Visit Larco Museum to view one of the largest private collections of pre-Inca ceramics in the world. You will have plenty of time to wander around the galleries with your private guide who will offer an insight into the lost civilisations.
Larco Museum, founded in 1926, offer a chronological overview of Peru’s pre-Columbian history spanning 3,000 years. Peruse ancient pottery, gold regalia and semi-precious stone jewellery from the Incas, Nazcas and other tribes. You can then take a look around the achingly pretty gardens with blooming bougainvillea and potted cacti – reason alone to visit.
Thirsty work? Head to the city’s pisco bars to sip on Peru’s national spirit. First, soak up the post-work thrum in a traditional watering hole where locals mingle over chilcanos (a ginger ale-based pisco drink) and lomo saltado (strips of sirloin). Then pull up a pew at a modern-day pisco house for citrusy cocktails or rose petal-infused concoctions whizzed up by mixologists.
This tour starts in the afternoon and ends in the evening when the pisco bars are at their most atmospheric.