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Lima: Shanty Town Tour

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ToursSightseeing ToursTheme ToursCulture & HistoryHistory & HeritageMeet the LocalsEducational ActivitiesAlternative ToursSlum tourism

Explore the real Lima and meet the friendly locals on this 3.3-hour tour of a shanty town in the city. This eye-opening tour experience challenges common preconceptions about such poor working class areas. Your visit contributes to the community.

Highlights

  • Experience the real Lima and live, laugh and learn with the locals
  • Explore a real Peruvian local community and visit the friendly families and children
  • Enjoy a walking tour of a shanty town in Lima
  • Admire the impressive panoramic views

Description

On this walking tour you will get the opportunity to see how many of the locals in Lima really live, and share a great time with them. Take a walk up the famous 'yellow stairs' and along narrow roads, and visit a local kindergarten. The town's huge dimensions and breathtaking views are impressive for any visitor. Upon arrival you will be told about security and given some basic guidelines to follow while on this tour. Although shanty towns have a reputation, the guide will make you feel 100% safe at all times. While you slowly make your way to the base of the hill, your guide will explain about the community and its developments, as well as about the urbanization projects, politics, religion, etc. Gradually, slowly start your journey up the ‘yellow stairs’, pause for pictures of the amazing views of greater Lima and get a glimpse into homes and local life. Stopping along the way to visit the colorful neighborhood and families and see first-hand the smiling children of Lima. Meet a local craftsman who produces beautiful hand-made silverware and perhaps make a purchase or two. On your way down visit a local kindergarten and have the chance to meet the children on the street.

Includes

Pick-up from your hotel in Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco or central Lima Private transport English-speaking guide All entrance tickets, tolls, parking fees and taxes Return transport
Meals

Important Information

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a small bottle of water, a hat and sunblock if it is sunny.
  • Please to provide your hotel's name and address to organize your pick-up.
  • You will visit a shanty town that Haku Tours sponsors. Please contact the tour operator if you wish to make donations of any kind.
  • Please visit out “projects” page to see the work of Haku Tours and what our wonderful clients are doing to help the local people.

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