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First Day in Lima: Barranco

Lima, Peru

Experience hosted by Jared

3 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We'll meet at the northern edge of Barranco, and we'll explore the entire district, top to bottom. We'll visit art museums, beautiful parks, local markets, and all of the famous spots you've just got to see while you're here. We'll also get off the beaten path and get into some "hidden" areas that most locals haven't even discovered!
I'll explain points of cultural reference, give you tips on where, and what, to eat, and share general "on-the-ground" advice that can make a real difference in how you experience the city. I am also happy to share my experience as a language teacher and help my guests to improve their Spanish skills, and I will give a complimentary copy of an ebook I've written to anyone who is interested.
After this tour, you'll have a great understanding of the quaint and beautiful Barranco, a better understanding of Peruvian culture in general, and the opportunity to improve your language skills too. You'll know more about the "comida criolla," and you'll better understand how to navigate the city.
Beyond all that, my main goal is for every person who explores the city with me to have a great experience!
Other things to note
This tour will cover a lot of territory. We won't be speed walking, and we will stop often, but be sure you're physically able to walk for 3+ hours. **Wear comfortable shoes.**
We'll meet at the northern edge of Barranco, and we'll explore the entire district, top to bottom. We'll visit art museums, beautiful parks, local markets, and all of the famous spots you've just got to see while you're here. We'll also get off the beaten path and get into some "hidden" areas that most locals haven't even discovered!
I'll explain points of cultural reference, give you tips on where, and what, to eat, and share general "on-th…

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Meet your host, Jared

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I'm from Minnesota, but I decided "enough winter!" and moved to Lima about 5 years ago. I studied A LOT about the culture, history, and music before I came here, and now some of my Peruvian friends joke that I'm more Peruvian than they are!
I'm the founder of Latin America Language Tours, and I teach English and Spanish to students all over the city. I'm an avid hiker, a motorcycle enthusiast, and proud nerd who's always out and about around town. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with others, and I'm always happy to answer questions and help people however I can! You can check out lots of photos on Instagram @latinamericalanguagetours, and be sure to also check out my other tour in Miraflores!
I'm from Minnesota, but I decided "enough winter!" and moved to Lima about 5 years ago. I studied A LOT about the culture, history, and music before I came here, and now some of my Peruvian friends joke that I'm more Peruvian than they are!
I'm the founder of Latin America Language Tours, and I teach English and Spanish to students all over the city. I'm an avid hiker, a motorcycle enthusiast, and proud nerd who's always out and about around town. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with o…
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Where you'll be

We will go to an art museum, beautiful coastal parks, a local market, the bustling tourist center, the main square, the central nightlife area, and we'll even throw in a "hidden" coastal lookout for a breathtaking ocean view. Throughout the tour, I will give you a local's knowledge of the city, and I can help you to improve your Spanish speaking ability!
Ruben
March 2020
Si van a lima y no conoce la ciudad, este es uno de los tours que deben tomar en Barranco. Muy agradable caminata, vistas, calles, cultura, buen ejercicio, súper anfitrión. Nos encantó.
Boyang
March 2020
A great way to learn about the history and art of Barranco, one of the coolest districts in Lima. Having just got into Lima, I had no idea what to do or where to go, and Jared did a great job of both showing us around and also helping to explain to us various things to do that weren’t just the normal touristy things. It was really clear that Jared knows Barranco very well, and his suggestions helped me plan the rest of my time in Lima as well. Highly recommended!
A great way to learn about the history and art of Barranco, one of the coolest districts in Lima. Having just got into Lima, I had no idea what to do or where to go, and Jared did…
Jacob
March 2020
I really loved my tour with Jared. He's a great guy who is smart, funny, and knowledgeable about the area. I took a different walking tour with a Peruvian company earlier on my trip which was great. But I enjoyed doing this particular tour with a fellow foreigner because he had a perspective about the city and country that a local probably would not have which made for a rich educational experience. I highly recommend Jared's tour!
I really loved my tour with Jared. He's a great guy who is smart, funny, and knowledgeable about the area. I took a different walking tour with a Peruvian company earlier on my tri…
Ali
March 2020
The hype is real! Jared is an amazing tour guide. This was my inaugural tour via AirBnB and I am a fan. Jared had great attention to detail, clearly has amassed a wide range of knowledge, and was very polite and friendly with both his tour guests and locals. I would highly recommend getting to to know your way around Lima through a tour with Jared!
The hype is real! Jared is an amazing tour guide. This was my inaugural tour via AirBnB and I am a fan. Jared had great attention to detail, clearly has amassed a wide range of kno…
Deyvi
March 2020
Jared was truly amazing and inspirational, this guy will go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy his tour to the fullest, the best part is that he will not rush you and you will not get bored during this activity, Jared is a very humble and kind man andt that will make you feel comfortable from the moment you meet him. his knowledge & understanding about the city of Barranco and Lima is really deep and he will convey it you effortlessly, you can't really get better for this price. my favorite part of the tour was when he took us to hidden parts of barranco that revealed breath taking views of the city and drinking coconut water, among other amazing spots or " magical corners of barranco" how I called them inspired by Jared, this guy is really passionate about his work and you will feel his passion for the city of lima throughout the entire tour, Jared made sure everyone in our group felt comfortable and understood everything from start to end. Highly recommend Jared, you will appreciate and fall in love with this city even more after his tour. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Jared was truly amazing and inspirational, this guy will go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy his tour to the fullest, the best part is that he will not rush you and you will…
Kelsey
February 2020
Jared was a lovely guide and has unique insights. He is a very curious and passionate person and it shows on his tours. He is also a lot of fun!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

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