Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lima-Peru by Tour Guide Vanessa V. (Guide #16376)


Elizabeth S.

United States
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Tour: #530953, Lima Express, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 12/20

Vanessa was the best tour guide we have ever had! She was informative, interesting and very knowledgeable about Lima and Peru's history. In a few short hours, four of us saw the most important sights in Lima, had a delicious local lunch and had the opportunity to see several of Lima's districts. Vanessa made the city come alive for us, and she and Manuel, the van driver, gave us a delightful experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth : It was a pleasure to have you all, it was a very special tour for me because it was the last one before State of Emergency and quarantine. We were very lucky to have the chance to see Lima. Best regards to you all. Take care

Jeff Markovitz

United States
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Tour: #530953, Lima's Highlights & Magic Water Circuit, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Mar 3/20

We had a wonderful day with Vanessa. She had a vast knowledge of everything that we saw and she covered everything that we asked for plus more. One of the most important things is that she was very easy to understand which doesn't happen all of the time with guides. We have done many private tours across the world and Vanessa ranks among the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff and Randy: thanks a lot for your review, we both wish you had a great time in Lima and enjoyed the off the beaten truck destinations we had during the tour. Wishing you the best in life and many more adventures. Best regards from Vanessa and Marek

Marcie Girolamo

United States
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Tour: #559719, Lima Bites Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 24/20

Vanessa was amazing! This was our first time in Peru. We would highly recommend this tour to get acquainted with the Peruvian cuisine!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marcie: thanks you so much. I’m glad you wad a great time eating the local food. Best regards

Marcie Girolamo

United States
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Tour: 1 additional passenger, Lima, Lima, Peru
Date: Feb 24/20

Great guide. Highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marcie: Thanks for soliciting this additional tour. Best to you and the group.

Khusroo Qureshi

United States
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Tour: #530954, Quick Tour of Lima, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 16/20

Very knowledgeable and friendly, picked us up and gave a very comprehensive tour in the limited time

Marcie Girolamo

United States
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Tour: #530953, Saints, faith and Religion in Lima, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 14/20

Vanessa was amazing! This was our first trip to Peru and she made a custom tour for us exactly the way we wanted. She is sweet, patient and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend Vanessa for any tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marcie: It was a pleasure to have you and to create this special tour for you. Looking forward to meeting you again. Love and best wishes to you all.

Ellen Slone

United States
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Tour: #559719, Lima Bites Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 12/20

Vanessa was great. Her English is superb. We did a food tour of Lima with her and we had a fabulous time. Food was excellent. We recommend her with six stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen, thanks for your review and for taking our Lima Bites tour, I hope to have you again in Lima soon. Best regards.

Michael Doran

Australia
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Tour: #530953, Lima Express, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Feb 7/20

Vanessa, provided use with a thoroughly enjoyable day tour. Very informative, friendly and included a very delicious lunch. We would recommend her services to anyone. Pam & Mike Doran and Jean & Angus McCulloch

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike: thanks you so much not only for the review, but as well for the great time we spent together. Wishing you all the best.

Roberta Greene

United States
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Tour: Best of Lima in 2 days, Lima, Lima, Peru
Date: Feb 3/20

This was a wonderful tour tailored to my plan! Knowledgeable and interesting guide! I highly recommend! Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roberta: It was a pleasure to be your guide in Lima. Best wishes.

Mark Wall

United States
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Tour: #530953, Lima Express for Mr. Wall x 2, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Jan 27/20

5 stars for Vanessa....well organized and very informed. We proposed a couple of late changes and she did not miss a beat. She is a professional and fun and interesting to be with. I endorse her with gusto! Mark

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark: thanks so much for your review of our tour, it is always a pleasure to customize our experiences in Lima for our clients. Best regards and best wishes to you.

Raylene Fadely

United States
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Tour: #559719, Lima Bites Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

We went on a food tour with Vanessa. It was awesome! She took us to the different districts where we could try local food. Great choices! She was fun and knowledgeable with the areas as well as the food. She was helpful to us with an issue we had from the day before with something else that we really appreciated being we didn't know the language. I would recommend Vanessa and this tour if you want to get a feel for real Peru food!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raylene: Thanks so much for your review on our Lima Bites tour, Marek and I had a great time with you. Best wishes and happy new year.

Nathan Weiss

United States
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Tour: #531654, Lima's Jewish heritage + Lima bites tour + Larco museum (for Nathan Weiss), Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 17/19

Our day with Vanessa was spectacular. She is knowledgeable and passionate about her city and it shows. If you have the chance to hire her do not hesitate.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathan: it was a pleasure to meet you and give you one of my most beloved tours in Lima. All the best to you both and great 2020.

Diane Schneiderman

United States
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Tour: #531654, Full day tour for Mrs Schneiderman X 2, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 16/19

I cannot say enough good things about our tour of Lima with Vanessa! We had a free day before a very late night flight, and she designed a custom tour for us, combining her Jewish Heritage tour with other Lima high spots, including the Amano textile museum -- a real treasure not in any of our guidebooks that she recommended. Vanessa is extremely knowledgeable and well-informed, as well as charming and friendly. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, I deeply appreciate your review and kind words about my work as I your guide, it really was a pleasure to have you on your only day to see Lima. Hope you have the best memories from your stay. Best regards

David Murray

Canada
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Tour: #530953, Best of Lima in 1 day for Mr. Murray, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Dec 15/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thanks for your review. Best regards.

Irving Lee

United States
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Tour: Best of Lima in 2 days, Lima, Lima, Peru
Date: Dec 9/19

Vanessa was super nice. She is on time, knowledgeable, and knew her city well. She took us to some interesting places and bought us special treat both day. Her vehicle is new and nice and her driving skill is amazing - you have to a really good driver to navigate Lima. Thank you for two lovely days in your lovely city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Irving, It was a pleasure to be your guide and I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed our time together. Best wishes to you and the family.

Michael G.

United States
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Tour: #531654, Lima's Jewish Heritage Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

This was a wonderful tour. It was enlightening and thorough, and we learned so much about the history of the Jews in Lima, and learned so much about the history of Lima itself. Vanessa is Friendly, Personable, And a pleasure to be with- she is an extremely knowledgeable person, and in a highly articulate fashion, made the history of Lima and the experience of the Jews come alive to us. We have taken Jewish culture tours in many cities of the world- and this tour with Vanessa is a highlight.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael: thanks you so much for your kind words and for taking the tour, I’m really happy you enjoyed it. The Jewish history of Lima is worth to be shared. Best regards.

Praveen Mannam

United States
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Tour: #536195, Lima with Kids and Magic Water Circuit, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 24/19

Vanessa was a great guide. She was knowledgeable about Lima and great with kids.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Praveen, Thank you very much your your review. Best regards

Stephen W.

United States
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Tour: #530954, Quick Tour of Lima, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 18/19

We had a wonderful tour today in Lima with Vanessa Vasquez. She was so friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome in Lima. We learned a tremendous amount. We are so happy to have connected with her through Tours by Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Stephen! Best regards

Christopher Bradford

United States
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Tour: #530953, Lima Express, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 13/19

Wow! If you are coming to Lima, you must book with Vanessa! She is incredibly knowledgeable about everything Peru and Lima, and is a warm and wonderful person. We could not have been more pleased with the fabulous day we spent with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher: thanks for taking this tour and for your kind review. Marek and I wish you a great time in the rest of your trip. Best regards from Lima!

Michael Ternosky

Canada
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Tour: #530954, Quick Tour of Lima, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

Great tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable, very good communication skills, modified the tour to meet our preferences, very pleasant personality.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael: thanks for leaving a review on our tour, It was a pleasure to be your guide and to customize the tour for you. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Best regards.

Mary Ellen Doll

United States
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Tour: #530953, Lima Express, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Nov 9/19

Vanessa is a fantastic guide. Her father was free the day of our tour and was our driver otherwise she is also a driver/guide. They are both completely charming and so knowledgeable. Her command of history, art, culture,current events and politics is vast not only of Lima, Peru and South America but of the world. She made arrangements for us to dine together for lunch. We felt that we saw as much as we could in the day we had with her! It was absolutely wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary Ellen: thank you so much for this comment and review of our tour together. Best wishes and happy holidays!

Peter Goodman

West Berlin, NJ, United States
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Tour: #573974, Miraflores Bites Tour, Miraflores, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

A fantastic walk around Miraflores sampling three different restaurants along the way, plus a supermarket wandering to learn about new foods. Vanessa is so kind and warm and knowledgeable. The best was the ceviche sampler at Punto Azul. Fresh and delicious. Turns out we were the first to be on her food tour. I wouldn't change a thing about it. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter: I’m so glad you enjoyed this tour, this is my newest tour in Lima, so Thanks you so much for giving it a try. Best regards.

Peter Goodman

West Berlin, NJ, United States
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Tour: #531654, Lima's Jewish Heritage Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter: thanks for giving this tour this high qualification. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Best regards

George Buckley

United States
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Tour: #559719, Lima Bites Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 27/19

What can I say. Vanessa was great! The tour was great! We got to see the real Lima. We had three great "tastes" of local dining. All three were in local restaurants just as they were described. The "tastes" were actually meals don't make dinner plans. Vanessa spoke very fluent English. We also got a tour ,both walking and driving, of the local side of Lima. I would highly recommend Vanessa for this or any other tour she offers. Thank you Vanessa and Uncle Carlos her driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George : thanks for your review, I’m glad you enjoyed all the 3 meals and had a good time with us, best regards from me and my uncle.

Kristin Nelson

United States
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Tour: #530953, Lima Express, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Vanessa and her charming driver/archeologist husband are amazing! I had booked a comprehensive tour of Lima with them but my vacation plans were turned upside down by the loss of my iPhone X at the airport. Instead of visiting the usual sights, we went on the most amazing adventure tracking it down. Despite many impediments (someone really didn't want me to get it back), Vanessa was tireless. What should have been a miserable day ended up as crazy fun scavenger hunt. Nancy Drew has nothing on Vanessa!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristin I’m so glad this situation turned into a positive experience and unforgettable memory. We both enjoyed the adrenaline and are happy you have your cellphone back. Best regards!

Diane B.

United States
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Tour: 2 days Lima tour, Lima, Lima, Peru
Date: Oct 7/19

Vanessa and her driver (her uncle) we're purely delightful during our 2 day tour of the city of Lima. She was so knowledgeable about her city's history along with Peru's as well as our USA history and spoke confidently in comparing. We had a wonderful time with her and would heartily recommend her to anyone visiting Lima.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane: thanks you very much for leaving a review, we (uncle and me) highly appreciate it. Best regards.

Robert Bell

Jackson, WYOMING, United States
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Tour: #689244, Archaeological Lima Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Take this tour to get a good understanding of the culture and lives of the locals before the arrival of the Spanish. The three sites all within the Lima city limits are a bit far apart (and with Lima traffic) expect to spend time in the car - but use that time to pick Vanessa's brain on history and culture as well as best places to eat and shop.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bruce: Thank you very much for this review, indeed the traffic can be really bad in Lima. I'm glad you enjoyed the time between the sites. Once again thanks for taking this tour and give it a try. All the best to you and the group.

Robert Bell

Jackson, WYOMING, United States
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Tour: #559719, Lima Bites Tour, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

Vanessa was a delightful guide, excellent english and very knowledgeable. This tour focused on eating 'local' cuisine - as she said - where my family goes... we sampled food at three very different restaurants. Wonderful ceviche prepared at our table; Cuy and a wonderful rice dish at a ChiFa restaurant and then roasted chicken to top off the afternoon. We took this tour on our first day in Lima - so it allowed Vanessa to give us introduction to the history and culture while driving around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert: Thank you very much for you kind review, I’m really happy you enjoyed the tour and had a fun day. Best regards!

Kavitha Sevanesan

Malaysia
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Tour: #530953, Lima Express for Group Sevanesan, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

Vanessa did an excellent job with another tour we took and continued her warm hospitality in this tour as well. She really understood our needs to see the fun side of Lima and skipped out the parts we requested. She was very accommodative and we can not thank her enough. The icing on the cake was the delicious scrumptious lunch she took us to; a massive array of seafood and arguably the BEST ceviche we had tasted in Peru. You won't go wrong with this guide; simply she's the best♡Thank you so much Vanessa!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kavitha, yes, I still remember our fantastic lunch at our special place Cevicheria Pedrito, I’m so glad you still remember this part of the tour, specially because it was not planed in advance, it was one of the surprises of the day. We are happy that you have good memories from your stay in Lima. Mission accomplished! All the best to you. Vanessa

Kenneth Kaylor

United States
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Tour: #530953, Lima Express, Lima, Lima, Peru    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Excellent tour! Vanessa arrived right on time. We had an absolutely wonderful day with her and her driver (husband). Hit all the top spots, some excellent local only areas ( China town and market.). Enjoyed a family styled lu ch at an excellent locals spot. Would definitely use her again if in town. Wonderful person and a very knowledgeable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenneth: it was for both (Marek and I) an honor to show you around our city. We had a blast and wish to have you again if you ever come back the city. Best regards