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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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Layover tour of Lima with Mariana

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Hillsborough, NJ
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Hillsborough, NJ
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100 reviews 100 reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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92 helpful votes 92 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were fortunate to have found your company on Trip Advisor. We had more than one day in Lima before our pre-cruise tour of Machu Picchu began. Right on time were met at the Ramada Airport Hotel and were impressed with Mariela. We also loved having our own driver. They best thing was making up one's own itinerary as we... More 

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Nevis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My spouse & I had a long layover in Lima about 10 days ago and decided at the last minute to do a tour of the city. We contacted Peruvian Local Friend by email about 16 hours before our scheduled arrival to see if they could accommodate us for a 5 hour tour. We exchanged a flurry of emails and... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I came to Lima along with some of my colleagues for Business trip and wondering what to do over weekend. While searching on Tripadvisor; got Peruvian Local Friend site. Contacting them was certainly the best decision. They are amazing. All the transition was smooth. We met our local friend Mariana and the journey started. It was amazing. We customized the... More 

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We booked with Peruvian Local Friends private day tours to maximize our time during a 16 hour layover in Lima. Everything was easy! We booked a five hour car tour and was able to customize the tour based on what we wanted to do. We enjoyed the chance to talk to our tour guide on a personal level and do... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

we decided last minute to do a private tour in lima. peruvian local friend responded to our request immediately and accommodated all of our requests. cindy and alonso picked up us from the airport and took us to different places around lima. they were able to provide an in-depth history on every location, and provide their perspective on current events.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My friend and I decided last minute to take a guided tour of Lima on our day in the city. My friend missed her flight, so I ended up being in Lima on my own. I am so glad I had scheduled a tour with Peruvian Local Friend. They picked me up at my hotel, and took me to visit... More 

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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

 

Blogger for Huffington Post

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