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Plaza de Armas Tours and Activities

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Plaza de Armas—with its palm trees, fountains, and symmetrical landscaped gardens—forms the cultural and social heart of the historic center of Arequipa. On the edge of the square is the twin-towered Basilica Catedral de Arequipa, one of the volcanic-stone structures that give Arequipa its nickname: La Ciudad Blanca (The White City).

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Arequipa, Historic and Colonial City and Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa, Historic and Colonial City and Santa Catalina Monastery

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Explore Arequipa's many historical sights and attractions on a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. A knowedgable and expert guide will take you via air-conditioned coah to spectacular viewpoints like the Mirador de Yanahuara, and lead you through some of Arequipa's most exquisite colonial districts—including Yanaahuara and St Lazarus. Visit the Monastery of St Catherine, which was closed to the public for almost 400 hundreds years.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

A 3-hour Guided Food Tour with 5 Iconic Restaurants of Arequipa

A 3-hour Guided Food Tour with 5 Iconic Restaurants of Arequipa

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We are the first foodie tour of Arequipa with experience guiding groups in Lima Peru. Our tour takes you to the most iconic restaurants of Arequipa to taste different plates while you also get to know the history of what you are eating. We tell you the story of Peru and Arequipa through its food and drinks. You get all this for a very affordable price, that includes all the food, 3 drinks and a dessert! We believe this to be a very good value for your money, as you will end the tour completely satisfied! After the tour, your guide will be happy to recommend chic and superb places to go enjoy some drinks, live music, or whatever tickles your fancy!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67

Golden hour, legends of Arequipa and Peruvian Coffee

Golden hour, legends of Arequipa and Peruvian Coffee

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This is a tour full of history in Arequipa and legends that I will tell you while we are inducted into the small streets, squares, wrought iron windows and traditional houses carved in white volcanic stone. Then we go to the Barrio del Solar and the Tambo Matadero, here we will observe how families lived in colonial times, We will pass through the Bolognesi Bridge, the oldest in Arequipa and a place where many love stories and legends have been woven. Our next stops will be the Plaza de Armas and the company's Cluastros, both authentic works of art in volcanic stone. Of the best of local architecture Finally at 4:45 p.m. we will go to an excellent terrace to be served by Alejandra and Patricio, who will offer us a small tasting of quality Peruvian coffee and homemade liquors. It is here, and after enjoying the tasting where we can take advantage of the golden hour light for our photographs
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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$35.90

Walking Tour Arequipa Including Santa Catalina Monastery

Walking Tour Arequipa Including Santa Catalina Monastery

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Get in touch with Peru’s colonial heritage during this 3-hour guided walking tour of Arequipa. Stroll the streets of the country’s second-biggest city, admiring the unique ashlar-clad (white volcanic rock) buildings of its UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center. As you wander you’ll tour the oldest neighborhood in the city, see Arequipa’s first church, play around with some llamas and alpacas and sample some potatoes, one of Peru’s most typical snacks. A guide, hotel pickup and food tasting are all included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00

Bus City Tour Arequipa - Guided visit by bus

Bus City Tour Arequipa - Guided visit by bus

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Arequipa, Peru's ‘White City’, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site well worth the visit. See all its top spots while riding in comfort onboard a panoramic bus driven and narrated by a bilingual guide (English & Spanish). Start in Plaza de Armas then take in the scenery offered by a series of viewpoints before making several stops to experience this ancient city on foot and learn some of its long and fascinating history.
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  • 4 hours
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$41.03
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Colca Full Day Tour

Colca Full Day Tour

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The Colca Canyon is the deepest in the world and truly an incredible site. This tour is a great escape from the city and gives travelers the opportunity to experience Andean culture. Below is a general outline of our full day tour. · You will be picked up from your hotel or hostel between 3:00am and 3:30am and drive north to Chivay where you will eat a simple breakfast. · We then head west to the Condor Cross located on the rim of the Colca Canyon. You will have one hour to enjoy the views and look for condors. · We will make our way back towards Chivay making stops at Antawilke to see pre-Incan terraces, a small colonial town called Maca, and the Yanque hotsprings to bathe in the hot pools for one hour. · Upon arriving to Chivay we will stop at a local restaurant to eat a buffet lunch. · We then head back towards Arequipa making two final stops along the way at Patapama and the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve. · You will be dropped off back at your hotel around 5:30pm.
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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Fullday Colca Canyon tour from Arequipa

Fullday Colca Canyon tour from Arequipa

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Spend the day watching condors glide over the Colca Canyon on a full-day trip from Arequipa, a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. Observe condors and absorb panoramic views of the Colca Canyon from La Cruz del Condor lookout point, and opt to soak your muscles in the hot springs of La Calera in the afternoon. Plus, go bird watching in Pampa Cañahuas.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.00
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$86.00

Monastery of Santa Catalina, Historic center and viewpoints of Arequipa.

Monastery of Santa Catalina, Historic center and viewpoints of Arequipa.

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With this tour we will be able to know both the history of Arequipa from its beginnings, the constructions of the Historic center of Arequipa, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the surrounding viewpoints as well as one of the most representative centers such as the Monastery of Santa Catalina, come and know this tour on foot walking and enjoying the city as well as by car to get to know the closest viewpoints of the city with beautiful landscapes and beautiful archeology stories. This tour is offered privately and is guided on board in your preferred language so you have a full day knowing a lot about the history of Arequipa.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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$128.21

Private Tour to The Sillar Route and Historical Center of Arequipa

Private Tour to The Sillar Route and Historical Center of Arequipa

This tour is unique because you can get to know the center of the city, you will be informed of its creation, the guide will give details of its foundation and how is the beginning of the city in relation to the ashlar, this stone originating from volcanic tufo. After that we will have an excursion to the same quarries where they extract by hand and there are some carvings so they can have the photos of the memory. After that we will visit the shingles canyon, of pink ashlar, virgin ashlar cannon where many good photos can also be taken. The duration is 4 hours and you can really know the importance of Sillar in Arequipa and how it has marked the history of the city of Arequipa.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00

City Tour in Arequipa, Santa Catalina and viewpoints

City Tour in Arequipa, Santa Catalina and viewpoints

This tour is a complete visit to the city, knowing a lot of its architecture, culture, the historic center, then you visit some incredible landscapes where you can also appreciate the beauty of the fields and green areas that Arequipa has, it ends up having a pleasant moment, besides knowing one of the important attractions of Arequipa such as the Monastery of Santa Catalina. This tour makes it special that it does not have any extra expense on your part, it includes all income and permanent assistance, complete tour of Arequipa.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
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$76.93

Walking Tour Arequipa

Walking Tour Arequipa

The Walking City Tour, or pedestrian tour, is an experience to explore the emblematic places of the city of Arequipa on foot. Given the opportunity to know the origins of the so-called "White City" through the historical, artistic and cultural richness of its buildings
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.24
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Arequipa and Colca: Wonderful experience 4 days and 3 nights

Arequipa and Colca: Wonderful experience 4 days and 3 nights

Enjoy what Arequipa has prepared for you, and dazzle with the beautiful Colca Valley and its natural beauty. Take a panoramic touristic bus through the historic city center, the Plaza de Armas, San Francisco Church, Santa Catalina Monastery and more. We will also visit the Yanahuara viewpoint, where we will have a beautiful view of the white city, then we will go to the Carmen Alto waterfall, called the viewpoint of the Volcanoes. Enjoy the scenery of one of the deepest canyons in the world, we start our journey to the Colca Canyon.
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  • 4 days
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$214.00
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$214.00

Arequipa - Cotahuasi Canyon 4D / 3N

Arequipa - Cotahuasi Canyon 4D / 3N

Do not miss this wonderful place of cotahuasi. the deepest canyon of the narrowest of all Peru, the Sipia Waterfall, with a fall of 150 meters managing to appreciate its three levels of water and its spectacular rainbow. luicho thermal baths where hot water emanates from the subsoil, cotahuasi is a town with a great variety of wild birds, with a Queñuales forest that has a lot of vegetation of flora and fauna, a Jewry Pampa cacti forest, “Cactus” of up to 13 meters high  with two large chaquicocha lagoons where we can appreciate a great variety of wild birds and the lagoon itself, pallarcocha from where you can see the Nevado de Coropuna with an altitude of 6,425 m.a.s.l.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$268.72
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Arequipa Tour, Valley, ATVs and Canopy.

Arequipa Tour, Valley, ATVs and Canopy.

An excursion full of history, natural viewpoints and adventure. The perfect combination to make your day in Arequipa unique and special, in addition to getting to know the city, its viewpoints, you will have the opportunity to tour its valley aboard an ATV. We will visit the historic center, viewpoint of the Volcanoes and the ATV adventure will make this visit unique. Includes tourist transport, professional guide on board, entrance to the places of visit, ATV ride for 1 hour and a half. Also, if the opportunity is right, we can take a little horse ride. At the end we will coordinate with the guide to see if they are encouraged to carry out the sports activity of the canopy or Ziplining. Known as zip line. After this great day, we will return to the city center.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

City Tour Arequipa & Santa Catalina Monastery

City Tour Arequipa & Santa Catalina Monastery

We invite you to discover the beautiful town of Arequipa, with the SIGHTSEEING TOUR & SANTA CATALINA MONASTERY tour. Stroll through the old 'forbidden city' of Santa Catalina, meet the Jesuit church and enjoy the majestic views of the Misti volcano. Do not miss it!
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  • 4 hours
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$86.53
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$86.53

Arequipa Private City Tour & San Camilo Traditional Market

Arequipa Private City Tour & San Camilo Traditional Market

Tour of the historic center of Arequipa, built with local 'sillar' stone, a pale volcanic rock, affording Arequipa its glorious architecture and its appropriate nickname, 'the White City'. Visit the San Lazaro district, this neighborhood of narrow streets, narrow passages, small squares and large houses is the most representative area of the old Arequipa. Proceed then to the Compañia Church, built by the Jesuits and part of a representative monument of religious architecture of the XVII century. Continue to the local market of San Camilo, and appreciate a variety of local products. Notably, this market is considered a Monumental Heritage of Architecture representative of Public Civil architecture, whose structures were designed by the renowned French engineer Gustave Eiffel. Finally visit the convent of Santa Teresa, built in 1710, and recently opened to the public. The site has valuable pieces of religious art and fabulous frescoes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00
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$71.00
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Perú tour in 10 days starting upon arrival to Arequipa quiet city

Perú tour in 10 days starting upon arrival to Arequipa quiet city

if you start your trip in Arequipa (2335 m.a.s.l.) you will have the chance to have a gradual acclimatization. You will enjoy a quiet city full of architecture surrounded by mountains and villages as in Colca valley with live culture, history and landscapes full of nature.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,179.49
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Private Arequipa Walking City Tour - All included

Private Arequipa Walking City Tour - All included

Explore the ‘White City’ of Arequipa on a private 3-hour walking tour. Learn about the rich history of the city and its beautiful architecture from your informative guide. Visit famous landmarks such as the Santa Catalina Monastery, the house of Tristan del Pozo, and the Plaza de Armas with the impressive ‘El Misti’ volcano serving as your backdrop for the day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.00
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$63.00

Arequipa and Colca Canyon 02 Days - 01 Night

Arequipa and Colca Canyon 02 Days - 01 Night

Let your spirit soar like the Andean condor on this full-day exploration of Colca Canyon. Stop by the ‘Condor’s Cross,’ near one of the canyon’s deepest points, to watch these majestic birds as they appear to float on the wind.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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$77.00

Wonders of Peru and Huaraz 16-Day Tour

Wonders of Peru and Huaraz 16-Day Tour

For those nature lovers who don’t want to miss anything between the North and South part of Peru, this tour package is the perfect choice, where La Cordillera de Los Andes, the coast and desert will captivate you with its unique scenery. This 16-day itinerary will take you on an adventure through the most exciting destinations of Peru, including Lima, Huaraz, Paracas, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno, and Cusco. The natural and cultural heritage of our country is like no other. Allow yourself to be renovated by our traditions and energetic lands!
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  • 16 days
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$2,603.00
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$2,603.00
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Private Full Day: Majes, Toro Muerto and Dinosaur Footprints. From Arequipa

Private Full Day: Majes, Toro Muerto and Dinosaur Footprints. From Arequipa

This 1-day excursion offers you the possibility to discover the coastal desert and the Majes valley. Visiting its main attractions, particularly the Toro Muerto petroglyphs and the Querullpa Dinosaur tracks. This tour is particularly interesting for people who have not had the opportunity to know the desert of the Peruvian coast and much of the pre-Inca culture that passed through Arequipa.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.08
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$123.08

Classic Tour Peru & Puerto Maldonado

Classic Tour Peru & Puerto Maldonado

Come to explore the wonders of Peru, a country rich in archaeological culture and ancestral history. On this tour you will start on the coast, in Lima city, located in front of the Pacific Ocean. You will continue to the mysterious mountains of Cusco, visiting its incredible Sacred Valley and the magical Machu Picchu citadel. The jungle and its charms in Puerto Maldonado will leave you impressed, and you will appreciate unique flora and fauna. To complete the tour, you will visit Puno and its famous Lake Titicaca, and then explore the white city: Arequipa.
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  • 13 days
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$2,117.00
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$2,117.00
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City Tour, Santa Catalina in Arequipa + Lunch

City Tour, Santa Catalina in Arequipa + Lunch

Enjoy with family and friends our beautiful white city, Arequipa. Tour the amazing Monastery of Santa Catalina, a place full of culture and history. The intrusive cells, the small streets, cloisters full of colorful flowers and the walls painted in fresh dyes. We will visit the Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful in Peru, the Jesuit Church of the Company, which on its beautiful facade announces the so-called mestizo architecture, its cloisters and dome. You will also visit other charming places like Casona Tristan del Pozo, Plaza San Francisco that surround the cataloged as Rome of America. Arequipa, white city known in part for its architecture of Sillar, white volcanic stone. Do not miss the history of Arequipa without visiting the main architecture of the historic center of the city.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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Should I book Plaza de Armas tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Plaza de Armas can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Plaza de Armas 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Plaza de Armas costs USD 35.90. Guided Plaza de Armas tours start around USD 35.90 per person.
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