This is a private iniciative, therefore all our free tours are based on your DECENT TIPS only.
From time to time we do tend to have some coin atendees, it is very sad to see somebody tipping one soles or three soles AS that is how we do survive.
As decent tips we do suggest very kindly 5 to 10usd in South America, in other countries such us USA or EUROPE, 20USD is suggested as a minimun contribution as that is how Tour Guides make their livings.
All our free tours take take 2.5h to 3.5h, WALKING, so pls be able to walk.
Bring at all times WARM CLOTHING.
En la ciudad de Arequipa tenenemos en todos nuestros horarios de salida tours en Español e Ingles, haga su reserva para si calcular la cantidad de pasajeros que tendremos para contratar mas guias.
Booking is suggested that way those people who are organizing can figure out how many tour guides will need on that speceific day.
We meet at Santa Catalina street #204, just one block behing the Cathedral, at the choco Factory.
All tours start up 5 to 10 minutes after the meeting time.
We do some samples and it is all up to the passengers to buy on that shop.
Professional tour guides at all times, they have studied at the Institutes or colleges of tourism and they do have their ID issued from the goverment of Peru, since there are many of Fake ones, they can be good but they are NOT guides and at the middle of your tour tourism police will stop the guide and the tour.
Curhches, Mercados, Plazas, some samples.
History, Culture, Lifestyle and etc.
Questios are totally encouraged in all walking tours.
Usiful tips for your journey, in other cities such us Lima, Miraflores and Cusco.
Pick up from the Hotel.
Meal, some good restaurants will be suggested, it is all up the passengers to have some food at those recommended places by the Tour Guides.
While traveling in Latin American countries, it is very common to see Plazas with water fountain at the middle part and a Church around it.
Plaza de Armas of Arequipa is a must to be visited by all people while being in here, it has very nice portals, a beatiful gothic Cathedral adn a bronze water foutain, all of them designed by europeans and built by indigenious people at colonial and republiccan times.
Portals of Plaza de Armas
The main Plaza has three big portals that previously where town hall of Arequipa functioned in the colonial era and from the Republican era does the municipality of Arequipa. The portals have a Neo-Renaissance architecture and are made of granite and some ashlar sotones.
Pileta – Water Fountain
All our beatifull Plazas must have Water fountains as our cities Plazas, Colisseoums, Streets, Avenues, Stadiums and etc, we got this sort of biuldings since we have learnt mainly from the Romans and the Greeks so did the Spaniards as well. Right at the center of the square, there is a bronze fountain with a sculpture made of bronze of a pixie with a trumpet, it is said that he once had wings, but over the years he lost, this sculpture is called Tuturutu. There is a myth that depicts a soldier of XVI century. The source closest to the character at hand is the priest and historian Ventura Travada and Cordova, who in his book: “The floor of Arequipa become Heaven” tells us about it: “corónala (referring to the stack) an angel for fame , by whose mouth water rises in a high tuft”