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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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US$47.30
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US$47.30
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The guide was excellent, lively, interesting and spoke very good English. The tour was packed with information presented in a clear manner. The guide gave me another English translator for Santa Catalina so I had my own gilded tour for the Monastery. Overall, excellent.

Mary, Feb. 2020

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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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US$15.39
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US$15.39
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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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US$62.20
Price varies by group size
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US$62.20
Price varies by group size
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Sillar Route

Sillar Route

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The Sillar Route is an experience to know the origin and history of the "sillar" volcanic stone with which the most important buildings in Arequipa have been built. The tour includes the visit to the quarries to appreciate the elaboration, mega-detail of the material in the middle of a fascinating environment.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$36.00
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US$36.00

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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US$48.00
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US$48.00
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ROCK CLIMBING in AREQUIPA

ROCK CLIMBING in AREQUIPA

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In this tour we can enjoy the nature and beauty of the valley of chilina and the living culture that represents the city of Arequipa together with extreme sports such as the rock climbing and walk through the valley of Chilina, a perfect formula to get out of the ordinary and enjoy a unique experience in the city of Arequipa
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.80
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US$71.80

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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US$46.16
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US$46.16

Capua Waterfall

Capua Waterfall

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The Capua Waterfall is a trekking experience to get to know one of Arequipa's waterfalls, enjoy the town and church of Yura and the Thermal Baths (optional)
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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US$75.00

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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US$54.40
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US$54.40
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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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US$192.31
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US$192.31
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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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US$70.80
Price varies by group size
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US$70.80
Price varies by group size
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Arequipa and Secret Bars

Arequipa and Secret Bars

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During this pedestrian circuit we will have the opportunity to explore Arequipa in a more fun way and to get to know a little of its history through its traditional neighborhoods of narrow streets where not only mansions and churches are protected but also the best secret bars in the city. A delicious Pisco Sour hand in hand with unique anecdotes narrated by our best guides and a tour of “Mundo Alpaca” and the “Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum” will frame a perfect visit to the white city.
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  • 4 hours
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US$55.00
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US$55.00

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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US$85.45
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US$85.45
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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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US$35.90
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US$35.90

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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US$39.00
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US$39.00

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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US$100.00
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US$100.00
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Sogay Waterfall

Sogay Waterfall

The Sogay Waterfall is a trekking or trekking experience to get to know one of Arequipa's waterfalls and enjoy the countryside and the colonial and picturesque details of the town of Sogay and Quequeña.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.00
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US$97.00

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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US$64.00
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US$64.00

Awesome Sillar Route In Arequipa

Awesome Sillar Route In Arequipa

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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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US$12.31
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US$12.31

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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US$20.00
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US$20.00

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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US$85.00
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US$85.00
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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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US$65.00
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US$65.00
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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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US$40.00
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US$40.00

The Sillar Route and Quarry of Culebrillas

The Sillar Route and Quarry of Culebrillas

If you would like to know where do they take the materials to build the nice buildings and all the Cathedral this is the place where you must go. The workers they will show you and teach you how do they do it and how do they work the "sillar".
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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US$26.00

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