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Lima Shanty Town Tour (Local Life Experience) provided by HAKU TOURS

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Lima Shanty Town Tour (Local Life Experience)

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Discover a different side of Lima during this tour of one of the city’s shantytowns. Meet some of the residents of this community during this walking tour as you learn about the challenges they face. Visit a kindergarten and some local artisans to hear stories about daily life in the shantytown. Part of the proceeds go back to helping the community and its residents.
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    Villa El Salvador
    Stop: 4 hours -
    This is an unique anthropologist experience You will have the opportunity to be part of the daily activities and duties of locals that live in one of the crowdest districts of Lima. It is a rich cultural experience you will always remember. On this walking tour you will get the opportunity to see how a large majority of Lima's population truly lives in happiness ambience and community system. We at Haku Tours want you to see 'the real' Lima. Take a walk up the famous yellow stairs and along narrow cute roads all the way to the hilltops and discover beautiful city views of Villa El Salvador. During the tour, we will also visit a local daycare center, and the friendly families from this nice community. The town's huge dimensions and breathtaking views are impressive for any visitor. Remember this tour is about to know people, who will share with you their culture, traditions, believes and thoughts. You should expect to get warm welcomings and happy smiles (locals love visitors).
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  • Explore one of Lima’s shantytowns during this educational tour
  • Learn about daily life from residents and the challenges they face
  • Visit a kindergarten and local artisans to hear their stories about their home
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Barranco, Miraflores, and San Isidro
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your central Lima hotel and head towards the shantytown. Receive a short briefing about basic guidelines for the tour before heading in. Wander the alleyways and listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of the community and its residents. Meet local residents throughout the tour to get a deeper look at their daily lives. Stop at a kindergarten and a silverware factory and listen to stories about the developments within the community. Walk up the ‘yellow stairs’ to take in the astounding dimensions of the shantytown as well as the views of the city below before heading back your hotel to conclude the tour.
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Departure Point
Miraflores, Peru San Isidro, Peru Barranco, Peru Haku Tours: (Local Life Experience & Peru's Top Authentic Food Tours), Oficina 711, Calle Porta 170, Miraflores 15074, Peru
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel or Apartament pickup and drop-off from Barranco, Miraflores or San Isidro only
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • If your hotel is outside the pickup zone, you can pay an additional fee to be picked up from your hotel
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Haku Tours
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Knowledgable and enjoyable
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Excellent walking tour
Haku Tours was the right decision. They communicated me right away and informed me about the pick-up time. That
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Arlington, Virginia
Great guide
My husband and I were the only ones on Felipe’s city center tour. He was an excellent guide: well informed,
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Stacy S
Madison, Wisconsin
Very enjoyable
The day starts with a shopping trip to a local market and supplies are purchased for the dishes. We were able to
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Elaine M
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LA walking tour
It was great. Phillipe conveyed a vast amount of historical knowledge in an entertaining way taking into account
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Jeck N
Perth, Australia
“What A Fun Experience!”
I decided to sign up with Haku Tours after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, and true to all the rave reviews,
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We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was very fun and knowledgeable. The food and markets were delicious and
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Pat C
Great tour and guide
On our first day in Peru, we did a half day tour with Nicholas from Haku! We did the central park area. It was
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Konstantinia S
Berlin, Germany
Amadeo was the perfect guide and explained everything about Lima's and Peru's history. Walking around the center
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Patrick F
Keen Insights and Connections
A wonderful tour providing rich insight into the lives and living conditions of the vast majority of Limans. My
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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