Free walking tour of Arequipa
- 250 reviews 2.15 h
Experience the best free walking tour of Arequipa, stroll through the entire historic center with a knowledgeable guide. At the end of the free walking tour, you are welcome to make a donation based on the quality of the walking tour.
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.
- Find our partner on the pasaje Catedral 123 (behind the Cathedral Basilica), look for the Red Vests – chacu travel.
- Please read the Meeting Point tab for more details.
- Please, read the Details Tab so you see the terms of the itinerary.
It is a mansion built in 1738 during the colonial period, owned by General Domingo Carlos Tristán del Pozo and his wife Ana María Carazas. Its facade and courtyard are the most beautiful in Arequipa, which is why it is known as “The House of Art in Arequipa.”
Mario Vargas Llosa was born in 1936 in the city of Arequipa. He is the most iconic Peruvian writer, having won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010. During this free tour, you will learn more about his life and works at the library that bears his name.
The oldest prison in Arequipa, now a beautiful Spanish-style building.
Discover the oldest and most traditional neighborhood of Arequipa. Your guide will show you the most emblematic mansions and alleyways of this place: Callejón Violín, Cristales, Desaguadero, Ripacha, Calienes, Combate Naval, Bayonetas, among other Spanish streets.
Discover the types of alpacas, their history, their importance in the local economy, and how to differentiate alpacas from llamas.
To seal this tour, you will visit a beautiful viewpoint from where you can see the historic center and the famous Misti volcano.
This free tour ends very close to the Plaza de Armas.
Schedule and Language
Find our partner on the pasaje Catedral 123 (behind the Cathedral Basilica), look for the Red Vests & Red Umbrella – chacu travel.
It’s a free tour, it is 100% free to book — once the tour is done, leave an awesome donation.
Type: Group tours — no private walks
Size: 15 walkers approx.
Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Included: Professional and licensed Guide.
- Personalized service
What do I bring?
- Good walking shoes
- Caps or hats
- Rain ponchos
How do I book?
- Fill out the form
- Put your data correctly
- * 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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