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Lima Shanty Town Tour

  • Explore one of Lima’s shantytowns during this 3.5-hour educational tour
  • Learn about daily life from residents and the challenges they face
  • Visit a kindergarten and local artisans to hear their stories about their home
Lima Shanty Town Tour
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Shanty Town tour. Departs at 9am.
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Shanty town tour. Departs at 2pm.
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Discover a different side of Lima during this tour of one of the city’s shantytowns. Meet some of the residents of this community during this 3.5-hour walking tour as you learn about the challenges they face. Visit a kindergarten and some local artisans to hear stories about daily life in the shantytown. Part of the proceeds go back to helping the community and its residents.
What to Expect

Meet your guide at your central Lima hotel and head towards the shantytown. Receive a short briefing about basic guidelines for the tour before heading in. Wander the alleyways and listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of the community and its residents.

Meet local residents throughout the tour to get a deeper look at their daily lives. Stop at a kindergarten and a silverware factory and listen to stories about the developments within the community. Walk up the ‘yellow stairs’ to take in the astounding dimensions of the shantytown as well as the views of the city below before heading back your hotel to conclude the tour.

Reviews (37)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Definitely worth a visit

I am very happy that I chose to do this tour. I only had 4 days in Lima so it was hard to choose which activities and tours I wanted to do. But I chose this one because I wanted to do something out of...More

Thank lenaanfi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent Insights - eye opening - well don

Just posted on Instagram @AccendoGroupTim, Fabulous view of the LIMA of the working and aspiring poor. Great customer service ftom Alejandra - she made visit work on little notice. Jimmy high relational skills, knew his context and macro economics. Jorge kind driver. Best Afternoon so...More

1  Thank timbiscaye
DanielaLobrano, Director de Recepción at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear customer, We are very happy that you have enjoyed the best of Lima with our company, thanks for your visit and your excellent review, which lets us know that we are doing an excellent job. In addition to that, it is very important for...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Informed Insight into how life can be

We had a free day at the end of our stay in Lima and opted to do a Shanty Town tour. We were the only ones on the tour and I guide started with info on Lima from the time we were picked up which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank globetrottas
DanielaLobrano, Public Relations Manager at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Dear Customer. On behalf of the community you´ve visited, thank you for taking this tour with us because we´ll be able to build more day care centers, kitchen for the communities and bring more donations to our children. We appreciate you enjoyed this tour that...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile
Humbling experience

We did the half day Shanty Town tour with Pamela. It was an interesting and humbling experience. We visited the local market and met locals in the community and at all times felt completely safe. This was one of the first things we did on...More

1  Thank valf107
DanielaLobrano, Public Relations Manager at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Hello. In Haku tours we are very glad to reed testimonials like this. Thank you very much for sharing your pleasant experience with everyone. We appreciate your visit and we hope you come back soon! Warm Regards.

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Culture with a difference

Jonathan was an excellent tour guide in this highlight of our time in Lima. Wandering around the shanty town, visiting the markets and appreciating a side of Lima that most will never see was a real eye opener. The openness of the people was wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gmacg63
DanielaLobrano, Public Relations Manager at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hola Gordon! It's really nice of you to share your experience with us, your kind words make us feel happy. We love our job and we love it more when clients are happy too!. Thank you for choosing Haku Tours. All the best for you!...More

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24 May 2018|
Response from WC3721 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We took a lot of pictures. The tour guide was very helpful. It is a different kind of tour, hope you enjoy it.