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Half-Day Local Communities Tour in Lima, Peru

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

    After a 40-minute drive, you will reach the first stop, which is the second-largest cemetery in the world. It's a very impressive and colorful place, different than any other cemetery you have visited before. It is located amidst the hills and human settlements and represents the interesting Andean burial traditions. The view is amazing and, if you're into photography, you will surely take a bunch of artistic photos.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lima, Villa María del Triunfo 15809, Peru

    After the visit to the cemetery, you'll head towards the human settlement where you will visit a local lady who has started her own small business and artisan workshop in her house. She will tell you more about herself and her business. The group will be joined by a local guide who will show you around the neighborhood and take you to meet several local families. The first stop is the house of the local cook who has prepared a delicious Peruvian lunch. After lunch, the 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. On some days you'll even be able to witness the activities with the participating kids.The aim of this experience is a genuine intercultural experience since you will visit and interact with several locals.

    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 are filled with hardworking people who are trying to provide a better life for their children. Learn more about daily life in this harsh environment and get the chance to be introduced to some of the efforts carried out to improve the situation. You will see the great work they are doing with local kids, teenagers or adults and on some days, you will even be able to participate in the activities. The visit focuses on hope, optimism and positive initiatives.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotels in central areas (Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro and close-by). For other areas, there is an additional fee. PLEASE CONFIRM IN SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS YOUR HOTEL AND ADDRESS OR CONTACT US THROUGH CHAT.
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Entry/Admission - Cementerio de Nueva Esperanza
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    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Tour can be canceled or altered due to extremely poor weather, political situation or other unexpected events. In case of cancellation, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Not wheelchair accessible. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • 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 or sneakers (no sandals)
    • Most of the year, the sun is very strong (even if it's cloudy) and especially from December to April. it is highly recommended to bring sunscreen, water and a hat.
    • Please advise any specific food or physical restrictions at time of booking
    • Transfer time can vary quite a bit because of traffic. Please let us know if you have to be back on time.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend the day with Alfredo on this local community tour! He has such a calm nature to him and is so passionate in making a positive change for the less fortunate families in Peru. I learnt...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Anne C
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Thank you Alternative Peru and Alfredo for such an insightful, warm and eye opening experience - my friends and I really appreciated this tour in Lima! The connections we made with local community members were extremely valuable. We took this tour on our last day...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank lindaozromano
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    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 energy to go on a final tour the day before our flight departure. That said, I'm so glad we went on this tour with...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    2  Thank dgkristina
    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    The tour was just amazing! You get to know about the real Lima and what is happening behind the scenes by talking to people about their life and daily struggles. I have met inspiring people and it is a pleasure to be part of such...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    2  Thank CelineOub
    Reviewed 16 May 2019

    The best part about the half day trip my friends and I took with Alternative Peru was becoming truly immersed in the culture of Lima. This tour was not your typical tourist-attraction highlight tour, we went into the Human Settlements to meet with families and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank Hunter M
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