Private Larco Herrera & National Archaeological Museums Tours
With a private guide, travel through Peru's history and culture on this informative Lima tour. Visit two of South America's top museums, the National Archaeological Museum and Larco Herrera Museum. Enjoy exhibitions showcasing objects from Peruvian cultures following the famous Incan civilization. This private Lima tour is ideal for history buffs and anyone looking for a comprehensive way to experience Peru's diverse cultural influences.
The National Archaeological Museum is your tour's first destination. Treat your mind and imagination to an overview of Peru's ancient inhabitants. Different halls display Peruvian cultures in chronological order, providing a detailed and easy way to follow the country's development through the ages. Notable collections include the remaining vestiges of Chavin culture, Paraca's famous mantle weaving, Nazca's pottery, and ceramics from the Mochica culture. You'll also see gold and silver items from the Chimu period and a fascinating model of Machu Picchu.
Following the National Archaeological Museum, your professional guide takes you to Larco Herrera Museum. Galleries portray an overview of Peru's pre-Columbian era, a whopping 3,000 years of cultural and societal development. Notable collections include Peru's finest assortment of gold and silver, a famous erotic figure exhibition from the Mochica culture, pottery from different pre-Inca cultures, beautiful funeral tissues, and an exhibition hall of gold jewels.
The Larco Herrera Museum is one of the world's only museums where visitors can choose to enter an exclusive storage area containing classified archaeological artifacts. Over 45,000 objects from Rafael Larco Herrera's private collection can be seen. Rafael was the father of one of Peru's most important archaeologists. His son classified, selected, and created the beautiful exposition found in the museum.
Possibly more breathtaking than the collection within the museum walls is the location of the museum itself. The Larco Museum is located in an 18th century royal mansion, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Larco Museum's setting is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Book this Lima private tour from Callao today for an extraordinary adventure through Peru's vast history.