Discover the mysterious Incan culture
Operator has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for 2016 on TripAdvisor
All guides are licensed, qualified and speak both English and Spanish
This is a free walking tour that includes downtown Cusco
All year around, except Sundays and public holidays
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Plaza Regocijo, next to the Water Fountain
Calle San Agustin
FREE TOURS BY FOOT
ONLINE BOOKING NOT AVAILABLE
This is a free tour that will allow you to learn more about the history of the Incas and the Incan Civilisation's foundation. See some of the best achievements of the ancient Peruvians including anti-seismic Incan Walls, Incan aqueducts, Incan palaces, and Incan streets. Hear the story of the collapse and conquest of the Incas. Witness Baroque style architecture from colonial times, and see the modern way of life at the Mercado San Pedro, and much more.
*** There is no need to book in advance! It's a Free Tour, just show up! ***
09:50 - 10:00
Meeting Point at Plaza Regocijo next to the Water Fountain
10:00 - 12:00
Walk past and see Plaza San Francisco, San Pedro Church, San Pedro Market, Plaza de Armas (Main Square), Acclla Wasi(The Virgin Girls of the Sun), Palace of Pachaquteq, Palace of Inca Tupac Yupanqui and an Alpaca Wool Demostration
12:00 - 12:30
Free Pisco tasting at a restaurant in Calle San Agustin
We will walk past the following places, there is no need to pay:
- Historical briefing on Cusco City
- Plaza San Francisco
- Saint Claire Arch
- San Pedro Church
- San Pedro Market, which was designed by Alexander Gustave Eiffel
- Plaza de Armas (Main Square)
- Acclla Wasi Temple (The Virgin Girls of the Sun)
- Alpaca and Llama Watching
- Palace of Pachaquteq The 9th emperor
- Palace of Inca Tupac Yupanqui.
- Real Alpaca Wool Demonstration
- Tips for the guides
How to recognize our Tour Guides?
LOOK FOR THE “FTF” LOGO ON THE YELLOW VESTS, do not get confused, only Yellow vests.
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.
Language: Tour is in English and Spanish.
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 Tours by Foot may 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 Yellow Vest with FTF on the back 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.