Posted on 2019-12-20

Peru - Lima Photo Day Tour

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The Lima Photography Day Tour is the only tour that will take you to both touristic and lesser known places of the Peruvian Capital. And all of that walking and using the public transport ( safely of course ). Is there any better way to discover Lima other than doing it as a "Limeño" ?

Award-winning tour of the photo highlights in the Peruvian capital
Capture amazing photos of the city with a professional, multilingual guide to help you discover Lima in a unique way

Lima Main Square
Catacumbs in the San Francisco Monastery
Central Market
Chorillos Fisherman Harbour
Lima’s best view point, the Morro Solar.

Sharpen your eye for the mundane situations of daily life in Lima. Get the best tips from your guide on different techniques like :
approaching people in the street
best exposure triangle settings for street
make the best of your camera
Explore non-touristic locations

Once all together, we will leave for the Metropolitano station (the most efficient public transport in Peru). After 25mins in the bus, we will arrive at the historical center of Lima. We will start the tour on the tourist area of Lima - the center. This region is beautiful, full of history and definitely worth a visit. From Plaza San Martin we will go down to Plaza de Armas.

We keep moving into the Monastery of San Francisco where we will visit the catacombs.

Have lunch in Lima's Center, in the Tanta restaurant, an amazing resume of the Peruvian’s culinary heritage

Once in the center of Lima, we get off the beaten path, to see how peruvians really live their daily lives.

We will visit the central market of Lima, an amazing opportunity for photography. . The Chinese quarter established in Lima shortly after the arrival in 1849 of Chinese indentured laborers.

Barranco's bohemian streets. The district is considered to be the city's most romantic and bohemian, being the home and working place of many of Peru's leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers.
Walking through those quiet and beautiful streets is the best way to discover this district.

With a local Combi bus, we will reach the Fishing Harbour of Chorrillos. Fishermen return from the sea around 3pm every day with fresh fish. Lima is known for its diverse culinary culture, but even more for the traditional Ceviche. What better place than this local harbour to find out how limeñan people do business and handle their fish?

We will first go around the little mountain located south of Lima. Discovering another less visited place of Lima. El Mirador de la Cruz, El Salto Del Fraile... From there we will drive up that hill to be able to see Lima from an outstanding point of view.

Type of experience

  • Photo Tour


  • South America


  • Experience local culture
  • Approach people
  • Discover a city


  • 2022
  • 2023
  • Anytime


  • Other

Duration (other)

7 hours

Languages spoken

French, English, Spanish

What is included

  • Pro photographer
  • Transfers to/from hotel/airport
  • Tour leader expenses
  • Internal transport
  • Car & driver
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees (parks, monuments ...)

What is not included but recommended for the experience


Five keywords that best describe the experience you will have

Local visit, Real Lima, Must do in Lima

Camera equipment used by photographer

Nikon d800

Private or group?

  • Private
  • Group

Max group size


Min group size


Non photographer's welcome



  • Jürgen
  • Jul 3, 2022
  • I did a Morning Photo Shooting Tour in Cusco which I can thoroughly recommend. We started our tour around Plaza de Armas taking some photos of the Cathedral and Iglesia La Compania from a position allowing reflections of the churches in a fountain. We then continued and shot some photos with star effects into the sun under the arcades of the Plaza. At the upper part of San Blas we photographed the famous Gate as well as the street and buildings winding down to the town centre. Attending the Procession of Locals during the Meeting of the Mary Statue of Santa Ana with the One from Poroy was my personal highlight being the only Western Tourist there while Inti Raymi was going on. This opportunity allowed a non touristic photography of locals and scenes of the procession. Towards the end of our session we walked down to Mercado San Pedro taking pictures of several shopkeepers. Without the local photographer it would simply have been impossible to visit as many locations as we did within a relatively short time frame and getting access to people who were willing to be photographed. He not only gave me a lot of tips for composition but also encouraged me to shoot in full manual mode in the future making better use of the function buttons of my camera. A short photo critique and some advice on Lightroom post processing functionalities, I had not been aware of, completed our seession. He is a very creative, talented and experienced photographer so that I enjoyed our common tour a lot. He is empathic and an excellent mentor on what to improve in ones photography. It was a real pleasure being with him on the Cusco Morning Photo Shooting Tour and I can strongly recommend to engage him for photography in Cusco.


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