Lima: Free Guided Walking Tour
- Duration: 2 hours
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I enjoyed my tour of Lima, especially because it was in Spanish & English. It gave me the chance to experiment with understanding Spanish & yet back-up in English for any info that I missed. My guide was super nice, friendly, organized & she gave us good guidance & information. There were a reasonable number of people on the tour and I felt safe at all times. We had a great view from the second floor of the double-decker bus, we saw lots of significant cultural & historic places, and I really enjoyed the walking tour of the catacombs. My only suggestion for the tour is to accept electronic proof of payment on cell phones. The web site & my guide expected me to print out & bring paper proof of payment. That is not realistic for folks travelling internationally; we have cell phones, but not access to printers. As it is, after negotiating with my guide, she accepted my cell phone proof of payment. Please make this the accepted norm. Thank you for the tour!!
It wasn’t what I had expected but was a good experience once on the bus. The pick up directions were incorrect. There was no NVK cinema ticket office. There was no signage at all for the bus stop. After asking several locals we finally found where to meet. Good thing we initially arrived an hour early. The tour was narrated by an actual person instead of a prerecorded dialogue. However, they used a poor quality speaker system instead of headphones. Could not hear or understand much of the descriptions. Spoken first in Spanish then English. The highlight was an actual off bus tour of the Lima Cathedral.
The crew were funny, engaging, genuinely happy to take us out to swim with the sea lions. The experience was amazing. I have swum, surfed, dived in the ocean for 50 years but never have I been happier in the water than I was swimming with the sea lions. Their noise, inquisitive and fun nature was incredible. I was fortunate enough to be nibbled on the foot by one! Words can’t describe. Have no second thoughts, do it, you won’t regret it.
Recomendado. Es un tour libre pero el guia lo toma muy enserio como si fuera un servicio con un precio alto; no por tantas comodidades sino por lo curioso y entretenido, lo que resulta muy buena experiencia. No es para tomarlo si el plan es confort porque es caminar. Pero es para obtener un honesto panorama cultural de la ciudad Lima.
I would definitely book again! Everyone made sure I was safe and on time with the schedule. The driver, tour guides, and everyone else made this trip a very smooth process for someone who was traveling alone.