free walking tour lima

✅ Best Free Walking Tour Lima, Peru

Free Tour Downtown in Lima historical center

Discover the secrets of Lima history by joining our free walking tour Lima in English, guided by 100% licensed, expert, and local Tour Guides, we will walk through the entire historic center of the old capital of the viceroyalty of Peru. The city of Lima is also known as the “City of the Kings” or the gastronomic capital of South America — book your free tour today and discover much more about this unmissable city.

By walking with us, you will have the best option to enjoy a free tour around the historic center of Lima, during our walking tours, you will see very relevant tour attractions such as churches, palaces, balconies, colonial streets, and much more. Walking with our local Guides will be a unique experience, focused on the history and culture behind each iconic site.

Useful information

If you are staying in Miraflores, don’t worry, we have a pick-up point for all customers staying in Miraflores, just come to the designated pick-up point, and we will take public transportation towards Lima historic center, thus you will save almost 50 Soles in taxi fare — almost 20 USD. However, if you are not close to our meeting point in Miraflores, come directly in front of La Merced Church in the historic center of Lima — the walking tour will begin here.

Honest walking tours

We offer 100% history-focused walks therefore we don’t take tourists to chocolate shops. We love sharing the real history of Lima; therefore, we are recommended by thousands of reviews on TripAdvisor.


Availability of 10am & 11am & 3pm Lima free tour:

Make your free tour reservation now! — we are operating all free tours in Lima in English and Spanish from Monday to Saturday (No Sundays). We accept last-minute reservations. We have morning and afternoon meet-up times.

Four reasons to choose us:

✅We are a 100% Peruvian company

✅We are an indigenous-owned business

✅We are not an international company that charges a commission for each free tour reservation

✅We do not subcontract local operators; we are your local operator!

Details

  • Schedules
    • From Monday to Saturday at 10 am – leaves from Miraflores, pick-up in Miraflores
    • From Monday to Saturday at 11 am – starts at Lima historic center
    • From Monday to Saturday at 3 pm – starts at Lima historic center
    • We don’t operate  free tours of Lima on Sundays, 25th December, and every 1st of January
  • Language
    • All free tours in Lima are in English and Spanish, in separate groups based on the language
  • Duration
    • If you start in Miraflores, it takes about 3.5 hours
    • If you start at Lima historic center, it takes about 2.5 hours
  • How to recognize our Official Tour Guides?
    • At the pick-up point in Miraflores at 10 am: 👉Look for the Inkan Milky Way logo
    • At the free tour starting point at 11 am and 3 pm: 👉Look for the Inkan Milky Way logo embroidered on the yellow vests
  • 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
    • Next to the Plaza de Armas of Lima
  • 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?
    • If your free tour leaves from Miraflores at 10 am, 👉bring 3.50 soles per person for the metro-bus ticket
    • Sweaters or jackets, caps or hats, sunglasses, and a bottle of water
  • Included
    • Licensed tour Guides with carnet
    • An excellent narrative on the history
  • Not Included
    • Tips
    • Bus tickets
    • Note: You won’t need entrance tickets
  • FAQs
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Price

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

Meeting Points

Look for the InkanMilkyWay Logo

logo Inkan Milky Way

This is the Oechsle mall

This how La Merced Church looks like

Itinerary

The route can always change due to strikes, festivities, and tour guides’ choices.

  • Free Tour Lima at 10 am — pick-up in Miraflores
    • First of all, we don’t do the tour in Miraflores
    • We only pick up tourists from the Miraflores neighborhood so that we help you to get to Lima’s historic center — the old city
    • Join us at 10 am sharp at Pasaje Porta 132 outside the Oechsle mall
    • 👉Look for the Inkan Milky Way logo at the right place👈 don’t get confused with other people
    • We will take the Metropolitano local buses to get to our free tour starting point at 11 am
  • Free Tour Lima at 11 am — the free tour starting point
    • Our free tour starting point is in front of the La Merced Church on the Jirón de la Unión street at 11 am
    • 👉Look for the Inkan Milky Way logo embroidered on the Yellow Vests👈 don’t get confused with other people
    • We will divide the group into Spanish and English according to the language at La Merced church
    • Lima is a big city, take a taxi well in advance, and don’t underestimate the vehicular traffic of Lima
    • Places we will visit:👇
    • Jiron de la Union street: The most famous colonial and republican street in Lima
    • Bernardo O’Higgins house — exterior visit
    • Eugene Courret’s photographic studio — exterior visit: The first studio of photography in Peru
    • Post and Telegraph building — exterior visit: Republican building with a French-style façade and a bronze lion mailbox
    • Osambela house — visita exterior
    • Santo Domingo Church — interior visit of the main nave
    • The Plaza de Armas and surroundings:
      • The Presidential Palace — exterior visit
      • The Cathedral — exterior visit
      • City Hall Palace — exterior visit
      • The water fountain of the colonial period — kilometer zero
      • The Changing of the Guard in Lima — optional
    • Cordano bar — optional: The oldest and most traditional bar founded on January 13, 1905
    • House of Peruvian Literature — interior visit: Old train station
    • Pisco tasting — optional: Quick tasting of Peru’s national drink
    • Colonial city wall Park
    • Church of San Francisco — exterior visit
    • Pontius Pilate house — exterior visit
    • This tour ends next to the Plaza de Armas de Lima
    • Any tourist who wishes to get back to Miraflores or Barranco will be helped by our guide
  • Free Tour Lima at 3 pm 
    • Our 3 pm free starting point is also in front of La Merced Church
    • We don’t pick up any tourists from Miraflores
    • Lima is a big city, take a taxi well in advance, and don’t underestimate the vehicular traffic of Lima
    • 👉Look for the Inkan Milky Way logo embroidered on the Yellow Vests👈 don’t get confused with other people
    • In the afternoon free tour we will visit almost the same places mentioned in the morning free tour👆

Cancellations

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

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