Experience the great energy in Cusco, enjoy its traditions and learn about its history
Visit the local market in Cusco and see all kinds of local fruits and vegetables
Bilingual guides (English and Spanish) with experience working in the local area
Walk through the spectacular city of Cusco on this morning free walking tour. Have the opportunity to visit the local markets and be enriched in Inca and Spanish civilization by a true local.
All year round, except public holidays
Plaza de Armas, next to the Water Fountain
San Blas Market
FREE WALKING PERU
ONLINE BOOKING NOT AVAILABLE
Start the tour in Cusco's main sqaure, Plaza de Armas. Have a free guided tour with a true local. Walk past ancient Inca temples that have been intergrated with Spanish architecture. As well as make your way through Inca streets through to the area of San Blas. After the lookout of San Blas, finish at the San Blas market where you purchase freshly squeezed juiced of exotic fruits and vegetables.
*** There is no need to book in advance! It's a Free Tour, just show up! ***
09:50 - 10:00
Meeting Point at Plaza de Armas next to the Water Fountain
10:00 - 12:00
Walk past and see Plaza de Armas (Main Square), Jesuit colonial temple (real palace Amarucancha), Hatum Rumiyoc Street, The Twelve Angled Stone. Then make your way to San Blas Tourist Lookout and finsh in San Blas Market
We will walk past the following places, there is no need to pay:
- Historical briefing on Cusco City
- Plaza de Armas (Main Square)
- Jesuit colonial temple (real palace Amarucancha)
- Hatum Rumiyoc Street
- The Twelve Angled Stone
- San Blas Tourist Lookout
- San Blas Market
- Tips for the guides
How to recognize our Tour Guides?
LOOK FOR THE “FREE WALKING PERU” LOGO ON TURQUOISE BLUE T-SHIRTS, do not get confused, only Turquoise Blue T-Shirt.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for every budget.
No cancellation policies.
What should I bring to the tour?
Comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, sunscreen and sunglasses, camera, rain poncho and some warm clothes as the weather can always change.
Is this walking tour really for free?
This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for every budget.
Do the tours ever get cancelled due to the weather?
The show must go on! Our tours go out rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the conditions. If the weather is bad your guide will include as many “bad weather” indoor stops as possible. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. However, Free Walking Peru cancel or postpone the tour due to extreme weather. Please contact us or check our website for updates.
How can I recognize the guide from Free Tours by Foot?
The guide wears a Blue Terquoise T-Short with the Free Walking Peru Logo to make it easier to identify them.
Will I have problems with altitude sickness on this tour?
Altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick in high altitudes and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people it is nothing more than a headache and some dizzy sensations that diminishes over a short period of time. 1 to 2 days for most people. If you want to limit your chances of getting sick though, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, do not fly directly into high altitude proceed slowly allowing your body time to acclimatise as you ascend gradually. However, for many that is not possible so further steps to take: Drink lots of water and slow down!! This sounds simple but both of these things are very important. Your body is struggling because you don’t have enough oxygen so avoiding any strenuous activity is a good idea. Chew some Coca leaves, the native people of South America have been chewing coca for centuries thanks to its ability to alleviate mild altitude sickness symptoms. Coca leaves can be bought in any supermarket and even souvenir shops or street stalls. Take (Soroche) Altitude Sickness pills these are sold over the counter all over Peru and Bolivia and are just a few dollars. If you are flying straight into altitude over 2500meters, without spending any time at an intermediate elevation and you’re worried about getting sick, you can ask your doctor for more specific and stronger altitude sickness medication in advance. In the rare case that you symptoms are more severe than a headache and mild dizziness you should seek to descend in altitude and seek medical assistance.