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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 from the 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 free tour is considered one of the best experiences on foot, our local expert Tour Guides in history will take you to unmissable places such as the Plaza de Armas, the Yanahuara lookout place, Chilli river, El Solar colonial neighborhood, Andean camelid zoo, the traditional market of San Camilo, etc.

Availability of this free tour:

Make your free tour reservation now! — we are operating all free tours in Arequipa in English and Spanish. The Tour Guide in charge of all free tours in Arequipa is Edgard, for any up-to-date information, text him on Whatsapp at +51 959 305 262.

Who are we in Arequipa city?

We are Free Tour Downtown Arequipa, made up of professional, qualified, and 100% local guides; We run the best free walking tours in Arequipa.

InkanMilkyWay does not operate any free tours in Arequipa, we only recommend it.


  • Free Tour Arequipa Schedules | morning and afternoon
    • We have 2 departures every day:
      • Every day at 10am
      • Every day at 3pm
    • We do not operate on the 1st of January
  • Language
    • From Monday thru Saturday at 10am and 3pm, our free tours are in English and Spanish, separate groups based on the language
    • Every Sunday at 10am and 3pm, our free tours are in English only – No Spanish
  • Duration
    • About 2.5 to 3 hours
  • How to recognize our Official Tour Guides?
    • Find us at the correct meeting point, we don’t wear any uniforms!
  • Tour Type
    • This tour is a group tour—not a private one, focused on history, and designed exclusively for adults
    • If you have kids, they are allowed to join our free tour. However, please read here before making a reservation
  • Transportation
    • By foot
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • We finish the tour near 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
  • Please Bring
    • Do always bring a sweater or jacket, good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, water and most importantly rain-coats or ponchos
  • Exterior Visit
    • In this walking tour we will visit the named attractions, without entering the interior areas, please check the detailed itinerary below
  • Included
    • Licensed tour Guide with carnet
    • An excellent narrative on the history
  • Not Included
    • Tips
    • * You won’t need entrance tickets
  • Frequently Asked Questions?
    • I use a wheelchair; can I take this tour?
    • Will my kids love this tour?
    • Find all answers FAQs here
  • WhatsApp


  • Group Tour:
    • It is a Free Tour, and it is entirely free to book; once the tour is done, leave a generous personal donation
  • Private Tour:

Meeting Point

Find us at Calle Santa Catalina #204, inside the Chaqchao Choco Museo, just one block behind the Cathedral.

See our Meeting Point below

We are inside the Chaqchao choco museo


The Route below is subject to change because of strikes, weather issues, festivities, or the tour guide’s choice to visit some specific tour attractions.

  1. Bolognesi Bridge built in 1577 during the colonial period
  2. Antiguo Hotel Los Tambos: First hotel in Arequipa – Exterior Visit
  3. The Plaza de Armas of Arequipa
  4. Church of the Society of Jesus: Facade and cloisters of the church – Interior Visit (Entrance fees for this church are free)
  5. The Mercado San Camilo: This buliding was designed by Alexander Gustave Eiffel at the beginning of the 20th century
  6. Old Spanish colonial mansions
  7. San Francisco Plaza
  8. Fundo El Fierro: The oldest prison in Arequipa, today a beautiful colonial building
  9. This free tour ends very close to the Plaza de Armas



If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation by replying to your confirmation details or re-schedule it via e-mail (you can also re-book).


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