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Free tour Arequipa in the historic center

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Unveil the pre-Colombian and Spanish history of this city by joining our free walking tour Arequipa in the historical center.

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Make your free tour reservation now, even last-minute reservations are accepted! — we are operating all free tours in Arequipa in English and Spanish. Check the timetable below.


Meeting place

Pasaje de la Catedral 123 (behind Basílica Cathedral), look for the red vests – chacu travel.

Tristán del Pozo Mansion — interior visit

Discover the most beautiful house in Arequipa, built in the mid-18th century during the Spanish occupation. Historically known as “The House of Art” due to its beauty.

Library of Mario Vargas Llosa — interior visit

This library, located in an old stone mansion in the historic center of Arequipa, boasts over 7,900 books on fiction, history, social sciences, and magazines. MVLL was born in Arequipa and was the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010.

Fundo El Fierro

Discover the history of one of the most beautiful colonial mansions in the city of Arequipa, which later became the first prison in this city. Today, this place functions as a center for organized handicrafts by indigenous people.

San Lázaro neighborhood

Discover the first Spanish neighborhood in southern Peru founded in 1540 and built from Sillar stone (a stone of volcanic origin). Get to know its passages (narrow streets) adorned with picturesque and colorful masseters with flowers and plants of local origin.

South American camelids

Visit Mundo Alpaca zoo where you will discover the origin and history of the llama and alpaca, their physical characteristics, and their economic importance today. Additionally, you will explore a museum showcasing textile machinery for processing alpaca wool.

Plaza San Francisco

Monastery of Santa Catalina — exterior visit

This monastery is considered a jewel of Spanish architecture due to its architectural beauty and vastness. It is the largest monastery in Peru, built on an area of more than 20,426 m2.

Plaza de Armas

Discover one of the most beautiful squares in Peru adorned with a water fountain and colonial-era buildings.

Panoramic view

Discover Arequipa with a different perspective. During this tour, you will visit the Waya Viewpoint (a house with an open roof).

Ending place

We finish the tour very close of the Plaza de Armas.


10:00Every dayEnglish2 h
10:00Every daySpanish
We don’t operate on December 25 and January 1. The tour duration is approx.


Find us on the pasaje de la Catedral 123 (behind the Basílica Cathedral), look for the red vests – chacu travel.


Free – based on your donation, neither our tour guides nor the team members have set salaries.


Tour Type: It’s a free, non-private group tour.

Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Included: Professional tour guide.

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters.
  • Raincoats.
  • Rain ponchos.
  • Hats.
  • Anti-slip shoes.
  • Cash (Peruvian soles, American dollars or Euros) for the tip.



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