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Sealions and Palomino Islands in Lima, Peru
9:45 AM Meeting Point Calle La Mar 229 (Nakary Restaurant) in front of the front door of the Real Felipe Callao. 30 min for port control. Payment of right of entry to the natural reserve of Guaneras islands adults 11 soles. 10:30 am Zarpe towards Callao Islands. At the beginning we saw the docking of yachts, warriors and merchants in Callao Bay. On the way we went through the ground “El Camotal”, open sea. We went through the island of San Lorenzo, with rich stories that have come since pre-Columbian times. We see boats in fishing work, various colonies of Guaneras birds and penguins of Humboldt. 11:30 AM We arrived at the furthest point, Isla Palomino, which houses a large colony of sea lions (sea lions), where we can swim in wetsuits freely between them, thanks to the absence of predators, it is an unforgettable moment full of emotions. 12:35 PM The return journey starts through cliffs and islets in stunning ways. A snack is served before arriving at the pier. 1:00 PM I arrive at the pier. End of the nautical tour. Other things TO note IMPORTANT TO SEND COMPLETE INFORMATION when BOOKING In cash you pay in boarding 11 Soles the conservation and protection fee for the islands. Cell phone for boarding info, Second Day +5195761959
Lima City Walking Tour with pick-up and drop off
We are going to pick you up from your accommodation or meeting point and with our expert local guide, we'll take you to a fascinating walking tour around our historical center. We will visit the highlights of the Historic Center of Lima such as the San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, Jiron de la Union (main pedestrian street), Government palace (panoramic view), Cathedral (panoramic view), Pasaje Santa Rosa, Convent of Santo Domingo (panoramic view), cherry of the cake is to visit inside the " Convent of San Francisco and its awesome catacombs"! Our historical center is considered a World Heritage Site protected by Unesco since 1991 because of all the colonial buildings the city has. Lima also stands as one of the oldest capital in South America as it was founded by the Spaniards in 1535 and became the "City of the kings", the most important city for the Spanish Viceroyalty in the whole continent! After this great day! we will leave you at your accommodation. Notes: Recommend to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat, take a bottle of water with you and a spare battery for your camera. This experience includes pick up and drop off from Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro.
Peruvian Cooking Class, Cocktails and Market tour in Cusco
Our fully hands-on cooking class in Cusco starts at San Pedro Market (at door number 1), with a visit to this historical market. We will try some of the most exotic fruits of Peru and the traditional food of Cusco ( fruits, cheeses, chocolate). After that, we will walk to our cooking studio (a traditional house from 1930). You will learn to cook 03 main courses and 02 cocktails. We start preparing the most delicious cocktails with fresh fruits with Pisco (bought in the local market we visited). Then, we cook and eat 03 Peruvian dishes: Cebiche, Causa Limeña, and Quinoa Tamal. Our class is fully hands-on and you will take part in all the preparation. Our welcome drink is Chicha morada, and water bottled is always available. The dessert is traditional Peruvian Picarones. After the class, we will also send you the recipes, so when you come back to your home you can enjoy it with your family and friends. Notice: The Peruvian Cooking Class and cocktail Experiences are in the morning and in the afternoon. * In the morning from 10:00 to 14:00 * In the afternoon from 15:30 to 19:30 **Our dishes are easy to be converted into vegetarian, so if you are vegetarian or Vegan this is the perfect class for you. ** All our dishes are seasoned with pink salt from Maras. Knowing your food requirements is very important. Kind regards! Chef Jesus
Cook the most popular Peruvian dishes
Discover the rich and vibrant Peruvian cuisine, we will cook the most popular Peruvian dishes: Lomo Saltado and Causa. A fascinating mix of Peruvian flavors and cooking techniques. Together, these dishes offer a true taste of the diversity and deep flavor of Peruvian food. For cooking, we use ceramic pots, just as our ancestors did (Incas). In this way we will keep all the natural flavor. Causa: A refreshing and versatile dish that combines yellow potato, yellow pepper, lemon and various fillings that can range from chicken and tuna to seafood, all decorated with avocado. Lomo Saltado: Stir-fried beef, onion, tomatoes, and chili peppers, traditionally served over French fries and accompanied by rice. Chicha Morada: Prepared with purple corn, pineapple, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cloves. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Option 1: 2:30 pm: Meeting on your Airbnb/accomodation and heading to school. 3:00 pm: We started the participatory class with our cheff 5:00 pm: end of class . Option 2: 6:00 pm: Meeting on your Airbnb/accomodation and heading to school. 6:30 pm: We started the participatory class with our cheff 8:30 pm: end of class . Notes: - Please, let us know if you have allergies or have food restrictions. - This experience includes only pick up from Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro. The return is not included, but we will help you to catch a cab.
Lima Shanty Town Tour- Local Life Experience
This is a UNIQUE anthropologist experience, you will have the opportunity to be part of the daily activities of locals that live in the real Lima, it is a rich cultural experience you will always remember! You will get the opportunity to see how a large majority of Lima's population truly lives in happines ambience and community system. At Haku Tours, we want you to see 'the real' Lima. While you slowly make your way to the base of the hill, our guide will explain a little about the community and its developments, the urbanization projects, politics, religion, and how Haku helps in the area. Gradually, you will begin your journey up the famous "yellow stairs", pause for a few pictures of the amazing views in greater Lima, get a glimpse into homes, and interact with neighbors and families we meet during this local life experience. During the tour, we will also visit a local daycare center and the friendly families from this nice community. Remember this tour is about to know people, who will share with you their culture, traditions, beliefs, and thoughts. Notes: If we can visit the Shanty Town communities is because we have asked permission from the local leaders. This experience includes pick up and drop off from Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro.

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Paracas Islands & The Oasis of Huacachina in Ica Day-Tour
The Paracas Ica Day Tour is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves nature and adventure. Located in the southern part of Peru, this tour takes you on a journey through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The tour starts from Lima and takes you to the Paracas Bay to do the Ballestas Islands Boat Trip, where you can see an incredible array of wildlife, including sea lions, Humboldt penguins, sea birds and dolphins. Also, you will see “The Candelabro” (Candlestick), an enormous and mysterious geoglyph carved on the slope of a hill. Transfer (1-hour bus ride) to Ica City. The lunch will be at a restaurant housed inside a nearby winery in Ica (included). You can try wines and the famous Peruvian brandy known as "Pisco," which is produced by distilling fermented grape juice into high-proof alcohol, thanks to the region's sunny atmosphere. The last stop is the Huacachina Oasis, a picturesque lagoon surrounded by towering sand dunes. The oasis is said to have healing properties and many people come here to relax and unwind. This is followed by a high adrenaline experience that you will never forget the dune buggy tour and the sand boarding activity. The day tour is in shared service and includes transportation, tour guide, Ballestas Island boat tour, winery visit, lunch, buggy dune tour and sandboarding. Don't miss this once in a lifetime experience !!
PARACAS ICA HUACACHINA FULL ADVENTURE
We will leave Lima at approximately 5 am. Our first point will be Paracas "Islas Ballestas". At this point our adventure will begin for a 2-hour trip out to sea, on the islands we will observe sea lions, our friends will be very close so that we can take their best angles in the photos. We will also see families of penguins, dolphins, guana birds, pelicans, other animals that live there and the famous figure of Candelabro. After enjoying in Paracas we will go to the city of Ica where the oldest vineyards in Peru are located and we can taste our national drink "El Pisco". Here we will try different flavors of pools, wines and their products. We will have lunch in this same place (LUNCH INCLUDED)which has typical restaurants of very good quality. Resting later we will go a little further south to the famous "Oasis de la Huacachina" which is located inside a very hot desert. We will have an adrenaline rush with expert instructors the sports of Buggies and Sandboarding for the dunes. We'll finish the experience walking around the oasis and taking amazing photos. Other highlights: The tour is group, sending us the phone number and address of your stay, to coordinate and you can make the most of your trip. ¡Live this incredible adventure in Peru!
Sealions and Palomino Islands in Lima, Peru
9:45 AM Meeting Point Calle La Mar 229 (Nakary Restaurant) in front of the front door of the Real Felipe Callao. 30 min for port control. Payment of right of entry to the natural reserve of Guaneras islands adults 11 soles. 10:30 am Zarpe towards Callao Islands. At the beginning we saw the docking of yachts, warriors and merchants in Callao Bay. On the way we went through the ground “El Camotal”, open sea. We went through the island of San Lorenzo, with rich stories that have come since pre-Columbian times. We see boats in fishing work, various colonies of Guaneras birds and penguins of Humboldt. 11:30 AM We arrived at the furthest point, Isla Palomino, which houses a large colony of sea lions (sea lions), where we can swim in wetsuits freely between them, thanks to the absence of predators, it is an unforgettable moment full of emotions. 12:35 PM The return journey starts through cliffs and islets in stunning ways. A snack is served before arriving at the pier. 1:00 PM I arrive at the pier. End of the nautical tour. Other things TO note IMPORTANT TO SEND COMPLETE INFORMATION when BOOKING In cash you pay in boarding 11 Soles the conservation and protection fee for the islands. Cell phone for boarding info, Second Day +5195761959
Lima Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour in Artsy Barranco
You’ll discover the beautiful neighbourhood of Barranco during this 4-hour tour. Taken along through a variety of restaurants and small businesses you’ll try some of the most traditional and classical local specialties. During the tour, you will taste 14 flavours of fruits, drinks, and dishes and also meet small entrepreneurs. You’ll learn about their story while enjoying the best Peruvian dishes. We will make sure you get immersed in Peruvian history and culture, as every bite has a story to tell. Ceviche, lomo saltado and pisco sour will be prepared in front of you. Other things to note Also, we can adapt the menu to vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan diets. The activity starts at 09:39, 11:00, 15:00 or 17:00, is led in English only and lasts 4 hours. We will need you to send us your passports numbers and the date of your entry to Peru for tax reasons.
Lima Market Food Experience
Discover the flavors of Lima following the footsteps of a Peruvian, taste the most incredible delicacies of our gastronomy: Sweet, Salty, Sour and Spicy. The experience also includes walking around Central Market and China Town, the very local side of Lima; we want to make sure that you get in touch with the real culture and traditions of the Peruvian Capital. The tour ends in the Plaza de la Muralla with a good taste in your mouth after trying exotic fruits and enjoying the local music. Snacks are included in the tour. *Please be aware that on Sundays, many vendors are closed. While we strive to provide you with a variety of snacks, please understand that it may not always be possible.* Snacks: - Choclo con queso - Papa rellena (depends on the day) - Ceviche (depends on the day) - Siu mae (depends on the day) - Chicha morada - Lucuma - Anticucho - Picarones - Exotic Fruits
Lima City Walking Tour with pick-up and drop off
We are going to pick you up from your accommodation or meeting point and with our expert local guide, we'll take you to a fascinating walking tour around our historical center. We will visit the highlights of the Historic Center of Lima such as the San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, Jiron de la Union (main pedestrian street), Government palace (panoramic view), Cathedral (panoramic view), Pasaje Santa Rosa, Convent of Santo Domingo (panoramic view), cherry of the cake is to visit inside the " Convent of San Francisco and its awesome catacombs"! Our historical center is considered a World Heritage Site protected by Unesco since 1991 because of all the colonial buildings the city has. Lima also stands as one of the oldest capital in South America as it was founded by the Spaniards in 1535 and became the "City of the kings", the most important city for the Spanish Viceroyalty in the whole continent! After this great day! we will leave you at your accommodation. Notes: Recommend to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat, take a bottle of water with you and a spare battery for your camera. This experience includes pick up and drop off from Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro.
Humantay Lake Tour
Very early in the morning, our transport will perform the pick-up to start this wonderful tour heading towards the villages of Mollepata and Soraypampa. You will travel for 2 hours to the town of Mollepata, where you will have a delicious breakfast for about 40 minutes. After breakfast you will continue on your way to Soraypampa for about 1 hour, there you will get out of the vehicle and our guide will give all the necessary directions for the hike, you will have 10 minutes to prepare and start the walk. The hike to the Humantay Lagoon will take approximately 1 hour and a half to observe the beautiful landscape until you reach the beautiful turquoise lagoon. You will have enough time to enjoy the magic of the place, rest, and bring an offer to the Apus. At the end of the visit, you will return to our vehicle which will take you to Mollepata where you will have a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, you will travel for approximately 2 hours to Cusco where our transport will take you downtown. Other things to note Have 2 days' stay in Cusco to acclimatize and take the tour without a problem.
Machupicchu full day excursion from Cusco
FULL DAY TOUR: Departure 4:00 AM - Return 11:00 PM Very early in the morning from 4:00 am we will pick you up at your hotel to start this wonderful trip. You will travel for 2 hours until you reach the train station, located in Ollantaytambo, where you will board the "Perurail" train that will transport us from Ollantaytambo to the town of “Aguas Calientes” Aguas Calientes: Upon arrival in the town of Aguas Calientes, our official guide will be waiting for you to take you to the bus station, where you will take the bus to the archaeological park of "Machupicchu" Ciudadela de Machupicchu: Upon arriving at the citadel, after we will start with the guided tour, which will last approximately 2 hours, to know the main points After our guided tour you will have a few hours free time to visit Machupicchu on your own. Then you will get off by bus to the town of "Aguas Calientes" where you will have time to appreciate the village and visit the thermal-medical baths. Return: At night at the indicated time you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo where our staff awaits you to return to Cusco and then to your hotel, arriving at 11:00 pm. (approx. time). (Important) In the months of July and August the tickets to Machupicchu were sold out, so we must travel a day before and spend the night in Aguas Calientes. In this way we ensure your entrance to Machupicchu.
Rainbow Mountain tour from Cusco and Red Valley optional
Join me on this incredible rainbow mountain tour. This tour starts at 4:00 am, we will pass by your hotel in Cusco to start the tour. You will travel for 1 hour and a half until you reach our restaurant located in the town of Cusipata, where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast. The trip continues for another hour until you reach the control and parking area, where you will start the walk to Rainbow Mountain. On the way, you can enjoy the beauty of the Andes, its people, and the hundreds of llamas and alpacas that live in this place. This hike lasts 1 hour and a half going up and another hour and a half going down. You can also take a horse if the climb is demanding. Remember that you will accompany a Certified Tourist Guide on my team. NOTE: If you have extra energy you can go to the Red Valley fro 20 min extra. After this incredible experience, you will return to Cusipata where a delicious buffet lunch awaits you. The tour ends near the main square of Cusco. NOTE: -Remember to bring your passport and ask for your Rainbow Mountain stamp. -Includes a professional guide, tourist transport, buffet breakfast and lunch, walking sticks, and oxygen. -We can pick you up from anywhere in the historic center of Cusco and from other places if they are on the tour route. -Bring soles in cash for your entrance tickets (25 soles) and 20 soles for Red Valley (Optional).
Majestic rainbow mountain private group
we leave Cusco at 5:00am in a private transportation with a blanket on your seat, so you can sleep stay warm while driving for 2.5 hours to the head point of the trail. at the beginning of the hike you can choose to hike or either riding a horse which is an additional cost of $29.00 USD ROUND TRIP that you can pay directly to the horse men. once we get to the top we will provide COCA TEA while you enjoy the view of rainbow mountain. we also know the best spots for pictures of you and the landscape. we will make this magic journey an unforgettable experience for you. this experience includes BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE, 1 WALKING STICK, BLANKETS, COCA TEA. we will be back around 1:30pm in Cusco
Peruvian Cooking Class, Cocktails and Market tour in Cusco
Our fully hands-on cooking class in Cusco starts at San Pedro Market (at door number 1), with a visit to this historical market. We will try some of the most exotic fruits of Peru and the traditional food of Cusco ( fruits, cheeses, chocolate). After that, we will walk to our cooking studio (a traditional house from 1930). You will learn to cook 03 main courses and 02 cocktails. We start preparing the most delicious cocktails with fresh fruits with Pisco (bought in the local market we visited). Then, we cook and eat 03 Peruvian dishes: Cebiche, Causa Limeña, and Quinoa Tamal. Our class is fully hands-on and you will take part in all the preparation. Our welcome drink is Chicha morada, and water bottled is always available. The dessert is traditional Peruvian Picarones. After the class, we will also send you the recipes, so when you come back to your home you can enjoy it with your family and friends. Notice: The Peruvian Cooking Class and cocktail Experiences are in the morning and in the afternoon. * In the morning from 10:00 to 14:00 * In the afternoon from 15:30 to 19:30 **Our dishes are easy to be converted into vegetarian, so if you are vegetarian or Vegan this is the perfect class for you. ** All our dishes are seasoned with pink salt from Maras. Knowing your food requirements is very important. Kind regards! Chef Jesus
Horseback riding through four hidden temples of the inkas
Having previous experience with horses is not a requirement, just love these noble and beautiful animals. Mystical Experience, Small groups (Maximum 04 People). After picking you up from your airbnb or hotel, the first step is to meet our horses, make friends with them, and learn the basic instructions to guide them along the way, remember to be one with your horse We will take you on a horseback ride through the mystical and hidden areas of the city, Inkilltambo (according to new research probably was an oracle on the inkas time), The Temple of the Moon or Temple of Fertility, places that were once inhabited by the Incas or were important religious centers, such as the Sacred Huaca of Amaru Wasi where formerly rituals were performed to mother earth. We will try to get to know a little about the Andean worldview, the nature-human relationship and the principles of Andean reciprocity. You will be surrounded by nature, beautifull views, Eucaliptus forest and if we are lucky wild animals that live freely in the area. Please, Keep in mind that we will take short walks so you can know the Huacas (Inca temples) and the mysticism that surrounds them (because our horses are not allowed to access those protected areas). After finishing our experience I will take you to your accommodation. Please Feel free to write me if you have additional questions or queries.
Discovering the Sacred Valley of the Incas
This fantastic tour that lasts all day, we will be visiting 5 archaeological centers, important for its architecture and majesty of its buildings, we will start this adventure by visiting Chinchero, where we will meet about obtaining wool and dyeing them for the fabulous original fabrics of the area. Then we will be heading to Moray, important for the form of his platforms for agriculture, then we will visit the Salt Mines of Maras. Approximately half a day we will have a Buffet lunch with the area's own food, this before visiting the majestic architecture of Ollantaytambo, the living Inca city today. Finally we will visit Pisaq, important for its large construction and location in the Inca era. Throughout the tour we will visit 3 local shops where products made by the same inhabitants revaluing ancestral customs and traditions are offered for sale, and the guide will give us all the information of each place to visit. Quisa we can feel that we are a little rushed, but it is only to be able to visit all the places indicated in the description, always sharing information and making the whole trip enjoyable. IMPORTANT NOTE: Earnings are not included in the price, so you will need to bring 90 soles, in cash (soles) for these.
Cook the most popular Peruvian dishes
Discover the rich and vibrant Peruvian cuisine, we will cook the most popular Peruvian dishes: Lomo Saltado and Causa. A fascinating mix of Peruvian flavors and cooking techniques. Together, these dishes offer a true taste of the diversity and deep flavor of Peruvian food. For cooking, we use ceramic pots, just as our ancestors did (Incas). In this way we will keep all the natural flavor. Causa: A refreshing and versatile dish that combines yellow potato, yellow pepper, lemon and various fillings that can range from chicken and tuna to seafood, all decorated with avocado. Lomo Saltado: Stir-fried beef, onion, tomatoes, and chili peppers, traditionally served over French fries and accompanied by rice. Chicha Morada: Prepared with purple corn, pineapple, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cloves. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Option 1: 2:30 pm: Meeting on your Airbnb/accomodation and heading to school. 3:00 pm: We started the participatory class with our cheff 5:00 pm: end of class . Option 2: 6:00 pm: Meeting on your Airbnb/accomodation and heading to school. 6:30 pm: We started the participatory class with our cheff 8:30 pm: end of class . Notes: - Please, let us know if you have allergies or have food restrictions. - This experience includes only pick up from Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro. The return is not included, but we will help you to catch a cab.
Learn Sandboarding in Lima
Our day will start when we pick you up with a 4x4 from your Airbnb at 6:00am or 1:00pm. We will be heading the road to Punta Hermosa neighborhood which is located south of Lima. It takes 55 minutes to get there. Punta Hermosa is one of the most beautiful areas where to live by the ocean. Here is where we get all the equipment to do sandboarding and you will get a short briefing about what are you going to do the next 1.5 hours in Chilca sand dunes. Back on track again you need to be ready because here is where the real FUN starts. Make sure you are using the seatbelt for your own safe and now we ride through sand dunes of different sizes and difficulty levels. It is so much fun going up and down in the middle of nowhere. You will have stunning views and plenty of time for pictures. After this adventure with the 4x4 you will be doing sandboarding first the small and then the large dunes. I will be with you all the time and taking pictures and making videos while you are having your best time in Lima. I will drop off you at your place around 1:00pm or 7:30pm. you will never forget this experience with me.
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