Guided tour

Lima: Half-Day Colonial Lima and Larco Museum Tour

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6 reviews

Activity provider: LimaTours
Guided tour

Lima: Half-Day Colonial Lima and Larco Museum Tour

Activity provider: LimaTours

From US$ 45 per person

A tour taking you through the historical side of the city of Lima. You will encounter buildings from the pre-colonial era all the way through to today.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
• Roundtrip transportation is available from hotels located in Miraflores, San Isidro, and from the Sheraton Lima Hotel and the San Agustin Riveria hotel in Lima's Historic Center • This activity does not include pickup from private residences, such as Airbnbs; if you're staying in one of these, you will need to contact the local partner a few days prior to the tour to coordinate a meeting point for your pickup


  • Visit the Main Square, surrounded by historic buildings
  • Enter Casa Aliaga and learn about the history of this historic house
  • Explore the Larco Museum, chosen as one of the best museums in the world by Trip Advisor
Full description
Explore Lima's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is packed with fascinating historic buildings. Your tour will begin with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square. It is here that you can appreciate countless examples of grandiose colonial architecture. Afterwards, you will stroll over to the cathedral, before visiting Casa Aliaga. Casa Aliaga is a colonial mansion gifted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that era that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Following this house, you will experience the Larco Museum, which lies in the traditional Pueblo Libre district. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artifacts, as well as pieces of erotic art.
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Pick up from hotels located in Miraflores, San Isidro or the Historic Center of Lima
  • All fees and taxes
  • Entrance ticket to the cathedral, Casa Aliaga and Larco Museum
  • Photos
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Pick up from hotels located in Miraflores and San Isidro.
  • Meeting Point in Sheraton Lima hotel and San Agustín Riviera hotel for passengers located at Historic Centre of Lima.
  • Sales tax must be collected for Peruvians or foreign visitors who stay in Peru for more than 60 days; if applicable, sales tax will be collected by the local operator
  • This activity does not include the pick up from private residences (Airbnb). If you stay in them, please contact the local partner days prior in order to coordinate a meeting point for your pick-up
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The use of face masks in public places is no longer mandatory due to a decrease in COVID infection in Peru. With the exception of health facilities, ground transportation services and closed spaces without ventilation. However, it is recommended that persons over 60 years of age who have received less than three doses of COVID continue to use the KN95 mask for preventive purposes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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This was well worth the time and money! Our guide, Percy, was friendly well-informed and spoke excellent English. We really enjoyed our tour!

February 21, 2023

November 17, 2022

Great experience at each of the museums

April 15, 2022

Product ID: 205617