See a different side of Lima away from the crowds
A truly local and authentic intercultural experience in Lima
Enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch at a local family's home
Leave a positive footprint and support a local project
Responsible and meaningful encounters with locals
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Lima local communities
Lunch with (non-alcoholic) drink
Roundtrip transportation to and from Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro hotels
Live commentary provided in English or Spanish
Food and beverages not listed as inclusions
What you can expect
On this half-day tour, you will explore the off-the-beaten-path areas of Lima not often visited by tourists, where the actual Limeños live and work. The tour includes a visit to one of Lima’s local communities on the sandy hills of Lima’s outskirts. 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.
The first stop of the tour is at the second largest cemetery in the world. Its impressive location in the hills and the many different colors of the tombs make it both an interesting and beautiful place. Next, your tour will visit a group of women, who have organized themselves into a cooperative that manufactures handicrafts that are then sold as fair-trade products. They’ll show you their work and tell you more about their hopes and struggles.
The next stop is at a local family's house a lot higher up in the hills, where the hostess has prepared a delicious homemade Peruvian lunch. Lunchtime is a great opportunity to socialize with the host, a strong woman and leader in her community and to exchange stories. She is also very curious about her visitors and loves to hear more about where her visitors come from. After lunch, the local guide will talk more about daily life in a human settlement and the community's initiatives to improve their situation, while walking through the community and interacting with locals.