Scott HarrisUnited States
I was not sure what to expect in our test of a virtual live cooking tour but Aaron(and his mom) made the hour pass very quickly. He is quite personable and knowledgeable and the only drawback virtually is you cannot enjoy the smell and taste and the pisco sour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Scott, Thanks so much for you words... it was a pleasure also for us. I have been always fascinated how LIVE Tv programs works and this is the closes i can be in all spots, delivering the tour, camera director and commentary.... it was an amazing to take my experience as tour guide to a new level. Thanks for your booking.
Ann AustinUnited States
Aaron was a wonderful guide; knowledgeable, personable, punctual and adaptable. He showed us around Lima, had us to his Mom's house for a delicious dinner, and then took us to Cusco and through the Sacred Valley to Machu Pichu. The trip was well planned with many interesting stops. Aaron also set up connections and tours for the rest of our trip to Lake Titicaca - which was a huge help. Thank you Aaron! You made our trip easy, interesting and fun!
Aaron went above and beyond to ensure a great tour. The highlight was going to his house where he prepared a meal for us. Great tour, great driver, great host!
Paul RossNorth Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia
Aaron's city tour is wonderful! He provides the right balance of visiting Lima's churches, civic buildings, museums, and galleries. With his brother doing the driving, you not only get to see the city like a local, but you enjoy the convenience of being picked up / dropped off in multiple locations. It really makes things easy. The highlight of the tour was Aaron's Mum and her Peruvian cuisine! Visiting the family home and enjoying freshly made Ceviche and Pisco was an experience I shall always cherish!
Clark KaufmanUnited States
Aaron is an exceptional guide. He communicates diligently by email, speaks with a clear,enthusiastic, strong but not loud voice. His English is easily understood. He liberally offered background info about Pachacamac excavations. An exquisitely beautiful paso fino horse raising and showing hacienda was beyond expectations. A local guide also spoke clearly as we leisurely toured the stabes, watched the stately performance and ate a local tasty lunch. He showed every courtesy to our wheelchair needs.
Kory FloydUnited States
This was one of the best tours I have ever taken. Aaron is an absolute delight, and his tour included a delicious lunch prepared by his lovely mother. Aaron is friendly, attentive, warm, and personable; I would encourage any fellow traveler to book a tour with him.
Barbara EllisUnited States
This was an amazing way to spend some extra time in Lima. Aaron and his mother were so wonderful. We had such a great time watching our Pisco Sours being carefully prepared by Aaron and sharing the drinks while we watched Danmar prepare our incredible meal. What a cultural treat! This is a must do!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
William PattersonUnited States
John SprieserUnited States
Enjoyed my tour with Aaron. Between his tour and his mom's cooking, a fun way to spend a long mid-day tour. Makes a mean pisco sour too.
Nanci HellingerUnited States
Aaron P. is 5 STAR ALL THE WAY! From his extensive knowledge to his attention to detail and superb energy! -We highly recommend Aaron!!! He was super concerned with our well being and always showed us an amazing time!! There is no one who can be a better guider Peru!
David SilverUnited States
Aaron was terrific in taking the two of us around the city. He is knowledgable in the history and background of all the places we visited. He easily answered many of our questions. He was flexible with the timing of the tour and did not rush us from place to place. His English is very good. He is also very professional and respectful. We would have no hesitation in recommending him if you are looking for a guide to Lima.
Sammy ChangUnited States
Aaron is knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We especially enjoyed the cafe he took us. Our lunch at his home cooked by Aaron's mother was outstanding.
James Van DorenUnited States
Splendid experience. Aaron's personal touch and creativity make this tour truly unique and outstanding. Aaron went above and beyond. Aaron's love of Lima and the local culture is evidenced by his well-planned tour of the city's highlights. The tour concluded with pisco sours and a homecooked meal, lovingly prepared by his mother.
Sharon LeonardUnited States
Thanks so much to Aaron and his mom for welcoming us into their home .... especially their kitchen! We enjoyed the final dinner of our 2 week stay in Peru with this great mother-son duo and it was hands down the most enjoyable, authentic, and delicious meal of our trip. Aaron is also the pisco sour master - you have not had a genuine pisco sour until you tasted Aaron's masterpiece. Delicous! Our group of six from the USA highly recommend this culinary treat!
Rachelle GoodwinUnited States
Aaron was awesome. We wanted to change up the tour last minute and there was no hesitation at all. Aaron had great ideas of things to see that were not in every tourist guide. We had a great day that culminated at his home with a great meal prepared by his mom. The home was lovely and the warmth and hospitality felt by his family true was the perfect ending to the tour.
Jose FelicianoUnited States
Aaron and his family where gracious hosts! We learned about different varieties of potatoes & corn used in traditional Peruvian cuisine, how pisco is made & how to make the national drink a pisco sour. We also learned how to make 3 traditional dishes that where absolutely outstanding! His mom is a master, so precise and her love for cooking & family truly shows. Her papas a la huancaina, lomo saltado & ceviche where out of this world! We felt very welcomed in their home. I Highly Recommend this tour!
Don ParrisUnited States
Mary-Lou G.United States
Aaron surpassed all expectations! He is truly THE best. With his expert driver John (& immaculate roomy van for the 4 of us), Aaron could escort us on foot to many widely dispersed venues with perfect timing (front row at changing of guard, no-wait Cathedral entry, photo ops galore at Love Park, uncrowded top museum, etc.). The highlight: a delightful dinner prepared by his charming mother at their home, where he demo-ed the art of making Pisco sours! He's a top guide AND a lovely person who really cares.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for this words... I will let my mom know right away. I hope you come back to Peru one day soon. Aaron
Marc AvalloneUnited States
WOW! That's the only way to describe this tour and Aaron and his family. I have been to 31 countries and like to take tours and this one is hands down the best experience I have had. After a great tour of a great city by a knowledgeable and passionate tour guide, you go back to his home and meet his family for a home cooked family lunch and some drinks. Awesome way to experience the culture. If you go to Lima, this is a must do. No exceptions. Aaron is a great guy as well, you will not be disappointed
Karen DurtschiUnited States
Aaron does a great job!! This was such a unique and fun way to see Lima from a different perspective. Lunch and the Pisco Sours were awesome!
Glen UehleinLOXAHATCHEE, FL, United States
A 5-star rating goes to tour director, Aaron of Tours by Locals. Aaron is very friendly, courteous, and always professional in his dealings with me and others on my behalf while we toured the areas in Lima, Peru. I had the BEST time with Aaron and shared great and memorable moments with him while on his tour. He is a true professional and I am glad I now know him. Tours by Locals is really worth the money and I felt safe always while I was touring with him. Best of wishes to Aaron! Thank you!
Daniel O.United States
Fantastic Time in Lima!!!! I was on a cruise so only had a day. I wanted to see Lima. Aaron did an incredible job. I had asked him to show me his Lima and the areas that were funky and fun. First stop was the MATE museum which was wonderful. Then it was a walk around the area. I kept stopping for pictures. Aaron took this in stride. Then we went over to Miraflores to walk around some more. If you come to Lima, contact Aaron and let him show you Lima. PS: The traffic here is CRAZY and I live in Chicago.
James L.United States
This tour was the best tour ever. Ever. Everything was planned, organized and handled by Aaron, accommodations and restaurant choices were top of the line. Never did we have to wait in a line for a highlight we were visiting, and the highlights were not rushed or crowded into one day, Aaron balanced tour time and our time perfectly. Aaron treated us to a traditional Peruvian barbecue, cooked in hot stone in the ground and to die for ceviche served by his mom, superb!! No other guide can offer that.
Reid AddisPhiladelphia, PA, United States
There is no way to praise and thank Aaron enough for an AMAZING tour (actually multiple tours) in Peru. From the time he picked us up at the airport in Lima until a week later dropping us off at the train in Cusco everything was arranged. Pickups, tours in Lima, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, and especially the two at Machu Picchu. He even climbed Huayna Picchu with us. And the 3 meals included are NOT to be missed. As a fellow TBL guide I really appreciated his efforts. Thank you SO MUCH Aaron!
Thomas HolmesOAKVILLE, ON, Canada
Aaron did a great job. Very conscientious and dedicated as a tour guide. Made the time go quickly and I enjoyed the day.
Duane TiedeUnited States
This tour was absolutely outstanding. We visited an art museum, a photo museum, both outstanding, then a downtown city tour, followed by dinner with Aaron's mother. Aaron and his mother created an awesome dinner for our group of 7 with native Peruvian dishes served in their home, the highlight of our 2 week trip to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu. I would highly recommend Aaron for any tour in Lima, Cusco, or Machu Picchu. His excellent English, personality, high energy, & great attitude are the best.
Duane TiedeUnited States
Aaron did a great job including airport pickup in our afternoon and evening tour for 7. He quickly found us an excellent restaurant for dinner and then assured that we reached the Magic Water Park in time to tour the exhibit before the main show. Overall, Aaron was awesome with his personality, communication & planning skills, and attitude toward visitors. I would highly recommend him for a tour in Lima, Cusco or Machu Picchu.
Mary Pat SalomoneUnited States
Our city tour and culinary experience with Aaron was excellent. Aaron is very flexible on this tour as we have another city tour scheduled as part of our larger tour in Peru. Aaron focused on areas of the city we wanted to see and that would not be covered on the other tour. The culinary experience in his mother's kitchen was wonderful. The food was very good and we felt welcome in their home.