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Address: Calle A 168 Urb. Santa Maria de Villa - Matellini - Chorrillos, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: +51 986 878 829
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Description: We are a casual and friendly touristic guide and assessment service that...
We are a casual and friendly touristic guide and assessment service that offers you the kind company of route friends that will prepare you a personalized itinerary according to your interests in order to experience, in a unique manner, the way of living, thinking and having fun of "limenos". We have a flexible schedule that allows you to make the most of your day, visiting only the places you are truly interested in.
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Peruvian Local Friend is a first rate operation. The guiding by Rodrigo was excellent. Our four hour tour of Lima packed in a lot of sites and we received insightful information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Peruvian Local Friend is a first rate operation. The guiding by Rodrigo was excellent. Our four hour tour of Lima packed in a lot of sites and we received insightful information and history at each location.

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Austin, TX
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a 5-hour tour with Rodrigo and Peruvian Local Friends. I found them on Trip Advisor and because of the strong rating we decided to use them. Four of us were greeted by Rodrigo at the cruise terminal. The van was very clean and the driver and Rodrigo, the tour guide did an exceptional job of showing us the... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Mariella was a wonderful young lady with expert knowledge of the history of Lima, we truly enjoyed our time with her. My husband had a very bad knee and this was the best way to see the city. Our only complain was that she was rather late due to traffic but the driver arrived earlier and although he didn't speak... More 

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PeruvianLocalFriends, Owner at Peruvian Local Friend Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Aline Thank you very much for your kind review. We really appreciate it and we are happy to hear you spent a great time with our “Local Friend” Mariela getting to know our beautiful city. We want to express our gratitude for choosing us to be your tour company in Lima and, at the same time, apologize for the... More 

Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
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180 reviews 180 reviews
84 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Since our ship was unable to make port due to the dock being incomplete, I contacted the vendor almost three weeks in advance of our scheduled tour to advise him. His response was thanks for letting us know - we are keeping your 50% deposit as stipulated in our contract. So if you decide to cancel after paying the deposit,... More 

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PeruvianLocalFriends, Owner at Peruvian Local Friend Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your comment. We know that is hard to please everyone but we take every review as an opportunity to improve our business. We want to begin by saying that we highly believe the word CAUTION you used to describe your review is too strong; it can even become malicious because it can confound... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Lima is a large, spread out and hectic city. We had 3 days there and Mariela from Peruvian Local Friends showed us around on our first day. She was very personable, knew the city well, and provided lots of tips and advice. It was great having both her and a driver - no parking issues and easy to combine walking... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lima is a very large and frenetic city - local knowledge essential!! Cindy was a great guide on 2 separate trips - a full-day tour of the city's highlights and a shorter walking tour the next day in the city centre.

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Hillsborough, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Returning from our vacation in Argentina, we had a scheduled 14 hour layover in Lima and decided to see the city as opposed to spending the time sitting in the airport. After reviewing the various options available on Tripadvisor, we decided to book with Peruvian Local Friend Private Day Tours. One of the things that drew us to use them... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a lot of time between leaving our ship and flying home from Lima. It was well spent. Our guide, Mariela was not only extremely knowledgeable but very pleasant to be with. Her tour of the Larco Museum was very informative. We also saw the other high spots in Lima. Mariela even did some bargaining for me resulting in... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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113 reviews 113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I hired Local Friends to pick up my wife and take them on a tour in Lima and Cuzco... Usually when we hire a tour guide we expect them to come prepared with a recommendation about what to see and do. Some of the best tour guides I have seen actually work with material like maps, pictures, and external sources... More 

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PeruvianLocalFriends, Owner at Peruvian Local Friend Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Customer: It’s with great sadness and disappointment that we receive this review. We know that is hard to please everyone but in this case, all the statements you described here are more than just unfair. First of all, your review clearly violates TripAdvisor guidelines, as you never experienced on first-hand our services (your wife and cousin did, you didn’t... More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I visited the Pachacamac ruins with Rodrigo of Peruvian Local Friend. He was helpful, knowledgeable and an all around pleasure to be with. The site is very interesting and has a large complex including a temple overlooking the sea south of Lima.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dear Peruvian Friends Tours,

I'm writing to see if your company has a guide who could help my husband and me explore historic sites and museums in the city of Lima on Sunday, January 18, Monday, January 19, with an option of Tuesday, January 20. I am a travel writer with an assignment on the Peruivan Amazon, and I will also be writing an article on must see places for travelers who are landing in Lima for a short time before going on river trips.

We have been looking at guidebooks of Lima, and think it would be a good idea to have walking tours of the Plaza Mayor area, perhaps on Sunday morning as people are coming and going from the Cathedral; the Miraflores Area (the Malecon and the artists’ markets at Parque Kennedy, plus art galleries); and the Barranca area (Pedro de Osma Museum),

There are a number of additional sites that sound fascinating, for instance the Larco Museum, the Church of San Francisco and the catacombs, Huaca Pucllana, and the Magic Water Circuit. If you would like, we can send you our entire list.

Can you advise me of your rates, and also recommend ways for us to tour the city with a combination of walks and car rides. We are also interested in your ideas for experiencing the everyday life of local residents.

Our hotel for the five days will be the Tierra Viva Miraflores Larco:

- Address: 180 Bolivar Street, Miraflores - Lima

- Phone number: + 51 (1) 6371003.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best,

Emilie

 

  Emilie C. Harting

7143 Ardleigh Street

Philadelphia, PA 19119

215-247-5673

 

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