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Arequipa: Private City Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

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Explore Arequipa, The White City, on a private guided tour. Enjoy the city’s striking colonial-era architecture, visit the Church of the Compañia de Jesus, and see panoramic views of the countryside.

Highlights

  • Explore Arequipa, a city founded in 1540.
  • Admire this city built with 'sillar', a volcany porous stone.
  • Visit to the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a cloistered convent until 1970.
  • Discover the reasons why Arequipa is called 'The White City'.
  • Admire the best views of Arequipa City.

Description

The route begins in Arequipa´s Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru. Facing this square is the imposing Cathedral, built in the 17th century. From there, continue to the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a cloister and small religious citadel built in 1579, still in use to this date. Then, visit the Church of the Compañia de Jesus (1590). Considered a classic example of local baroque architecture, it houses an exceptional collection of paintings and murals. Lastly, visit the districts of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto for a panoramic view of the Arequipa countryside. At the end, take a transfer back to the hotel.

Includes

Pick-up and drop-off Touristic transportation. Professional bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English). Admission to Santa Catalina Monastery.

Important Information

  • Pick-up from hotels located at Arequipa Historic Center.
  • This activity does not include the pick up from private residences (Airbnb)
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru as sales taxes are not included in the above total
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • People over 18 years of age may enter enclosed spaces only if they are fully vaccinated, providing a virtual or printed certificate. This applies to bus travel, any indoor activity, restaurants, hotels, trains, and airplanes. Minors should only be asymptomatic
  • Every person must permanently wear a KN95 mask or two masks one on top of the other (surgical mask, cloth mask, or two surgical masks on top)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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