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Alternative Peru

#22 of 686 Tours in Lima
Lima, Peru
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About Alternative Peru
Want a truly alternative, authentic and local experience in Lima? Want to get to know the city beyond the touristic attractions? Then our alternative cultural experiences are what you're looking for! You'll get to see some unique places and meet some amazing locals in areas that most tourists don't get to see. In addition, your visit supports these locals and their projects. All tours can be customised if you have any specific interests and tours are always in very small groups and often private. Your very knowledgeable bilingual tour leader and the local guides will tell you about what you see with lots of background information. Authentic, educational but also fun experiences!
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gbtrirn wrote a review Jul 2022
Denver, Colorado18 contributions5 helpful votes
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We only had one day in Lima, at the very beginning of our trip, so I booked the food and sociocultural tour as a way to both introduce my somewhat-picky teenager to the food of Peru and also to learn about how many people live in Lima. Our guide, Alfredo, was outstanding. He picked us up from our hotel and we went to a local market, where we wandered around picking out different fruits. We sat down for lunch at one of the stalls and had the most amazing ceviche while Alfredo cut up our fruit purchases to try. We also tried a couple of different kinds of juice liqueurs. Then it was back to the van for a trip to the human settlements, where we visited one of the largest cemeteries in the world, as well as a couple of homes where we got to talk to some of the local people and learn about their culture. I think one of my favorite parts of the whole tour was sitting down with a local woman who served us tea and popcorn while we got to learn about her and her life. Our tour finished up with a visit to one of the social projects that our tour fee helps to support, an after school program for kids, where we got to play a whole-body-involved game of rock paper scissors with the kids. We highly recommend this tour and our guide, Alfredo!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Elijah S wrote a review May 2022
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My tour with Alfredo was the highlight of my time in Peru. I told Alfredo that food was my focus and my request were meant and some. It was a busy day with lots of eating but Alfredo is such a good host and kept me engaged the entire day. I learned so much, not only about food; but history as well. Alfredo is knowledgeable in many aspects of Peruvian/World culture. Do yourself a favor and book a tour with Alfredo and Alternative Peru.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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LJ wrote a review May 2022
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The tour is unique, interesting and informative. Alfredo helped us above and beyond just the tour to ensure we had a good trip to Peru. The driver was very professional as well. The fishing town of Chorrillos is part of Lima. But we would never find our own way to it. If you want to experience something off the beaten path, this is the tour for you.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Kyle wrote a review Jan 2022
Des Plaines, Illinois3 contributions4 helpful votes
Don’t miss this tour group! We took the full day tour of Chorrillos and got to ride around the coast on a fishing boat, explore the local fish market, visit the world’s largest cemetery (unlike anywhere I’ve ever been before) and spent the second half of the day exploring working class and internally displaced communities around Lima. Getting a chance to speak with two local women leaders of these communities was amazing. If you have time in Lima, get outside of Miraflores and take one of these tours! You will have a much better understanding of Peru, Lima, and your own role in the lives of its people after this tour.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Yirui G wrote a review Dec 2021
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Alfredo is the sweetest friend I’ve ever met in my life! My friend lost her passport during our tour, and Alfredo came all the way to meet us and help us find it the next day. Alfredo knows everything about Lima and showed us lots of hidden gems that we would never be able to discover without him. He made our one day stay in Lima really fun, memorable, and informative.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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