This day tour will take you to the most iconic attractions in the city of Arequipa. You will visit the colonial districts of St Lazarus and Yanahuara, the Monastery of Santa Catalina and the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, as well as two locations that provide excellent views of the city and its surroundings – Carmen Alto and the Mirador de Yanahuara.
8:00 am: Hotel pick up
Our first stop will be at the beautiful San Lazaro quarter where it is believed Arequipa was founded.
The next stop will be at the Carmen Alto viewpoint, where you can see stunning views of the surrounding farmlands, Cachani and the towering Misti volcano.
We will then head to the Andalusian-style church and buildings in the colonial district of Yanahuara. Where most buildings are made from sillar, a volcanic rock, which is why Arequipa is called the White City.
After this, we will head to another popular viewpoint, El Mirador de Yanahuara where you can get amazing views of the city.
Our next stop will be the Monastery of Santa Catalina, an extremely well maintained and colourful Dominican religious convent that was closed to the public for over 4 centuries.
Our last stop will be the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa in the Plaza de Armas, which dates back to the 16th century. During our visit, we will learn about its history and construction.
After the city tour is over, we will take you to your hotel in Arequipa.
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Transportation to all attractions
- Entrance fees to all attractions
- Professionally guided tours