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Magic Water Circuit

Magic Water Circuit

Parque de la Reserva, Lima

The Basics

The world’s largest fountain complex, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Magic Water Circuit is a spectacle to behold. Some of the water features are interactive—you may get a light misting—making it a hit with kids and adults alike. The Maze of the Dream (Laberinto del Ensueno) invites visitors to follow a labyrinth of vertical walls of water to an inner circle. Fountain of Harmony (Fuente de la Armonía) is a pyramid with sides formed by jets of water and Magic Fountain (Fuente Mágica) is the park’s most powerful fountain, with a jet shooting a stream of water 262 feet (80 meters) into the air.

Travelers have many options for exploring the Magic Water Circuit. Private and group tours may be combined with visits to other Lima attractions, including Larco Museum, with its important pre-Colombian art collection, and the nearby pre-Inca archaeological site at Pachacámac.

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Larco Museum, Pisco Old Tavern and Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour

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Larco Museum, Pisco Old Tavern and Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour
star-4.5
$62.10 per adult
$69.00 $6.00 savings
Traveler Favorite
Fun Night
I had heard that the Larco Museum and the Magic water circuit were two things I should see in Lima. This tour was a perfect way to see them both. The tour even included a stop for a Pisco sour and a traditional sandwich at one of the oldest bars in Lima.
WorldTvl90, Jul 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Lima

star-5
Fantastic for Solo Travelers on a Timeline
Casey_H, Oct 2021
Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit
Andrea and Mr. Pereyra, the driver, were fantastic! This tour covers a lot of ground in Lima but did not feel rushed and provided a wealth of information. Great for solo travelers with a day to see it all.
star-5
Lucas was a great guide!
ErikaMOse_O, Aug 2021
Lima: Water Magic Circuit, Historic Downtown & Catacombs Night Tour
The catacombs were a very interesting experience. We learned a lot about the religious history of the city. After, the water fountain display was very cool. Seeing how they incorporated Peruvian history into the water features was wonderful.
star-5
Two thumbs up
Marissa, May 2021
Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit
Ursula is very knowledgeable about Peru’s history. I got to sample all Peru’s dishes, appetizers, desserts with Pisco during lunch in one of their best restaurants. To top it a drink in a bar with a big Peruvian sandwich and Pisco again late afternoon before going to the magic water circuit. Highly recommended tour!!!
star-4
Fun time at the Magic Water Circuit
Melinda_S, Sep 2021
Magic Water Circuit in Lima with Hotel Pickup
Our guide, Manuel, was very informative. He told us about the area as we were driving and also about the history of Peru. The Water Circuit had 15-16 different fountains. One was made into a tunnel that you could walk through, another was in the shape of a pyramid, and one was a teapot and cups. But the best one was the laser show. Different scenes set to music were shown on the water. It was pretty cool. They had each person stand on "X"s on the ground, so everyone was 6 feet apart, and it was easy to see and take pictures, which was nice. There were a LOT of people there so that was the only drawback, lots of people to navigate through. But a great way to spend an evening!
star-5
Enjoyable Fountains and Food and Culture
BRIAN_S, Mar 2020
Magic Water Circuit with Dinner and Folkloric Show
The Water fountains were a really magical experience with a surprising end, enjoyed every minute. Dinner and show, good variety of food to try, and the show was very active, cultural, and colourful, we had a great time.
star-5
Very informative
Gary_C, Mar 2020
Fantastic Lima: City Tour, Magic Water and Local Dinner Small-Group
Amandeo was fantastic. Very informative tour and even helped with our travel plans for after our time in Lima.
star-4
Entertaining
BobKid, Mar 2020
Magic Water Circuit with Dinner and Folkloric Show
We were a group of three with a guide and thoroughly enjoyed the water fountains and the main display with laser lights. Folklore started slow. The dancers were full of energy and ended on a high. Meal was not that enjoyable. Overall an enjoyable evening.
star-5
Amazing day
Stephanie, Feb 2020
Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit
I highly recommend this tour. It was very informative and we got to see so much in one day. I am not a big fan of museums, but our guide Pamela made it extremely interesting. The history of this country is fascinating. Thanks for a day we will never forget. And a big shout out to Jorge who handles Lima crazy traffic like a pro!
star-5
Excellent Tour
Lynn_H, Feb 2020
Fantastic Lima: City Tour, Magic Water and Local Dinner Small-Group
We had a wonderful tour. Phillipa was extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much. He spoke excellent English and we understood everything. We actually had a private tour as we were the only English speaking couple on the tour.
star-5
Great program
Yin L, Dec 2019
Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit
We enjoy this program very much. The guide is very good. The Lunch buffet is good. The water funtain show is great!
star-5
Outstanding tour - a must do while in Lima
Jim M, Oct 2019
Private Lima Night Tour Including Magic Water Circuit
Great tour with Carlos. Highly recommended both the tour and especially Carlos. Wish we could take him on the rest of our excursions :-)
star-5
Larco Museum & Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour
Marian_O, Jun 2019
Larco Museum, Pisco Old Tavern and Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour
Great private collections of pre-Peruvian artifacts from 3000 years ago. Must see with beautiful garden & surroundings. Tour guide, Victor, was very informative & knowledgeable. We had a nice pork sandwich with pisco sour. Nice water light show with history of Peru.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Magic Water Circuit is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Playing in the fountains is part of the fun; bring a poncho if you would prefer to stay dry.
  • Tours may include a small fee required from 3pm onward.
  • Mornings are free to enter.
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How to Get There

The water circuit is in Parque de la Reserva, a park enclosed by Av. Arequipa and Paseo de la República. The city’s electric express bus, El Metropolitano, makes a stop at Estadio Nacional, which is right by the park.

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When to Get There

The Magic Water Circuit is open Wednesday–Sunday, 3pm–10:30pm. While open during the day, the best time to experience the circuit is after sunset when the colors are most dramatic. Additionally, Fantasy Fountain (Fuente de la Fantasía), the park’s 390-feet (119-meter) showpiece fountain lights up with a special laser, water, and music show at 7:15pm, 8:15pm, and 9:30pm.

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A Well of Information

Inside a tunnel connecting the two halves of the park is an exhibition space where you can learn about how the water reaches the complex and the interesting challenges the city faced when it built its intricate urban water system.

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