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!
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.
William PattersonUnited States
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
very knowledgeable; we had a wonderful time with Aaron, showing us around Lima.
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
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
Edwin MarcosUnited States
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
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 AebischerUnited States
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.) ChivianWest Orange, NJ, United States
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 AlbrightUnited States
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.
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 WallaceSouthlake, TX, United States
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
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 HartungUnited States
Ingeborg WestUnited States
Warren BushartUnited States
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 KrollOkatie, SC, United States
Aaron is the best and you can't go wrong using his services!!
Michael SeigleUnited States
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 JohnsonUnited States
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
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!
John LinehanUnited States
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 PellePlatte City, MISSOURI, United States
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 FrankovicUnited States
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 IlardiUnited States
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!