The Fisherman and Ceviche Culture of Lima Tour

4 to 5 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


For visitors, Lima might seem a modern metropolitan but if you go off the beaten path, you’ll discover a diverse city with many different cultures. Many customs and traditions were brought to the capital by immigrants from the Andes or the Amazon. But, Lima also has its own rich history and culture. As a coastal town, fishing and seafood have always been very important.

If you are interested in getting to know more about Lima’s own traditional culture, this Fisherman and Ceviche Culture of Lima tour should be on your itinerary.

First, the guide will take you to an artisanal fish market and pier, where you will go for a short boat ride along Lima's coast with beautiful scenery. Afterwards, you visit several locals in the local fishing community, including an artisan boat builder, and you will try the best ceviche of Lima in a tiny, local family restaurant. After lunch, the guide takes you to the best view of Lima, a hill that has played a very important role in Lima’s history.


  • Lunch - Delicious and fresh from the ocean ceviche lunch at a local and authentic family restaurant.
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Chorrillos

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chorrillos, Balneario sur, Lima Peru

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 10am (starting time can be changed if you prefer) and take you to one of Lima’s most traditional and colorful communities, the fishing district of Chorrillos.

Start your day with a visit to its picturesque seafood market and pier, where local fishermen sell their catch of the day and repair fishing nets and boats for their next adventure offshore. They will share their experiences and views on today’s challenges of artisanal fishing and our local guide will also show you the wide variety of fish, shellfish and other types of seafood that have added incredible nutritious value to the diets of ancient and modern Peruvians.

On most days, we’ll also be able to take a short boat ride to have a better view of Lima’s coastline in a small artisanal boat, made by a local boat builder, and learn more about the vast biodiversity of this side of the Pacific.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chorrillos, Balneario sur, Lima Peru

Next, we’ll walk through the old streets of Chorrillos, while your guide explains the importance of this town in the history of Peru. On the way, we will stop by a local boat builder’s workshop to understand the laborious process of making an artisanal fishing boat, before we get to our delicious lunch.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chorrillos, Balneario sur, Lima Peru

For lunch, we will take you to the small family restaurant of one of the most traditional families in town, who are preserving traditions from the first Spanish Peruvian settlers, locally known as “Criollos” whose culture has blended for more than two centuries with the indigenous, African and Asian traditions to create the unique coastal culture of Peru. They practice different “creole” traditions that were passed on from their ancestors to the next generations in music, food, and other various cultural expressions.

Ceviche, the Peruvian national dish, will be the star of our table; you will learn why all Peruvians are so proud of this delicious seafood dish. If you want to learn more, we can ask our hosts for a demonstration class on how to prepare home-style Ceviche.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Morro Solar, Chorrillos, Peru

After lunch, we will continue our tour toward the iconic hills of Chorrillos known as Morro Solar, a big cluster of rock formations facing the Pacific Ocean. Except for the best view of Lima and its coast, it is also a very important place in Peru and Lima's history. Your guide will tell you all about this. For instance, that it was once the site of an important 19th-century battle, which shaped the history of modern Peru.

We will leave Chorrillos after enjoying the amazing view from the Morro Solar and will be back at your hotel at around 2:30 pm.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2019

This was our second time to Lima. Last year was our first time. Last year my wife and I wanted to see the monuments and other attractions commemorating the history and culture of Peru. But we also wanted to understand the cataclysm that had been wrought on the nation by the Sendero Luminoso, a ...

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November 2021

Everything!! Alfredo and my driver were the best, on time , fact filled, totally took care of me, showed me things that I hadn’t planned on, top notch professionals all the way, the ceviche was the best ever!!

October 2021

I had the best opportunity to learn how to execute the perfect ceviche with different techniques and skills I normally used. My guide, Alberto was not only friendly but also knowledgable about the area and fluent in English. I told him I am a chef and he has set up a cook along alongside the cevi...

January 2023

This was possibly one of the best tours my husband and I have ever taken! The pickup and return from the port were timely, the tour amazing and information interesting. In this tour you'll see the real authentic side of Lima, the Chorillos area and learn much about the common man. You'll take a s...

December 2022

This was possibly one of the best tours we've ever taken and we've taken many! I will say that it's not for the faint of heart and is definitely for those with very good mobility and an interest in seeing the true side of life. Pickup and drop off we're perfect. We spent most of the time outside ...

July 2022

This half-day tour was a great way to see and experience local culture. Alfredo was prompt in his pick-up and knew a lot about the local culture. His local contacts were amazing and really allowed us to see and experience aspects of Peru we would not have otherwise. The stop at a local restaurant...

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