Lima Local Communities Tour
Know More about this tourYour guide will pick you up from your hotel at around 10am. There are two different options for the morning program:
OPTION 1 (especially popular October-May): You'll head towards the Chorrillos artisanal fishmarket and pier, where your guide will explain about the daily life of the small-scale fishermen before going on a 20-minute boat tour. From the boat, you'll see the contrast between the basic colorful fishers' boats taken overby the pelicans and the modern skyline of Miraflores in the background as well as the desert landscape that is typical for most of the Peruvian coastline. In the boat, the guide will share some historical facts and stories about the places you see.
After the boat ride, you will head up the Morro Solar where, on a clear day, you can enjoy a beautiful view of Lima. On other days, you may experience the typical Lima fog, 'neblina', which is a different, but also interesting experience. After a 30-minute drive, you'll reach the 2nd largest cemetery in the world. It's a very impressive place, different than any other cemetery you have visited before. It's located amidst the hills and human settlements. You'll have the chance to look around and if you're into photography, you'll surely take a bunch of artistic photos.
OPTION 2:The alternative morning program allows more time and visits in the human settlement. It starts with the visit to the cemetery and then continues towards the human settlement where well learn more about fair trade and atypical aspect of Lima life: its small informal businesses. We'll visit the workshop of agroup of ladies that organised themselves into a small business that manufactures handicrafts that are then sold as fair trade products. We'll also visit the so-called 'wall of shame' that separates one of the poorest neighborhoods of Lima from one of the richest.
For both options, you'll then head towards the human settlement where our local cook has prepared a lunch for your group. 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're filled with hardworking people who're trying to provide a better life for their children. The visit focuses on hope, optimism and positive initiatives.
After lunch, a local guide will show you around her neighborhood located on the hillsides 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 you'll visit and interact with several locals. You'll 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 driver and guide will drop you off back at your hotel around 5 or 5:30pm, depending on traffic conditions.
Inclusions for Lima Local Communities Tour
- Entrance fees
- All activities
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions for Lima Local Communities Tour
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
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 is involved. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes (no sandals)
During Summer (October - April), the sun is extremely strong in Lima. It is highly recommended to bring sunscreen and a hat.
A basic vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required. Please advise any other specific dietary requirements at time of booking (for instance no pork or beef).
The entire tour is accompanied by an English-speaking guide. In the afternoon, a local, Spanish-speaking guide will guide you through the human settlement but the English-speaking guide will translate everything to English.
Upon request and depending on availability, a French- or Dutch-speaking guide might be available
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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