Aaron went above and beyond to ensure a great tour. The highlight was going to his house where he prepared a meal for us. Great tour, great driver, great host!
Paul RossNorth Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia
Aaron's city tour is wonderful! He provides the right balance of visiting Lima's churches, civic buildings, museums, and galleries. With his brother doing the driving, you not only get to see the city like a local, but you enjoy the convenience of being picked up / dropped off in multiple locations. It really makes things easy. The highlight of the tour was Aaron's Mum and her Peruvian cuisine! Visiting the family home and enjoying freshly made Ceviche and Pisco was an experience I shall always cherish!
Clark KaufmanUnited States
Aaron is an exceptional guide. He communicates diligently by email, speaks with a clear,enthusiastic, strong but not loud voice. His English is easily understood. He liberally offered background info about Pachacamac excavations. An exquisitely beautiful paso fino horse raising and showing hacienda was beyond expectations. A local guide also spoke clearly as we leisurely toured the stabes, watched the stately performance and ate a local tasty lunch. He showed every courtesy to our wheelchair needs.
Kory FloydUnited States
This was one of the best tours I have ever taken. Aaron is an absolute delight, and his tour included a delicious lunch prepared by his lovely mother. Aaron is friendly, attentive, warm, and personable; I would encourage any fellow traveler to book a tour with him.
Barbara EllisUnited States
This was an amazing way to spend some extra time in Lima. Aaron and his mother were so wonderful. We had such a great time watching our Pisco Sours being carefully prepared by Aaron and sharing the drinks while we watched Danmar prepare our incredible meal. What a cultural treat! This is a must do!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
William PattersonUnited States
John SprieserUnited States
Enjoyed my tour with Aaron. Between his tour and his mom's cooking, a fun way to spend a long mid-day tour. Makes a mean pisco sour too.
Nanci HellingerUnited States
Aaron P. is 5 STAR ALL THE WAY! From his extensive knowledge to his attention to detail and superb energy! -We highly recommend Aaron!!! He was super concerned with our well being and always showed us an amazing time!! There is no one who can be a better guider Peru!
David SilverUnited States
Aaron was terrific in taking the two of us around the city. He is knowledgable in the history and background of all the places we visited. He easily answered many of our questions. He was flexible with the timing of the tour and did not rush us from place to place. His English is very good. He is also very professional and respectful. We would have no hesitation in recommending him if you are looking for a guide to Lima.
Sammy ChangUnited States
Aaron is knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We especially enjoyed the cafe he took us. Our lunch at his home cooked by Aaron's mother was outstanding.
James Van DorenUnited States
Splendid experience. Aaron's personal touch and creativity make this tour truly unique and outstanding. Aaron went above and beyond. Aaron's love of Lima and the local culture is evidenced by his well-planned tour of the city's highlights. The tour concluded with pisco sours and a homecooked meal, lovingly prepared by his mother.
Sharon LeonardUnited States
Thanks so much to Aaron and his mom for welcoming us into their home .... especially their kitchen! We enjoyed the final dinner of our 2 week stay in Peru with this great mother-son duo and it was hands down the most enjoyable, authentic, and delicious meal of our trip. Aaron is also the pisco sour master - you have not had a genuine pisco sour until you tasted Aaron's masterpiece. Delicous! Our group of six from the USA highly recommend this culinary treat!
Rachelle GoodwinUnited States
Aaron was awesome. We wanted to change up the tour last minute and there was no hesitation at all. Aaron had great ideas of things to see that were not in every tourist guide. We had a great day that culminated at his home with a great meal prepared by his mom. The home was lovely and the warmth and hospitality felt by his family true was the perfect ending to the tour.
Jose FelicianoUnited States
Aaron and his family where gracious hosts! We learned about different varieties of potatoes & corn used in traditional Peruvian cuisine, how pisco is made & how to make the national drink a pisco sour. We also learned how to make 3 traditional dishes that where absolutely outstanding! His mom is a master, so precise and her love for cooking & family truly shows. Her papas a la huancaina, lomo saltado & ceviche where out of this world! We felt very welcomed in their home. I Highly Recommend this tour!
Don ParrisUnited States
Mary-Lou G.United States
Aaron surpassed all expectations! He is truly THE best. With his expert driver John (& immaculate roomy van for the 4 of us), Aaron could escort us on foot to many widely dispersed venues with perfect timing (front row at changing of guard, no-wait Cathedral entry, photo ops galore at Love Park, uncrowded top museum, etc.). The highlight: a delightful dinner prepared by his charming mother at their home, where he demo-ed the art of making Pisco sours! He's a top guide AND a lovely person who really cares.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for this words... I will let my mom know right away. I hope you come back to Peru one day soon. Aaron
Marc AvalloneUnited States
WOW! That's the only way to describe this tour and Aaron and his family. I have been to 31 countries and like to take tours and this one is hands down the best experience I have had. After a great tour of a great city by a knowledgeable and passionate tour guide, you go back to his home and meet his family for a home cooked family lunch and some drinks. Awesome way to experience the culture. If you go to Lima, this is a must do. No exceptions. Aaron is a great guy as well, you will not be disappointed
Karen DurtschiUnited States
Aaron does a great job!! This was such a unique and fun way to see Lima from a different perspective. Lunch and the Pisco Sours were awesome!
Glen UehleinLOXAHATCHEE, FL, United States
A 5-star rating goes to tour director, Aaron of Tours by Locals. Aaron is very friendly, courteous, and always professional in his dealings with me and others on my behalf while we toured the areas in Lima, Peru. I had the BEST time with Aaron and shared great and memorable moments with him while on his tour. He is a true professional and I am glad I now know him. Tours by Locals is really worth the money and I felt safe always while I was touring with him. Best of wishes to Aaron! Thank you!
Daniel O.United States
Fantastic Time in Lima!!!! I was on a cruise so only had a day. I wanted to see Lima. Aaron did an incredible job. I had asked him to show me his Lima and the areas that were funky and fun. First stop was the MATE museum which was wonderful. Then it was a walk around the area. I kept stopping for pictures. Aaron took this in stride. Then we went over to Miraflores to walk around some more. If you come to Lima, contact Aaron and let him show you Lima. PS: The traffic here is CRAZY and I live in Chicago.
James L.United States
This tour was the best tour ever. Ever. Everything was planned, organized and handled by Aaron, accommodations and restaurant choices were top of the line. Never did we have to wait in a line for a highlight we were visiting, and the highlights were not rushed or crowded into one day, Aaron balanced tour time and our time perfectly. Aaron treated us to a traditional Peruvian barbecue, cooked in hot stone in the ground and to die for ceviche served by his mom, superb!! No other guide can offer that.
Reid AddisPhiladelphia, PA, United States
There is no way to praise and thank Aaron enough for an AMAZING tour (actually multiple tours) in Peru. From the time he picked us up at the airport in Lima until a week later dropping us off at the train in Cusco everything was arranged. Pickups, tours in Lima, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, and especially the two at Machu Picchu. He even climbed Huayna Picchu with us. And the 3 meals included are NOT to be missed. As a fellow TBL guide I really appreciated his efforts. Thank you SO MUCH Aaron!
Thomas HolmesOAKVILLE, ON, Canada
Aaron did a great job. Very conscientious and dedicated as a tour guide. Made the time go quickly and I enjoyed the day.
Duane TiedeUnited States
This tour was absolutely outstanding. We visited an art museum, a photo museum, both outstanding, then a downtown city tour, followed by dinner with Aaron's mother. Aaron and his mother created an awesome dinner for our group of 7 with native Peruvian dishes served in their home, the highlight of our 2 week trip to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu. I would highly recommend Aaron for any tour in Lima, Cusco, or Machu Picchu. His excellent English, personality, high energy, & great attitude are the best.
Duane TiedeUnited States
Aaron did a great job including airport pickup in our afternoon and evening tour for 7. He quickly found us an excellent restaurant for dinner and then assured that we reached the Magic Water Park in time to tour the exhibit before the main show. Overall, Aaron was awesome with his personality, communication & planning skills, and attitude toward visitors. I would highly recommend him for a tour in Lima, Cusco or Machu Picchu.
Mary Pat SalomoneUnited States
Our city tour and culinary experience with Aaron was excellent. Aaron is very flexible on this tour as we have another city tour scheduled as part of our larger tour in Peru. Aaron focused on areas of the city we wanted to see and that would not be covered on the other tour. The culinary experience in his mother's kitchen was wonderful. The food was very good and we felt welcome in their home.
Simon HallUnited Kingdom
Great! Not only very friendly and reliable, but Aaron went out of his way to make my tour personal and very good fun. I cannot recommend him enough!
Lennart BuchBerlin, Germany
Aaron was a very reliable and honest tour guide. Staring from the pick unitl choosing for the dinner places , he was very emotionally involved in make the short trip an succsess. I was very satisfied how he organised everything. The car was there , the prices for taxi charged like for locals. No extra addings . Even at our dinner invitation he wanted to share the costs .High comand of english undertstandingvery well your wishes .You feel always safe and treated as a family member.Highly recommeded.
Inger BullUnited States
Having a driver and car was so very helpful - it allowed us to see more of Lima in one day. The tour is semi-customize-able which is nice. Aaron is very knowledgeable, and the nicest thing about this particular tour is going to Aaron's home and meeting his mother and eating a meal with them. Highly recommended for those who do not have much time to see Lima.
Robin McNeillUnited States
Our tour of Lima with Aaron was wonderful. He knows EVERYTHING about the history of Peru, its churches, buildings and culture. As we walked around the city, he explained everything we were seeing. He even took us to the huge supermarket to show us popular fruits, vegetables, and fish. His driver drive us from area to area then we hopped out and explored on foot. Such a smart plan to make the best use of our time. And the authentic lunch prepared for us his mother in her own kitchen was a highlight.
Mark S.United States
We had a fantastic day with Aaron. We saw and learned so much and Aaron's ability to impart his knowledge of the history and culture of Peru was interesting and effortless. Of course the highlight was having His Mom prepare lunch for us. The Ceviche (and everything else) was outstanding. The Pisco Sours were a treat. His Mom is a delight. He also suggested sites to see on our second day in Lima. We had a great day with Aaron and highly recommend him.
Ruth FarberUnited States
Aaron was very friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. We started at the supermarket which was huge. It reminded me of Whole Foods plus. Fully stocked on a Sunday, clean and bright. Not what I have always experienced elsewhere. We saw all the potatoes and fresh fruit and the wine! All amazing. We went to his moms apartment and she made 4 delicious dishes for us. She is such a delight. Aaron made the Pisco sours for us to enjoy. It was a great opportunity to spend time with a local family and Aaron was the b
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ruth.... thanks so much for your comment. We enjoy to present the traditional food from Peru. Hope you had a good time in your cruise also.
Beverly NoyceUnited States
Our day tour with Aaron in Lima, Peru on 28 Feb. 2018 was excellent. He and his brother picked us up at the designated time from the cruise port, at which we immediately began our tour of Lima. Aaron was very friendly and answered all of our questions along the way. He first asked us where we had been. At the end of the day, we were given a presentation of a sumptuous lunch by Aaron's mama and a nice homemade Pisco Sour drink before he took us to the airport. I would recommend his tours to anyone
Irene WongHong Kong
Interesting tour by Aaron in Lima. Got to know more about the place! Good to be able to visit his home and had lunch cooked by his mom and special drink prepared by himself. He is nice and helpful!
Carol LoveladyUnion, KENTUCKY, United States
What an excellent guide! Always mindful of his clients needs and wants. Communicates clearly and quickly. His English was excellent and he showed us wonderful day in Lima.
Judith EilerUnited States
We were very pleased with the tour by Aaron. He was skillful when there were changes in scheduling due to the flight schedule. We loved the excellent bus ride from Lima to Ica and back, very comfortable. Though delayed, the flight was great. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Robert EkedahlBoise, ID, United States
Aaron was OUTSTANDING. We used him 3 days and he arranged and oversaw everything, including shepherding us through a pretty stressful bus terminal. We had a number of obscure places we wanted to visit and he took it on himself to some very thorough research. A delight to deal with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Robert It was really a pleasure to take you around Lima those 3 days. All the best, Aaron
Mari FaginUnited States
Aaron is an exceptional guide! His English is excellent & he is very knowledgeable, articulate & pleasant.The "frosting on the cake" of his superb city tour of Lima was lunch in his apartment prepared by his lovely & charming mother.Everything she prepared for us was delicious & Aaron made made us his superb signature Pisco Sours to enjoy before the meal.The driver Aaron contracted for the day was competent & his vehicle accommodated the four people in our group comfortably. I highly recommend Aaron!
Aaron was a great host - the family meal was superb. My only recommendation is to be careful about driving too much around Lima - traffic is so congested.
Dave KiefferUnited States
Aaron is great. He seamlessly modified his stock-tour to my particular interest. Saw some great art and photography galleries . . . had morning tea at a quiet neighborhood garden spot . . . walked through the downtown area and the city-center plaza . . . and had lunch at a nice restaurant with a wide variety of choices. Aaron is a savvy guide and very knowledgeable about Lima (and Machu Picchu). He's also an honest, straight-shooter. A lot of guides don't report incomes, etc. He keeps excellent records.
Aaron was very helpful in all aspects of my trip from setting up an itinerary that I liked to helping out with all logistics including airline tickets,train tickets hotel rooms and site entrance tickets. Aaron is very knowledgeable in the many sites that we toured in Peru and I would recommend Aaron as a guide for sure.
Jim AndersonUnited States
Aaron was a wonderful guide...very thoughtful and accommodating. Gave us a very concise history of Peru and also shared his thoughts about good and difficult situations the country is having. The highlight of the tour was his mother, Dammar, showing us how to prepare and then cooking our evening meal in her home. There were 5 in our group with me being the leader, and all of us were impressed and would not hesitate to use Aaron again for any tour that we would want in Peru.
Linda BenkwithUnited States
Aaron was both informative and delightful. We learned so much and loved having lunch with him. The lunch his Mother prepared was delicious. Highly recommend!
Patricia ParsonsToronto, ON, Canada
We had a truly memorable day with Aaron. He shared his city and its sights with us with knowledge, humor and camaraderie. We were so delighted to meet his mother and brother and share in their hospitality. We learned to make ceviche and have benefited greatly from learning about the Pisco sour - it's now in our regular bar menu! Aaron was also sensitive to my need to peruse alpaca sweaters! Thanks once again to Tours-by-Locals for having the best guides.
April KitchensUnited States
A Culinary Delight...... Aaron is the BEST! He is incredibly fun-loving, personable, and truly loves his Peruvian heritage and culture. We toured the Farmer's Market, learned about all of the various kinds of Peruvian fruits & vegetables and then went to his home where his mother proudly prepared dinner for us as we watched with serious intent. From the Pisco Sour to the ceviche to the beef with potatoes, we enjoyed the ambiance and simple sophistication of eating at "his" table. Bon Appetit!
Sophie FriesenUnited States
Aaron was wonderful, patient and educational. He showed us a different part of Lima that was so refreshing after being in the epicenter of ancient ruined Cusco for so long. His mothers kitchen was an interesting twist on the Peruvian food experience. Thank you for welcoming us into your home, Aaron ;-)
Terry ConnellyUnited States
Such an enjoyable day with Aaron! He was very knowledgeable and had tons of historical facts he shared. The tour was such a great cross section of Lima ( as described on line) and we would highly recommend this tour to anyone. The highlight was our delectable lunch of homemade Ceviche with his family! The meal was exquisite; thanks mom!
Pamela WeberUnited States
Aaron was knowledgeable, energetic, friendly and easy to work with. The dinner at his home was a traditional Peruvian menu and was delicious. He gave us lots of information. I highly recommend any of his tours.
Tushar M.United States
Tushar M.United States
very knowledgeable; we had a wonderful time with Aaron, showing us around Lima.
Tushar M.United States
William ClarkUnited States
This was a terrific tour. Aaron was great. Having dinner at his house was a special part of the tour. We highly recommend that people include dinner with his Mom. Definitely a high point.
What a great day in Lima. Aaron provided an outstanding tour of the highlights of Lima ending with a unique culinary experience in his home. Attention to detail was impeccable-such as: picking us up at the airport, dropping our luggage off at his home, providing refreshing water, wifi and a charger and finally returning us and our luggage to the airport. We would highly recommend Aaron's services to anyone who wishes to spend a full day in Lima. Jacki and Fran
Craig MiskelUnited States
This was a great tour.I love starting a vacation in a city where everything is new and different.Aaron was early for all of our pickups and for the start of the tour.We fell in love with his mother and her great cooking. I would higly recomend any tour that Aaron dose to anyone.He will really take care of you.
Michael FeinbergUnited States
Aaron was a great guide. We had a half day tour in February. He showed us the highlights of Lima and was very knowledgeable. His English was great - very easy to understand. Of course the highlight was going to his mother's home and she prepared lunch for us. We had told him we were vegetarians and his mom cooked an amazing lunch for us and Aaron, the Pisco king, made us delicious Pisco Sours.
Anyone coming to Lima should pick a tour by Aaron. What a knowledgeable, courteous young man. We chose the Lima Tour that included a walk along a pedestrian street, the Cathedral, the changing of the guard at the Presidents Palace. We then went to the Barranca area, a very eclectic area of Lima. We toured a micro brewery the Testino Photgraph Gallery. This was truly amazing. We then went to his mothers home for an exquisite lunch of swordfish ceviche and tenderloin stir fry. What an amazing tour
Lilibeth BrauerUnited States
Aaron is a great guide! Very knowledgeable! I highly recommend! I have already talked to my friends and family about him. He is someone you can trust. He always looks out for you, and makes sure you are always comfortable. Thank you so much, Aaron, for the hospitality you've shown to me and my mom. I wish you all the best. Sincerely, Beth.