"This was such an excellent off the beaten path Lima tour and none like any other I've been on before. It was truly a moving experience. I learned so much about the resilience, resourcefulness and goodness of people from the families we met on the tour. There was such an incredible sense of community and feeling of hope that you could feel very strongly." D.S.
We created the half-day Lima tour to allow visitors who only have limited time in Lima to enjoy an authentic experience of the real Lima. The half-day Lima tour 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.
"This Lima tour focuses on the positive side of community life. We really enjoyed being able to meet and talk to local people, learn their stories and struggle for better life in this harsh environment. It is a safe and very well organised tour. Lunch at senora Ninfa's house was delicious! Thanks for a very interesting day! Lots of memories and food for thought..." G.R.
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!
On different days, we visit different projects and different NGOs. One project focuses for instance on the rights and empowerment of domestic workers, while another focuses on environmental awareness for kids and teenagers.
"I have lots of experience in Lima, Peru and found this organization to have a refreshing, well informed approach. They do an excellent job of exposing people to real life Lima while being encouraging to the locals around them. Rather than just going and gawking...(too often the case), they demonstrate great relationships and care with the locals. You would be wise to choose this group. If you want a glossy tour and the status quo, then there are plenty of other tours to choose from." G.S.
If you prefer a more extended tour, check out our full-day version of this tour.
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Proceeds and efforts from the Lima tour will contribute to the particular local social project that you participate in.
The proposed program is subject to change. – To confirm reservation, a non-refundable deposit of 40 USD per booking is required – Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents/itinerary. – Alternative Peru reserves the right to cancel the participant’s place on a tour if there are not sufficient participants or for unforeseen circumstances – If damages are caused to third parties, all the expenses claimed from Alternative Peru that originate from the above-mentioned incident will be charged to the client, who will have no right to later claims. – Rates are per person – By booking, the participant declares to have read and agreed with the general booking conditions and the rules for responsible community tourism which are mentioned elsewhere on this website.
There will be no refund for unused services. – Alternative Peru reserves the right to cancel or change any trip due to river, road, weather conditions, political climate or any other unexpected circumstances. We also reserve the right to cancel any trip due to client unsuitability because of age, ill health, poor fitness, intoxication etc. – Any missed tours due to the above listed incidences (eg weather conditions or political climate) cannot be refunded or recuperated.