This free tour of Arequipa is the best way to explore this beautiful, history-steeped Peruvian city. There's so much to discover, what are you waiting for?
Free Walking Tour of Arequipa
We'll meet at 12:15 pm in the Plaza de San Francisco square, in the historic centre of Arequipa. From there, we'll start our free walking tour, taking you to discover the most emblematic places in the 'White City'.
We'll explore the temples and museums close to the square, such as the San Francisco church, the Order of Friars Minor Temple, the Guillermo Zegarra Meneses Municipal History Museum and the Fundo el Fierro Mansion.
On this free tour of Arequipa, you'll also get to wander around the city's oldest neighbourhood: San Lázaro. We'll admire its typical narrow streets full of houses built from volcanic rock and stone and decorated with flowers. You're sure to fall in love with its peculiar charm.
So that you get a deeper understanding of the culture of Arequipa, we'll stop at Mundo Alpaca (Alpaca World), a kind of interactive zoo where you can pet llamas and alpacas; two of the country's most representative animals. Not only will you learn about how to distinguish these two species, but you'll also learn about the wool-making process.
The next stop will be at the famous Plaza de Armas square, where you'll find the cathedral and the Company of Jesus cloisters. Then, to finish this free walking tour of Arequipa with a bang, we'll head into a traditional bar to taste some delicious Peruvian pisco!
With the taste of pisco on our lips, and with our heads filled with new knowledge about the history and culture of Arequipa, we'll finish this free walking tour back at the initial meeting point.
- This free tour of Arequipa is not available for groups of over 6 people.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Tasting of Peruvian pisco.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (10:15 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Plaza de San Francisco
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.