Free Walking Tours Quito

Join a local guide and discover an ancient and fascinating city which hangs from the heights of the Andes and is rooted to three powerful civilizations. You will see and understand how each one of them left legacies of their great ancient astronomical and cultural wisdom.

Book Free Tours around Quito to go sightseeing inexpensively, and try delicious food, typical dishes, and amazingly tasty fruits. You will feel surprised by the great variety of craft beers on offer, and enjoy the festive attitude towards life of Ecuadorian people. Remember there are Quito walking tours running every day!

What are your Free Tour options in Quito?

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Which are the Best Free Tours in Quito?

At 2,850m above sea level, and founded in the 16th-century on the ruins of a pre-Columbian settlement, Quito is one of the highest and oldest capitals of South American.

Once part of the powerful Inca Empire, Quito boasts the largest and best preserved historical city center in the Americas. There are so many archeological and cultural gems in the heart of this metropolis that it was the first World Cultural Heritage City to be listed by UNESCO.

Pick a Free Walking Tour around Quito to unveil the long history of Ecuador. Listen to many legends about what happened to the Lost Inca Gold, and discover why Quito is located in the middle of the world.

Walk with a free English speaking guide to see the Church of San Francisco, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and many other charming colonial temples. You will also learn the shocking facts that took place at Plaza Grande, a landmark commemorating national independence, but also the site of the assassination of an Ecuadorian president.


After getting to know the essentials of Quito, we recommend joining more fun and educational free tours around other colorful districts and unique markets.

If you want to dive into regional culture, we recommend signing up for a Free Tour with an indigenous guide, who would show you many pagan temples, their meaning, and how they became colonial Christian churches.

Book a Free Gastronomical Tour to learn what makes Ecuadorian coffee and chocolate so delicious. Walking along La Ronda street and exploring many stalls in the Central Market you will also enjoy the opportunity to try exotic ingredients, such as yucca, coconut, peanut, ginger and many many fruits.

And did you know Quito is a dream tourist destination for fashion lovers and shopaholics? If you want to find the best bargains, join a Free Shopping Tour to go explore Otavalo, the biggest market in South America!

Quito is still one of the best kept secret tourist destinations of the Americas. Join a free tour and enjoy many activities and attractions for free!

More Free Tours in Quito

Free Tours are the safest way to get your bearings around Quito’s busy old town, meet other travelers, and see interesting monuments without breaking the bank. We recommend joining tours run by local people and historical associations, since they will let you experience the best of Quito in just 2 or 3 hours.

Quito Free Tour

With this tour, you will be able to explore the corners of the Historic Center of Quito while meandering through alleys, zigzag hills and streams; and maybe you will meet a Quito character.

Free Photographic Tour of Quito

Most people do not realize how wonderful the Historical Center of Quito is, but with this tour you will have the opportunity to appreciate it and capture it in a photograph.

What is a Free Tour?

Free Tours are walks provided by passionate local guides without requesting any upfront payments. They allow every traveler, no matter their budget, to experience and enjoy what a place has to offer. 

Who takes Free Tours?

Free Tours guests are travelers of all ages and backgrounds seeking to enjoy authentic experiences. Independent tourists usually book Free Tours because they are looking for special activities, where they can learn historical facts, but also get an overview about the local culture, environment, and people.

Are Free Tours really Free?

Yes. Free Tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis, so they are completely free unless you decide to make a contribution according to how much you enjoyed the experience. Guides appreciate receiving tips of any amounts at the end of the tour, but it’s completely voluntary to do so.

Do I have to book my Free Tour?

Yes. It’s mandatory to make a booking to ensure group sizes remain manageable and Guides can provide a better experience for all guests. Making a booking is absolutely free and it will take you less than one minute!