5 reasons to join a free walking tour in Curaçao
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Here's a hint, time flies when you're having fun
Free tours with local guides are extremely popular in the world and our tours on Curaçao are no exception. Every year, thousands of visitors from all around the world decide to explore the old town on foot in the pay-what-you-wish model.
Here are your top 5 reasons to join a Free Tour
1. See hidden gems and get a local’s perspective
As frequent travelers ourselves, we try to put ourselves in your shoes. Alongside the historical sites, we also try to give you a local’s flavor. This includes some “off the beaten track” hidden gems, local stories, and tips & tricks on surviving island life that you won’t find in any brochure.
Soak up some culture, learn where locals dine, understand the history. Proof of the pudding is that you will always find us or our friends in the bars we recommend.
2. Tailor-made tours
Our tours follow a specific route, but the content van vary. Want to know more about the politics or interested more about our melting pot of cultures, please don’t hesitate to ask. If we don’t know the answers right away, we will come back to you on any of your queries once we have them. We also try to make ourselves available during the remainder of your stay. Should you come across any issues or need additional information or advice; whatsapp or text us during your stay and we’ll gladly help out where we can.
3. It’s budget-friendly
Free tours have no fixed price meaning that you can pay what you want at the end of the walk. The decision how much you pay is totally yours. If your financial situation is ok, you can pay a price similar to a standard city tour (or more if you really enjoyed the tour and you feel like it) but if you are on budget, you can pay whatever you feel comfortable with. Your tour guides have been students once, too, they understand.
4. Free tours are the best-rated experiences
Our 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor confirm the highest quality of the free walking tour. Considering the “pay what you think the tour is worth” model. We have no guarantees of an income. Hence, we give 110% every time to ensure you’re always satisfied.
5. Free tours are both informative and entertaining
The free walking tour is usually a 2.5-hour mix of historical facts, fascinating stories and funny anecdotes. The guides will make sure you are never bored. They know that if you get bored, you can just leave. This happens very rarely though because free tours are so much fun! You'll also have an opportunity to meet new people and maybe make a few new friends.
If you are planning a trip to Curaçao, definitely begin with a free walking tour. Then, you can continue exploring the city on your own or brainstorm with your guide on how to make the best of your stay.
Written by Alex Driesprong