Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
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Stop At: Historic Centre of Arequipa, Arequipa Peru
Following pickup at your hotel in Arequipa, set out to explore what is known as the White City (Ciudad Blanca) aboard an air-conditioned coach.
Stop At: Plaza de Armas, Arequipa Peru
Stop first at the St Lazarus quarter, where Arequipa was founded. Walk down lovely streets lined with flowers and historic homes. At the Carmen Alto viewpoint, stop for views and photo ops of the surrounding farmland, framed by the Pichu Pichu, Cachani and Misti volcanoes. See the Andalusian-style church and buildings in the Yanahuara colonial district. The white buildings here are made from sillar, a volcanic rock, giving the White City its nickname. Stop at another popular viewpoint, El Mirador de Yanahuara.
Stop At: Monasterio de Santa Catalina, Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa Peru
Continue to the Monastery of St Catherine, a Dominican religious site that was closed to the public for over 4 centuries. Walk through the nunnery's peaceful plazas, narrow alleyways and lush gardens. Visit the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa in the Plaza de Armas, dating from the 16th century. Learn about the history of the structure from your guide, then stop by cloisters at the Church of the Society of Jesus (Iglesia de los Jesuita). At the conclusion of your city tour, return to your hotel for drop-off.
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Monasterio de Santa Catalina
- 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
The monastery part of this tour was very good and not included in any other tour. Well worth while.
Not bad, but could have been better.
City tour was good.
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
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
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.