Arequipa City Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery 1/2 day
Arequipa is known as “The White City”, which is attributed to its constructions made with ashlar, the predominant material of the city.
The Arequipa city tour, presents us to the white city with landscapes surrounded by volcanoes in which highlights, El Misti, Chachani and Pichu Picchu, and among the main tourist attractions we have the Monastery of Santa Catalina and its Plaza de armas surrounded by mansions of the Colonial Period.
Day 01: arequipa City Tour – Morning.
- 9:00 a.m: Pick up from your hotel.
- 11:00 a.m. visit Plaza de Armas, the Company of Jesus, Monastery of Santa Catalina, viewpoints of Arequipa
Day 01: Arequipa City Tour – Afternoon.
- 13:00 p.m Pick up from your hotel.
- 14:00 p.m. visit Plaza de Armas, the Company of Jesus, Monastery of Santa Catalina, viewpoints of Arequipa
- ACTIVITIES: Clásico tour visit
- DURATION: HALF DAY
- MAX . Altitud: 2,328 mts
- SITE: AREQUIPA
“the White City”, is located in the southern part of Peru, at 2337 masl, the city is surrounded by 3 imposing volcanoes such as Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu.
The architecture that highlights in the white city is the monastery of Santa Catalina, its cathedral, which were built with ashlar.
In Arequipa is the famous “Colca Canyon” that at the beginning of 2022 is among the “Nominees for the awards of the ITB Berlin 2022 in the category Restoration and Recovery of Tourism for the Green Destination”.
City Tour Arequipa + Santa Catalina Monastery
Arequipa City tour, starts according to the timetable indicated, which can be in the morning or in the afternoon.
We will start the city tour with a visit to the viewpoint of Carmen Alto, where you can appreciate the imposing Misti Volcano (5800 masl), Chachani (6000 masl), Pichu Pichu (5300 masl) that surrounds the White City of Arequipa.
Continuing our City tour Arequipa, we will go to the district of Yanahuara, here we will visit the Mirador de Yanahuara, where predominate the arches built with different slogans of Arequipa, built with the White Ashlar.
Then we will go to the historic center of Arequipa, visiting the Plaza de Armas which is surrounded by the portals built with ashlar.
Continuing we will visit the Cathedral of Arequipa, built in 1656, which is considered one of the first religious monuments, then we will visit the Convent of the Company of Jesus, considered as the highest expression of religious architecture, built by the Jesuits.
o And to finish our tour we will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina (1580), a small city built with ashlar in an area of 20 thousand m2.
- Pick up from your hotel.
- Tourist transportation.
- Entrance to the convent of Santa Catalina
- Entrance ticket to San Ignacio de Loyola.
- Professional guide.
- Bring a jacket for the cold.
- Caps, hats and sunscreen.
- Water to drink.
- Carry low denomination coins, preferably soles.
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Your Travel Guide at a glance
1.- hotels in Arequipa. you can find hotels of all prices, from shared rooms, apartments and luxury hotels.
2.- Transportation to Arequipa. To arrive to Arequipa, we have 2 means that can be by plane or by land, Arequipa has its airport and a land terminal located near the center.
3.- Money. It is advisable to go to Arequipa with soles, since you will not find many money exchange houses, however you can consult in your lodging.
4.- Health center. as one of the biggest cities in Peru, Arequipa has hospitals and private clinics for emergency care.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical dish of arequipa?
If you visit Arequipa, you must eat its typical dish which is the sufle de Rocoto, accompanied by a roast beef or baked noodles.