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Half-Day Local Communities Tour in Lima, Peru

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    Stop At: Cementerio de Nueva Esperanza, San Pedro SN, Lima Peru

    After a 40-minute drive, you will reach the first stop, which is the second-largest cemetery in the world. It's a very impressive and colorful place, different than any other cemetery you have visited before. It is located amidst the hills and human settlements and represents the interesting Andean burial traditions. The view is amazing and, if you're into photography, you will surely take a bunch of artistic photos.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lima, Villa María del Triunfo 15809, Peru

    After the visit to the cemetery, you'll head towards the human settlement where you will visit a local lady who has started her own small business and artisan workshop in her house. She will tell you more about herself and her business. The group will be joined by a local guide who will show you around the neighborhood and take you to meet several local families. The first stop is the house of the local cook who has prepared a delicious Peruvian lunch. After lunch, the local guide will show you around her neighborhood located on the hillsides of Lima’s outskirts and will tell you more about the local project your visit supports. On some days you'll even be able to witness the activities with the participating kids.The aim of this experience is a genuine intercultural experience since you will visit and interact with several locals.
    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 are filled with hardworking people who are trying to provide a better life for their children. Learn more about daily life in this harsh environment and get the chance to be introduced to some of the efforts carried out to improve the situation. You will see the great work they are doing with local kids, teenagers or adults and on some days, you will even be able to participate in the activities. The visit focuses on hope, optimism and positive initiatives.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    The tour was just amazing! You get to know about the real Lima and what is happening behind the scenes by talking to people about their life and daily struggles. I have met inspiring people and it is a pleasure to be part of such...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    2  Thank CelineOub
    Reviewed 16 May 2019

    The best part about the half day trip my friends and I took with Alternative Peru was becoming truly immersed in the culture of Lima. This tour was not your typical tourist-attraction highlight tour, we went into the Human Settlements to meet with families and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank Hunter M
    Reviewed 16 May 2019

    My four friends and I went on the Half-Day Authentic Lima tour with Alfredo, and it was the most eye-opening, yet enjoyable tour I have ever been. Despite being someone who typically doesn't like tours, the trip's structure of interacting with children in afterschool programs,...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank NathanEpstein
    Reviewed 20 April 2019

    Alfredo, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and flexible to accomplish what we wanted to see. He was very helpful with my wife and accommodated her needs as well as meeting my expectations for the tour. This was very informative and we really appreciate the...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank Robert L
    Reviewed 15 March 2019

    Alfredo was a wonderful tour guide, picked us up on time at the designated hotel. I really thought this tour would impress my adult children, boy was I right, it impressed everyone (there were 6 of us, three adult children, my husband and I and...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    2  Thank Caprice F
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