Robert Mark KnowlesUnited Kingdom
Evelyn, greeted us with a driver outside the port at Callao on 1st December 2019. Evelyn customised our tour of Lima and proved to be a professional, cheerful, knowledgeable and excellent guide. We were a group of 4 English adults who enjoyed a guided tour of Huacca Pucllana, a visit to a friendly market, superb local restaurant and finally a swift tour of the city centre. Our only regret was that we wish we had more time in Evelyn's company but our Cruise Ship restricted our time on shore. Score 10/10 -
Becky M.United States
Evelyn was fantastic! She & driver Johnny picked us up from the Lima airport at 2pm and had us back by 9pm for our 12am flight home (we had a long layover). We visited downtown Lima, the Monastery of San Francisco & its catacombs, & then the highlight of the tour, pisco sours & dinner at the home of the mother of another tour guide, Aaron. She prepared Ceviche while we watched, & we also had arroz con pollo. Next we toured the Miraflora District. Evelyn is knowledgable & friendly, highly recommend!
Emmett ScullyUnited States
Evelyn gave us a fantastic tour of Lima. Based on our late afternoon timetable, she was able to be flexible and still give us a wonderful overview of the city. She is extremely knowledgeable, passionate about Lima and just a fun person to be with. We have used other guides in the past, but Evelyn was one of the best. We would highly recommend her.
David NortonUnited Kingdom
A very interesting tour covering different aspects of this unusual city. We took it on a Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the atmosphere with music and dancing in a number of public places.
Communication with Evelyn was clear and helpful in agreeing the itinerary & amending the meeting point. Her arrival was on time and the car and driver Shelton were well presented. The description and answers to our questions were concise and detailed. Unlike many Lima drivers the car travel was relaxing without constant lane changing and sounding of the car horn. The selected restaurant for lunch was welcoming and the atmosphere and food very typical of Peru.
Louis GerstenfeldUnited States
Evelyn Evelyn arranged everything a car and driver, the lunch and the sties. We saw almost all of the highlights and many of the seprate districts of Lima. She was knowledgeable about the culture, local cuisine and sites we visited. While the tour was to only last 6 hours we spent easily 8 to 9 and it was all very enjoyable.
Jason BowlesUnited States
Evelyn provided a great tour for my group of 10 people (both teenagers and adults) during our limited time in Lima. As most flights leave Lima late at night, we took advantage of a long layover while traveling home from Cuzco. Evelyn's half-day tour allowed us to see the convent and catacombs at San Francisco, historic Lima, and the coast at Miraflores. Evelyn did a great job explaining the history of Lima. Highly recommended.
La experiencia fue muy placentera por múltiples motivos, Evelyn es una excelente guía y te ofrece lo que necesitas y más. Estuvimos con ella durante el tour y al final coincidimos todos los que estuvimos, que haberla tenido como acompañante fue nuestro mayor acierto ya que las horas se pasaron volando por su manera amena, divertida, cálida, amable y como logró percibir y entendernos a todos. Hay que agregar que Wilmer fue nuestro conductor, excelente también su forma de manejar en el tráfico de Lima. ����
Andy AshillUnited Kingdom
We enjoyed our full day tour of Lima in the capable hands of Evelyn. She was knowledgable about the city and, more importantly, she was great fun to be with. She went out of her way to help with the little things like finding an ATM and somewhere to buy water when we were getting thirsty. She had a good grasp of the history of the city and could answer all of the questions we asked during the day. All in all an excellent day and I would recommend Evelyn to other travellers.
Mark PullmanUnited States
Evelyn is a superb guide who knows her city, its history and legacy, and who clearly has a passion for life as lived in the center of the Peruvian universe. The breadth and depth of her knowledge amazes. A 7-hour city centre walk included the iconic and lesser known gems, especially the remarkable eclectic architectural fabric of the cityscape. Stops along the way included delicious local foods, coffee, and local beer. My intro to Lima could not have been more enjoyable.
Evelyn and and her professional driver were amazing. I had an awesome personalized city tour tailored to my requirements and tight schedule with a very knowledgeable guide, borderline history teacher and a driver whom doubled as personal security detail. Much above expectations. I highly recommend.
Lisa R.Knoxville, TN, United States
We had a lovely day with Evelyn. What I really appreciated was her flexibility. Rather than sticking to a rigid schedule she adjusted on the fly to make our day extra special. She's a lot of fun and we'll definitely book with her again on our trip to Lima next year.
We love Evelyn. We want her to come and spent a month with us in our California home. She had a tight itinerary, which we promptly blew up. She improvised, she answered all of our questions, her driver was the proper blend of Peruvian crazy and safe-minded, she took us where the locals hang out, we visited the right sites, she let me read all the descriptive signs at the museums, she introduced us to the right guides, we ate the right food. It was perfect. We wanted to pack her in our suitcase.
Geoffrey DaileyUnited Kingdom
This was a full day tour from a cruise ship start time 09.00 end 15.30. Evelyn was a great guide throughout and was very helpful with my wife who has mobility issues. Anyone planning this tour from a ship should bear in mind that it involves a lot of walking over a wide variety of different surfaces (wooden, marble and stone steps, cobbled streets etc) and with limited opportunities to stop. That said we had a great time and it is an ideal introduction to Lima.
Karen DurtschiUnited States
Evelyn does a great job in showing you the highlights of the city. She is very knowledgeable and flexible. Driving in Lima can be a very scary thing for visitors but we felt safe and in good hands at all times. Evelyn was super at pivoting from her planned stops if she saw something out of the ordinary for us to see. This happened a couple times and it gave us even more things to see and learn about.
Marcia K.West Windsor, NJ, United States
Thank you Evelyn, for sharing your love of Lima with us. We got a really good understanding of the city and what it had to offer. Your knowledge of The history of Lima and Peru was extensive and fascinating, and encouraged us to return. Logistics were smooth and timely - picking us up at out hotel and returning us to our cruise ship. If you have the good fortune to visit Lima with Evelyn, ask her why it's called the City of Kings. It's not what you think.
John TempleUnited States
Our 15 March city tour in Lima was outstanding. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Our driver easily took my wife and I through out Lima. I recommend both and the half day to all travelers.
Nancy Caffierosarasota, FL, United States
Evelyn provided excellent historical and culturally information which brought richness to experience. In spite of traffic we were able to easily navigate the city and well as surrounding areas in a safe efficient manner. Our van was very comfortable with a wonderful driver. Lima was a beautiful city where a personal guide is essential. Evelyn met that requirement including lunch in a beautiful restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Herb B.United States
Evelyn is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and congenital guide. Three of us older guys were on a three day tour where she adapted to our quirkinesses enabling us to "go with the flow. " She reads people well and is flexible to their needs. She made us feel connected to the places we visited, her English is excellent and we felt confident when communicating with the locals. Evelyn assured that we had a full day's experience and were treated well. With Evelyn we are left with a very positive view of Peru.
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.
Andrea BatistaUnited States
Evelyn has been super nice and insightful while taking me around Lima. She has great knowledge about history and current happenings in the city. She is flexible with her time and changes plans if other ideas are presented. She even tried very hard to get me into a restaurant although we were unsuccessful but that is not because she did not try enough. All around a great two days in the city. Also, thanks to her driver, Herardo (spell?).
I spent several days with Evelyn and enjoyed every minute of it! She knows not only a lot about the sites which we visited but she also new a lot of nice local restaurants with great food. Moreover, she was very flexible to adjust on the spot the program when asked (of course within the reasonable possibilities). Furthermore, everything was well organized and going very smoothly. Bottom line, great tours in a beautiful country with a great guide!
Alicia C.Centreville, VA, United States
Evelyn was absolutely wonderful! Traveling alone, I wanted a female guide and she was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Her English was great and I encouraged her to change her info from conversational to fluent! She was happy to recommend a hotel suitable for a woman traveling alone as well as a fabulous idea for visiting the archeological site and restaurant for my dinner. Highly recommend her as a guide and her driver was excellent! 5 stars!
Excellent tour and organization. Enjoyed Lima 's discovery.
James PressdeeUnited Kingdom
i had a all day tour of lima with evelyn on the 15th june 2018. the tour was excellent,on time with a very good driver, evelyns range of knowledge of lima is considerable and made for a varied and fulfilling day. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot. james pressdee
Jim FieldUnited States
Nice....but shorted us by 2 hours.
Evelyn was quite flexible with adjusting the tour and did a pretty good job in the order of things. We saw a lot and managed to get in an extra hour or so with and early start. She was ready to go with driver when we got off ship. Evelyn was quite informative. Very pleasant to be with. I would use her again.
Evelyn had retained an excellent guide for the Paracas Reserve. He was very informative and pleasant. He also gave information for the Ica region and Huacachino oasis. Only challenge was getting out of the rather plain St Martin port as Princess had no shuttles and guide has to retain one.
Robert McGrawUnited States
I have had the privilege to use many guides in many parts of the world and Evelyn is the best I have ever used. She has a love for the Peruvian culture that radiates through to her love of her job. If you are going to travel in Peru I would highly recommend that you book your vacation with Evelyn as your guide. I give her highest marks for her guiding abilities but I am most impressed with the fact that she is a wonderful person. Evelyn is a jewel!
George S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Evelyn did a great job coordinating our visit to the Paracas National Reserve and a trip to the Ballestras Islands. The tour guide who accompanied us was extremely knowledgeable. We were the only group on the ship that was able to see both of the sites in this port. I would recommend Evelyn to all others who are traveling to this area.