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Plaza de Armas de Arequipa

Arequipa City Tour

Half Day Tour: Historical - Traditional Min: 1 person
Murilo S
Ótima experiência! Representante da agência sempre a disposição. Guia prestativo e comunicativo, bom local para realizar as refeições. Recomendo utilizarem o representante brasileiro Luis! Muito atencioso e prestativo.
Murilo S
Ótima experiência, recomendo demais!! Vistas incríveis, guia muito bom e todo o apoio prestado pelo Luis, colaborador da agência. Foi muito fácil e prático viajar com a RAP
Elias Pereira
Incrível País incrível e receptivo... Acessória completa em todos os passeios... Destaque para o a gente de Turismo Luiz Carlos Brasileiro, que me deu todo suporte necessário desde a chegada ao Peru e assessoria em todos os Tours... Gracias RAP TRAVEL PERU
Una Aventura increíble en Machupicchu Estuvimos por más de 1 semana recorriendo todo el Perú con la agencia Rap Travel, nos vamos muy contentos porque nos cumplieron con todo y más por lo que recomendamos a esta agencia todo muy coordinado y principalmente Carlitos Vizcarra el mejor guía estaremos pronto de vuelta gracias por todo
Patricia C
Una experiencia única en Perú y Machupicchu Contratamos los servicios de Rap Travel Perú, fue una experiencia muy hermosa, todo estuvo muy organizado el transporte a tiempo los guías muy profesionales todo muy coordinado y u. Saludo muy especial para Carlos y José que estuvieron super 100 % recomendados, volveremos pronto
Leann C
10/10 would recommend Our tour guide did such an awesome job! They made you feel like a part of the family so thank you!!
Amir N
The trip of a lifetime! My best friend and I chose this tour to celebrate our 30th Birthdays - it was Amazing!!! We had a really nice time visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and going to the Rainbow Mountain. The tour guides were really nice and we told us a lot about everything. We visited in November and for Machu Picchu this was amazing - it was misty in the morning and sunny by mid-morning, so we got to see it with all weather types. Highly recommend going at 6am and spending most of the day there - circuit 2 and 4 were great! We even hiked up one of the mountains. Carlos, Judy, and Wilson were great and really educated us about each site.
Fotios S
Great way to experience Peru The tour was a great way to experience Cusco, the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and the Vinicunca mountain. We only had 4 full days, and it was the right amount of time. I was there with my best friend celebrating our 30th, so we will always cherish this moment. The tour guides (Carlos, Judy, and Wilson) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us get immersed to the history of the Incas, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. The accommodation provided as part of the package was very adequate, and the overall experience was great.
Encantos en Cusco Estamos muy contentos con los servicios que hemos recibido. Desde el recojo en el aeropuerto, fueron puntuales con un cartel con nuestro nombre. La habitacion que pedimos fue hermosa en el hotel Mayu con vista a la calle 7 borreguitos, Royer nos atendio muy bien 10/10. La agencia se comunicaba con nosotros todos los dias, para saber como nos hiba en el tour o si es que necesitamos ayuda. Realmente muy serviciales. En aguas Calientes Daniel, estuvo atento con nosostros . El tour en Machu Picchu fue realmente magico. Tenemos que agradecer mucho a Alicia por el tour bien planificado y a Jose Angel por todas las atenciones todos los dias, nunca nos dejo solos.
Servicio de calidad Buena atención, personalizada, se adecuan a las necesidades, escuchan sugerencias y son muy amables, muchas gracias!


Description City Tour Arequipa

With the “City Tour Arequipa”, you will be able to know and enjoy the white city. Arequipa is located on the banks of the Chili River and rises at the foot of the great volcano El Misti (5,822 meters above sea level) whose last eruption dates back to 1784. The center of the city is the Plaza de Armas Arequipa, dominated by the Cathedral, built in 1656 and rebuilt in the nineteenth century, after a fire (1844) and a devastating earthquake (1868). Around the Plaza de Armas, the streets develop a checkerboard pattern, according to colonial custom.

Tradition has it that the Inca Mayta Capac received a request from his subjects upon arriving in the Chili Valley. They asked for permission to stay in the region to populate it, as they were amazed by the beauty of the landscape and the mild climate. The Inca replied “Ari qhipay” in Quechua: Yes, stay.

The Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa tours, is considered one of the first religious monuments of the seventeenth century in City Tour Arequipa. It was built with ignimbrite (stone of volcanic origin), and brick vaults; it is the main sanctuary of the city occupying the entire north side of the Plaza de Armas. Built entirely of ashlar, it exhibits a neo-Renaissance style with a certain Gothic influence. Its façade is made up of seventy columns with Corinthian capitals, three portals and two large lateral arches. One of the treasures housed in the Cathedral of Arequipa, located at the back of its central nave, is its famous organ made in Belgium by the talented Francois Bernard Loret.

The Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena or Convent of Santa Catalina is a religious tourist complex located in the historic center of Arequipa. The charm of this citadel resides in the solidity and plasticity of its volumes and the beauty that master builders and master builders achieved in the architecture of these enclosures. The current building treasures splendid pieces of art, such as a baroque altar of carved and gilded wood, of a body and three streets, which adorns the chapel, and several paintings of the Cusco school.

Enjoy the Arequipa City Tour


  • Arequipa (2,335 masl)
  • Cathedral (2,335 masl)
  • Santa Catalina Convent


Day 1: Carmen Alto – Yanahuara – Historic Center – Plaza De Armas – Cathedral – Convent Of The Company Of Jesus – Monastery Of Santa Catalina

  • 09.00 hrs Pick up from the HOTEL in the circuit of the Plaza de Armas.
  • The tour will begin with a visit to the district of Carmen Alto. From the viewpoint, as an experiential tourism Carmen Alto can be seen in all its imposing figure to the three volcanoes that surround the white city of Arequipa: Misti (5,800 meters), Chachani (6,000 meters) and Pichu Pichu (5,300 meters), as well as the beautiful countryside with its terraces.
  • In the Yanahuara tour, we will go down to visit the square, church and cloisters of the traditional and colonial district, with its large houses and typical alleys made with the typical white volcanic ashlar stone and is the reason why Arequipa has the nickname of “White City”.
  • We will continue entering the Historic Center, declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity, we will visit the Plaza de Armas Arequipa, to know tourist places in Arequipa tours surrounded by its three granite portals with brick and lime vaults, and the central pool with a beautiful bronze fountain of three plates crowned with the figure of a soldier of the sixteenth century, called “The Tuturutu”.
  • Then we will see the Cathedral Basilica, considered one of the first religious monuments of neoclassical style, destroyed by fire in 1844 and rebuilt in 1868. Its façade is 107 meters long and is decorated with 70 classical style columns, two towers and two bronze medallions.
  • We will visit the Convent of the Company of Jesus of the Jesuit order, maximum expression of the religious architecture of the tours in Arequipa where its church (year 1573) and the polychrome Chapel of San Ignacio de Loyola stand out, as well as its cloisters with arches carved in ashlar. Its walls, domes and pilasters show an exuberant baroque style and the altars and altarpieces are covered with gold leaf.
  • Finally we will pass by the Monastery of Santa Catalina (1580), a citadel built in ashlar with an area of 20 thousand m2.



  • Tourist Mobility
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Income Monastery of Santa Catalina
  • Internal guide in Santa Catalina Monastery


  • Tips
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses



Arequipa City Tour


Minimum 02 people


  • Tourist Mobility
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Income Monastery of Santa Catalina
  • Internal guide in Santa Catalina Monastery

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Arequipa City Tour

From the Carmen Alto Viewpoint, you can appreciate the three volcanoes surrounding Arequipa: Misti, Chachani, and Pichu Pichu, in addition to the beautiful countryside.

Sillar is a volcanic stone used in the architecture of Arequipa. It is important because it makes up a significant part of the city’s structure, earning it the nickname “White City.”

The best time to take the Arequipa City Tour is during the dry season, which typically runs from April to November, to enjoy more pleasant weather.

Yes, the Arequipa City Tour is suitable for children and offers the opportunity to learn about the city’s history and culture.

The Arequipa City Tour can be taken at any time of the year due to its pleasant climate, but the best time depends on your preferences. The dry season from May to September is ideal for outdoor activities, while birdwatching is optimal from September to March. Additionally, you can enjoy local festivals or avoid the peak season in July and August to avoid crowds and high prices. Overall, Arequipa is pleasant year-round.

It is unlikely that you will experience altitude sickness in the city of Arequipa, as it is located at an altitude of 2,335 meters above sea level. Typically, symptoms of altitude sickness begin to manifest at higher altitudes, generally above 2,500 meters. However, it is important to remember that each person reacts differently to altitude, so some individuals may be more sensitive than others.









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