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Peruvian Local Friend

#21 of 633 Tours in Lima
Lima, Peru
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About Peruvian Local Friend
We offer the best private and customized tours and transfers in Lima, Ica, Cusco, Arequipa and Puno. Experience Peru the local way with us and by the hand of our friendly and knowledgeable “Local Friends” visiting the places you are truly interested in.
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This tour is a great way to visit Lima's most important districts and sights and experience it by the hand of a friendly and knowledgeable "Local Friend".
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Sharon R wrote a review Aug 2021
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With a 12-hour layover in Lima, we decided to take a tour with Peruvian Local Friend. We were met at the airport by our driver and joined our guide in downtown Lima. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the area and we appreciated his flexibility and ability to alter plans to meet our interests. We spent some time in the beautiful Barranco and Miraflores areas before heading back to the airport. Lima is a very large city and takes a lot of time to drive through. I would not recommend trying to navigate this city on your own. This was a very good value to complete our time in Peru.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Rachel Ford wrote a review Jun 2020
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An excellent tour of the city for our entire family of varied interests. We arrived in Peru early morning 3/6 from Dallas and about 2 hours after landing, we took this tour. We of course knew nothing about Lima, beyond what we'd read online so we were eager to embrace the culture and history. We were met in our hotel lobby by our guide and our driver, and our tour began. It was a beautiful day, allowing us to do as much walking as we desired, with the flexibility to hail our driver for any areas we wished to either bypass, or just see from the vehicle (we were a bit tired!). The experience did not disappoint! We saw some of the prettiest aspects of the city - the artist areas (including the beautiful bath slope), markets, statues, palace, parks, churches, the river, the pyramid, and more. We stopped and had hand crafted ice cream where the owners allowed us to taste each and every flavor and they were all incredible. Our guide was so wonderful in taking family photos, encouraging us to experience the culture through trying our (terrible) Spanish and walking through shops, stopping to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch so much of Lima. We talked about the history of the city, the people, learned about the different neighborhoods and how people associate the city with their particular neighborhood. We saw SO much in this 5 hours and felt very lucky to have had this experience. Our guide and driver both left us with a yearning to spend more time in the city and see areas we didn't get to see (there was a park we would have liked to have had a picnic in, and will do so next time!). The funniest part was around the palace there are riot police. Our guide talked to them and got them to take a photo with us - which would be unheard of in many places in the world. Truly a terrific tour and incredible value for the money. Would do again!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jay B wrote a review Jun 2020
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We met our guide in a convenient meeting place in Miraflores and toured the area before heading to downtown Lima. Our guide was extremely well versed in the history of Lima and provided a number of suggestions for our self tour the second day we were in town. The driver was extremely safe, which was appreciated given the traffic in Lima. The downtown area is full of historical buildings and square and was very worthwhile, but I wouldn't want to do it on my own, or would miss much and possibly end up in areas where we'd be uncomfortable. Next time I'm in Peru it's Machu Picchu and Peruvian Local Friend will be our guide.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Amer Q wrote a review Mar 2020
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Have no reservations in recommending this company. Just came back to the States after a great 1/2 day private tour of Lima with their guide - Cindy. Enjoyed every minute of it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Elaine S wrote a review Jan 2020
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On recommendation we booked these 2 tours with Rodrigo for our 2 day cruise stop in Lima. Rodrigo was punctual, the driver very good & the car clean. Rodrigo was very welcoming, explained what the itinerary for the day was & asked whether we wanted to change anything. He was exceptionally knowledgeable & gave us a good understanding about the civilisations up to the arrival of the Spanish. His knowledge about the artefacts was enlightening and we had a far more detailed tour of Pachacamac & Huaca Pucllana than those on our cruise ship. Our tour of Barranco & Miraflores was excellent & very enjoyable. We finished the tour by visiting the amazing San Francisco Church & catacombs & the main square in Lima. Rodrigo was very attentive to our needs & questions & I would highly recommend this company, Rodrigo & these tours. Thank you
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Date of experience: January 2020
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