• Location: Lima, Peru
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Get off the tourist trail and see a different side of Lima during this 7-hour exploration of the city’s lesser-known sights and working-class neighborhoods. Experience life as Lima fisherman during a 20-minute boat ride before heading to the Morro Solar viewpoint and visiting the second-largest cemetery in the world. Spend your afternoon with an upbeat, positive interaction with the city’s poorest residents in one of Lima’s hillside slums. You’ll learn about daily life in this harsh environment and hear about efforts by a local NGO to improve conditions.


  • Explore Lima's local communities and lesser-known sights
  • Experience life as a Lima fisherman during a 20-minute boat ride
  • Visit the hilltop viewpoint of Morro Solar and tour the second-largest cemetery in the world
  • Discover the conditions of Lima's working class in a neighborhood on the city's outskirts, learning about daily life and development projects by a local NGO
  • Includes lunch and round-trip hotel transport

What You Can Expect

Lima Local Communities Tour

See a different side of Lima on this cultural tour

Customer Reviews

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Very interesting tour with excellent guide, Elen. We saw both sides of life in Lima. Lunch with local family was an experience. The people, who have little, were happy and smiling. Our hostess made about 100 per month! Hazy skies made long distance viewing difficult, but still enjoyed it.

Kira L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Evine was an excellent tour guide! Definitely not a visit to your typical tourist areas. It was very interesting to see how the locals live in the Pueblos Jovenes, and how they attempt to make a living sewing for the big companies. The women working together to make and sell their own crafts were a great example of the value of giving very small businesses starting money. The tour was very worthwhile.

Anne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is the best day tour I have ever done and I highly recommend it to anyone who visits Peru. The driver and guide were excellent and took us to some amazing places where we met some inspiring people who are working hard to make life better for the people who live in the Human Settlements.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Simply AMAZING!!! This is a MUST do if you care about real life and true hard work and if you are looking to learn about the warmth, care, hardword and resilience of many people struggling to have a better life and give their families a better life. This tour is NOT DANGEROUS, do not let that stop you from taking it. Would be great for families but of course also for single travelers and groups. It is not only interesting as it shows you different site of the city the boat tour is really cool and the cementery is unbeliavable but it is eye opening and heart warming. It might easily change your life as it may change the way you see life. MUST DO.

Janis I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Lima is, of course, a very modern city. But there is another story about where 40-50 of the population lives -- the Pueblos Jovenes or New City. This tour is eye-opening. Even though we have lived in and traveled to many Third World countries, we were not prepared for the vast expanse of the Pueblos Jovenes. The tour was well-organized and the lunch at the local house was educational. Highly recommend for travelers who want to get off the beaten path in their travels.

Bryan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A truly amazing and moving experience meeting with underprivileged families in their homes located in the shanty towns clinging to the sides of the mountains surrounding Lima. A well structured and well thought-out tour led by a well informed and delightful for guide. Highly recommended.

Alisan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A valuable tour. We visited 5 families in the human settlements of Lima. This was an eye opening experience. Not to be missed.

Vilma G

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

real good experience for my 14 year old daughter...

Ed L

4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

Our tour was modified for the date selected. The guides were excellent. Seeing the work of local artisans and their crafts as well as having lunch prepared by and shared with locals was a pleasant alternative to the usual tourist experience.

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