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Lima Off the Beaten Path: Local Communities and Cultural Immersion provided by Alternative Peru

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Lima Off the Beaten Path: Local Communities and Cultural Immersion

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Go off the beaten tourist path and see a different side of Lima with this guided tour. Explore the city’s working-class neighborhoods, travel by boat to the Morro Solar viewpoint, visit the second-largest cemetery in the world, and hear about life in one of Lima’s poorest hillside communities and efforts by a local NGO to improve conditions.
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  • 1
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Morro Solar
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Cementerio de Nueva Esperanza
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    San Juan De Miraflores
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • Go off the beaten path and explore a side to Lima few visitors see
  • Your visit to underserved communities helps to support them
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from select Lima hotels
  • Includes lunch: No need to bring your own
Important Information
7h 30m
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Chorrillos
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio de Nueva Esperanza
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Itinerary can be altered because of weather conditions
  • Tour can be canceled due to extremely poor weather, political situation or other unexpected events. You will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • The tour includes driving off the beaten path, including very bumpy roads. Not recommended for participants with medical conditions such as serious back or neck problems
  • A small amount of walking on uneven terrain is involved. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes (no sandals)
  • Most of the year (November - May), the sun is extremely strong in Lima (even when it's cloudy). It is highly recommended to bring sunscreen, a hat and some water.
  • Please let us know if you have any food or physical restrictions
  • The entire tour is accompanied by a bilingual tour leader. For some parts of the tour a local guide will join.
  • From June to October, it can get a bit chilly and muddy in some places because of humidity. Please dress accordingly.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please confirm place of pick-up as soon as possible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Perris22 wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I was sceptic to do this tour as it is a lot of money for three persons. But my daughter convinced me and I am not sorry for that. Our guide Alberto and his driver picked us up at our hotel and from there we were taken care of with such a good personal touch all day. All day
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jonathan F wrote a review Nov 2019
Hartford, Connecticut26 contributions3 helpful votes
A visit to to one of the poorest communities in Lima, yet filled with the most amazing, resilient, and gracious people. A pleasure to meet one of the artisans behind the local crafts, and have an opportunity to support her work directly. Also had the opportunity to be lunch
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1 Helpful vote
sykescreeklady wrote a review Apr 2019
Merritt Island, Florida25 contributions8 helpful votes
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 English was easy to
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Date of experience: April 2019
1 Helpful vote
super6bike wrote a review Apr 2019
Frisco, Texas8 contributions2 helpful votes
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 trip to have more value than the usual
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Date of experience: March 2019
1 Helpful vote
cconoverteach wrote a review Feb 2019
Batavia, Ohio4 contributions3 helpful votes
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 very
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1 Helpful vote
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Alternative Peru
Epic Two Week Tour of Peru
My girlfriend and I had the most amazing time in Peru, thanks to Natalie and her team at Alternative Peru. Natalie
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The true Lima face
We took Full-Day Authentic Lima Experience organized by Alternative Peru in July 2019. It was very well organized t
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Jamie G
Words arent enough
Nothing I say here can do the experience we shared any justice. Alfredo and the driver picked us up at our Airbnb.
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Down-to-earth and historical tour
This was the best activity we did on our short trip to Lima in Nov2019. We did The Fishing Culture of Lima tour, t
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Fantastic Experience!
This tour, from our guide Alberto and driver Placido, to the information shared at the site of Pachacamac, to the
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Beautiful day!
This was a wonderful day in Peru. Alberto’s knowledge of Pachacamc and the local artisans was very helpful. He pr
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Fishing culture of Lima tour
I was looking for a tour that could cover food and history in Lima since all I had is one day. I decided to take th
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Anne C
One of a kind experience
I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend the day with Alfredo on this local community tour! He has such
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Eye-opening experience!
Thank you Alternative Peru and Alfredo for such an insightful, warm and eye opening experience - my friends and I r
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Learned a lot about Lima
After such a go-go-go three weeks in Peru with multiple tours and long travel times, I wasn't sure I'd have enough
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Alfredo, our tour guide, was the best. He's knowledgeable, kind, funny, and passionate. We had a great time touring
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Great Value, off the beaten path
We spent a great day with our guide. The first part at the market were we could taste everything we wanted. The lun
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Fun, Unique Peruvian Experience
Our family recently went on the fishing culture tour of Chorillo, just south of Lima. We had a great time – – it w
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Great Experience
The Alternative Peru tour was quite interesting and much more than I expected. Alfredo shared lots of great informa
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Real and impactful
The tour was just amazing! You get to know about the real Lima and what is happening behind the scenes by talking t
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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