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Overview

For this wonderful Peruvian town, we have the tour package available on a daily basis, covering the best attractions of the city, like the Saint Augustine Church, the Santa Catalina Monastery, the mighty Misti volcano and more. Arequipa is called The White City, for its old buildings made of volcanic rock; it is an amazing volcanic zone, but almost all of them are already inactive yet still remain a great attraction.

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Attractions Included in this tour:

  • Yanahuara Main Square
  • Arequipa Cathedral
  • Saint Agustin Church
  • Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Carmen Alto Gazer

The Arequipa City tour Package Includes:

  • Professional English speaking Tour Guide
  • All Transfers from and to your hotel
  • Entrance tickets to all places of visit

The City tour Does Not Include:

  • Meals
  • Tips or extra expenses

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Detailed Itinerary

Arequipa City Tour – Half Day Tour

At either 09:00 am or 02:00 pm, our staff will pick you at the hotel in Arequipa city to go on tour at the following places:

Mirador de Yanahura (Yanahura Gazer): Located only 2 km from Arequipa city downtown, this attraction offers lovely old streets and a renowned church. This place is also well-known for its gazer, from where you can scan the entire valley and the Misti volcano.

Paucarpata: 7 km away from Arequipa city downtown, Paucarpata is proud to have wonderful churches with paintings from the colonial Cusco school. Here you will also find typical Arequipa restaurants.

Molino de Sabandía (Sabandia Mill): 10 km away from Arequipa city downtown, it is a beautiful mill built in 1621 and is still in use nowadays. From this place you can see amazing volcanoes such as: Chanchani, Misti and Pichupichu. This is a unique farming village with Inca constructions and many hot springs.

Sabandia has fine weather, it is usually sunny with some fresh breeze: it was founded in 1622 and restored in the 1970s by a Peruvian bank. The mill runs on the stream force of the little river.

Santa Catalina Monastery: The most important and impressive religious site in the city, it was founded in September 1579, by Santa Catalina of Siena. It was later closed until 1970. It is a must attraction in Arequipa city, which resembles a small village with its own streets and alleys.

What to bring for this tour

What you need to take for the City Tour:

  • Extra money, cameras
  • Sun hat, sunscreen, bottled water
  • Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, shorts
Upgrade options for your comfort

You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:

Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.

Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.

Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.

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Prices

Prices: Fares for the Half a day tour of Arequipa depend on the number of people in your group (more people less pricy).

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The Arequipa city tour can also be combined with the tour of the Colca Canyon,

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