Overview of your Arequipa City Tour
Arequipa is a city located in southern Peru, near the foot of the ”Misti” Volcano. It is also known as the ”white city” because of the white buildings built from volcanic rock. Arequipa is the 2nd largest city in the country by population, after Lima. During this half day tour of Arequipa you will be able to see a number of sites in the city.
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Itinerary at a glance!
Gon on a Tour of the City of Arequipa and Visit:
- The Main Square
- Mirador de Carmen Alto
- Cathedral Of Arequipa
- Santa Catalina monastery
- San Agustin Church
Arequipa City Tour in detail
Arequipa City Tour – Half Day Tour
At 9:00 am / 2:00 pm, we will pick you up from your hotel, and visit the following attractions:
Mirador de Yanahura: Yanahuara has beautiful old streets and a famous church. This place is also famous for its viewpoint from where you can see the whole valley and the volcano. It is located just 2 kilometers from the city center.
Paucarpata: Paucarpata is proud to house beautiful churches with paintings from the Cusquenian school. Here you can also find typical Arequipenian restaurants.
Mill of Sabandía: This is a beautiful mill built in 1621 and it is still in use today. From here you can see volcanoes such as: Chanchani, Misti and Pichupichu; this is a unique farming town with Inca scaffolds and lots of springs.
Sabandia has good weather, it is usually sunny with some fresh air. It was founded in 1622 and restored in the 1970s by Hipotecario Bank of Peru. The mill utilized the hydraulic force of the little river.
Santa Catalina Monastery: The most important and impressive religious site in the city, it was founded in September 1579, by Santa Catalina de Siena. It was later closed until 1970. It seems like a small city with its own streets and alleys.
What your dream trip includes
The Arequipa City tour Package Includes:
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide
- All Transfers from and to your hotel
- Entrance tickets to all places of visit
The City tour Does Not Include:
- Tips or extra expenses
All payment methods include extra charges not added in the quotation. Please check the payment details.
You can get this tour from $XXX USD, This price may vary due to season, number of travelers or other conditions.
Discounts and Offers
- ISIC Card: Students with a valid ISIC card can apply to a discount of XX%.
- Junior: People under 18 years old can get this tour for $XXUSD.
You can enhance your experience with these aditional services:
- Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain: an extra hike to the sacred mountains next to the citadel.
- Vistadome Train: enjoy the landscape in a panoramic train during your trip to Machu Picchu.
- Porters: hire an extra porter to get him carry your belongings and enjoy the rek at your best! You will support a Peruvian family too!
What to bring for your Arequipa City Tour
What you need to take for the City Tour:
- Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts
- Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water
- Extra money, Cameras
Map of the tour
Upgrade options for your comfort
You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:
Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.
Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.
Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.
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What is the best season to visit Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu weather is two seasons. You can enjoy fresh and vivid days in rainy seasons from November to March, or shiny and blue-sky days during the dry season, from April to October.
When is Machu Picchu closed?
Good news! Machu Picchu is NEVER closed. You can visit this wonder every day of the year.
Should I book my permit in advance?
We strongly encourage you to book your Machu Picchu permit in advance as they can be sold out easily.