Explore Cusco with Free Walking Tour Led by Local Guides

Cusco, the former capital of the Inca empire, is full of mystique and wonder. Discover the fascinating remnants of Cusco’s different many inhabitants – from the Incans to Spaniards – by joining Qosqo Pacha Tours on a free walking tour of Cusco.

Our tours can be your first taste of Cusco sightseeing. Or they can be an enjoyable activity to gain some more in-depth knowledge of the city and its turbulent history. Running two times per day (plus another afternoon tour by request), the walking tour will show you around the historical and cultural sites of Cusco city.

We provide an outstanding experience which is reflected by our positive Tripadvisor Cusco reviews that show our infectious passion for guiding visitors through our beautiful city.

What to Expect from Your Free Walking Tour Through Cusco

During two hours, you will hear about the history of the city and Inca culture while exploring the grand plazas, little alleys, ancient Inca sites and hidden gems of Cusco.

Get drawn in by myths and legends that form part of Inca culture and tradition. Listen to the anecdotes of our local experiences. Learn about the Inca and colonial architecture. Furthermore, we will explain about the Inca religion and Andean mysticism, traditional Andean medicine and more. This will help you understand the worldview of our ancestors and that of the Spanish conquistadors.

Stroll past sights such as Cusco Cathedral, Temple of the Sun, San Pedro Market and the Inca ruins. Furthermore, see Museo Inka and Iglesia de Santo Domingo and spend an enjoyable morning or afternoon on foot.

We will also provide you with some valuable insider tips – for instance, what Peruvian delicacies to try and where and where to taste the best pisco sour. Our guides are the experts on Cusco after all! This will help you make the most of your time in Cusco and surrounding areas.

How it Works

Tours depart twice per day – in the morning at 10 AM and in the afternoon at 1:30 PM  – from Monday to Saturday.

Our guides run the tour in English and Spanish depending on demand. Qosqo Pacha Tours also offer tours in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese upon request at 4 PM.

If you enjoyed the afternoon or morning of Cusco sightseeing with us, we kindly request you to leave us a tip based on what you thought the experience was worth. Consequently, your tips will help us improve our services and support our local economy and families.

Tour size varies based on demand from 10 to 15 peopleConsider reserving in advance to reserve your spot, or if you would instead like to have a guide all to yourself, we also offer private tours.

For our private tours, the price will be agreed upon in advance. This will be based on the number of people and any specific requests to cover a particular aspect of Cusco’s history.

Our Tour Guides

Our Qosqo Pacha tour guides are real ‘Cusconians’ – born and bred in the city with Inca blood running through their veins. Fully-qualified and with a good understanding of the ancient Incan language, Quechua, you couldn’t be in better hands for Cusco sightseeing. Read more about our local guides.

Where We Will Meet

Our meeting point is on the square of Plaza de Armas in Cusco in front of Starbucks, next to the Church of the Society of Jesus (Iglesia De La Compañia De Jesús). Spot our guides by their grey shirts with our company logo “Qosqo Pacha Free Walking Tour”. In addition, they will hold a Cusco flag (the flag of the seven colours).

Please arrive at our meeting point 5-10 minutes before the start time to register with your guide.

How to Join Us

You can meet us at the meeting point at 10 AM or 1:30 PM (spot on tour based on availability). To secure a space on the tour at your preferred time and date, get in touch. You can reach us via phone, Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, email or our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you and to share our beautiful city with you on the free walking tour.

For more frequently asked questions and what to bring with you, visit our F.A.Q.s.

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Video Impressions

What other visitors had to say about our tours on Tripadvisor Cusco

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I did a walking tour of Plaza de Armas with Wilson and I am so glad I did. I learned so much about the area I would have otherwise never known. He showed me all the main attractions and knew the important history behind them. We had a good time and he took some awesome photos for me. Thank You Wilson.

Fawn0721, February 2020

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“Peru made us believe in aliens and Wilson made us believe in magic. We ended up having a great walking tour, tried few local delicious food and drinks. He showed us where to shop and where to eat and also where to dance after all. Highly recommend”

Julia G, February 2020

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“I wish we would have known about this when we first got there. It was one of the main highlights of our whole trip. Wilson was super nice and speaks English, Spanish and French so he had no problem talking in English the whole time to our group. Learning a bit of the history, getting to know the must-see locations, getting kissed by alpacas and finding THE cheapest and most amazing selection of 100% alpaca sweaters were all highlights! We highly recommend this free walking tour! Totally wish we had an extra day to learn more from Wilson!”

AmiElena, February 2020