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Yanahuara Tours

Yanahuara
Yanahuara is a middle-class residential neighborhood known for El Mirador e Iglesia de Yanahuara, a lookout point that offers panoramic views of Arequipa and El Misti volcano. As in the Historic Center of Arequipa, Yanahuara’s architecture is dominated by white volcanic rock, and the streets are dotted with pretty Spanish colonial churches.

The Basics
As it isn’t part of the Historic Center of Arequipa, travelers can visit Yanahuara as part of a wider Arequipa tour. Some tours combine a walking tour of Yanahuara colonial treasures with a stop at the Monastery of St. Catherine (Monasterio de Santa Catalina), while others cover Yanahuara in conjunction with the districts of Carmen and Sachaca. Private tours provide a personalized experience of Arequipa that can include Yanahuara.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Yanahuara provides a less-crowded alternative to the Historic Center of Arequipa.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and take plenty of water if you’re walking.
  • Yanahuara has uneven, cobbled streets that make exploring in a wheelchair difficult.

How to Get There
Yanahuara is within walking distance of the Historic Center of Arequipa or just a 10-minute taxi ride, making it a popular addition to the itineraries of travelers on a time budget. From Plaza de Armas, it takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the Yanahuara lookout point on foot. Along the way, you’ll pass a plethora of colonial treasures mades from sillar (white volcanic rock).

When to Get There
The most atmospheric time to visit the El Mirador e Iglesia de Yanahuara in undoubtedly sunset, when the evening light bathes the white buildings of Arequipa in a golden light. Sunset times differ depending on the season.

Live Like a Local
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the crowds of Arequipa Old Town, Yanahuara is a good place to escape. Perfect for people watching, the residential district provides insight into the daily lives of locals and offers intrepid visitors a range of cheap and delicious Peruvian restaurants.

Address: Arequipa, Peru
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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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USD25.00
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USD25.00

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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USD192.31
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USD192.31
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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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USD54.40
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USD54.40
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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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USD40.00
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USD40.00

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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USD15.39
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USD15.39
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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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USD77.00
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USD77.00

Arequipa: City Tour - Santa Catalina Monastery and Yanahuara

Arequipa: City Tour - Santa Catalina Monastery and Yanahuara

The Tour of the Santa Catalina Monastery is an experience to tour the so-called "City within the City", since the distinctive features of this place is its isolation from the city despite being in the center of it, also having an art gallery and colorful streets inside. With the passage of time, the Monastery of Santa Catalina has forged a history rich in religious, artistic and cultural details since colonial times
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD64.00
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Bustour through Arequipa 4 hours

Bustour through Arequipa 4 hours

Tour known as the mirabus or bustour, you can find the most beautiful architectural monuments and natural viewpoints that surround the white city. Our tour begins with the pick up of our clients at their respective hotels or in the city center, then we will drive with the whole group to the beautiful places of the city such as: -Yanahuara Mirador Church and Plaza -High Carmen viewpoint. Cost 5 soles per person. -Outlet Incalpaca and zoo. -Sachaca District. (we only observe from the second floor) -Tingo spa. (we only observe from the second floor) -With a landscaper. (We toured this beautiful place surrounded by green area) -Manager of the Founder. (An optional entry fee is paid) -Stone mill in Sabandia (An optional entrance fee is paid) -Paucarpata's sugar factory. We will observe a beautiful natural panorama of Arequipa and its volcanoes. The bus only stops at 5 points and in the others it is only observed during the journey in the same transport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD11.00
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USD11.00

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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USD46.16
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USD46.16

City Tour in Arequipa, Historic Center and Viewpoints around

City Tour in Arequipa, Historic Center and Viewpoints around

This tour will allow you to know professionally the different places that comprise the historic center of the city, as well as the main viewpoints that surround the city of Arequipa. Having a pleasant walk time and at the same time cultural information of the city of Arequipa. Start in the historic center, taking a walk on the main places of free entry with colonial architecture. After that we went in a private car with a guide on board to the main viewpoints of Arequipa, with a good view and with a lot of history, to know a little more details about the surroundings and also the news in which the White city of Arequipa is located .
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD63.59
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USD63.59

Rock Climbing, Volcanoes and Typical Desserts

Rock Climbing, Volcanoes and Typical Desserts

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It will be a climbing day on the banks of the Chili River in the Chilina Valley. It doesn't matter if it's your first time climbing or if you have already practiced this sport a lot, the place we go to is great for beginners and experts. Charcani is an ideal area for sports and relaxation located at the foot of the Chili River and next to the Sanctuary of the Virgen de Chapi, patron of Arequipa; ensuring a perfect environment to enjoy an excellent day adventure.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD56.42
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USD56.42

Private Walking Tour Arequipa

Private Walking Tour Arequipa

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This Walking Tour in Arequipa is an entertaining walk that takes place in the most beautiful city of Peru. On this tour you will learn about pre- inca and colonial history, San Agustin University, Tambo el Matadero, El Solar Neighborhood, Alpaca World, Yanahuara district, Volcanoes, etc. Come with us and enjoy the white city!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD25.65
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USD25.65

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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USD128.21
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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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USD75.00
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USD75.00

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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USD105.00
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USD105.00
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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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USD55.00
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USD55.00
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