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Lima Local Communities Tour

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    Stop At: Chorrillos, Balneario sur, Lima Peru

    You'll visit a small, local artisanal fish market and its pier with a beautiful view of the coast where your guide will explain about the daily life of the small-scale fishermen before going on a 20-minute boat tour, weather permitting. From the boat, you'll see the contrast between the basic colorful fishers' boats taken over by the pelicans and the modern skyline of Miraflores in the background as well as the desert landscape that is typical for most of the Peruvian coastline. In the boat, the guide will share some historical facts and stories about the places you see.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Morro Solar, Chorillos, Lima Peru

    You'll go up the Morro Solar hill where, on a clear day, you can enjoy a beautiful view of Lima. On some days, you may experience the typical Lima fog, 'neblina', which is a different, but also interesting experience.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Cementerio de Nueva Esperanza, San Pedro SN, Lima Peru

    After an interesting drive through different local neighborhoods, you'll reach the 2nd largest cemetery in the world. It's a very impressive place, different than any other cemetery you have visited before. It's located amidst the hills and human settlements. You'll have the chance to look around and if you're into photography, you'll surely take a bunch of artistic photos.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: San Juan De Miraflores, Urbanization Umamarca, San Juan de Miraflores 15058, Peru

    You'll then head towards the human settlement where our local cook has prepared a delicious lunch for your group. These human settlements are the result of the late 20th century growth towards the hills by migrant populations in Lima. While these are the poorest neighborhoods of Lima, they're filled with hardworking people who're trying to provide a better life for their children. The visit focuses on hope, optimism and positive initiatives.
    After lunch, a local guide will show you around her neighborhood located on the hillsides of Lima’s outskirts and will tell you more about the local project your visit supports and on some days you'll be able to witness the participating kids in action!
    The aim of this experience is a genuine intercultural experience where you'll visit and interact with several locals. You'll learn more about daily life in this harsh environment but will also get the chance to be introduced to some of the efforts carried out to improve the situation. Every tour is a bit different as other places and people are visited and depending on the fitness and physical abilities of the group. On some tours we'll visit the workshop of a group of ladies that organised themselves into a small business that manufactures handicrafts that are then sold as fair trade products. On other tours, we'll visit the so-called 'wall of shame' that separates one of the poorest neighborhoods of Lima from one of the richest.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Reviewed 25 April 2019

    Our experience in choosing and booking this tour with Natalie was great. She kept in in touch and confirmed the pick up just before the tour - we had made the arrangements months in advance! Alfredo, our tour guide, could not have been better. His...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    2  Thank sykescreekladynew
    Reviewed 16 April 2019

    I took this tour with my 14 year old daughter while my wife, a surgical nurse, was working at a Lima hospital as part of a mission conducting cardiovascular surgeries. Since I had taken her out of middle school for 5 days, I wanted our...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank super6bike
    Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

    This tour will take you into the lives of the squatters’ communities outside of downtown Lima. We were overwhelmed by the vastness of the poverty which is mostly overlooked by the city dwellers. The experience is unforgettable. Alberto was an awesome guide who is also...More

    2  Thank cconoverteach
    Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

    Myself and my brother in-law Tony did this community tour after we had attended the “Dakar” event and was completely blown away. The conditions these people live in is a massive eye opener and made us reflect on how lucky we are. The humanity these...More

    2  Thank A5264NDrobertm
    Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

    Last August I went with my girlfriend on the one day tour of the local communities. Alberto was our guide. He is a very kind guy and taught us several things about living in Lima, historical migrations and sendero luminoso. Our tour was very interesting...More

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    Kathy R
    6 March 2019|
    Response from cconoverteach | Reviewed this property |
    We did visit a school that was under construction. I believe the summer break from school lasts until June. We did climb a lot of stairs, the streets are not paved and very undeveloped. Music was not part of the experience.
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