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LocalAventura Tour: Day Tour to the Local Communities of Lima's Outskirts

Day Tour to the Local Communities of Lima's Outskirts

Experience the culture and community of Lima's local families
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7 hrs

Lima

2 ~ 8

High content


Description

Go off the beaten path, spend a day in a local community, and experience Lima beyond its touristic areas! This full-day tour will take you through the sandy slopes of Lima's desert outskirts to visit one of the city's settlements, where migrants from all over Peru created their own communities in search of a better life.

While these diverse communities may be some of the poorest neighborhoods of Lima, your knowledgeable local guide will show you why they are not defined by poverty. On this tour that showcases the rich Peruvian culture, a strong sense of community, and positive initiatives of these communities, you will witness both an authentic and optimistic outlook on this way of life in a safe and interesting way. 

Itinerary 

  • Your guide will pick you up in a secure van, then will drive you to the first location.
  • You will first visit the second largest cemetery in the world to witness its beautiful colors and learn about Andean burial traditions.
  • Next, you will go to the home of a local artisan who has started her own fair trade handicrafts cooperative.
  • After, enjoy a tasty lunch in a local family's home.
  • Visit a small, local NGO and learn about the progressive movements happening today within the communities.
  • Return to your hotel.

Available days

Everyday

Eligibility criteria

  • This tour is accessible to people of all ages, although it might be challenging to with physical restrictions, so a basic level of fitness is needed; please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please be aware that some of the roads we will be driving on are quite bumpy.
  • We will be walking on uneven, sandy underground. If you are concerned about this, please tell your local guide in advance. 

What's Included

  • Private vehicle transfers (pick-up and drop-off at Miraflores hotels)
  • Local bilingual guides
  • All entrance fees
  • Peruvian lunch at a local family’s house 
  • Visit and participation with a local non-profit project which empowers and inspires community youth and families

What's not included

  • Any personal purchases you wish to make 

Additional Pricing Information (*)

  • Proceeds and efforts from the Lima tour will contribute to the particular local social project that you participate in.

Recommendations

  • Please wear sunscreen and a hat for sun protection.
  • Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, preferably sneakers.
  • Bring a sweater or coat as the weather may fluctuate quite a bit.
  • Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
  • Bring extra cash in case you want to buy souvenirs.
  • Please tell us about any dietary restrictions prior to the tour.
  • Please be respectful of the communities and be mindful with your photography.

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Alfredo and Gino

Alfredo 

I was born and raised in Lima but my father is originally from a small Andean community in Huancavelica and I go back there a lot. I love these different sides of my country: the big city and the beautiful countryside. I love traveling in Peru and abroad and I even lived in Asia for a while when I was younger. I studied to become a chef in China (in Mandarin!). I obviously love food and cooking, and I can tell you all about the Peruvian cuisine if you’re interested! I’m back in Peru now but I still love meeting people from all over the world so showing my beautiful country to visitors is the perfect activity for me!

Gino
I have been working in tourism for four years already. During these four years, I have especially loved leading alternative and local tours because I can show others my country in a truly unique way. I am able to share the history and daily life of my country in an authentic way. Before I became a guide, I first started working as a dishwasher at a polleria, a chicken restaurant, then as an assistant to the cook, and finally as a waiter in another restaurant on the main square of Lima. These experiences interacting closely with tourists and popular travel destinations inspired me to begin studying tourism.

However, I also have to say that my Andean roots played an important role in my decision as well. My parents are from Cajamarca, the northern Andes of Peru, and migrated to Lima 40 years ago. As a result, my brothers and I were born and raised in Lima, but we would return to the Andes during the holidays. Living in these two drastically different places has taught me a lot about my own country and has given me a broader perspective on my surroundings. My passion for and knowledge about my country became a full-time occupation and a way of life, something I wouldn't exchange for anything in the world. I’m happy to share everything I can about this beautiful country, and I invite anyone and everyone to come and see it.

 

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