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Best Free Walking Tour Lima, Peru

Free Tour Downtown in Lima Historical Center

Is there a better way to experience the full flavor of Lima than by taking a Free Walking Tour Lima? Probably not, especially when you consider our licensed, expert, and happy local tour guides.

Choose us, and you’ll get the best option to enjoy a historical center tour of Lima. Our Lima walking tour will take you on the local attractions like the churches, balconies, palaces, the Colonial Streets and more. Our guides will show you beautiful and interesting places in Lima while also helping you to understand the rich history and culture behind those places.

Good News: If you stay in Miraflores, don´t worry, we have a pick-up point for all customers staying in Miraflores so that you can save up to 50 soles on the taxi fee — If you are close to our pick-up point in Miraflores, join us there, otherwise, come directly to the front of La Merced Church in the Lima historical center, where the tour will begin. For more information, check all the details below.

To Consider: We offer 100% free focused history tours. We do not conduct visits to bars, or Pisco Sours and Choco samplings. We love to share the history of the area; therefore, we are recommended by thousands of people.

Why to Choose Us?

  • We are 100% Peruvian Company
  • We are an Indigenous Owned Company
  • We are not an International Brand

To Consider

Because of our Free Walking Tour Lima Company`s success, many competitors are wearing yellow uniforms, therefore make sure you are at the correct meeting point; don’t mistake our competitors for us! Our yellow vests will be marked with our “INKAN MILKY WAY” logo in Lima center. However, if you meet us in Miraflores look for the “INKAN MILKY WAY” logo-sign.

Schedule & Details

  • Free Tour Lima Schedules | Mornings and Afternoon

    • We Have 3 Departures from Monday thru Saturday, please read below:
      • Mon thru Sat at 10am – pick-up in Miraflores
      • Mon thru Sat at 11am – starts in Lima center
      • Mon thru Sat at 3pm – starts in Lima center
    • We don´t operate on Sundays, 28th of July, Christmas(25th Dec) and every 1st of January
  • Language
    • All free tours in Lima are in English and Spanish, separate groups based on the language
  • Duration
    • If you start in Miraflores, it takes about 3.5 hours
    • If you start your free tour in Lima center, it takes about 2.5 hours
  • How to recognize our Official Tour Guides?
    • In Miraflores, look for the Inkan Milky Way Logo-Sign at the correct meeting point
    • In Lima center, look the Inkan Milky Way Logo on the bright yellow Vests at the correct meeting point
  • Tour Type
    • This tour is a group tour, not a private one. It is focused on history and designed exclusively for adults
    • If you have kids, they are allowed to join our free tour. However, read here please before making a reservation
  • Transportation
    • By foot; However, if you start in Miraflores, we will take a local bus towards downtown, this will take about 30 min, the rest of the tour will be on foot
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • We finish this tour next to the Plaza de Armas of Lima
  • How to make reservations?
    • Get Instant Confirmation!
    • You can only book via web, book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, big groups of 7 plus should contact us before reserving | Please Use Whatsapp For Emergency Only – Not for Booking
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  • Please Bring
    • If you join us at 10am in Miraflores, bring 2.50 soles pp or 5 soles per couple for the bus ticket
    • Do always bring a warm jacket, hat, sunglasses, and water
  • Exterior Visit
    • In this walking tour, we will visit the named attractions from the exterior
  • Included
    • Licensed tour Guide with carnet
    • An excellent narrative on the history
  • Not Included
    • Tips
    • Note: 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 Numbers

Price

  • Group Tour:
    • It is a Free Tour; it is entirely free to book. Once the tour is done, please leave an Adequate Private Donation
  • Private Tour:

Meeting Points

  1. 10am Meeting Place — Pick-up in Miraflores: Meet us in Pasaje Porta 132 outside Oechsle Mall. You can only join us here if you are close to Pasaje Porta 132 or Kennedy park— a maximum 10min away by foot. Please bring 2.50 soles pp for a local bus ticket. Seriously a bus? Yes, we do not tour in Miraflores, this is only a pick-up place | If you are not close to this spot or you don´t like to travel via a crowded local bus, go on your own to the 11 am or 3 pm meeting place, which are the starting points.
  2. 11am Meeting Place: Join us in front of La Merced Church on the Jirón de La Union Street, in the Lima center, which is where the tour starts.
  3. 3pm Meeting Place: For our Lima Free Walking Tour in the afternoon, you must also come to La Merced Church from all over Lima! We do not pick up anyone from Miraflores.
  4. If you stay in Barranco, Callao port, Lima Airport or you don´t know where you stay. Please come to La Merced Church at 11 am or 3 pm.
  5. This link shows how to get to Lima center from Miraflores and Barranco by Local Bus.
10am | Pick Up – Meeting Place in Miraflores is at Pasaje Porta 132

Look for our Logo

 

Look for Oechsle Mall, we are outside this Mall

11am and 3pm | In Lima center, our Meeting Place is in front of La Merced Church on the Jiron de La Union Street

Look for our Logo

 

This how La Merced Church looks like!

Itinerary

The Route below can always change because of strikes, weather issues, festivities, or by the tour guide´s choice. However, we will do our best to follow on the route | Consider also the itinerary can change slightly because of your free tour departure time

  1. Free Tour Lima at 10am leaving from Miraflores
    • First of all, we do not tour in Miraflores
    • We pick up tourists in Miraflores so that we use the Local Bus System and save up to 50 soles of expenses.
    • To join this schedule, you must be very close to Kennedy Park in Miraflores.
    • Join us at 10am sharp Pasaje Porta 132 outside the Oechsle mall. Be sure to look for our Inkan Milky Way logo to be sure you are joining the correct tour group. We wait until 10:05am at the latest, so be sure to be on time.
    • First, we will make our way to the Bus Station Benavides of Metropolitano | You must bring 2.50 soles pp or 5 soles per couple for the bus ticket. Please bring the exact amount of money as change is not available.
    • We will take Lince C, heading north to Lima center.
    • Then we will get off at Jiron de la Union Bus Station.
    • Next, we will walk from the station to our Tour Starting point for the free tour: La Merced Church in Lima center.
    • At the church, we will split up the group at La Merced Church based on language preference.
    • After viewing the La Merced Church, will visit Jiron de la Union street and the Old Photo Studio—exterior visit.
    • We will see all the attractions in the Plaza de Armas, such as the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the City Hall Palace,  and the Water Fountain – All attractions in the Plaza de Armas will be visited from the exterior.
    • Most likely, we will see the Change of Guard as well.
    • We will explore the Santo Domingo Church—interior visit of the central nave.
    • Then we will explore a little bit the Rimac District and the smallest church in the world.
    • On the Rimac river, your guide will introduce Lima´s socio-economical condition currently.
    • Next, we will visit the Old Train Station or the House of Peruvian Literature.
    • Lasts, we will visit the Atrium of San Francisco Church.
    • At the tour ending place, we will recommend you a nice peruvian restaurant – We will not take you inside bars for drinks, we love history.
    • The tour ends near the Main Square of Lima center. However, anyone trying to get back to Miraflores or Barranco will be helped by your tour guide, you have our word on it.
  2. Free Tour Lima at 11am starting in Lima Center
    • If you don´t want to take a ride on Local Bus or you are not near Kennedy Park in Miraflores, please follow the instructions below.
    • Join us at 11 am sharp in front of La Merced Church on the JirĂłn de la Union street, in the historical center of Lima. Look for the InkanMilkyWay Logo embroidered on bright Yellow Vests. Don´t get confused. We wait until 11:10 am at the latest.  It is best to take a taxi beforehand, but don´t underestimate the terrible car traffic we have in Lima.
    • After viewing the La Merced Church, will visit Jiron de la Union street and the Old Photo Studio—exterior visit.
    • We will see all the attractions in the Plaza de Armas, such as the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the City Hall Palace,  and the Water Fountain – All attractions in the Plaza de Armas will be visited from the exterior.
    • Most likely, we will see the Change of Guard as well.
    • We will explore the Santo Domingo Church—interior visit of the central nave.
    • Then we will explore a little bit the Rimac District and the smallest church in the world.
    • On the Rimac river, your guide will introduce Lima´s socio-economical condition currently.
    • Next, we will visit the Old Train Station or the House of Peruvian Literature.
    • Lasts, we will visit the Atrium of San Francisco Church.
    • At the tour ending place, we will recommend you a nice peruvian restaurant – We will not take you inside bars for drinks, we love history.
    • The tour ends near the Main Square of Lima center. However, anyone trying to get back to Miraflores or Barranco will be helped by your tour guide, you have our word on it.
  3. Free Tour Lima in the Afternoon at 3pm – Starting in the Lima Center
    • You must be at La Merced Church by 3 pm from wherever you are throughout Lima. We wait until 3:10 pm at the latest. We do not collect or pick up anyone for this afternoon tour. Lima is a big city with massive traffic problems, so take a taxi early beforehand to arrive on time!
    • Look for the InkanMilkyWay Logo embroidered on the bright Yellow Vests, don´t get confused with other tour group guides.
    • We will visit Jiron de la Union street and the Old Photo Studio—exterior visit.
    • We will see all the attractions in the Plaza de Armas, such as the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the City Hall Palace, and the Water Fountain. All attractions in the Plaza de Armas will be visited from the exterior.
    • We will explore the Santo Domingo Church—an interior visit of the central nave.
    • We will explore a little bit the Rimac District and the smallest church in the world.
    • On the Rimac river, your guide will introduce current Lima city socio-economic conditions.
    • We will visit the Old Train Station or the House of Peruvian Literature.
    • We will see the Colonial City Wall of Lima.
    • We will visit the Atrium of San Francisco Church, where we will end this tour. We will not take you inside bars for drinks. We love history, and we want to share the history of Peru with you.
    • The tour ends near the Main Square of Lima center. However, anyone trying to get back to Miraflores or Barranco will be helped by your tour guide. You have our word for it.

Cancellations

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, no need to re-book

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