Food, Social And Cultural Tour Of Lima

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotels in central areas (Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco). Pick-up from other areas is possible for an additional fee. PLEASE CONFIRM IN SPECIAL REQU.. read more
  • Return Details :
    You'll be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


If you've got a full day in Lima to spare, this unforgettable tour will take you to eat until you burst in the morning. In the morning you'll visit an authentic Peruvian local market where you'll try dozens of local ingredients, dishes, drinks and products. Our expert guide will tell you more about an array of different regional ingredients most of which are very strictly Peruvian. It will soon become obvious why Lima and Peru have become the food meccas of South America! In the afternoon you'll visit the second largest cemetery in South America on the outskirts of Lima and get to know immigrant neighborhoods that are the reality of the capital beyond the glitz and glamour. You'll learn more about the great work of a grassroots and non-profit NGO and will get to know a local family and engage in inter-cultural exchange like never before.


Small group ensures personal service

Lunch included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 10am. He'll take you on a short walk towards the market while giving you some background information on Lima, its history, its cultures and how it all manifests in Peruvian dishes. The market is a distinctly Peruvian style neighborhood market with ingredients from the Pacific Coasts, the Andean mountainsides and the Amazon Rainforest.

Enjoy tasting regional meals, fruits, cheeses, liquors, drinks and sweets, all the while chatting and laughing with our enthusiastic friends in the market who are always so eager to share their favorite flavors. For seafood lovers and those who will try anything once, we will show you how to prepare a  ceviche in the market itself. You get to select fresh catches of the day that pique your curiosity for your dish (for example fish, scallops, mussels, squid, octopus, abalone, or even sea urchin!) and see on the spot how this timeless Peruvian classic is cooked. Carefully pace your eating and always save some room in your stomach! We then continue to meander through the market, tasting a large variety of dried snacks, side dishes, fresh fruits, time-honored liquors that will surely give you a nice jolt and succulent juices you wont easily find on just any restaurant menu.

In the afternoon, well take you to a part of Lima that is very much off the beaten path. Our private van, will pick you up from the market and we'll start heading to neighborhoods that feel very far away from the touristy vibes of Miraflores. First we will visit one of the largest and very unique cemeteries in the world where we'll enjoy some amazing views and learn more about cultural traditions in Peru.

The highlight of the tour is the visit to Limas Pueblos Jovenes or human settlements. They are the Peruvian favela, where colorful houses of rustic materials are built on the hillsides. These neighborhoods are the poorest areas of the city but at the same time they are rich in diversity and have some of the most hardworking and friendliest people you will ever meet. We focus on optimism and the hope and efforts for a better life for their children while we learn more about their daily lives and about positive initiatives that are changing lives.

A local guide will show us around her neighborhood located on the slopes of the sandy hills of Limas outskirts and will show you some of the innovative social and environmental projects that have been set up by a local NGO. The aim of this experience is a genuine intercultural experience since we will visit and interact with several locals. We will learn more about daily life in this harsh environment but will also get the chance to be introduced to some of the efforts carried out to improve the situation.

Your guide will drop you back off at your hotel at around 5:30pm (exact time depends on traffic conditions).


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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Operated by a bilingual guide (Spanish/English)

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (allergies or any other restrictions). On the market, it is not always possible to provide vegetarian options

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

We recommend wearing comfortable closed walking shoes (f.i. sneakers, no sandals)

Sunscreen and a hat are highly recommended

From May to November it is recommended to bring a sweater and a light coat since the weather may be colder in some areas you'll visit

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Jul-2017

    The best tour of our trip and lucky enough to be just my wife and myself on it!
    Adolfo our guide was brilliant and we stopped in at a local market first to try everything under the sun! The highlight was a stop to have a great ceviche freshly prepared in front of us.
    Our guide was knowledgeable, had some great stories, was helpful and inquisitive and displayed genuine passion for Lima and the people. Our next stop was in the favela and we stopped into three different houses to discuss the peoples stories, struggles and share some laughs. Their passion, community and belief is inspiring and it was a genuine privilege to talk to these amazing people.
    This tour is not as confronting and dangerous as one might think. In fact, its probably safer in the favela then in downtown Lima!
    If you have time to take this trip, do it. We finished with great memories of Lima and the food and cultural experience was incredible.