Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery

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Stop At: Historic Centre of Arequipa, Arequipa Peru

The White City opens up its doors in a tour that begins in the beautiful colonial quarter of San Lázaro, where Arequipa was founded; from here we will walk along the picturesque streets adorned with geraniums, and then we will head for the Carmen Alto viewpoint from where we will be able to admire the beautiful landscape of farming terraces and the three guardian volcanoes that surround the city: Misti, Chachani and Picchu-Picchu.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plaza de Armas, Arequipa Peru

We will then continue to the colonial district of Yanahuara, famous for its church built in Andalusia style, and its viewpoint with is gorgeous architecture surrounded by sillar stone arches. We will then visit the Monastery of Saint Catherine, an impressive religious monument that had been closed to the public for nearly 400 years; its narrow streets, plazas and gardens reminds us of the ancient districts of Seville or Granada.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Monasterio de Santa Catalina, Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa Peru

Finally, we will head for the Main Square, where we will be able to see the Cathedral and the arches that surround the plaza, and then visit the Church of the Company of Jesus founded in the 17th century by the Jesuits, and which stands out for its cloisters and the famous Saint Ignacio Dome.

Duration: 1 hour

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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Monasterio de Santa Catalina
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: Admission to religious places in shorts is not allowed; please wear long pants or a long skirt
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Laurence C
5 | 2018-07-29

The monastery part of this tour was very good and not included in any other tour. Well worth while.

cally h
4 | 2017-09-01

Not bad, but could have been better.

Hitomi S
4 | 2016-09-26

City tour was good.

colin c
2 | 2016-02-01

The guide and transport were good the issues we had developed around the large religious content, roughly two thirds of the tour was taken up with visits to a convent and a church, these visits were interesting in themselves but as both my wife and I are atheists it WA just to much for us. I wouldn't put others of going on this tour if you have an interest in religion, just not our bag

Kathleen P
3 | 2015-05-28

Tour comprehensive, guide very knowledgable. I booked English tour but all were Spanish speakers. Guide's descriptions very long so found myself waiting many minutes for information. Suggestion:- break each description into smaller sections? Had Eng guide in St Catalina but felt obliged to give tip

5 | 2015-05-13

The guide was great!! The tour was educational and definitely showed us some of the highlights of the city. We wouldn't have been able to see all of this without the tour.

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