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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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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.
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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
  • 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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ella240890 wrote a review Mar 2020
Siezenheim, Austria10 contributions2 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 4 weeks ago
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
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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 20 Feb 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 20 Feb 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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Gregory L wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia146 contributions11 helpful votes
What a wonderful introduction to Lima and Peru. Edwin was a wonderful guide and the tour was a beautiful experience. We were graciously welcomed into the community by the members of the community. I was concerned that the tour might have been exploitative of the community, but
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Response from ZulyLopezp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Lima Shanty Town Tour (Local Life Experience)
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Thank you very much! For our Haku Tours Family is more than important to show this part of Lima and the aim of this tour is always to interact with people in the community! Thanks for helping us to keep developing social projects in the area, all the support you gave us is going straight to the community! We are a big family that now has new members including you!
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John B wrote a review Dec 2019
Media, Pennsylvania33 contributions7 helpful votes
Experience a bit of the life and culture of massive Shanty Town. Sobering and yet up lifting. Not just a walk around.....this is a chance to meet and interact with a few residents clearly well known by our wonderful guide. An experience impossible to duplicate on your own. Dress
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Date of experience: December 2019
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  • Languages Offered: English
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