Alternative Peru - Responsible Travel Experiences

Alternative Peru - Responsible Travel Experiences

Get off the tourist trail and leave a positive footprint!

Responsible tours that benefit communities and social projects

Customized Peru tours off the beaten path

Alternative destinations in Lima and the rest of Peru

Unique local experiences in Lima, Amazon and Andes

Alternative Peru - Responsible Travel Experiences
Alternative Peru - Responsible Travel Experiences
Alternative Peru - Responsible Travel Experiences
Alternative Peru - Responsible Travel Experiences
Alternative Peru - Responsible Travel Experiences

Responsible travel experiences off the beaten path

From day tours in Lima, Andes community stays and eco-tourism in the Amazon to customized Peru tours
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Our Tours

Full-Day Authentic Lima Tour

Day Tour
An authentic and intercultural experience that takes you off the beaten path to some alternative sights with as highlight one of Lima's human settlements, where we visit a social project and learn about daily life in this harsh environment through responsible encounters with locals.
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From $70

Half-Day Authentic Lima Tour

4-5 hours
An authentic and intercultural experience that takes you off the beaten path to one of Lima's human settlements, where we'll have lunch with a local family, visit a social project and learn about daily life in this harsh environment through responsible encounters with locals.
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From $60

Artisan and Pachacamac Tour

Day Tour (Pick-up at 10 AM)
Learn more about the fascinating pre-Inca and Inca history of Lima as well as present day Lima! On this tour, we visit the impressive archaeological complex of Pachacamac and we go off the beaten path and go to a local neighborhood where we visit several workshops of talented artisans.
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From 80 USD p.p.

Lima Food and Socio-Cultural Tour

Day-tour
This full day-tour gives you a great introduction to Peruvian life. You’ll learn about Peruvian food in a local market and you’ll witness and participate in Lima's daily reality and diversity through an authentic and intercultural experience in one of Lima’s human settlements.
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From $90

The Fishing Culture of Lima Tour

4.5 hours
If you are interested in getting to know Lima's local culture, an experience of Lima's traditional fishing culture should definitely be on your itinerary. The Fishing Culture of Lima tour takes you to an artisanal fish market and pier as well as to their community where you'll meet several locals and of course try the Peruvian national fish dish: Ceviche.
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FROM 55 USD p.p.

Amazon Culture in Lima Tour

5 - 5.5 hours
On this off-the-beaten-path tour, you will visit a community of the Shipibo ethnic group, known for their very recognisable art. You will learn about their culture, traditions, history and current reality. You will have lunch at a host family's house and learn two Shipibo art techniques.
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From 75 USD

Lima’s Center Through Local Eyes

4-5 hours
This walking tour takes you to the traditional highlights of the historic center but also to several hidden gems, which most tourists don’t get to see. The tour focuses on facts and stories about not only these historical places but also about Lima’s current reality.
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From $35

Art and Culture in Historical Callao

4.5 hours
Learn on this Callao tour how art, mainly street art, transformed the crime-ridden and dilapidated historical center of Callao into a colorful artistic and safe neighborhood on this tour of the historical center of Callao. Admire its historical architectural gems as well as modern street art and art galleries, which has not only revived the neighborhood but also the local economy and community.
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From 55 USD p.p.

Barranco Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

Taste some of Peru's favorite food and drinks in one of the most beautiful districts of Lima: Bohemian and artsy Barranco. Learn how to prepare the Peruvian national dish ceviche and the national drink pisco sour. Discover the history behind some of the most iconic Peruvian dishes.
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From $90

Community Stay Near Huaraz

3 Days 4 Nights
Visitors will experience daily life in the Andes and learn about the local culture and nature through a wide range of activities. Activities range from hikes or bike rides to workshops on traditional architecture, agriculture and handicrafts or cooking traditional dishes.
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From $295

Lima and Cusco Off The Beaten Path

During this 10 day tour, you will explore Peru’s extraordinary archaeological sites while also getting to know the Peru of today, meeting local people from all kinds of backgrounds. Throughout the trip, you can enjoy Peru’s wonderful cuisine, learn about its social issues and visit some great projects and initiatives striving to improve the lives of Peruvians today.
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from 2100 USD

Cultural Exchange on the Rainbow Mountain

This tour combines a visit and trekking on Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain or the Mountain of Seven Colors, with an authentic and local experience in the nearby indigenous communities, where you'll share time and meals with the locals.
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From $ 100

Cusco Women: Reality and Hope

Live an unforgettable experience with the teenage mothers of Casa Mantay and their children, get to know this great family and its history, visit and participate in the leather workshop which employs these young women, and have lunch with the entire team on this Cusco Women tour.
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From $70

Day Tour from Cusco: Andean Spirituality Tour

Learn about Andean spirituality on this day tour from Cusco to a local indigenous community, participate in traditional ceremonies, feel the energy of sacred places and enjoy an authentic intercultural experience while admiring the amazing Andean scenery.
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From $60

Lima and Peru tours

We offer off-the-beaten path tours in Lima and in Peru. We also create customized tours of Peru focusing on responsible travel combining must see places and alternative sights. We can organize tours on themes such as fair trade, volunteering or environmental and social issues.

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