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✅ Free Walking Tour Arequipa: Free Tour in Downtown

Best city tour of Arequipa by foot in the historical center

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.

On this alternative city tour of Arequipa on foot, you will learn about the rich culture, tradition, and history of this city that was built mainly by using Ashlar stones—a variety of white volcanic stones.

Our Arequipa free tour is considered one of the best experiences on foot, our local guides are experts in history and culture, and you will explore unmissable places such as the Plaza de Armas, Church of the Society of Jesus Christ, Chilli river, colonial mansions, Fundo El Fierro, etc.


Book now! — we are operating all free tours in Arequipa in English and Spanish. We have morning and afternoon meet-up times. You don’t need to text us on WhatsApp unless your group is big.

Local Operator in Arequipa

✅Our local operator in Arequipa is Free Tour Downtown Arequipa

✅Inkan Milky Way is partnered with Free Tour Downtown Arequipa for more than 5 years

✅Inkan Milky Way does not charge any commission for your free tour reservation to our operator

✅Your free tour reservation on our website is 100% free for both you and the local operator


  • Schedules
    • Every day at 10 am
    • Every day at 3 pm
    • We do not operate on the 1st of January
  • Language
    • Every day at 10 am and 3 pm: In English
    • From Monday to Saturday at 10 am and 3 pm: In Spanish
    • Every Sunday only in English – no Spanish👈
  • Duration
    • About 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Tour Type
    • This tour is a group tour focused on history, designed exclusively for adults
    • If you have kids, they are allowed to join our free tour; however, we recommend a private tour on foot
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • ear the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa
  • How to make reservations?
    • Get instant confirmation
    • You can book on this page – online, book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, big groups of 7 plus should contact us before reserving
  • What to bring?
    • Sweaters or jackets, good walking shoes, caps or hats, sunglasses, water, rain ponchos, and a mask
  • Included
    • 100% authorized Guides
    • An excellent narrative on the history
  • Not Included
    • Tips
    • * You won’t need entrance tickets
  • FAQs
  • WhatsApp


  • Group Tour:
    • It is a free tour, it is 100% free to book — once the tour is done, leave an awesome donation
  • Private Tour:

Meeting Point

Find us at Calle Santa Catalina #204, enter the courtyard, we are in front of Chaqchao Choco Museo.

See our Meeting Point below

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We are inside the Chaqchao choco museo


The route below can always change due to strikes, weather issues, festivities, or the tour guide’s choice.

  • Santa Catalina Monastery – exterior visit
  • Bolognesi Bridge: This bridge was built in 1577 during the colonial period
  • Old hotel Los Tambos: First hotel in Arequipa – exterior visit
  • Plaza de Armas of Arequipa and surroundings:
    • City Hall – exterior visit
    • Cathedral – exterior visit
    • The water fountain from the colonial period
  • Church of the Society of Jesus: Facade and cloisters of the church, free entrance fees – interior visit
  • Old Spanish mansions
  • Plaza San Francisco
  • Fundo El Fierro: The oldest prison in Arequipa, today a beautiful Spanish building
  • This free tour ends close to the Plaza de Armas


If you cannot attend the free tour, please cancel your reservation by replying to the confirmation email we sent you.


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