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

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

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Overview

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.
  • Full-day 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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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Snacks and drink at tavern
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
This activity includes roundtrip transfer from the districts of Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro. If your hotel or apartment is not included in the list in this 3 districts, contact us.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
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 Pucllana 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 ambiance 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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
El Parque del Amor
We will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at “Parque del Amor” in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then we are heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture, for a panoramic view.
Stop At:  
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors Sant Martin de Porres and Sant Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Convento de Santo Domingo
Explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. One of the most worthy places to visit is the library, not only for the value of the writing works, but also for the coffered ceilings.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museo Larco
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Circuito Magico Del Agua
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.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Catedral de Lima
The Basilica Cathedral of Lima is also home to the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, the spanish conqueror of the Inca´s empire. Inside, along the side aisles, are a sequence of large paintings of the Via Crucis, "Way of the Cross." Pope John Paul II visited this cathedral on two occasions, in 1985 and 1988. This is commemorated with signs at the entrance. There are 14 side chapels.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The cathedral is closed on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings; at these times, you'll be offered entrance to the MALI Museum
  • Photographs are forbidden inside the cathedral and Convent of Santo Domingo
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums; no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed; you may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VIPAC - Viajes Pacifico
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit.

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star-5
Two thumbs up
Marissa
, May 2021
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-5
Great program
Yin L
, Dec 2019
We enjoy this program very much. The guide is very good. The Lunch buffet is good. The water funtain show is great!
star-4
Very good
MariePier_B
, Aug 2019
The tour was split into 2 tours of ~3h. We had a reservation at a restaurant in between. The tours were very interesting but the time allocated for the lunch was too long. However, very good tour with a local twist at a tavern!
star-2
Be careful it really is not a full...
Clara_R
, Jul 2018
Be careful it really is not a full day tour. The agency put me in a group city tour in the morning then dropped me off at a restaurant and asked me to meet another guide at a hotel near the restaurant 4 hours later.Not my idea of a full day tour. The tour guides were very nice and understanding but the office staff needs a course in etiquette and client relations.
star-5
A great and entertaining experience
Mariagracia_R
, Jul 2018
Learned a lot about the culture and history. First part of the tour, we had 1:1 time with the guide, which allowed us to ask as many questions as we could and truly made for a personalized experience. The buffet was delicious and in a nice area of town (Larcomar). I’d definitely recommend this to another couple or family visiting Lima. Our guide was very passionate when speaking and made the experience so much more enjoyable.
star-5
Marvelous Tour!
RichardJ_J
, Jun 2018
Just can't say enough good things about this tour - it was simply wonderful and we definitely got
star-5
.... we meet a new friends in this...
rey_s
, Jan 2018
.... we meet a new friends in this tour and enjoy their company. we have a funtastic time together 'till the end of our tour.
star-3
We liked Larco museum and water show...
Clayton K
, Jan 2018
We liked Larco museum and water show. The city tour was so-so.
star-5
Collected at the time appointed and...
Louis S
, Nov 2017
Collected at the time appointed and toured the city for the half day. Tour guide was great and very knowledgeable spoke English very well and was easy to understand. The lunch supplied was a good buffet at a great restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The food offered a great selection. The afternoon tour commenced later in the day and again was collected promptly and taken to Larco Museum which was very interesting with a enormous collection of pottery from Inca times. The water circuit was very popular and the water show which lasted about 15 minutes was great.
star-2
Tour was split in two parts with...
James L
, Nov 2017
Tour was split in two parts with four hours of nothing in between. This tour was not as advertised. The guides were good and some of the experience was worthwhile but I think because there were only myself on the morning portion, and only four people on the afternoon portion, I felt some advertised content was rushed or left out. Anyway in a single tour supposed to last 11 hours, 4 was spent doing nothing and about 3 more sitting in Lima traffic.

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