Bizarre Tour: 'Gamarra'
"La Victoria" one of the smallest districts of Lima, stands as the largest shopping center in the American continent, characterized for its street vendors, food and the huge clothing industry, but what is a highlight in this place is the witch Market
- 45 USD 1 person
- Price with discount!
- From 2 people up 40 USD each.
- 2 1/2 hours
- Culture shock:
- Physical Rating:
- - Pick up from your hotel
- - Private transport
- - Professional tour guide
- - All entrance tickets
- - Snacks
- - Tolls
- - Parking
- - Additional taxes and return transport to your hotel location
NOTE: We go to tour with a maximun group size of 4 people. In very special ocations only, there will be 5 people but NEVER more than 5 (this is ONLY for clientes which tours start at a hotel or Apartament of Lima city)
BIZARRE TOUR "Gamarra"
The commercial Emporium of Gamarra, located in "La Victoria" one of the smallest districts of Lima, stands as the largest shopping center in the American continent, characterized for its street vendors, food and the huge clothing industry, but what is a highlight in this place is the Witch Market, all this makes Gamarra a very bizarre and unique place.
We will take you around the commercial city of Gamarra which is located very close to the first "Pueblos Jóvenes" (Shanty Towns) and go to the highest building of the place to have a panoramic view of all Lima city and the vast territory that Gamarra occupies, which is going to be great to get an introduction of the history of Lima and the shopping Center; in addition, we will be able to take a look at the mountains where the shanty towns are located, communities created in the 70's and 80's due to the massive immigration of people from the Andes and Amazon of Peru.
After that, we'll take you for a walk around the streets of Gamarra and have the opportunity to try some local snacks and typical street food (Locals Love it) and then we go towards the witch market. Snakes, lizards and other dissected animals are used as alternative medicine and this became part of the popular culture of locals since Andean people arrived; on the other hand, we have a variety of aromatic herbs which are used by Shamans to make ancestral rituals that invoke good luck, money attraction, wealth and love. The black Magic is also part of the performed rituals by Shamans in Gamarra, even though we are not participants of this, we consider it is important to take you and get a look at it!
At the end, if possible, you can be part of a unique experience, visiting the wise old woman from the Andes who have the ability to read your future through the coca leafs. By the end of your tour and to finish with a true local experience we will take the public train back. Dare to explore the bizarre Lima in a different way!
This tour is unique, super interesting and a splendid sight to see if you enjoy lots of action and vibrant streets filled with activity! We guarantee a day you will never forget.
Haku Tours is known for its 'Real Life Experience'. We do NOT make visits to the typical tourist attractions during this tour. In doing so, we typically give tours in small groups of 2, 3 or 4 people. On some occasions, there may be 5 people to a tour group, but NEVER more than 5.
TOUR PICK UP
All of our prices include pick up and drop off to your hotel only when it is located in: Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco and the Center of Lima. Outside of these specific districts, we ask that you pay an additional fee for your pick up and drop off
That you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat to make your tour most comfortable. Please take a bottle of water with you and spare battery for your camera.
Please do not bring any kind of large bags or purses and only small, inexpensive cameras with you for this tour.