Get spoiled by the charming hospitality of the local communities in Peru's capital, Lima. Experience an exotic mixture of hope, optimism and community spirit.
This half-day Lima tour wants to show travelers a Lima, Peru off the beaten path and bring them to sights beyond Miraflores and the historic colonial center that are usually not visited by tourists. This Lima tour offers a great opportunity to see a different side of Lima, where the actual Limeños live and work. You will learn interesting social and cultural facts but most importantly you will experience how Lima’s diverse inhabitants live their daily lives.
The half-day Authentic Lima Experience includes a visit to the second largest (and very unique) cemetery in the world and to one of Lima’s human settlements, the Peruvian version of the favela. These human settlements are examples 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. On our visit, we focus on hope, optimism and positive initiatives, not on poverty.
A local guide will show us around her neighborhood located on the slopes of the sandy hills of Lima’s 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 enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the local moms’ house and we will visit a few local families that have something special to show you. 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. On some days, we will be able to participate in the workshops of the NGO and see the great work they’re doing with local kids, teenagers or adults!
We can also customize the experience if you have any particular interests that you would like this tour to focus on.