Spend some hours in Lima visiting two of the best museums full of history, culture and archaeological pieces. The Larco Museum and the National Museum of the Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru.
What to Expect
You will start this tour visiting the largest and oldest museum in Peru: The National Museum of the Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru. This museum, located in the district of Pueblo Libre, offers an exhibition of many archaeological pieces such as the Raimondi Stele and the Tello Obelisk from Chavin culture. Also, see an amazing scale model of Machu Picchu and walk by the many rooms of the museums where you can find pieces of the Nasca, Chavin, Chancay, Paracas, Chimu and Pukara culture; many galleries and paintings from the formative, colonial and republican periods as well as many permanent and temporary exhibitions. This museum have more than 100,000 artifacts from the entire history of human occupation in the Peruvian territory.
After this visit, you will make a stop and enjoy a delicious sandwich and Pisco sour (alcoholic drink) in an old local tavern. If you cannot drink alcoholic drink, you get the famous Chicha Morada offered (purple corn drink prepared with lemon juice and sugar).
Continue your history tour, visiting the most important museum of Lima. The Larco Museum is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art that exhibits finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and “erotic” archaeological pieces. Many chronological pictures from cultures of the coast and the highlands can also be found here. On this museum, many studies and projects take place and masterpieces such as Inca aribalos, quipus, Paracas textiles and Chimu, Mochica, Vicus and Wari pieces are always exhibited here. At the end of this tour, your driver and tour guide will take you back to your hotel.
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Private tour
- Tour guide
- Admission tickets
- Sandwich and Pisco Sour