Arequipa is a city in southern Peru and the nation’s second most-important city. The city stands at the foot of the Misti volcano in the highlands. Arequipa has many fine colonial/Spanish buildings built of sillar, a pearly white volcani
Day by Day
09:00 HRS pick you up from your hotel in the center of Arequipa.
The tour will begin with a visit to the Carmen Alto district.
From the Mirador, you can see in all its imposing figure the three volcanoes that surround the White City of Arequipa: the Misti (5,800 meters), Chachani (6,000 meters) and Pichu Pichu (5,300 meters), in addition to the beautiful countryside with Your platform.
Then you will go down to visit the square, church and cloisters of the traditional and colonial district of Yanahuara, with its large houses and typical alleys made with the typical white sillar, volcanic tufo made of stone and that is the reason why Arequipa has the name of “White City.”
Continuing to enter the Historic Center, declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Then we will visit the Plaza de Armas, surrounded by its three granite portals with brick and lime vaults, and the central pool with a beautiful three-plated bronze fountain topped with the figure of a 16th century soldier, called «The Tuturutu» .
Then we visit the Cathedral Basilica (year 1656), considered one of the first religious monuments, in a neoclassical style, destroyed by a fire in 1844 and rebuilt in 1868. Its front has a length of 107 meters and is decorated with 70 style columns Classic, two towers and two bronze medallions.
Then we go to the Convent of the Society of Jesus raised by the Jesuits, the highest expression of religious architecture where its church stands out (1573) and the Polychrome Chapel of San Ignacio de Loyola, as well as its cloisters with arches carved in ashlar, typical stone white volcanic Its walls, domes and pilasters sport a lush baroque and the altars and altarpieces are covered with gold leaf.
Finally we visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina (year 1580), a citadel built in ashlar with an area of 20 thousand m2.
Price: US $ per person
Entrance Tickets: All of the sites visited on this tour require the Tourist Ticket. You can purchase this ticket at your first stop for 70 soles for a one day pass, or 130 soles for the 10 day pass..
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
Professional tour guide who is fluent in English and spanish
Pick-up from your hotel
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
Lunch in the tour
Tourist ticket (Boleto Turistico) All of the sites visited on this tour require the Tourist Ticket. You can purchase this ticket at your first stop for 70 soles for a one day pass, or 130 soles for the 10 day pass
Tip for the tour guide and driver
what to bring
Small day pack
c rock used extensively in the construction of the city, from which it gets its nickname La Ciudad Blanca (“the white city”).