Free walking tour of Arequipa

Experience the best free walking tour in Arequipa and witness the historical center, we invite you on our best free tip-based tours in Arequipa, our expert tour guides will show you what Arequipa is all about historic perspective.

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Operation of this tour:
Book now! — we are operating all free tours in Arequipa in English and Spanish. We have morning and afternoon meet-up times. No need to text us on WhatsApp unless your group is big.


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Meeting point
  • Find us at Calle Santa Catalina #204, enter the courtyard, we are right outside Las Gringas pizzeria.
  • Please read the Meeting Point tab for more details.
  • Please, read the Details Tab so you see the terms of the itinerary.
Santa Catalina Monastery – exterior visit
Bolognesi Bridge

This bridge was built in 1577 during the colonial period.

Old hotel Los Tambos – exterior visit

First hotel in Arequipa.

Plaza de Armas
  • City Hall – exterior visit
  • Cathedral – exterior visit
  • The water fountain from the colonial period
Church of the Society of Jesus – interior visit

Facade and cloisters of the church, free entrance fees.

Old Spanish mansions
Plaza San Francisco
Fundo El Fierro

The oldest prison in Arequipa, today a beautiful Spanish building.

Ending place

This free tour ends close to the Plaza de Armas.


Schedule and Language

10amEnglishEvery day2.5 h
3pmEnglishEvery day2.5 h
10amSpanishFrom Monday to Saturday2.5 h
3pmSpanishFrom Monday to Saturday2.5 h
We don’t operate on December 25 and January 1. The duration is approx.

Meeting Point

Find us at Calle Santa Catalina #204, enter the courtyard, we are right outside Las Gringas pizzeria.


It’s a free tour, it is 100% free to book — once the tour is done, leave an awesome donation.

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Operability and itinerary

  • The itinerary of our free tour is subject to variation without prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes, the guide’s decision and any other event that does not allow the normal operation of the tour.
  • Our Guides always do their best to make the itinrary very interesting.


  • We always wait about 10 minutes after the meet-up time because there are tourists who arrive late.
  • Do always arrive on time at the meeting place.
  • If you arrive late, neither your Guide nor the company will pick you up, you can normally call you Guide on WhatsApp but we don’t assure you that he will answer you, keep in mind that your Guide is guiding.


  • About 15 walkers per group; however, sometimes there may be much less walkers or much more.
  • Many walkers book and don’t show up, or they don’t book but show up, we can never ensure an exact number of walkers.
  • We require a minimum of two walkers to run the walk, which we have to 99%, if there is only one walker, we will reschedule you.
  • Kids: You can bring them to the free tour; however, sometimes kids get bored quickly, even though the Guides do their best. Remember that you can also book a private walking tour.

Type: Group tours — no private walks

Size: 15 walkers approx.

Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Included: Professional and licensed Guide.

No Included:

  • Tips
  • Personalized service

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters
  • Good walking shoes
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain ponchos

How do I book?

  • Fill out the form
  • Put your data correctly
  • Ready!
  • * Groups of larger than 10 walkers, contact us first
  • * No tour agencies are allowed to book


Cancellation: Reply the confirmation e-mail we sent you and cancel.


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