Summary: Tour of the white city of Arequipa, exploring the history of the city and its surroundings, with transport and guide.
Duration: ½ day
Availability: All year
Price per person: US$ 38.00
Minimum: 1 person
Times: 08:30 am to 12:30 pm
Meeting point: Pick-up from the hotel
Cancellation policy: 48 hours before the scheduled start of the tour
Day 1: City Tour of Arequipa
We will begin our tour by visiting one of the city’s traditional neighborhoods, the district of Cayma, crossing the Chilina Bridge, which will provide us with a view of the city and the terraces carved from the banks of the Chili River. In Cayma, we will visit the main square and its church, where the Dominican Order built a hermitage in 1544, which is now home to the Virgin of Candelaria sanctuary. After this visit, we will continue to Añashuayco, where the emblematic white volcanic stone known as “sillar” has been quarried for use in the construction of Arequipa’s buildings since the colonial period. Upon our arrival in Añashuayco, our guide will give us more information about the geological origin and formation of the quarries, and we will have the chance to observe the extraction of the volcanic stone. Continuing our excursion, we will visit the district of Yanahuara, including the popular Antiquilla market, which has retained the colonial-era infrastructure of old Arequipa. We will then continue to Yanahuara, with its viewing point offering the finest view of the city and the volcanoes that line the horizon. Here we can wander the narrow streets before heading for the main square, where our guide will introduce us to the history of the city and the construction of historic buildings, including the cathedral. Our tour will end at Santa Catalina convent, where our guide will be there to assist those members of the group who wish to visit this attraction (the convent visit is not included in the City Tour).
- Departure from your hotel
- Transport in shared service
- Spanish and English speaking guide
- Pick-up from hotel in the city of Arequipa
- Shared transport
- Bilingual guide (in English and Spanish)
- Food and drinks
- Visit to Santa Catalina convent
- Not applicable
How to book:
- Select your departure date from the calendar.
- Select the time.
- Select the number of persons.
- Select the optional services you’d like to add.
- Click on “Book now”.
- Pay online.
Once you have completed payment, the booking will be subject to confirmation according to availability. If you’d like to check availability before paying, write to us.
What to bring:
- Comfortable clothing
- Sun block
- Rain jacket or rain poncho
- Canteen or sports bottle
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I book the tour?
We accept bookings a minimum of 3 days in advance.
If you cancel your booking 48 hours before the scheduled start of the tour, we will refund 100% of the amount you paid at the time of booking.