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LocalAventura Tour: Half-Day Walking Tour of Lima's Historic Center

Half-Day Walking Tour of Lima's Historic Center

See Lima's city center through the eyes of a local
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4 hrs

Lima

2 ~ 8

High content


Description

Lima's beautiful historic center will transport you back in time. Join Local Guides Deivis and Carolien as you explore this fascinating city center.  On this perfect tour for anyone looking to go beyond the typical tourist route, your local guides will not only show you the highlights of this district but also take you off the beaten path. Discover the history of the city while getting an authentic look at daily life in Lima on this half-day walking tour.

Itinerary 

  • Meet your Local Guide at the meeting point in Miraflores.
  • Take public transport to the city center.
  • See key sights such as Plaza San Martin with the majestic Hotel Bolivar, the impressive Plaza de Armas, and an old train station transformed into the House of Literature.
  • Along the way you will stop at unique, alternative sights such as Chinatown, home to Lima's large Chinese community, and the busy Central Market, where locals shop every morning for their groceries.
  • After about 3 hours of walking and learning about the city, your guide will accompany you back to Miraflores.

Available days

Everyday

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be able to walk for about 3 hours.

What's Included

  • Bilingual local guide
  • Public transportation costs

What's not included

  • Lunch

Recommendations

  • Wear sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring a sweater and a bottle of water.

Tags

Learn a New Skill Family-Friendly

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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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