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The Shanty Town Tour – Local Life Experience

The Shanty Town Tour - Local Life Experience


This is a unique and cultural experience you'll always remember, you'll have the opportunity to be part of the daily activities of locals that live in the real Lima in happiness ambience and community system.

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Total Price: $
  • We at Haku Tours invite you to see the real Lima, take a walk up the yellow stairs to the hilltops and have a panoramic view of the city. The town’s huge dimensions and breathtaking views are impressive for any visitor.
  • Remember this tour is about to meet people who will share with you their culture, traditions, believes and thoughts. You should expect to get warm welcomings and happy smiles (locals love visitors).
  • See on first hand the smiling children and hard working families of Lima.
  • During the tour, we will visit a local day care center and the friendly families from this nice community.
  • Our guide will explain all about the community and its developments, the urbanization projects, politics, religion and how Haku Tours helps in the area.
  • Get a glimpse into the homes, interact with the neighbors and families we meet during this local life experience.
  • Local market tour
  • Panoramic views of Lima city
  • Community kitchen
  • Meet the female community leaders
  • Local kindergarten visit.
  • Guaranteed good time together with locals
  • If we can visit the Shanty town communities is because in advanced we ask permission to the local leaders (they are 18 leaders and 15 of them are women, our Shanty tows are run by women). Haku Tours sponsors over 10 different communities. If you wish to make donations of any kind, please contact us.
  • During all the visit, a local leader representative of the community will be part of the group to make sure the good performance and happy experience in the community.
  • To see the work Haku Tours and our wonderful clients are doing to help these people, please visit our ‘Social Projects’ page.
  • For  2 – 3 people: 45 USD each
  • For  4 – 6 people: 43 USD each
  • For  7 – 10 people: 38 USD each


  • The prices provided are for shared groups, if you want a private service  ask for availability please.
  • We want to inform you that, on all public holidays in Peru, our prices will have a 50% increase.
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Transport
  • Guide in English or Spanish
  • Customized service
  • Taxes
  • Return transport to your hotel
  • All of our prices include pick up and drop off to your hotel only when it is located in: Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco. Outside of these areas, we ask that you pay a small fee for your pick up and drop off to your hotel place.
  • Monday – Sunday: 09:00 am or 14:00 pm
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Water

TripAdvisor Reviews

Walking tour of Lima Had a wonderful tour guide. Picked up at our condo and driven to the start of the walking tour, which was very good, then dropped off at our condo. Highly recommend Haku tours.
Ramona R
Ramona R
Amazing food on this tour! This was my 2nd time in Peru and I decided to try the colors and flavors tour with my family. Cesar was our tour guide again and as usual we had lots of fun. The food was outstanding! Absolutely delicious! We were picked up on time, there was excellent communication with the office etc. This is also a wonderful introduction tour to Lima and the wide selection of food available.
Ramona R
Ramona R
Fun family time! My family and I had a fun time with Chef Joseph and Gabby. We visited a market saw all the fresh produce and got to taste some very exotic fruits. The cooking class was lots of fun and everything was delicios. Gabby is lovely, very warm and friendly. Chef Joseph was an excellent instructor. All the other staff, the drivers, the lady helping with the washing up are very friendly and welcoming. This is an excellent experience, I highly recommend it. Also note that the tour company takes into consideration all dietary restrictions and there are lots of vegan options.
Alvaro M
Alvaro M
Cannot recommend this enough It was a phenomenal experience! Decided to book it the night before and I'm so happy I did. Leonardo was an incredibly friendly and welcoming guide and Josep was very patient and informative as he guided us while cooking. I'm going to recommend this to everyone who goes to Lima because this was truly a highlight of my trip!
Karl Goran C
Karl Goran C
Perfect Limatour Is recommended Very good guide o tour We did see very much of central Lima in 6 hours The guide was absolutely Perfect Walking in slow speed It was very hot
Philippe D
Philippe D
Nice visit Very nice visit. It is a part of the city worth visiting if you are staying in Lima for a few days. Only downside it takes 40 mn to get there from Miraflores.
Gretchen K
Gretchen K
Great customer service ! Unfortunately, our flight into Lima (where we were only going to spend a day at the end of a 17 day trip) was cancelled due to mechanical issues. Although we notified the walking tour people less than 24 hours prior to the security, they graciously refunded the full amount. If we get back to Lima, we will definitely book this again!
Adam B
Adam B
Great Very informative and the guide Cesar was fantastic. Very enthusiastic and was great he explained in both English and Spanish
Patricia G
Patricia G
Great time with Gaby and Chef Ruth Gaby and Chef Ruth were exceptional guides and teachers. Everything went smoothly from hotel pick-up through the class. The market was fascinating and I enjoyed the fruit tasting. But the best part was the cooking - learning not only about Peruvian cuisine, but also picking up cooking tips that could be used on any kind of food. I would do this again with them in a heartbeat.
Cathy S
Cathy S
Enjoyable way to spend time in Lima Very fun cooking class. The Chef and her staff were very knowledgeable. Beef was a bit tough. Other than that, we had a good time. Oh, a glass of wine would have been a nice treat.