Lima - Pueblo Libre district: From Indigenous Town to Home of the Liberators of Peru

Pueblo Libre district: From Indigenous Town to Home of the Liberators of Peru

(61 reviews)
Pueblo Libre District, Lima, Peru
45 mins

About the tour

This tour will take you to one of the less touristic zones of Lima, yet historical and famous for its taverns , and wine and Pisco shops, remembered in the colonial chronicles as a “town of indigenous” or “reducción de indigenas ” (reservation) turned into a great scape of the crowds, noice and gossip of the downtown for viceroys and even the great Liberators of South America Jose de San Martin and Simon Bolivar. Discover with us this cozy middle class district and its stories.

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

Arnaud B.

03 May 2021

Nice first view of Lima, gave the desire to go for real

Malcolm M.

01 May 2021

Outstanding knowledge of the subject matter! We will book with Vanessa again!

JenniferAnne W.

30 April 2021

loved the tour Vanessa, looking forward to the next one.

Janet W.

08 April 2021

Thank you for a very interesting tour of Lima.

Danielle G.

07 April 2021

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