City Tour Of Arequipa

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Arequipa, the white city of Peru offers you many interesting highlights: One of them is its historic city center and the traditional towns around the city. Come with us in our daily tour, elaborated with an itinerary that show you something more of our beautiful city.

Highlights

Hotel pickup included

Led by a local guide

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We start the tour driving towards to the district of Cayma, one of Arequipas traditional districts, taking as a route the new bride of Chilina that allow as to enjoy a view of our city and its terraces with the Chili River. In Cayma we will visit the Main Plaza and its Church, where the Dominican monks built a chapel in the year 1544 and today this Chapel is the sanctuary of the Virgin of Candelaria.
Finishing with this visit we will drive to the area of Aashuayco; place where the famous volcanic stone Sillar is extracted (Sillar is the white volcanic stone that is used in the construction of colonial buildings in the city of Arequipa).
In the area of Aashuayco, your guide will give you information about the origin and geological formations of the quarries and we will have the opportunity to observe the hard work that this job takes.

We will drive to Yanahuara; where we will visit the popular market of Antiquilla, that until today keep the colonial building style of the Old Arequipa and Yanahuara Main Plaza, having a wonderful view of the city and its volcanoes and exploring some traditional streets. After Yanahuara we keep forward to Arequipa Main Square (Plaza de armas) where you guide will give information about history and details of its infrastructure, and important points about the Cathedral. Our tour will finish taking youto the entrance of Monastery of Santa Catalina.

(On request the tour can finish also in Main Plaza). In Monastery Santa Catalina your guide will provide assistance for whoeverwants to visit the Monument.

Inclusions

Professional English/Spanish guide

Hotel pickup.

Live commentary on board

Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Monastery of Santa Catalina entrance fee

Other entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Note: If you require an infant seat, we can assign one for an extra cost.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour does not have specific restrictions unless you are in a very bad serious health conditions

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

  • 01-Aug-2022

    They kept us always informed when planning the tour. It was a private tour with stops on key places. Bilingual tour guide made exploring sites friendly.

  • 24-Jun-2022

    Fui a la Ciudad Blanca hace mas de 40 años, siendo universitario, y regresé este mes de junio de 2022 sin grandes expectativas y casi, por obligación, por acompañar a mi pareja que quería conocerla. Grande fue mi sorpresa de reencontrarme con una ciudad hermosa, bien cuidada, segura, limpia y amable. Que tesoro tiene el Peru en Arequipa, y aún no explotado del todo, con mucho potencial turístico. Su gran plaza, la imponente catedral y los señoriales portales hacen un deleite a la vista, con el volcán Misti de fondo. El Monasterio de Santa Catalina tan grande y misterioso, y las calles de la ciudad llenas de edificios blancos, de soberbias fachadas. No puedo dejar de mencionar la exquisita gastronomía arequipeña, llena de sabores y colores. Muy interesante también el Mercado de San Camilo, que exhibe todos los productos que da la tierra, con multicolores escaparates de frutas y verduras. Solo hay un misterio que no pude resolver: ¡como puede haber una ciudad tan limpia y no vi ni un solo basurero en las calles! Cómo lo hacen? Felicitaciones a las autoridades de Arequipa y a la comunidad por mantener tan bien este patrimonio cultural.

  • 17-Dec-2019

    Nos pegamos una “escapada” de viernes a domingo con mi novio y realmente la pasamos muy bien. Nos hospedamos cerca del centro y casi todos los recorridos los hicimos caminando. En Arequipa encontramos gente servicial, una vida muy comercial en el día y bohemia y alegre en la noche. Existen restaurantes y bares para todos los presupuestos. Tambien fuimos al mirador de Yanahuara desde donde pudimos ver el imponente Misti. Definitivamente queremos regresar! para conocer mucho más de la naturaleza imponente que sabemos rodea a la ciudad blanca.

  • 29-Sep-2019

    I wanted to visit the museums on my own and with my time so I decided to take this tour to better understand the City surroundings, history and culture. The guide Milagros was really exhaustive in the explanation of every place we stopped and was very kind and friendly. We visited San Camilo market where she explained the food, the hierbas and other stuff sold there. She went on to explain about shamanism and the interaction with Christianity. We travelled by car to other districts to appreciate the architecture and the influence spanish, French and other European styles melted into Arequipa buildings.