⚡Lima Downtown: Dark History

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Bruce
Quality Verified Registered on October 04, 2022

Inka Pride is an -straight friendly- LGBT+ Tour Company with more than 15 years of experience in tourism at the cities of Lima & Cusco. We seek to promote high quality tours focused on dignity, integrity, flexibility, interculturality, authenticity, friendship, humor and openmindness (no fear of success). Besides our 6 tours at GuruWalk, we also do private tours and full days paid group tours like: "Full Day Lima Inka Pride Experience", "Full Day Paracas & Huacachina", as well as tours in Cusco like: Sacred Valley, Rainbow Mountain, Machupicchu, and more. @inkapridetours

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

City / Food / Barranco / Underground


We promise you won't be dissapointed at all about this city tour with us or any other tour we offer,
even if you come with the highest expectations! Why? Because we really love what we do. Besides, every tour we do is totally different as topics on the table. Therefore, our guides tend to behave a little bit different on each tour according to the kind of information shared.

We have noticed that many Free Historical City Tours has been contaminated by lack of passion, routine, massive groups, shopping/comissions, mainstream, irrelevant, wiki and sensalionalist explanations. That's why, even though our guides are naturally insane, daring and professional funny aunts. We could sometimes go deep into the emotions of topics like bloddy and injusticed history, corrupted politics and philosophy. So, in this city tour, don't expect from us a happy ending story. Unless, you go for a pisco sour, then everything is possible. ;)

Discover the historical centre by the hand of an expert. We will visit and learn about the most relevant Monuments, Balconies, Leyends and Streets of Lima city. Here you will learn about updated history and dark history and it's intimate relationship with politics in a fun, interactive and controversial way.

You will be transported chronologically (as much as possible) to each period of the past of Lima. This tour is surrounded by humor, interactive questions, international analogies and answer all your questions.

We do not cancel any reservation, even if there is only one person for the tour. Too good to be true? Check our long and passionate reviews on GuruWalk!

You will learn the history without filters. Critizising mainstream explanations. NO romantizising doubtful facts. NO conspiratives theories. NO political party for the history of the winners or the history of the losers. And having a great time sharing with our guides. Also, you will get  some tips about what to do in Lima on your own, where and where not to eat, and a quick invitation to optionally do our other tours.



- Wall Park
- Franciscan Monastery
- House of Literature
- Lima's Main Square
- Palace of Goverment
- Cathedral of Lima
- Jirón De La Unión
- La Merced Square
- San Martin Square
- Snacks (optional)
- Pisco Sour (optional)

* At the end of the tour, the guide will give you recommendations for restaurants, as well as places that you could be visit solo, or couples, or families.

* If we recommend a snack or a dri Jonk on the way or at the end of this tour. Just in case, it's not included. Also please tell your guide if you have any allergy or restriction.

* Keep your WhatsApp updated and linked to GuruWalk. By default, I'll send you mine through automatic message. Please, let's be in touch asap.

We don't visit any kind of store with touristic traps.

* ABOUT TIPS: GuruWalk suggest that tips should be between 10 euros to 50 euros per person depending on the quality of the tour. However, we don't want to push you to give us a minimum amount. You can donate according to your personal satisfaction.

* Guruwalk takes 2 euros comission per person from us (not per reservation). So, if you are not coming to the tour, then please cancel the reservation asap.

Thank you!


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
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    XX4F+424 Rotonda de la Gallina sin gallina, Lima 15001, Peru
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    We will meet outside "Parque La Muralla", corner of Lampa street and Amazonas street, Historical Centre of Lima. If you are far from Lima Downtown, take your favorite transportation one hour in advance, because traffic is awful. I will be there waiting 5 minutes before, wearing a pink t-shirt and a black cap that says "Inka Pride". IG@inkapridetours

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza San Martín
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Jirón de la Unión
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Church of La Merced
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Municipal Palace of Lima
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Armas de Lima
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Lima cathedral
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Government palace
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    Outside visit
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Casa de la Literatura Peruana
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Catacombs of the Convent of San Francisco
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Wall Park

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Andrew 14 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Great tour with Bruce. Knowledgeable and interesting tour touching on history, poetry, philosophy, and religion. Recommended.
Taylor 11 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Bruce was a great guide—knowledgeable, open and fun! Even though it was a history tour we got to try some local food and he answered questions on current issues in Peru. He was incredibly helpful explaining different areas of Lima and offering practical tips to help with the rest of my trip. He knows his city incredibly well and loves what he does—truly a great tour and great person to meet!
Grace 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Interesting perspective on Peruvian and Lima histories. Bruce was clear and concise and answered all our questions to the best of his knowledge. Very knowledgeable. Overall it was very good.
Paula 01 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Bruce was so much fun and very kind and friendly all the way with us. Lots of history and politics were shared and we loved the tour. Thank you Bruce, it was a pleasure to meet you! Paula
David 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Bruce offers a fun and interesting tour of the main parts of Lima’a historic centre. We explored many different sites and it was a great way, during a short trip to Lima, to get a good feel for the history of Lima. Bruce speaks excellent English and was always able to answer the questions I had. He didn’t revert to any standard script and was happy giving his own opinions about the past and current political situation in Peru. If you are looking at this tour, don’t hesitate to make the booking!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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