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City Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Arequipa, Peru

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    1 day

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  • See why this has been named the White City with the buildings made from volcanic white rock.
  • Visit "a city within a city" at the Santa Catalina convent.
  • Explore this World Cultural Heritage site with a local guide.

Trip Info

Spend a day exploring one of the designated World Cultural Heritage sites on this intriguing walking tour.

Meeting at a prearranged location, your guide will take you to beautiful convents and temples. You will also visit culinary sites that combine the ancient culture of local dishes with modern day techniques.

You will marvel at the landscape of the city as desert and mountains surround it. The Misti volcano symbolizes the city as many buildings are built from its white rock, known as sillar. This is why the area is known as the White City. As an important export hub of alpaca and vicuna wool textiles, Arequipa plays a key role in southern Peru.

The colonial buildings, close to the main square, have been preserved through use by restaurants, banks and stores. As you stroll along the area, you will feel like you are walking through a living museum.

Visit the Santa Catalina convent to see the masterfully painted walls, flowers and streets. A portion of the complex is open to the public while 20 nuns live in the remaining area. You will also want to see some of the many beautiful bridges within the city.

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