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Lima: Shanty Town Tour

Product ID: 36477
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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.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

In the lobby of your hotel

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  • 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
Full 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.
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• 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.

From US$ 55 per person

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Product ID: 36477