City tour Arequipa, discover the magic of the white city of Arequipa, known in such a way for its ancient constructions based on volcanic rocks.
The city tour of the city of Arequipa can visit churches and convents, the Arequipa countryside you can visit the typical Arequipa in their daily activities in comfortable units fully equipped, always accompanied by a bilingual guide on board explaining the sights to visit.
Itinerary of this trip
Day 1: City Tour in Arequipa
- 09:00 HRS we pick you up from your hotel in downtown Arequipa.
- The tour will begin with a visit to the district of Carmen Alto.
- From the Mirador, you can see in all its impressive figure the three volcanoes that surround the White City of Arequipa: the Misti (5,800 meters), Chachani (6,000 meters) and Pichu Pichu (5,300 meters), in addition to the beautiful countryside with your andenería.
- Then you will go down to visit the plaza, church and cloisters of the traditional and colonial district of Yanahuara, with its spacious mansions and typical alleys made with the typical white sillar, volcanic tufa made of stone and that is the reason why Arequipa has the nickname of "White City".
- Continuing you will enter the Historical Center, declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
- Then we will visit the Plaza de Armas, surrounded by its three granite portals with brick and lime vaults, and the central pool with a beautiful bronze fountain of three plates crowned with the figure of a soldier of the XVI century, called "El Tuturutu" .
- Then we visited the Cathedral Basilica (year 1656), considered one of the first religious monuments, neoclassical style, destroyed by a fire in 1844 and rebuilt in 1868. Its front has a length of 107 meters and is decorated with 70 columns of style classic, two towers and two bronze medallions.
Then we went to the Convent of the Society of Jesus built by the Jesuits, the highest expression of religious architecture where the church stands out (year 1573) and the Polychrome Chapel of San Ignacio de Loyola, as well as its cloisters with arches carved in ashlar, typical stone white volcanic Its walls, domes and pilasters look like an exuberant baroque and the altars and altarpieces are covered with gold leaf.
- Finally we visited the Monastery of Santa Catalina (year 1580), citadel built in ashlar with an area of 20 thousand m2.
It includes within our program:
- Tourist Mobility
- Professional guide
- Revenue monastery of Santa Catalina
- Internal guide in Santa Catalina monastery.
- International flights
- Feeding not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses