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Arequipa, Peru
City Tour of Arequipa

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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.
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Arequipa and its surrounding areas
  • See the Dominican church in Cayma, built in 1544
  • Learn about Arequipa's famous white 'Sillar' stone at a quarry in the Añashuayco district
  • Shop for souvenirs at the market in Antiquilla
  • Marvel at the cathedral from Arequipa's 'Plaza de Armas'
  • Perfect way to gain a deeper knowledge of Arequipa and its surrounding areas
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Professional English/Spanish guide
Hotel pickup.
Live commentary on board
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Monastery of Santa Catalina entrance fee
Other entrance fees

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Get picked up from your Arequipa hotel in the morning by an air-conditioned coach bus, and transfer to the traditional district of Cayma via the new Chilina Bridge.

While in Cayma you’ll have time to visit the main church, home of the Virgin of Candelaria built by Dominican monks in 1544, and explore the main plaza. Proceed next to the Añashuayco district, where you’ll learn about how the area’s famous white volcanic stone (called “Sillar”) is mined and extracted for use in Arequipa’s buildings. You’ll also get an introduction to local geology and the daily operations of the area quarries.

Continue your trip in Yanahuara, stopping to shop for bargains in the market of Antiquilla. You’ll also visit Yanahuara’s main plaza, offering wonderful views of the region’s nearby volcanoes and the area’s traditional streets. Leave Yanahuara and continue to Arequipa’s main square, where you’ll learn about the city’s famous cathedral from your guide.

Finish the excursion at the entrance to the Santa Catalina Monastery, where you guide can provide details about visiting this historic monument. Your trip ends here.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Historic Centre of Arequipa
We start the tour driving towards to the district of Cayma, one of Arequipa’s traditional districts, taking as a route the new bride of “Chilina” that allow as to enjoy a view of our city and its terraces with the Chili River. In Cayma we will visit the Main Plaza and its Church, where the Dominican monks built a chapel in the year 1544 and today this Chapel is the sanctuary of the Virgin of Candelaria. Finishing with this visit we will drive to the area of Añashuayco; place where the famous volcanic stone “Sillar” is extracted (Sillar is the white volcanic stone that is used in the construction of colonial buildings in the city of Arequipa).
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yanahuara
In the area of Añashuayco, your guide will give you information about the origin and geological formations of the quarries and we will have the opportunity to observe the hard work that this job takes. We will drive to Yanahuara; where we will visit the popular market of Antiquilla, that until today keep the colonial building style of the “Old Arequipa” and Yanahuara Main Plaza, having a wonderful view of the city and its volcanoes and exploring some traditional streets. After Yanahuara we keep forward to Arequipa Main Square (Plaza de armas) where you guide will give information about history and details of its infrastructure, and important points about the Cathedral. Our tour will finish taking you to the entrance of Monastery of Santa Catalina. (On request the tour can finish also in Main Plaza). In Monastery Santa Catalina your guide will provide assistance for whoever wants to visit the Monument.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: If you require an infant seat, we can assign one for an extra cost.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour does not have specific restrictions unless you are in a very bad serious health conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Machupicchu Latin America Journeys
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during City Tour of Arequipa?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by City Tour of Arequipa.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during City Tour of Arequipa?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Tour of Arequipa.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during City Tour of Arequipa?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by City Tour of Arequipa.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during City Tour of Arequipa?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by City Tour of Arequipa.

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