Guided tour

Arequipa: City Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

Activity provider: LimaTours
Guided tour

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.

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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.


  • Explore the "White City" of Arequipa on a guided tour
  • Learn more about the colonial history of the city
  • Visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a cloistered convent
  • Explore the bustling main square
  • Admire the best views of the city and countryside
Full description

Start with pickup from your hotel and be transferred to the Carmen Alto viewpoint. Admire the views of the countryside of Arequipa, the Chili river, and the Misti and Chachani volcanoes in the background. Head next to the Yanahuara viewpoint with a fantastic view of the city. After that, visit the Basilica of the Company of Jesus, built in a neo-Renaissance style, built with white stone, known as ashlar. You will then explore a bit of the main square of the city. Finally, discover 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.

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Professional bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English)
  • Admission to Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Snacks and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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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

  • This activity does not include pickup from private residences
  • 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
  • The use of face masks in public places is no longer mandatory due to a decrease in COVID infection in Peru. With the exception of health facilities, ground transportation services and closed spaces without ventilation. However, it is recommended that persons over 60 years of age who have received less than three doses of COVID continue to use the KN95 mask for preventive purposes.
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The high price is out of proportion to the meager performance

May 14, 2019

Product ID: 238272