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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.30
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$47.30
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Quarry Canyon + Countryside Tour, +food Tasting

Quarry Canyon + Countryside Tour, +food Tasting

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This tour will be a great Experience if you have a free day in Arequipa you will see all the best things about the city and surroundings you will have the opportunity to learn about local culture, traditions and to taste some of local Peruvian food which is very characteristic in the region.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.34
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$85.34

Private Tour: Arequipa Countryside Tour Including Sabandia Mill and Founder's Mansion

Private Tour: Arequipa Countryside Tour Including Sabandia Mill and Founder's Mansion

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Explore the sublime surroundings of Arequipa on a half-day private tour of the lush countryside. Gain insight into the region’s agricultural history with a private guide; visit the distinct farming terraces of Paucarpata; and tour a grand colonial home belonging to the founder of Arequipa. Transportation in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan is provided for your convenience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.20
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$62.20
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
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$48.00
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Small-Group Arequipa Countryside Tour Including La Mansion del Fundador -Mirabus

Small-Group Arequipa Countryside Tour Including La Mansion del Fundador -Mirabus

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Get a sense for the rich history and stunning scenery near Arequipa during this 4-hour, small-group, excursion. Travel with a guide and no more than 15 other guests, discovering the stunning landscape of the Chilina Valley and the towering Misti volcano in the distance. You’ll tour the 18th-century stone mill of Sabandia and visit the La Mansion del Fundador, one of the most iconic mansions in the region, before ending your day at the ‘Iron Bridge,’ designed by famed architect Gustave Eiffel. Benefit from a guide and round-trip transport (including hotel pickup, but not hotel drop-off) too.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.39
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$15.39
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Route of the Sillar, Valley and Volcanoes

Route of the Sillar, Valley and Volcanoes

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Route of the Sillar, Viewpoints of the Valley and Volcanoes We enter in the middle of huge volcanic stone farellones 30 meters high carved "to combo and chisel", colonial facades and carvings. Here we will have an illustrious moment with the master stonecutters, known as "cutters". They will reveal their live work techniques so that later we can do it with our own hands. We will see giant block falls and the wonderful experience of watching small blocks of ashlar made using ancestral instruments used from generation to generation. Heading to the Mirador de Carmen Alto !!! We will visit the traditional and unmissable viewpoints of Arequipa, Mirador de Carmen Alto to appreciate the Chilina Valley and our 3 volcanoes, Chachani, Misti and Pichupichu. The second viewpoint is in Yanahuara. Here we will eat rich traditional desserts and buy unique handmade souvenirs in the square.
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  • 4 hours
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$46.16
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$46.16

Private Guided City Tour Arequipa

Private Guided City Tour Arequipa

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Explore Peru’s second biggest city, Arequipa on a private half-day guided tour. Discover the “White City,” named after its white buildings made from sillar stone of the nearby volcanoes, and how Arequipa became very prosperous during Spanish colonial times. Visit key landmarks such as the Plaza de Armas and Santa Catalina Monastery and get a panoramic at the three volcanoes that surround the city.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral

Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral

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Embark on a nearly 4-hour guided tour of Arequipa's vast colonial sites, including the Franciscan Recoleta Convent and the city's Vallecito, St Lazarus and Cayma districts. This private sightseeing excursion delves into Arequipa's intriguing colonial past and showcases some of its best known colonial attractions. Visit the Casa del Moral, an 18th century home filled with colonial paintings, and take in spectacular views of Arequipa from the Carmen Alto viewpoint, which overlooks the city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.80
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$70.80
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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 as we induce ourselves into the small streets, squares, wrought iron windows and traditional mansions carved in white volcanic stone (sillar). We will stop briefly to take strength in a local coffee shop with an Peruvian organic coffee espresso and Andean tasting chocolates to go to Quinta Salas or "Castillo del Diablo" through its narrow streets until we reach the edge of the Chili River to meet the Barrio del Solar and the Tambo Matadero. Both places were built in the seventeenth century entirely of white ashlar, the first to house the people and the second to sacrifice the sacrifice of animals. Finally at 5:30 p.m., privileged time to take photos (golden hour), we will go to the Plaza de Armas appreciating Spanish courtyards and colonial balconies of the city. Here ends our journey through time in old Arequipa.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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$35.90

City Tour of Arequipa

City Tour of Arequipa

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Explore the rich history and colonial architecture of Arequipa and its surrounding districts during this 4-hour city sightseeing tour. Get a first-hand look at Peru’s charming ‘White City’ as you tour the Cayma and Añashuayco areas, wander through the Antiquilla market, see Arequipa’s 'Plaza de Armas,' and much more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.40
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$54.40
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Afternoon : Arequipa city tour with Santa Catalina Monastery

Afternoon : Arequipa city tour with Santa Catalina Monastery

Discover the history and architecture of Peru’s ‘white city’ during this afternoon city tour through Arequipa. Take a guided tour through the Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the views of the imposing El Misti volcano, and listen to engaging commentary about the importance of the city during the Spanish colonial era. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 4 hours
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$64.00
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$64.00

Sillar Route In Arequipa + Viewpoint of the Volcanoes

Sillar Route In Arequipa + Viewpoint of the Volcanoes

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THE TOUR HAS TWO HOURS OF START, AT 8:00 AM OR 2:00 PM, WITH THIS WE CAN KNOW THE WONDERFUL OF THE CITY OF AREQUIPA, A NEWLY DISCOVERED LANDSCAPE WHERE A LOT OF THE CULTURE OF AREQUIPA IS KNOWN AND THE ORIGIN OF THE SILLAR, FAMOUS STONE FROM WHICH THE HISTORICAL CENTER OF THE CITY WAS BUILT. YOU WILL WALK LIGHTLY ALSO FOR A PINK ARMCHAIR CANYON, VIRGIN AREA AND NAME CUADBRILLAS. WE WILL EXPLORE THE CARVINGS THAT EXIST IN THIS AREA AND THE VALUABLE WORK OF THE CANTERS.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.00
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$11.00

Arequipa City Tour & Juanita Mummy

Arequipa City Tour & Juanita Mummy

Visit the beautiful Arequipa city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This impressive place has a lot of history, culture and one of the best Peruvian cuisine. Visit the Juanita Mummy, and marvel at her incredible history and perfect state of preservation, with our City tour Tour & Juanita Mummy, in Arequipa City.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.13
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$86.13
Price varies by group size
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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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$41.03

sillar route

sillar route

La Ruta del Sillar es una experiencia para conocer la procedencia e historia del "sillar" la piedra volcánica con la que se han construido los edificios más importantes de Arequipa. El recorrido comprende la visita a las canteras para apreciar la elaboración, megatallado del material en medio de un entorno fascinante.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.61
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Morning: half day Sillar Stone Tour from Arequipa

Morning: half day Sillar Stone Tour from Arequipa

Discover the origin of Arequipa’s brilliant white architecture on an excursion to the Canteras de Sillar, or Sillar Quarries, where you’ll see local masons cutting stone from pale, volcanic cliffs. Challenging access roads mean the Canteras de Sillar would be difficult to reach on an independent trip, and visiting with a guide is a fascinating way to get the background on Arequipa’s long tradition of stone work.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.00
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$41.00

Private Arequipa Walking City Tour with Juanita Museum - All Included

Private Arequipa Walking City Tour with Juanita Museum - All Included

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With striking baroque architecture and buildings made of white volcanic stone, Arequipa ranks among the prettiest cities in Peru—but exploring without a guide means missing out its hidden secrets. On this tour, stroll through the side streets and colorful cloisters with your guide, and see the best of Arequipa on foot. Visit attractions including the Santa Catalina monastery and the Andean Santuarios museum, with entry fees included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.00
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$63.00
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Afternoon: Arequipa Panoramic bus with entrances

Afternoon: Arequipa Panoramic bus with entrances

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If you’re visiting Arequipa for the first time, orient yourself in the historic city with ease during a tour by panoramic bus. You’ll skip the hassle of navigation as a driver transports you between landmarks and will enjoy unobstructed views from the top deck of the bus. Plus, the short duration of this tour makes it ideal for travelers on a time budget, while included admission tickets make this the obvious choice for visitors on a budget.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

Private Arequipa City Tour: Juanita Museum, Santa Catalina and Colonial Suburbs

Private Arequipa City Tour: Juanita Museum, Santa Catalina and Colonial Suburbs

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Check out the architectural and historical highlights in the colonial city of Arequipa during this 5-hour private city tour. Receive personalized attention from your guide as you explore this Peruvian town also known as “The White City,” thanks to its wealth of white-hued structures. Among the landmarks you’ll see are the Monastery of Santa Catalina, the Juanita Mummy Museum and the colonial suburbs of Cayma, Yanahuara and Sabandia. Your Arequipa sightseeing excursion also includes a private guide and vehicle, lunch, all entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.31
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$192.31
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Arequipa Countryside, Sabandia Mill & Founder's Mansion

Arequipa Countryside, Sabandia Mill & Founder's Mansion

Enjoy the beautiful green valleys on the outskirts of the Arequipa city, looking beautiful landscapes, with mountains and volcanoes, surrounding it. Visit amazing wonders of Arequipa's architecture such as the Sabandía Mill and the Founder's Mansion, made of the main building material of the city: the ashlar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.45
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$85.45
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.53
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$86.53
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Sillar Route

Sillar Route

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• Tourist mobility • Guide • Entrance ticket • Snack • Visit to the quarries of Añashuayco • Trek to the gorge of Culebrillas • Visit the Mirador of Zamacola
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00

Afternoon : Arequipa Walking tour

Afternoon : Arequipa Walking tour

The volcanic stone city of Arequipa ranks among the most beautiful in South America, and many people say no trip to Peru is complete without a visit. On this tour, leave the map behind and follow your guide to top Arequipa attractions including the Plaza de Armas and Santa Catalina Monastery, and learn of the city’s rich colonial history. Entry to the Santa Catalina Monastery plus pickup and drop-off at your Arequipa accommodation are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00

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Private "Ruta del Sillar & Culebrillas" Tour

This tour will take you to two sillar canyons. The first canyon is where you will see the local workers working on making bricks made of the sillar material, which has been used to build most of the city of Arequipa. The second canyon is an untouched jewel where you will hike and marvel through this amazing and beautiful "culebrilla canyon".
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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City tour & Countryside Tour Bus

City tour & Countryside Tour Bus

The City & Countryside Tour is an experience to explore the buildings, places and the characteristic landscape of the City of Arequipa from a panoramic bus. Which moves around the city making specific stops to see squares, viewpoints and to admire the landscape route of "La Campiña", under the assistance of a professional guide during the tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.25
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$27.25

Private Tour of the Sillar Route

Private Tour of the Sillar Route

Today you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy the Sillar Route and discover the impressive Añashuayco Quarries, located a few minutes from the city of Arequipa, where hundreds of men and youngsters extracted the white volcanic rock -called sillar- with which much of the city is built. You can enjoy watching the extraction of quarry stones, while beautiful natural landscape surrounds you. After the visit, you will be taken back to your hotel. The tour lasts three hours and can be done in the morning or afternoon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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$105.00
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Ruta del Sillar - Small-Group Half Day Trip from Arequipa

Ruta del Sillar - Small-Group Half Day Trip from Arequipa

Discover part of the history of the beautiful city of Arequipa. Discover why it is more known as "the white city"? After having visited the Sillar Route you will understand why the buildings of their houses and monuments that characterize and make it unique.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Arequipa Private City Tour Including Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa Private City Tour Including Santa Catalina Monastery

The route begins in Arequipa´s Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru. Facing this square is the imposing Cathedral, built in the 17th century. From there, continue to the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a cloister and small religious citadel built in 1579, still in use to this date. Then, visit the Church of the Compañia de Jesus (1590). Considered a classic example of local baroque architecture, it houses an exceptional collection of paintings and murals. Lastly, visit the districts of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto for a panoramic view of the Arequipa countryside. At the end, take a transfer back to the hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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$105.00
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3-hour guided food tour / 5 iconic restaurants of Arequipa

3-hour guided food tour / 5 iconic restaurants of Arequipa

Come and learn the history of Peru and Arequipa through its food and drinks. You get all this for a very affordable price, that includes 7 different plates, 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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$71.80
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$71.80

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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$105.00
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Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery

The route begins in Arequipa´s Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru. Facing this square is the imposing Cathedral, built in the 17th century. From there, continue to the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a cloister and small religious citadel built in 1579, still in use to this date. Then, visit the Church of the Compañia de Jesus (1590). Considered a classic example of local baroque architecture, it houses an exceptional collection of paintings and murals. Lastly, visit the districts of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto for a panoramic view of the Arequipa countryside. At the end, take a transfer back to the hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.42
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$56.42
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Private Tour to Santa Catalina Convent and Sabandía Mill

Private Tour to Santa Catalina Convent and Sabandía Mill

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Santa Catalina Convent, built in 1579, which is an enclosed religious town that remains in use to this day. You will continue to Sabandia, famous for its colonial mill that dates from the XVII Century, where formerly the grains were ground that soon were distributed in all the South of Peru. Fascinating villages with stepped terraces dating from pre-inca time, will be seen on the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Arequipa Walking Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa Walking Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

Through this tour they will learn about the history, culture, legends and peculiar data of the city. You will discover the importance it had in colonial times and until today becoming one of the most important tourist destinations in Peru -
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
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$44.00
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City Tour in Arequipa

City Tour in Arequipa

See Arequipa through a local lens on this Arequipa sightseeing tour. Along with a guide, head to top sites such as the Cathedral of Arequipa, Monastery of Santa Catalina, and Museum of Andean Sanctuaries. Not only is this tour a great introduction to the city for first-time visitors, but it's also a chance to chat with a local guide about everyday life in the beautiful colonial city.
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  • 6 hours
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$75.00
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$75.00

The Sillar Route in Arequipa

The Sillar Route in Arequipa

The Sillar Route Day Tour is a fantastic opportunity to know where the sillar comes from, and is the main material of monuments, temples and mansions of Arequipa city, also known as the White City. You will visit impressive streams, admiring desert landscapes and how they process the sillar with expert masters. Do not miss the opportunity to take a different tour!
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.97
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Half day Pre-Inca tombs of Sillustani

Half day Pre-Inca tombs of Sillustani

Take this tour from Puno, get to know the amazing tombs of Sillustani and enjoy the beautiful views and landscapes it offers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.44
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Food tour in Arequipa

Food tour in Arequipa

The "picanterías" in Arequipa date back to the 16th century, becoming famous at the beginning for Chicha de Jora, a traditional corn-based drink, and then for the elaboration of exquisite Andean and Hispanic fusion dishes. The city of Arequipa has spectacular gastronomy and culinary history, and if you are visiting this fantastic place, you can not miss the famous "picanterías", Peruvian restaurants that will delight your palate, and taste new and intense flavors. With our Culinary Tour in Arequipa - Picanterias you will spend an incredible time, learning from the local people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$206.50
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$206.50
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Half day City Tour and visit Santa Catalina Monastery - Arequipa, Peru

Half day City Tour and visit Santa Catalina Monastery - Arequipa, Peru

Come and enjoy this tour with us by bus. We will visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit Church of the Company, La Casona de Tristán del Pozo and the viewpoints of the districts of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara, from where we will have an impressive view of the White City of Arequipa.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.36
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