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, 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). Check the timetable below.

Three reasons to choose us:

  1. We are 100% Peruvian company
  2. We are an indigenous owned company
  3. We are not an international company, that outsources the free tour operations to local companies

To consider

Due to the great preference that our small free tour initiative in Lima has, there are many competitors who also wear yellow uniforms to mistake our clients, therefore, make sure you are at the Correct Meeting Point and have a free cultural Lima walking tour.

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 11amstarts in Lima center
      • Mon thru Sat at 3pmstarts in Lima center
    • We don’t operate  free tours of Lima on Sundays, the 28th of July, Christmas(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 your free tour in Lima historic center, it takes about 2.5 hours
  • How to recognize our Official Tour Guides?
    • In Miraflores meeting point: Look for the InkanMilkyWay logo-sign
    • In Lima historic center meeting point: Look for the InkanMilkyWay Logo embroidered on the bright yellow vests
  • 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
    • On foot; however, if you start in Miraflores, we will take a local bus towards Lima historic centre ( about 30 minutes bus-ride) — the rest of the tour will be all 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 book on this page, book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, big groups of 7 plus should contact us before reserving
  • Please Bring
    • If you join us at 10am in Miraflores, bring 2.50 soles pp or 5 soles per couple for the bus ticket
    • Sweaters or jackets, caps or hats, sunglasses, and a bottle of 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
    • Tickets for the Metropolitano bus: 2.50 Soles per person
    • 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
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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

    • 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 extremely close to Pasaje Porta 132 or Kennedy park. Please bring 2.50 Soles pp for a local bus ticket (we will take the Metropolitano local bus system towards the historic center of Lima). If you are not close to this spot or you don’t like using the local bus system, please get directly to the 11am or 3pm meeting place
    • 11am Meeting Place in Lima historic center: Join us in front of La Merced Church on the Jirón de La Union Street — this is the place, where the free tour starts
    • 3pm Meeting Place in Lima historic center: For our Lima free walking tour in the afternoon, you must also come to La Merced Church from all over Lima (we don’t pick up anyone from Miraflores)

Look for the InkanMilkyWay Logo

This is the Oechsle mall

This how La Merced Church looks like

Itinerary

The route below can always change because of strikes, weather issues, festivities, and even the tour guide’s choice.

  • Free Tour Lima at 10am leaving from Miraflores
    • First of all, we don’t tour in Miraflores — we only pick up tourists in this district so that we help them to get Lima historic center
    • To join this schedule, you must be very close to Kennedy Park in Miraflores
    • Join us at 10am sharp at Pasaje Porta 132, outside the Oechsle mall, look for the Inkan Milky Way logo
    • Next, we will make our way to the Benavides bus station (Metropolitano bus) you must bring 2.50 soles pp or 5 soles per couple for the bus ticket
    • We will take Line C, inside the Metropolitano bus station, heading north to Lima historic center
    • After almost 30 minutes of bus ride, we will get off at the bus station of Jirón de la Unión
    • Next, we will walk from the bus station to our Tour Starting Point for the free tour: La Merced Church in Lima historic center
    • We will split up the group at la Merced church according to the language: English and Spanish, and then visit the entire historic center
    • To see the entire detailed itinerary of the places we will visit, check the Free Tour Lima at 11am below (remember that the places to visit are the same, what is different is the time and meeting place)
  • Free Tour Lima at 11am starting in Lima historic center
    • If you don’t want to take a local bus ride or you are not near Kennedy Park in Miraflores, please follow the instructions below:
    • Join us at 11am sharp in front of La Merced Church on the Jirón 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 11:10am at the latest. Take a taxi beforehand, don’t underestimate the car traffic in Lima
    • We will split up the group at la Merced church according to the language: English and Spanish, and then visit the entire historic center
    • We will explore the Jiron de la Union street: the most famous colonial and republican street in Lima
    • Eugene Courret’s photographic studio: the first photographic studio in Peru — exterior visit
    • We will see all the attractions in the Plaza de Armas from the outside:
      • The Presidential Palace
      • Cathedral
      • City Hall palace
      • The water fountain
      • The Changing of the Guard in Lima — optional
    • Santo Domingo Church — visit inside the main nave
    • Rimac district and the smallest Church in the world
    • At Rimac river, your guide will give you a socio-economic introduction to the current city of Lima
    • Old train station or the House of Peruvian Literature — interior visit
    • Atrium of the Church of San Francisco
    • At the tour ending place, we will recommend a nice Peruvian restaurant – 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 the tour guide, you have our word for it
  • Free Tour Lima in the Afternoon at 3pm – Starting in the Lima historic center
    • Come to La Merced Church from wherever you are throughout Lima, be there at 3 pm — we wait until 3:10 pm at the latest; we don’t collect or pick up anyone in Miraflores. Take a taxi beforehand, don’t underestimate the car traffic in Lima
    • Look for the InkanMilkyWay logo embroidered on the bright Yellow Vests, don’t get confused
    • We will explore the Jiron de la Union street
    • Eugene Courret’s photographic studio — exterior visit
    • We will see all the attractions in the Plaza de Armas from the outside:
      • The Presidential Palace
      • Cathedral
      • City Hall palace
      • The water fountain
    • Santo Domingo Church — visit inside the main nave
    • Rimac district and the smallest Church in the world
    • At Rímac river, your guide will give you a socio-economic introduction to the current city of Lima
    • Old train station or the House of Peruvian Literature — interior visit
    • Atrium of the Church of San Francisco
    • The colonial city wall of Lima
    • The tour ends near the Main Square of Lima center; however, anyone trying to get back to Miraflores or Barranco will be helped by the 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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