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Shanty Town Tour
Lima District- Lima Region- Peru
( 794 )
4 Hours
6 Persons
English/Spanish
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Brief

Explore the real Lima and meet the friendly locals on this 3.5-hour guided tour of a shanty town in the city. This eye-opening experience challenges common preconceptions about such poor working class areas. Your visit contributes to the community, as a percentage of the tour cost is given to improving conditions in the shanty town.

Tour Detail

Be picked up from your hotel in Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco in the morning or afternoon. Upon arrival at the destination, you'll 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. 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, visiting a local kindergarten, and exploring a silverware factory. The town's huge dimensions and breathtaking views are impressive for any visitor.

Gradually, you'll 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, you'll visit a local kindergarten, and have the chance to meet the children on the street.

Please note: the tour provider is sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding shanty towns and understands that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. The purpose of this tour is for educational purposes alone and allows for a better understanding of Peruvian life inside a shanty town. Furthermore, a percentage of the proceeds from this tour will go to the community.

Everyday Tours

Morning Tour: 9am

Afternoon Tour: 2pm

Price Detail
Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off from Barranco, Miraflores or San Isidro only
Snacks
Professional guide
Small-group tour
Entrance fees
Walking tour

Exclusions

Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks
If your hotel is outside the pickup zone, you can pay an additional fee to be picked up from your hotel

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

Jennifer C

2018-05-30 15:32:11

"Wonderful day tour of Lima" We highly recommend this company . We were short on time in Lima and this was a perfect way to fit in everything we wanted to see . We did the morning tour of Pachacamac with our wonderful guide...

+More

jessiferry

2018-05-28 14:13:30

"Guamarra market tour" Such great insight to the local market life. Jimmy was my guide and he was exceptional. I felt very well taken care of, safe and loved all the insight I was given by my guide. Definitely something I...

+More

Andrew R

2018-05-26 10:29:36

"Fantastic, innovative tours run by knowledgeable individuals" Very positive review for Haku Tours after getting in contact with them two days before I wanted to do the half-day Nature Trek Tour on the Peruvian public holiday of May 1st. The fact I wanted to go...

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mlmenke2016

2018-04-29 15:57:31

"Cooking Class" We had such a wonderful experience w/ this local cooking class. We started at a local market picking out all of our ingredients and learning about Peruvian fruits food. Then we travelled to a kitchen...

+More

Maria P

2018-04-19 09:44:38

"Great tours and helping local community at same time" I booked a tour with Haku Tours based on a TripAdvisor Review. But after reviewing their website, and learning more about the company and its staff, and the contribution they make to their local...

+More

Ian M

2018-04-17 11:08:22

"Great Tour" As we had an overnight stay in Lima whilst on a cruise we decided to have a full day tour on the first day. This included the Golden Civilisations tour, the City of Kings and Queens tour and to round...

+More

Rooshercroosher

2018-03-26 18:43:50

"Best tour in Lima" My husband and I were in Lima in August 17 for 3 days. Jhonny Lucas was our tour, and he is the best tour guide we ever met. Pachacama was the first place we visited, and he explained the history of...

+More

Lucas J

2018-03-16 06:59:11

"Loved it!" Yesterday I went on the Barranco walking tour and had a great time! My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the culture and history of Barranco. I've been coming to Lima a few years now and on the...

+More

scottrunnr

2018-03-03 06:17:04

"Fishing adventure tour was great fun!" The 3-hour fishing tour we did with a local fisherman and guide was wonderful! It's always great to go out on the water but, to do so with a local fisherman and fish in his wooden boat using the...

+More

TerryF994

2018-03-02 17:02:28

"2 Half day tours: Pachacamac Sanctuary & City of Queens & Kings Tours" Lucas was our tour guide both days. Van used was immaculate and A/C. Great tour outside the city of the enormous sanctuary. The next day we did a tour of the old city and Lucas proved his knowledge...

+More

Macka27

2018-02-28 19:14:53

"Brilliant 4 hour walking tour of Lima city" What an interesting informative fun tour. Well paced and including Churos and Inca Cola with a view. Could not fault the guide or driver. The only city tour to in Lima.

+More

PPergol

2018-02-19 15:59:42

"Don’t miss this tour!" We are honored that we spent the day with Haku Tours. Going to Shantytown and walking around giving gifts to the people and meeting them by their homes was so interesting. Our guide was excellent. We...

+More

Laura S

2018-01-27 14:16:28

"Gamarra Market tour" This is not to be missed! We didn’t see a single tourist - Gamarra is where the real people work, shop, eat, trade and more. Our guide, John Paul, was outstanding - a true local with excellent...

+More

yes2travel

2018-01-22 12:30:06

"Excellent company!" Used this company twice and was over-the-top impressed with the professionalism shown by Daniela Lobrano in pre-planning details; with guides Juan Paul & Jimmy; and with drivers Ernesto & Ronny. The...

+More

Ahosbein

2018-01-13 12:40:06

"Gammaro market tour " Had an amazing time Eduardo. I have a leg injury and some trouble walking. He went out of his way to be kind and helpful. Explained to us the Peruvian culture. Saw the market, sampled food he bought...

+More

Buttermilk123

2017-12-28 14:12:02

"Fantastic company" We did 2 tours- The history and flavors tour with Jimmy as our guide was excellent. We tasted all sorts of fruit and food in the market (which we wouldn’t have tried by ourselves!) and visited the...

+More

Karen K

2017-12-24 02:08:54

"2 Day Lima Tour......Excellent" On a recent cruise we had a two day stop in Lima. The first day of the tour showed us all the highlights of Lima but it was the second days visit to the Shantytown’s that made for a never to forget...

+More

grandmaonthego2017

2017-12-22 03:55:09

"2 Day Tour Lima, Peru" I chose Haku Tours based on tours being listed on Cruise Critic that others were using on a cruise from Los Angeles, California to Chile in December 2017. On the tour, I learned of the humanitarian...

+More

camcam777

2017-11-30 17:41:34

"Shanty Town Tour. Made my trip. " This was a highlight of our trip to Peru. Our guide was wonderful. She spoke very well and was super knowledgeable. The driver was also a lookout. However, they have never had an incident. This is a...

+More

BreezinDelta

2017-11-26 13:45:05

"Great Tour of Lima" We took the all day tour of Lima....visited Pachacamac in the morning & the colonial downtown in the afternoon. Jimmy was enthusiastic & very knowledgeable....great tour. We toured with Pamela the...

+More

deb_k63

2017-11-12 14:37:39

"The real Lima" We did 4 tours with Haku, and they were all excellent. We hadn't been to Lima before, and really wanted to get to know more than just Miraflores, lovely though it is. We started with the Shanty Town...

+More

gjmolina15

2017-10-24 19:31:19

"Wonderful time in Lima" I did four tours with Haku and enjoyed them all. The Cooking Class and City of Kings & Queens tours were probably my two favorites. All three guides (Jean Paul, Jimmy, Natalie) were very...

+More

jchen9430

2017-10-21 10:49:37

"Excellent tour agency with great guides and great mission" After searching for the best tour operators in Lima to go on tours, I selected Haku because of their non-profit status and their mission to help the people who lives around Lima in poverty. I took 2...

+More

Tony B

2017-10-15 15:24:05

"Really good tours, highly recommended " We did 4 yours with Haku over 2 days, the cooking tour, the wine tasting, the shantytown visit and the city tour. We had 3 guides and our favourite was Natalie, her English was brilliant and her...

+More

Li Q

2017-10-07 15:28:51

"very good experience. highly recommended" I booked this cooking lesson yesterday 9pm for today 2pm. Although im the only one (their first group is full so they set up a new group for me), Nathaly And Rodrigo still spent the whole afternoon...

+More

chrisflguy

2017-09-29 17:32:28

"Lima - Cooking Tour - AWESOME" My sister and I took this tour on our first day in Lima, Peru. It was a five star experience from the begining . We were picked up by John Paul and Jorge who took us to the market to meet up with...

+More

U5687FCmichellem

2017-09-24 18:17:21

"Go with Haku Tours - Great Local Experience " Had an absolute blast with Jimmy from Haku tours. We chose the Lima colours and flavours tour for our first day in Lima. Jimmy was really enthusiastic and informative and the tour was a great...

+More

TigerBait

2017-08-19 12:17:06

"Great job, Lucas!" We had a great introduction to Lima on our first day in Peru. We ended up scheduling the tour at nearly the last moment, starting the process the day before our flight down from Boston. But...

+More

bescott2016

2017-08-16 06:13:41

"Excellent, non-commercial and humbling tour of El Salvador" We took this tour on our last morning in Peru. It cemented all the knowledge we had accumulated in the 2 weeks we had spent in different areas of the country. Jean Paul, our guide, gave a...

+More

Chilemac

2017-08-15 03:13:34

"Cooking class in Lima" I had a weekend alone in Lima and thought I would live to learn more about all the different foods and spices I had seen in and around town. The tour guide picked us up at our hotel and we drive to...

+More

Beatrix D

2017-08-01 06:40:55

"Great tour of Lima" We did a few hours walking tour with guide Jean-Paul, starting and ending with a very convenient pick-up service from our hotel. Our guide was very interesting to get a perspective on life in Lima...

+More

gracep8868

2017-07-31 00:03:34

"Museo Larco and Colors of the World Food Tour...Excellent!" Group of 10 couples used this company for multiple tours in Peru. Can't say enough about the wonderful, knowledgable guides. Always on time, nice air conditioned vehicles, very professional. They...

+More

April O

2017-07-27 18:15:10

"Shanty Town Tour is a MUST!!! :)" The moment I saw the Shanty Town Tour on Trip Advisor I thought this must be far out of Lima because there is no way Lima has tin house comminities this poor. My ignorance was easily corrected. I...

+More
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Shanty Town Tour
Lima District, Lima Region, Peru
( 794 )
4 Hours
6 Persons
English/Spanish
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Brief

Explore the real Lima and meet the friendly locals on this 3.5-hour guided tour of a shanty town in the city. This eye-opening experience challenges common preconceptions about such poor working class areas. Your visit contributes to the community, as a percentage of the tour cost is given to improving conditions in the shanty town.

Tour Detail

Be picked up from your hotel in Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco in the morning or afternoon. Upon arrival at the destination, you'll 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. 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, visiting a local kindergarten, and exploring a silverware factory. The town's huge dimensions and breathtaking views are impressive for any visitor.

Gradually, you'll 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, you'll visit a local kindergarten, and have the chance to meet the children on the street.

Please note: the tour provider is sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding shanty towns and understands that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. The purpose of this tour is for educational purposes alone and allows for a better understanding of Peruvian life inside a shanty town. Furthermore, a percentage of the proceeds from this tour will go to the community.

Everyday Tours

Morning Tour: 9am

Afternoon Tour: 2pm

+More
Price Detail

Hotel pickup and drop-off from Barranco, Miraflores or San Isidro only
Snacks
Professional guide
Small-group tour
Entrance fees
Walking tour

Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks
If your hotel is outside the pickup zone, you can pay an additional fee to be picked up from your hotel

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

Jennifer C

2018-05-30 15:32:11

"Wonderful day tour of Lima" We highly recommend this company . We were short on time in Lima and this was a perfect way to fit in everything we wanted to see . We did the morning tour of Pachacamac with our wonderful guide...

+More

jessiferry

2018-05-28 14:13:30

"Guamarra market tour" Such great insight to the local market life. Jimmy was my guide and he was exceptional. I felt very well taken care of, safe and loved all the insight I was given by my guide. Definitely something I...

+More

Andrew R

2018-05-26 10:29:36

"Fantastic, innovative tours run by knowledgeable individuals" Very positive review for Haku Tours after getting in contact with them two days before I wanted to do the half-day Nature Trek Tour on the Peruvian public holiday of May 1st. The fact I wanted to go...

+More

mlmenke2016

2018-04-29 15:57:31

"Cooking Class" We had such a wonderful experience w/ this local cooking class. We started at a local market picking out all of our ingredients and learning about Peruvian fruits food. Then we travelled to a kitchen...

+More

Maria P

2018-04-19 09:44:38

"Great tours and helping local community at same time" I booked a tour with Haku Tours based on a TripAdvisor Review. But after reviewing their website, and learning more about the company and its staff, and the contribution they make to their local...

+More

Ian M

2018-04-17 11:08:22

"Great Tour" As we had an overnight stay in Lima whilst on a cruise we decided to have a full day tour on the first day. This included the Golden Civilisations tour, the City of Kings and Queens tour and to round...

+More

Rooshercroosher

2018-03-26 18:43:50

"Best tour in Lima" My husband and I were in Lima in August 17 for 3 days. Jhonny Lucas was our tour, and he is the best tour guide we ever met. Pachacama was the first place we visited, and he explained the history of...

+More

Lucas J

2018-03-16 06:59:11

"Loved it!" Yesterday I went on the Barranco walking tour and had a great time! My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the culture and history of Barranco. I've been coming to Lima a few years now and on the...

+More

scottrunnr

2018-03-03 06:17:04

"Fishing adventure tour was great fun!" The 3-hour fishing tour we did with a local fisherman and guide was wonderful! It's always great to go out on the water but, to do so with a local fisherman and fish in his wooden boat using the...

+More

TerryF994

2018-03-02 17:02:28

"2 Half day tours: Pachacamac Sanctuary & City of Queens & Kings Tours" Lucas was our tour guide both days. Van used was immaculate and A/C. Great tour outside the city of the enormous sanctuary. The next day we did a tour of the old city and Lucas proved his knowledge...

+More

Macka27

2018-02-28 19:14:53

"Brilliant 4 hour walking tour of Lima city" What an interesting informative fun tour. Well paced and including Churos and Inca Cola with a view. Could not fault the guide or driver. The only city tour to in Lima.

+More

PPergol

2018-02-19 15:59:42

"Don’t miss this tour!" We are honored that we spent the day with Haku Tours. Going to Shantytown and walking around giving gifts to the people and meeting them by their homes was so interesting. Our guide was excellent. We...

+More

Laura S

2018-01-27 14:16:28

"Gamarra Market tour" This is not to be missed! We didn’t see a single tourist - Gamarra is where the real people work, shop, eat, trade and more. Our guide, John Paul, was outstanding - a true local with excellent...

+More

yes2travel

2018-01-22 12:30:06

"Excellent company!" Used this company twice and was over-the-top impressed with the professionalism shown by Daniela Lobrano in pre-planning details; with guides Juan Paul & Jimmy; and with drivers Ernesto & Ronny. The...

+More

Ahosbein

2018-01-13 12:40:06

"Gammaro market tour " Had an amazing time Eduardo. I have a leg injury and some trouble walking. He went out of his way to be kind and helpful. Explained to us the Peruvian culture. Saw the market, sampled food he bought...

+More

Buttermilk123

2017-12-28 14:12:02

"Fantastic company" We did 2 tours- The history and flavors tour with Jimmy as our guide was excellent. We tasted all sorts of fruit and food in the market (which we wouldn’t have tried by ourselves!) and visited the...

+More

Karen K

2017-12-24 02:08:54

"2 Day Lima Tour......Excellent" On a recent cruise we had a two day stop in Lima. The first day of the tour showed us all the highlights of Lima but it was the second days visit to the Shantytown’s that made for a never to forget...

+More

grandmaonthego2017

2017-12-22 03:55:09

"2 Day Tour Lima, Peru" I chose Haku Tours based on tours being listed on Cruise Critic that others were using on a cruise from Los Angeles, California to Chile in December 2017. On the tour, I learned of the humanitarian...

+More

camcam777

2017-11-30 17:41:34

"Shanty Town Tour. Made my trip. " This was a highlight of our trip to Peru. Our guide was wonderful. She spoke very well and was super knowledgeable. The driver was also a lookout. However, they have never had an incident. This is a...

+More

BreezinDelta

2017-11-26 13:45:05

"Great Tour of Lima" We took the all day tour of Lima....visited Pachacamac in the morning & the colonial downtown in the afternoon. Jimmy was enthusiastic & very knowledgeable....great tour. We toured with Pamela the...

+More

deb_k63

2017-11-12 14:37:39

"The real Lima" We did 4 tours with Haku, and they were all excellent. We hadn't been to Lima before, and really wanted to get to know more than just Miraflores, lovely though it is. We started with the Shanty Town...

+More

gjmolina15

2017-10-24 19:31:19

"Wonderful time in Lima" I did four tours with Haku and enjoyed them all. The Cooking Class and City of Kings & Queens tours were probably my two favorites. All three guides (Jean Paul, Jimmy, Natalie) were very...

+More

jchen9430

2017-10-21 10:49:37

"Excellent tour agency with great guides and great mission" After searching for the best tour operators in Lima to go on tours, I selected Haku because of their non-profit status and their mission to help the people who lives around Lima in poverty. I took 2...

+More

Tony B

2017-10-15 15:24:05

"Really good tours, highly recommended " We did 4 yours with Haku over 2 days, the cooking tour, the wine tasting, the shantytown visit and the city tour. We had 3 guides and our favourite was Natalie, her English was brilliant and her...

+More

Li Q

2017-10-07 15:28:51

"very good experience. highly recommended" I booked this cooking lesson yesterday 9pm for today 2pm. Although im the only one (their first group is full so they set up a new group for me), Nathaly And Rodrigo still spent the whole afternoon...

+More

chrisflguy

2017-09-29 17:32:28

"Lima - Cooking Tour - AWESOME" My sister and I took this tour on our first day in Lima, Peru. It was a five star experience from the begining . We were picked up by John Paul and Jorge who took us to the market to meet up with...

+More

U5687FCmichellem

2017-09-24 18:17:21

"Go with Haku Tours - Great Local Experience " Had an absolute blast with Jimmy from Haku tours. We chose the Lima colours and flavours tour for our first day in Lima. Jimmy was really enthusiastic and informative and the tour was a great...

+More

TigerBait

2017-08-19 12:17:06

"Great job, Lucas!" We had a great introduction to Lima on our first day in Peru. We ended up scheduling the tour at nearly the last moment, starting the process the day before our flight down from Boston. But...

+More

bescott2016

2017-08-16 06:13:41

"Excellent, non-commercial and humbling tour of El Salvador" We took this tour on our last morning in Peru. It cemented all the knowledge we had accumulated in the 2 weeks we had spent in different areas of the country. Jean Paul, our guide, gave a...

+More

Chilemac

2017-08-15 03:13:34

"Cooking class in Lima" I had a weekend alone in Lima and thought I would live to learn more about all the different foods and spices I had seen in and around town. The tour guide picked us up at our hotel and we drive to...

+More

Beatrix D

2017-08-01 06:40:55

"Great tour of Lima" We did a few hours walking tour with guide Jean-Paul, starting and ending with a very convenient pick-up service from our hotel. Our guide was very interesting to get a perspective on life in Lima...

+More

gracep8868

2017-07-31 00:03:34

"Museo Larco and Colors of the World Food Tour...Excellent!" Group of 10 couples used this company for multiple tours in Peru. Can't say enough about the wonderful, knowledgable guides. Always on time, nice air conditioned vehicles, very professional. They...

+More

April O

2017-07-27 18:15:10

"Shanty Town Tour is a MUST!!! :)" The moment I saw the Shanty Town Tour on Trip Advisor I thought this must be far out of Lima because there is no way Lima has tin house comminities this poor. My ignorance was easily corrected. I...

+More
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