Lima - Peruvian Faith: A Tour of Churches , Religious Syncretism and Saints of Peru

Peruvian Faith: A Tour of Churches , Religious Syncretism and Saints of Peru

(8 reviews)
Downtown Lima, Lima, Peru
45 mins

About the tour

In this off-the-beaten-path tour we will take you to the less touristic zones and most animated streets of the historic centre visiting externally some of the most important and less known churches of Lima such as Saint Rose of Lima Church, Nazarenas church and more. We will learn about the history of some of the most important official and unofficial Peruvian Saints, and the syncretism or fusion of both catholic and native religion, to understand the complexity of our faith, the richness of our culture and religious tradition.

Meet your local guide


Vanessa is a native from Lima, Perú. An archaeologist wanna-be and momma to three, she is always on a never ending search for the best ceviche in town! Vanessa is an official tour guide and has been an ambassador of her city since 2006 with such a passion for history that she married an archeologist. After spending almost 14 years solely in the travel and tourism space, she decided to reinvent the tour guide wheel and go “virtual” with you! While Lima can sometimes be misunderstood by many for its chaos and busyness, it woos you with its incredible cuisine, warm people and stunning archaeological sites. In her tours, you might catch a spectacular sunset in the ocean while seeing surfers waiting for the last waves before going home, spot an ancient archaeological site, or explore amazing Peruvian dishes at some of the city’s popular restaurants. “My biggest interest lies in being an interpreter of my culture and an ambassador of my country to others visiting Peru. I learned many years ago that travelers see the country they visit through the eyes of their tour guide, and to me, that is a powerful reason to give my 100% each time and to love my job,” she says passionately. Join Vanessa on a tour as she takes you to her favorite places in Lima. You won't find a more passionate and enthusiastic guide.

Vanessa has been guiding since Jan 2006

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Lima with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Lima. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Julia Anastasia (Yorkshire, UK) C.

15 April 2021

There is never enough time on Vanessa's tours, I always leave wanting more information and education about her environment. Vanessa is well supported by Marek who always looks for additional information and manages to get us entry to some fascinating places. Enjoying my Peruvian education and long may it continue, I cannot recommend these tours enough. Thank you xx

Teresa B.

15 April 2021

Vanessa's tours are always great. I love her passion for her city and it's history

Janet G.

14 April 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed your guided tour...... You gave a good balance of the culture. Didn't know anything about Lima, but I do now. Well done, and to Marek.

Viola K.

14 April 2021

I had to leave early so did not hear all of it. What I heard and saw was very good.

Mary T.

14 April 2021

Thank you Vanessa and Marek for showing us more of Lima and explaining how christianity was changed to adapt to local beliefs in Peru.

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