour with Lima’s two best museums on this Lima Combo Tour! You’ll see the city’s top attractions and learn about the history of Peru in one activity-filled day. Admire landmarks like the Huaca Pucllana, Cathedral of Lima and Government Palace, and see artifacts from several of Peru’s former civilizations at the Larco Museum and the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

City Sightseeing TourYour full-day Lima Combo Tour begins with hotel pickup in the morning followed by a sightseeing tour through the city’s streets and plazas. With your local guide, head first to Love Park in the Miraflores district and admire its view of the Pacific Ocean. Then visit Huaca Pucllana, the adobe pyramid that was ancient Lima’s ceremonial heart. Next, drive through the district of San Isidro, the financial center of the city, and then on to the city’s main square, Plaza Mayor, where you’ll see the Government Palace and Lima’s town hall. Then visit two of the city’s most popular attractions, the 16th-century Cathedral of Lima and the Convent of Santo Domingo, where two saints — Martin de Porras and Rosa de Lima — lived in the 17th century and where their remains rest today.Before the museum tours begin, enjoy Peruvian and international dishes for lunch at Mangos restaurant, where a terrace provides ocean views (closed Sundays). Museum ToursThe second half of your tour begins at the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología, e Historia del Peru), one of the country’s largest museums. Its vast collection of artifacts spans the breadth of Peru’s culture, from prehistoric times to present day. See ceramics, textiles, wood objects, tools, musical instruments and human remains from thousands of years ago. Next, head to the Larco Museum (Museo Larco), where you’ll learn more about Peru's cultural history. Housed in an 18th-century colonial mansion that was built on top of a pyramid from the 7th century, the museum houses an impressive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts, including ceramics, jewelry and more than 50,000 pots. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Admission to larco museum
  • Admission to the museum of archaeology and anthropology
  • Admission to the cathedral and convent of santo domingo

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)