- Get a sense for the ‘real’ Lima
- Contribute to improving life in shanty towns
We’re very happy to introduce this Lima gift experience to our collection. Not only does it give visitors to the Peruvian capital an introduction to life beyond the centre, but your payment also makes a contribution to improving conditions in the vast shanty towns that surround the city. With a culturally sensitive guide leading the way, you’ll explore a community where the homes are ramshackle, clean water is scarce and life can often be very difficult for the residents. Travelling on foot, you’ll visit development projects such as a local kindergarten and a silverware workshop where you can see the artist at work and purchase unique souvenirs.
This kind of sightseeing tour is obviously not for everyone, but for those who do choose to explore a Lima shanty town, it provides a valuable insight to life at the margins, as well as many unforgettable experiences. On this tour you’ll be immersed in colourful neighbourhoods, walk up the famous ‘yellow stairs’, and enjoy stunning city views. Expect to encounter excitable local children and friendly faces - your security is paramount at all times but people here are generally very welcoming to respectful visitors. If you want to do something a little different during your stay in Lima, this educational cultural tour is worth considering.