Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lima-Peru by Tour Guide Aaron (Guide #547)


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.

Janice Dunlop

Canada
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Tour: #46218, Culinary Experience + Bar Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Ruth Farber

United States
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Tour: #46218, Culinary Experience from my Mother's kitchen (Lunch or Dinner), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

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 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.

Judith Eiler

United States
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Tour: Adventure in the Desert of Ica and Paracas (Full Day), Ica, Ica, Peru
Date: Jan 25/18

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 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.

Clarence Dewan

Canada
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Tour: #11078, Lima, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 15/17

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 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.

April Kitchens

United States
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Tour: #46218, Culinary Experience from my Mother's kitchen (Lunch or Dinner), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

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 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: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jul 12/17

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.

Tushar M.

United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

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

Craig Miskel

United States
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Tour: #46218, Culinary Experience from my Mother's kitchen (Lunch or Dinner), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 14/17

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 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

Lilibeth Brauer

United States
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Tour: #11078, Lima, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 16/17

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.

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

Martin Katz

United States
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Tour: #11078, Essential of Peru - Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 18/16

Aaron definitely deserves his excellent reputation as a tour guide. He is super-friendly, flexible, knowledgeable, and can adjust to any size problem or request. We learned a lot and laughed a lot. He also makes a Hell of a pisco sour. His mom is a Hell of a cook. We cannot recommend him highly enough.

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.

Matthew Tibbs

Germantown, TN., United States
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Tour: #11078, Essential of Peru - Lima, Pachacamac, Cuzco and Sacred Valley, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 26/16

Aaron was very accommodating. I booked one tour with him and told him of my complete expectations and he designed a complete custom tour for me. His covering of all details was beyond any expectations.

Matthew Tibbs

Germantown, TN., United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 25/16

Guide met me outside customs and got me to my hotel with no issues.

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!

Kenda Scott

United States
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Tour: #29670, Peruvian Paso Horse Exhibition, Lurin, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 18/16

Our tour with Aaron was amazing. He showed us some very interesting areas of Lima. When we arrived at the Hacienda los Ficas it was practically beyond belief to find such a beautiful serene ranch with white fenced green pastures and wonderful horses. The horse exhibition was interesting and entertaining. When they announced we would have the ability to ride the horses we were blown away. We were also surprised with a delicious lunch. All in all a great day.

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.

Suzanne Coates Brown

United States
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Tour: #11078, Essential of Peru - Lima, Puno,Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 23/16

Excellent trip! Aaron coordinated everything for us, trip had all the convenience of a group tour yet was very private and tailored to us. Mix of major tour sites with local vibes. 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.

Ed Crabtree

United States
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Tour: #11078, Essential of Peru - Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jun 6/16

I/we cannot say enough about Aaron's guidance, planning, help and knowledge for this trip. IT WAS THE FINEST. We wanted to learn more about the culture and the history of Peru and of course Machu Picchu. Our two days in Lima were great including the marvelous luncheon in his home provided by his mother. Pisco sours, ceviche and tenderloin. It doesn't get much better. The sacred valley, Machu Picchu, the trip there and back more than met our expectations. The whole trip was great. Ed & Karol

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you Ed & Karol.... it was great to meet you and be part of your trip in South America. We hope you come back one day. Aaron

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

Ingeborg West

United States
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Tour: #29670, Peruvian Paso Horse Exhibition, Lurin, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 28/16

Aaron did a marvelous job from the beginning of our full day in Lima to drop off at the airport late in the evening. Our most memorable experience was the visit to "Los Ficus" and dinner with Aaron at mom's kitchen.

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.

Joy Cooper

elkton, MD, United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Transportation Hipodromo De Monterrico, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 19/16

Aaron was unbelievable, coming up with a tour two days before we arrived that included a meal at his home that his Mother cooked. Worked in a stop at the horse race track to enjoy a night at the races. Had a driver so he could concentrate on the sites. For a truly personal guide/tour, book with Aaron.

William Kroll

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

Patty Shields

Canada
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Tour: #46218, Culinary Experience from my Mother's kitchen (Lunch or Dinner), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 25/16

Aaron was a punctual, organized, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. He is very fluent in English. He took us to a supermarket to show us some of the foods available in Lima. We then went to his mother Danmar's apartment where we met his lovely mother and brother. While there we watched as Danmar prepared the dishes we had pre-selected. Aaron demonstrated how to make pisco sours. We enjoyed this opportunity to share drinks and a lovely, lively meal with the family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment Patty... And thanks for allow me to have a nice picture of our culinary experience... Soon I will post it here on my tours. 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!

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 28/15

Aaron and his brother were waiting for us outside customs and delivered us safely to our hotel. (Given Lima drivers this is quite a feat!) Aaron answered our questions and gave us helpful information. It was much more than just a transfer.

Agnes Csatlos

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

Ronald Kratzer

United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 17/15

Gary Buehler

United States
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Tour: #5317, 2 Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 30/15

Simply stated....excellent service !!!

Gary Buehler

United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 28/15

Very pleased! Arrived on time :>) Excellent driving! Super service. Thank you.

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.

Mike Castillo

United States
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Tour: #11078, Essential of Peru - Lima, Puno, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jul 2/15

Aaron was a spectacular person and guide, this is our fourth time using Tours by Locals but Aaron outdid everyone else by 1000%. At every corner that we turned he had a new trick, a restaurant, archeological site, farms etc. Lake Titicaca and Sacred Valley were spectacular but getting up at 3:45 AM was worth it when we visited Machu Picchu, Aaron was with us dawn to late night, he became part of our family the visit to his house was a gesture that we have never experienced. be very proud of Aaron

Eleanor Siegal

San Antonio, Texas, 78230, United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Transportation in the City, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 21/15

Aaron was very organized, met us on time at the airport and provided us with a fine overview of Lima, Peru in the short time we had between the airport and our boarding our cruise ship. We have no reservations in recommending his services. The Siegals, San Antonio, Texas

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.

David Stocker

United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 27/15

Excellent service. Prompt and proficient.

David Stocker

United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 19/15

Excellent service for our transfer. Excellent English. Good introduction to Lima.

Stephen Fournier

Canada
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 4/15

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: #46218, Culinary Show from my Mother's kitchen (Lunch or Dinner), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 2/14

We loved our dinner and the demonstration of traditional Peruvian foods. It was nice to be in the home of a local family. That is something that added greatly to our trip to Lima. I have never been offered this courtesy before but would definitely do it again on our next trip to other country.

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!

Michael Ray

Glenville, NC, United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jun 30/14

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: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Callao Port, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: May 6/14

Returning to Lima from Cusco, I was met at the airport and was assisted in retrieving my left-luggage from the storage at the airport and taken to the cruise ship - this experience with Aaron was, as were previous ones, stressless. He stayed in touch via e-mail and cell phone.

Vera Davis

Canada
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: May 1/14

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

Vera Davis

Canada
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Apr 29/14

Aaron was at the airport to meet me. He waited for me to acquire a SIM card and helped me with this. En route to the the hotel he provided an internet hotspot in his car so I could let the family know I had arrived safely. All of this at 1:00AM in the morning for him. Would I use him again? Absolutely.

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.

William B.

United States
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Tour: #11078, Essential of Peru - Lima, Huacachina, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado 11 Days, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 21/14

Aaron is a great tour guide whom I now also consider a good friend. He did a fantastic job of overcoming problems that might have ruined a good part of my trip including a transportation workers strike in Cusco and Lan airline having cancelled our reservations without notice. All in all Aaron worked very hard to keep me happy and give me a great overview of his country. My sole complaint was that we had shared accommodations at one stop which, as a very private person, I felt a little uncomfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much to put your holiday vacations in my hands, All this little unexpected problems gave me a headache but i am happy have not affect the itinerary. Hope you come back to South America soon. Aaron

Pat McKeown

United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up Feb 20 and 23, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 20/14

The TourbyLocals guide Aaron's brother actually picked us and returned us to the airport but that was not a problem as he was on-time, very helpful with our luggage, and very polite. If we return to Lima, we would definitely consider using Aaron again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Pat, Ahmed and I are glad that you enjoy and happy with our service. Thanks.

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.

Larry Bennett

Olympia, WA, United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 9/14

My wife and I arrived late at night and tired from traveling. Aaron and a driver were there to pick us up. Aaron is very pleasant and cheerful. We are looking forward to having him be our guide for the next couple of days.

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.

Sidney Mendelsohn

United States
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 23/13

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.

Rachel Vance

Australia
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Tour: #5317, Lima Airport Transportation - Pick Up, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 18/13

Aaron was waiting for us on arrival in Lima as planned. Great to be able to get out of the airport so quickly and comfortably ans stress free. His brother drove while Aaron gave us a great introductory commentary of the area and advice on particular places and shops we were keen to see. Highly recommend using his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Rachel.... I am so glad I could show you my city.... keep having fun in your trip. Aaron.