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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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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-06-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
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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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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel or Apartament pickup and drop-off from Barranco, Miraflores or San Isidro only
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
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Shaquail S wrote a review Mar. 2021
Porterville, California3 contributions
Me and my 7 year old daughter completed a tour today with Jimmy, he was an amazing guide he is truly involved with the locals and the locals were also amazing very friendly and welcoming. My daughter had fun and made new friends. It’s great that the tour helps the community and
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Lovetotravel154982 wrote a review Apr. 2020
Brampton, Canada46 contributions52 helpful votes
Haku Tours deserves a big thank you! We booked tours with them and unfortunately had to cancel due to the pandemic. They were the first to refund our tour money! Thank you again for your wonderful communications and pricing. We look forward to connecting with you once we can
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Response from Roam60415588556, Director de Relaciones Publicas at Lima Shanty Town Tour Local Life Experience
Responded May 16, 2020
Thank you for such nice words, we really appreciate you trust in us. Of course things will get better soon and we will be glad to host you, there are so many places and delicious food waiting for you. All the best wishes from your Haku friends. Regards.
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ella240890 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Siezenheim, Austria10 contributions3 helpful votes
We've been on this tour with Chris. He was a great guide and explained us a lot. And the exo of visiting the people in the shanty town was great. I really recommend it to everyone who is open minded
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Response from ZulyLopezp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Lima Shanty Town Tour Local Life Experience
Responded Mar. 6, 2020
Dear customer! It is good to hear from you again! In our labour to always give an excellent service, comments like this fill us with pride and lets us know that we are achieving it. Thank you for choosing Haku Tours as your host in this trip.
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Patrick F wrote a review Jan. 2020
Winnipeg, Canada2 contributions
A wonderful tour providing rich insight into the lives and living conditions of the vast majority of Limans. My guides Amadeo and Jose were great and had and shared their deep and authentic connections with the local community and its leaders. Very highly recommended
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ZulyLopezp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Lima Shanty Town Tour Local Life Experience
Responded Feb. 21, 2020
It was wonderful to share with you Patrick, for our Haku Family its so important to show this part of Lima city. Many people think that Lima is just Miraflores, Barranco or the Main Square, but the aim of this experience is to show and interact with thiis wonderful families. Good to know that the 70% of Lima is covered in Shanty towns. Your intention to work with the community teaching English tells a lot about you, we appreciate your company and kindness and still remember you and we are looking forward to meet again! Thanks a lot!
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KDreiblatt wrote a review Jan. 2020
Bellevue, Washington6 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great experience with Philippe on our tour of the Villa El Salvador district. Learned so much about the everyday life of those living in this shantytown. We had the pleasure of meeting several residents who graciously welcomed us. Would highly recommend this tour to
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Response from ZulyLopezp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Lima Shanty Town Tour Local Life Experience
Responded Feb. 21, 2020
Our friends in the community are really cheerful to welcome you and get the opportunity to know you guys! Thanks a lot, all the support you are giving us is going straight to our friendly families in Villa El Salvador!
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Best tour in Lima
By far one of the best tour experience I have had hands down. Jimmy my tour guide was so kind, knowledgeable and pa
39mayay
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Enjoying the cities like a local!
Great trip starts with a good planning. Haku tour presented us with a wide range of recommended options based on o
Perry L
Perry L
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Eye-opening Experience!
One of the best experiences I had in Lima. Was really cool to see the in's and outs of the side of the city I would
brynhood
brynhood
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Super interesting view of Lima
We enjoyed the walk a lot with our guide. He really did show some interesting facts about lima that you otherwise
NicoleH320
NicoleH320
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Great 1/2 Day in Lima
We enjoyed our 1/2 day walking tour with Amadeo. He was super hospitable and gave us lots of interesting historica
oanatravels
oanatravels
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Great company, food, and drinks!
If you are in Lima for the first time like we were, this activity is a must! We used the best ingredients and can’t
oanatravels
oanatravels
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Amazing tour!
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time in Lima city with our guides Jimmy and Alejandro. We felt safe the entire t
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Virtual Cooking Class of a Peruvian Classic Dish Exceeded My Expectations
While the world is mostly locked down because of the Covid-19 Virus, I was pleased to see that Haku Tours was offer
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Experience Lima with a local
We had a wonderful day trip with Felipe in Central Lima. Felipe was friendly and knowledgeable, and very passionate
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Shandy Town
This was a great look into a side of Lima you can see without a guide. The tour was very professional and the guide
Seahurst2
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Great Customer Service
When our cruise ship was denied landing in Lima, I assumed that the money we spent on a tour with Haku would be gon
Sue F
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Great Customer Service
Unfortunately we were unable to partake in the Highlights of Lima tour due to the Coronavirus and cancelation of ou
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Great Introduction to Peruvian Culture with Excellent Guides
We would just like to thank your company and tour guides for the two tours of Lima that we took with your company r
217biend
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Great experience. Very knowledgeable!
Thank you for a great tour. Lots of info on history, architecture, and loved catacombs. A must do in Lima!
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