Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Lima, Lima, Peru by Tour Guide Aaron

Tour: Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience

Aaron
  Lima, Lima, Peru
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Rachelle Goodwin

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: May 19/19

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.

Don Parris

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Mary-Lou G.

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

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 Avallone

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience + Pick up Airport, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

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

Daniel O.

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 1/19

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.

Thomas Holmes

OAKVILLE, ON, Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 31/18

Aaron did a great job. Very conscientious and dedicated as a tour guide. Made the time go quickly and I enjoyed the day.

Duane Tiede

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

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 Tiede

United States
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Tour: #1858, Pick Up Airport + Magic Fountains 4 hours, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

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 Salomone

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

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 Hall

United Kingdom
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience + Round trip to the Airport, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

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 Buch

Berlin, Germany
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

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 Bull

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

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 McNeill

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

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
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: May 2/18

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.

Beverly Noyce

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 28/18

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 Wong

Hong Kong
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 26/18

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 Lovelady

Union, KY, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

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.

Robert Ekedahl

Boise, ID, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 17/18

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 Fagin

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 16/18

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!

Thomas Schultz

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 1/17

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 Kieffer

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 28/17

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.

Jim Anderson

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

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 Benkwith

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 7/17

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 Parsons

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

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.

Sophie Friesen

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

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 Connelly

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

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 Weber

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

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
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jul 11/17

very knowledgeable; we had a wonderful time with Aaron, showing us around Lima.

William Clark

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

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.

Jacki Silverman

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

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

Michael Feinberg

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 5/17

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.

Leslie Caswell

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 3/17

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

Edwin Marcos

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 10/17

We hit a grand slam with toursbylocals. Aaron was a joy. Smart, intelligent,out to please and made our experience one to remember. We told him what we wanted to see and do and he delivered. When our tour was over he took us to his home where we met his charming and delightful mother. After Aaron made us his own recipe for pisco his mother made us many native dishes for dinner. She taught us all the steps of preparation as we watched and learned. The food was out of this world. Much thanks Aaron -Mom

Graham McDonald

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima City Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 4/16

This was a great way to spend a day in Lima with a knowledgeable guide I am very glad that we connected. Do not pass up on the homemade lunch.

Virginia Aebischer

United States
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Tour: #1858, Pick Up Airport + Lima Tour & Culinary Experience (Nov 9), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

The tour by Aaron was wonderful. The areas we saw were very interesting but the highlight was the lunch and culinary experience. What a treat to be invited into his mother's home and experience the creation of a true Peruvian meal!

Noah (Dr.) Chivian

West Orange, NJ, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 16/16

If there was a 6 star rating we would have elected that one. Aaron provided a wonderful introduction to Lima, South America. We visited all of the usual and customary highlights including plazas, and cathedrals and a bakery. Aaron purchased a special treat, Turron de Dona Pepa, made for Festival of Miracles which we all shared at his home. The luncheon was prepared by"Momma" and included ceviche, pasta and a beef ragout. Aaron, a certified mixologist, made his very special Pisco Sour which we all shared.

Yvette Albright

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 24/16

Fantastic tour! Aaron is enthusiastic, friendly and very welcoming. He did a great job of providing different options based on my interests and what I had already seen during my trip to Peru. I really appreciate that kind of flexibility that helps individualize a tour. The best part was the amazing home cooked meal with his mother, a special experience that I highly recommend.

Francine Marshall

Australia
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Aug 4/16

Aaron was on time and showed us parts of Lima we would never have thought to visit, we had to make many changes to the time of the tour and he was most obliging, the highlight was the culinary and pisco sour demonstration using his mums delicious cuisine ! Overall a wonderful experience to finish our stay in Peru!

Newell Wallace

Southlake, TX, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience + Airport Transportation, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jul 23/16

Great city tour followed up by a great meal at his house with his mother. We were taught how to make Pisco Sours and how to cook like the locals. This was really the highlight of our tour. Picked us up at the airport with big sign and good tips on where to eat around our hotel. Dropped us off and waited until our delayed plane took off. His driver Johnny was super. Both of them made our trip memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was amazing to meet you and your family. Thanks for let me show you my City Aaron

Lyle Georgeson

Australia
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jul 18/16

We had a wonderful day with Aaron as he showed us Lima and of course his home. We received a good overview of Lima and we were grateful to have a driver also to enable convenient drop offs. Watching his mother prepare our delicious lunch was the highlight. Thank you for a memorable day.

Phil Hartung

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour + breakfast, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jun 2/16

Ingeborg West

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 28/16

Warren Bushart

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 14/16

Aaron and this tour were absolutely the best! Right from the start Aaron and his driver made us feel comfortable. We learned a great deal about Lima, saw fantastic sites and then went to Aaron's home for a phenomenal Peruvian meal prepared by his mother. If you are in Lima take this tour. You won't regret it and you will leave knowing you have new friends in Lima.

William Kroll

Okatie, SC, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 30/16

Aaron is the best and you can't go wrong using his services!!

Michael Seigle

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 29/16

Aaron was fabulous taking us to Barranaco's Mate Museo Mario Testino, Plaza San Martin and Plaza Mayor. We finished our tour at Museo Rafeal Larco Herra. Then it was off to his home where we watched his mother make a fabulous meal including ceviche, while Aaaron made his awesome Pico Sour.I t was a great overview and we felt connected to the City of Kings and not like tourists.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael .... it was such a nice time with you and your wife in my city Aaron

Keith Johnson

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 14/16

Aaron provided a very entertaining and informative tour of the sights and sounds of Lima. He is knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, flexible, and adaptive to the needs of the tourists. He communicates quite well in English. His Culinary experience was a very clever and creative approach to Peruvian cuisine, and was the highlight of the tour. I would highly recommend this to all tourists traveling to Lima.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you and show you Lima.... All the best Aaron

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 1/15

Aaron is the perfect ambassador for Peru. His ability to plan a tour that suits your interests, even as they change on the fly, makes him a superior guide indeed! The cooking demonstration and lunch at his mother Danmar's apartment was a very special experience. Danmar's demonstrations were very clear and aromas coming from her pans were enhanced by Aaron's home-made Pisco sours. I declare Aaron King of Pisco Sours! Aaron is both personable and professional. You couldn't do better than engage him in Lima!

Agnes Csatlos

Australia
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 2/15

John Linehan

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary (2 Days), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 26/15

Aaron was great. Hi is very knowlegabe and flexible with particular client needs and interests. He also ws great about confirming meeting times, being on time, etc. And watching his wonderful mom cook a Peruvian dinner was really special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you all and i hope you continue the great culinary experience in Cuzco !!!

Diane Pelle

Platte City, MISSOURI, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Culinary Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Aug 29/15

Aaron provided a great tour of Lima. We felt the local experience with him. He exceeded our expectations. After he had given us a tour of Lima, he took us to his apartment where he made us a Pisco Sour and his mother made us lunch. The food was very good. Aaron is very professional with his tours. We highly recommend him for whatever touring needs.

Kathleen Frankovic

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 6/15

This was great, especially the lunch in Aaron's home. We saw both the tourist attractions of Lima and the local life (at home and in the markets). We now own Aaron's mother's DVD of Peruvian cooking. In addition, we received recommendations of where to eat a spectacular dinner. A terrific day in Lima!

Carl Ilardi

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 5/15

We spent our last day in Peru in Lima on a personalized tour with Aaron. Amazing and informative, from the seaside park to the Choco Museo to MATE. The walking was comfortable (even in the humidity of March) and sights were phenomenally interesting. Aaron asked few questions when we contacted him (email) and he met and exceeded our expectation. Lunch by his mom and in his home was exceptional. A wonderful experience and we would definitely do it again!

Samuel Nord

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial and Modern (Samuel Nord), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 30/15

Our tour with Aaron was everything it should have been. He was knowledgeable historically and geographically; he was highly attentive to our interests and needs; and he provided the services of an excellent tour vehicle and efficient drivers.

Bruce Cohen

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 3/15

Aaron helped make our one day in Lima spectacular. We were at the end of a long trip with teenagers and he was able to anticipate what we were looking for and suggested a tour that included a chocolate factory,visiting the beach, and seeing many of the areas of Lima. I feel like we saw everything I would want to see on a one day tour but in an enjoyable way that kept everyone interested. To top it off,the visit to his mothers house for dinner was one of our favorite experiences of the entire trip.

Judy J.

DeLand, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial & Modern, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 2/14

We learned so much about Lima's architecture. It is a large busy city and Aaron got us around very well. We did miss one area because of Sunday hours, I wish we could have some how gone back after they opened. The bridge that was under repair could maybe have been substituted for something else. All the other location were great.

Stacey Bisch

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 4/14

Great tour of Lima. Aaron took us to places we would have never gone to or known about on our own. He gave us a different perspective of the city and was very flexible on things. Dinner was fantastic. I would highly recommend Aaron's tour to anyone. He cares that his customers have a good time.

D. Cranstone

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 20/14

This was a great tour with Aaron and his brother (who handled the driving). Aaron is positive and very willing to answer question and share his Peruvian culture. The cooking demo with his mother was so much fun and absolutely delicious!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Devon, thanks so much for your rate and the recommendation to your friends... i am glad i could have the chance to show you Lima.

Natalie Jones

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 2/14

Aaron was such a great host on our last day in Peru. He not only gave a great tour, but went above and beyond in all other aspects. He answered our potential concerns and questions even before we knew had them. Everything ran smoothly and on time and we got to see all the parts of downtown Lima that we waned to see. Aaron was knowledgeable and passionate about Peru's culture and people. We always felt welcomed and comfortable; and of course the food at the end was the icing on the cake. Loved this tour!

Ron Munson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jun 28/14

A tailored tour of Lima with flexibility. Good local knowledge and gave us time to look at the areas we wanted to. Fantastic meal and hospitality. A great start to our time in Peru.

Rochelle Berkowitz

Miami, FL, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: May 8/14

Spending the day with Aaron was a real joy. Myself and my two daughters had such a fantastic day- we felt really comfortable with Aaron like we were old friends. We really enjoyed exploring the city with him and had so much fun. His enthusiasm is infectious. Our visit to his home and meal with his mother Danmar was fabulous- we really felt at home and the meal was delicious! We all highly recommend Aaron.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was delight spending to spend the day in Lima with all you. Thanks for your kind comments Aaron

Vera Davis

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 30/14

This tour was well done. We covered everything I had asked for - Aaron was most accommodating. The part of the tour that includes lunch with his family was a highlight. I enjoyed the time I spent with Aaron as my Tours By Locals Lima guide and I would use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Bryan, I am happy you enjoy all what Lima can offer and that we make it happen on my tour. Aaron

Mary Ann Ross

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary (full day), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 21/14

Aaron met us right on time with a van and driver. He was able to negotiate around the horrendous traffic so that we covered all the required stops including being able to see the central square in Lima where it was closed to others because of demonstrations. He custom tailored our tour to include a stop at the Larco Herrara museum with lunch in their beautiful gardens. He is an expert on Peru and you can't go wrong is using his services for any pursuits you have in mind.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thanks so much Mary Ann… it was a great time in sunny Lima for me too and to know you all. Thanks.

Vic Ogilvie

Altamonte Springs, 32714, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima full day Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 20/14

This was an outstanding tour. First, it was a small group, compared with one of those big bus tours of a city. Second, it was highly individualized and tailored to the interests and needs of our particular group of four people. This required the tour guide to be very flexible. Last, and most important, we not only saw the cultural differences between our own two countries and Peru , but actually experienced them as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Vic and to the whole group…. it was a pleasure to show you Lima and that you all enjoy it.

Patricia Dumond

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary (full day), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 15/14

Aaron is an excellent guide and his mother's cooking is, well, awesome. We all had a great time and would use his services again in a heartbeat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to have you in our Lima and Home…. warm hugs from my family. Aaron

Larry Bennett

Olympia, WA, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary (full day), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 12/14

Yesterday we did his tour of Lima. Today we did something different. We did a drive out of Lima to Los Ficus Casa Hacienda. This is a Hacienda where they breed and train a special breed of horse, the Peruvian Paso Horse. My wife and I own a small farm with animals, so it was special to us. On this Hacienda you have a tour of the horses, their organic garden. Then there is a riding demonstration followed by a lunch using some of the organic vegetables grown there. Aaron again excelled in delivering.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Larry and Karan…. it is being great 3 days I enjoy showing you Lima.

Larry Bennett

Olympia, WA, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary (full day), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 11/14

Aaron is very good at customizing the tour to your interests. We not only saw the sites of Lima; but for us, learning about local food is important. We went into local food markets and learned about the different foods we have not seen before and how they use them. The meal that his mother prepared was great. It means so much to have a classic Peruvian meal in a home rather than just eating in a restaurant all the time.

Sidney Mendelsohn

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial and Modern, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 24/13

great guide, good driver

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great Travellers too…. thanks all.

Lynn Weak

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary (full day), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 26/13

Aaron was knowledgable and personable making the tour wonderful. And the food was a hit with us all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you guys…. we all enjoy to show you Lima, Aaron.

Deanne M.

Australia
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary (full day), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 3/13

What a fabulous way to be introduced to Lima! Aaron was a wonderful host supported by the skillful driving of his brother. The absolute delight was the pisco sours Aaron made and the fabulous ceviche his mum made us. She is a very talented and lovely lady who's food is outstanding. It was. Previlege to be invited into their home. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lima. It's a unique experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was delight to show you my city and we were absolutely happy you enjoy the meal. My family send hugs to you !!! Continue having a great trip. Aaron

Valerie Wissinger

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima: Colonial, Modern and Culinary (full day), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 29/13

Our tour in Lima was our first Tours by Locals.. It was so wonderful. Aaron was on top of everything..knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. We all four just raved about our tour. The driver was also first rate. When we went back to Aaron's; where his mother prepared our dinner of local cuisine, we were just thrilled with the meal and sharing this special event with his family. I would rate this tour as the best; and of course would suggest anyone visiting Lima to try and take this tour with Aaron.

Frank Fotia

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima Colonial and Modern (full day), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 29/13

Aaron was great. Terrific knowledge of Lima and some wonderful extras like lunch with his Mom and a visit to the supermarket for Chicha Morada.

Alson Kemp

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour & Cooking Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 17/13

We did the full day, with market trip, cooking class with Mom and then the sights, ending with a beer in Miraflores. Aaron's brother drove. Very professional. Fun. M & A California

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure to meet you.... thanks !!!

Jean O.

El Dorado Hills, CA, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience (full day), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 22/13

I put together a group of 8 people from our ship for this tour. Called the 3 couples the evening before with time and place but in the morning there were only 6 of us. After checking the ship and calling their room, we finally went on without them. They later called tours office, who called Aaron. He sent his brother back to the ship to get them, dealt with their anger so well that by the end of the day, they were thanking me for such a GREAT tour. Thanks Aaron!

Jean O.

El Dorado Hills, CA, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima full day Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 22/13

Aaron was excellent. We covered all of our special requests in spite of heavy traffic and a late start (our fault - not his) A walk thru the local supermarket with his comments identifying unknown fruits and vegetables was special and fun. His Mother's Kitchen was as good as previous reviewers had said and his Pisco Sour was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks soooo much for your words... it was really my pleasure to meet you all... and have the wonderful time in Lima... i am so glad you enjoy everything and got surprise and delight the culinary part of our tour. Big hugs from Peru Aaron

John Vitale

Poowong, VICTORIA, Australia
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Tour: #1858, Lima full day Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 14/13

Aaron met us outside the port at Callao, with his driver Johnny, in a very clean and comfortable vehicle. His pleasant and enthusiastic manner made our tour most enjoyable.The highlight of our tour was a visit to his home where he made the traditional drink "Pisco sour" for us, and meeting his mother,Dalma", who cooked us a delicious traditional meal. She prepared part of the meal in her pristine kitchen with us looking on. A great experience! We would love to revisit!

Winnifred McKee

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 15/13

Aaron was an excellent guide, meeting us promptly at the designated spot & then showing us the key sights in Lima in a very comfortable car (his brother was the driver), with stops where we got out to experience the different neighborhoods with short walks. His explanations were very informative & you could tell that he had a pride in his people & his country. We particularly enjoyed the warm hospitality with his family & the delicious lunch of Peruvian food. We are so glad to have chosen this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :) i am soooo happy that you enjoy everything... i did enjoy meeting your too. Greetings from Peru Aaron

Alan Webber

Israel
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Tour: #1858, Lima full day Tour Experience Day 2, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 24/13

We were very happy with Aaron.

Alan Webber

Israel
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Tour: #1858, Lima full day Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 23/13

In view of Aaron's accident the tour was as good as it could be.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Aaron was in a car accident the day before and was a bit sore on the day of the tour.

Jerry Haupt

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 10/12

The city tour by Aron was one of the best tours I have been on. He was flexible and had lots of knowledge of Lima. After the city tour we opted for dinner prepared by Aaron's Mother. This was the high light of the tour.I highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much guys... It was wonderful to have you in Lima.

Thomas Peck

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience for 6 people 2 days, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jun 24/12

Aaron customized our tour to meet all our objective. His suggestion and explanations of places visited were very good. The private lunch was our best local meal in Peru. In museums sometimes had to ask for more information from him, but the knowledge was there. Overall a very good tour experience. Tom

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, i had a great time showing Lima to you all.

Max Brenner

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jun 2/12

AAron was a spectacular tour guide. His knowledge of the city filled us with facts and stories that were both interesting and fun. His warmth made us feel very comfortable. The lunch in his mother's kitchen was an added bonus and our party of 7 felt like we were part of the family. I would highly recommend Aaron as a tour guide. We have used tour guides all over the world and he was one of the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great day... i was so glad that you knew about cebiche and you enjoy it.... my mother was so happy to have you at home and offer you the best of our gastronomy.... thanks for let me show you my city.

Laurie Walker

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: May 29/12

Aaron and his friends/family were spectacular! We had a long layover in Lima and were given a tour of the city. We were a group of 8 who felt we were treated like royalty and received an excellent history lesson. I would recommend him to anyone. The dinner provided was cooked by his mother and absolutely delicious!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was so happy to have you here in my house and you enjoy our food and history Thanks Aaron

Edwin Waite

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: May 22/12

With less than a full day in Lima, being met at the airport for a guided tour was perfect. And enjoying a Peruvian meal prepared by the guide's mother was a delight. Later that evening, we felt comfortable enough walking through the club area of Miraflores area - finding a jazz club for a drink to celebrate our final evening before our return home early the next morning.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoy very much to show you Lima... it was a pleasure to meet you guys. Thanks Aaron

Jonathan Riley

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 16/12

Our tour with Aaron was the perfect introduction to Lima. Not only did we see many of the principal sights, but also got more of the personal touch, visiting a supermarket and a shop selling works produced by local artists for example. And the delightful finish was the meal prepared by Aaron's mother at their home. We were on a cruise and our fellow passengers were very jealous. Many thanks Aaron.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure for me to show you my city and my mother is delight that people enjoy her food. Thanks

Aashiv Hari

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience for Asshi Hari, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 14/12

Aaron was great. He met us at the airport on time. We were able to see Downtown Lima (Main Square) where we had some ice cream. We were able to see Lover's park in Miraflores district. We also saw the Magical fountains (amazing). Our tour ended at Aaron's home where we had Ceviche and Solberito prepared by Aaron's mother. Unfortunately, we were not able to do some of the things on our itinerary due to the crazy horrendous Lima Traffic. Thanks Aaron!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were such a nice couple... yes... the traffic was so bad that day... I will let my mom know that you enjoy the food. Thanks so much for let me show you my city Aaron

William Neff

Harrisburg, PA, United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 17/12

One of the very best tours and tour guides we have had with Tours By Locals. Aaron worked with us via email and the day was outstanding. We had a group of 6. When planning your tour, ask him about some of the hidden jewels of Lima that most tourists don't see.

Gilbert Hayat

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 21/12

Just want to give the highest rating to Aaron. He was knowledgeable, flexible and courteous.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sooooo happy you enjoy visit Lima with me... you were so wonderful. Thanks so much

Alain Johnson

Canada
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience 2 Days for Alain Johnson, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 5/11

This was a great experience. He is a great guide, his knowledge of Peru's history, architecture, art and culture are awesome. He is perfectly biligual, professionnal, friendly, welcoming, nice and flexible. His tour goes beyond a tourist tour, je shares his love for his country. With the lunch at his home, visiting a super market, taking the public transportation, walking in the streets, he gave me a good understanding of the daily life in Lima. This was the best way to discover Lima. Thank you much Aaron

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much ... i enjoy to show you Lima my delicious gastronomy.

Frederick Snyder

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 26/11

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Frederick, Thanks for the 5 stars rating.

Ron Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Tour Experience, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 7/11

Aaron is a great guide. The meal his mother prepared was wonderful. Thanks Aaron for a memorable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for trust on my tour and let me show you my city.

Lynn D.

United States
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Tour: #1858, Lima Experience - Colonial, Historical & Gastronomic, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 12/11

Aaron gave us an excellent tour. He adjusted it to our needs and preferences. The meal at his mothers home was a wonderful insight into the local culture and very tasty also! We definitely would recommend Aaron and will contact toursbylocals for future travel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much... for me was a pleasure to meet you and show you Lima... :) Thanks

Lianette Perez

United States
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Tour: #1858, Colonial & Historical Lima, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 18/10

Gracias Aaron!!!... Nunca olvidaremos nuestro viaje al Peru !!!!! [Thanks Aaron !!!... We will never forget our trip to Peru !!!!!]

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias a ambos... fue una excelente experiencia para mi tambien. [Thank you very much to both ... was a great experience for me too.]

John Robak

United States
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Tour: #1858, Colonial & Historical Lima, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 3/10

This tour was excellent. I learned alot from Aaron. In addition, he is very personable and willng to tailor the experience to you. I highly recommend this tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for signed up to this tour, I appreciate and enjoy to show you Lima.