Guided tour

Arequipa: City tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa: City tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

Activity provider: LimaTours

From US$ 56 per person

Explore Arequipa, “The White City,” on a 3.5-hour guided tour. Marvel at the city’s it’s striking colonial-era architecture. Enjoy panoramic views of the countryside.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels located at Arequipa Historic Center.

Experience

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.
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel to be transferred to the Carmen Alto viewpoint, where you will enjoy the countryside of Arequipa with a view to Chili river, and the Misti and Chachani volcanoes, in the background. Then you will be transported to the Yanahuara viewpoint, an olden construction of the XIX century, where they will obtain a view to the cityside, always with the imposing Misti watching over. After that, you will visit the basilica of the Company of Jesus, an impressive architectonic piece of neo-renaissance style, built with white stone, known as ashlar. The tour will continue in Main Square, the main space of urban encounters. Finally, you will know to get to know the famous Convent of Santa Catalina, a prestigious institution of the XVI century, comprised of plazas, cloisters, and streets, that used to be inhabited by the daughters of prestigious families, who were kept by the convent’s nuns.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off.
  • Touristic transportation
  • Professional bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English)
  • Admission to Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Gratuities.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Snacks and beverages.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • 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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The high price is out of proportion to the meager performance

May 14, 2019

Product ID: 238272