Callao (Lima), Peru
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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
Learn the secrets of the Andean world as you pore over one Incan treasure after another at the Larco Herrera Museum.
Your adventure begins with a drive through the mesmerizing capital of Peru, to Lima's historic district known as the Pueblo Libre. The name, which means Free Town, was given to the district by José de San Martín in 1822, in recognition of the patriotism shown by its inhabitants during the Peruvian War of Independence.
Experience the famous Larco Herrera Museum, founded by Rafael Larco Hoyle in 1926 and named for his father. The museum is located inside a vice-regal mansion built over a pre-Columbian pyramid from the 7th century. It houses a complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artifacts as well pieces of erotic art. Elaborate earplugs, nose ornaments, pectorals, headdress ornaments and masks -- many inlaid with lapis lazuli, turquoise, quartz, and amethyst -- reveal extraordinary artisan skill as well as a glimpse into the workings of a culture that celebrated status and power through personal adornment.
Leaving the museum and all its wonders behind, you'll set off for your next adventure. At the Indian Market, stroll among hundreds of stalls overflowing with traditional Peruvian handicrafts. Spend your leisure time browsing in the shops and searching for the perfect memento of your trip. A Peruvian knitted hat or a stunning piece of gold or silver jewelry? Either way, you'll look and feel the part.
Finally, return to Callao's pier and the ship.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.