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City Tour & Countryside

Half Day Tour: Historical - Traditional Min: 1 person
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Description City Tour Arequipa & Countryside

With the combined tour “City Tour Arequipa and Countryside”, you will be able to know the historical center of the White City of Arequipa, but also enjoy its countryside and viewpoints. With the Misti tour Arequipa is a combination that will catch you from beginning to end!

The city tours 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, dominated by the Cathedral, built in 1656 and rebuilt in the 19th 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.

The Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa city tour, is considered one of the first religious monuments of the seventeenth century in 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.

The Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena or Convent of Santa Catalina, is a religious tourist complex located in the historic center of Arequipa city tour. The charm of this citadel lies 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.

The Mirador de Yanahuara is one of the tourist attraction with it, tours Yanahuara built in the nineteenth century, is formed by a series of ashlar arches in which the words of illustrious arequipeños have been engraved. This viewpoint has a privileged view of the city and the Misti volcano.

From the top of the Mirador de Sachaca, you can see the extensive Arequipa countryside, the old and modern houses of the city. This 19-meter high tower was built on top of the hill that used to house the old Sachaca cemetery, which was remodeled in 1996. The viewpoint has five floors. From its terrace you can see the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes. On the third floor is the statue of a White Christ Redeemer made of marble 2.5 meters high, which was sent from France in 1969.

Mirador de Carmen Alto, is located in the valley of Chilina. Its terraces with Inca influence stand out. These terraces are considered one of the largest and most important works of infrastructure and adaptation to the landscape of Pre-Columbian America. Nowadays these terraces are still used as cultivation areas as an experiential tourism in the valley of Chilina.

Enjoy the City Tour Arequipa and Countryside


  • Arequipa (2,335 meters above sea level)
  • Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa
  • Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Yanahuara viewpoint (2,343 masl)
  • Viewpoint of Sachaca
  • Carmen Alto Viewpoint
  • Tingo Spa
  • Founder’s Mansion
  • Sabandia Mill


Day 1: Historic Center – Plaza De Armas – Cathedral – Mirador De Yanahuara – Sachaca – Carmen Alto – Molino De Sabandia

  • 08.45 hrs We will pick you up at your hotel which is located in the circuit of the main square.
  • 09.00 hrs This circuit begins with a visit to the Cathedral Basilica (1656) of neo classical style and with a facade decorated with 70 columns and 2 towers.
  • Then, the Convent of the Company of Jesus where the highlights are the polychrome Chapel of San Ignacio and its cloisters with carved ashlar arches. Finally visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina (1580), a citadel built in ashlar with an area of 20 thousand m2.
  • Leaving the city center, we will go to the traditional village of Paucarpata, where we will appreciate the pre-Inca terraces currently used by farmers in the area, visit the church of Santa Ana and its main square.
  • We will move to the district of Sabandia, where is located the hydraulic stone mill, construction of the year 1785 (one of the oldest in this area), made with the typical white sillar, volcanic tuff made stone and that is the reason why Arequipa city tours has the nickname of “White City”.
  • The mill has characteristics of solid buttresses and rustic balconies and from here you can appreciate the immense snow-capped volcanoes that surround the city of Arequipa, highlighting the figure of its tutelary volcano, the Misti (5,800 meters).
  • To finish the tour, we move to the Founder’s Mansion, built in the seventeenth century on the edge of a cliff and was ordered to build by the founder of the city tours Arequipa, Manuel Garcia de Carbajal. It has stately features, a hallway with a vaulted ceiling and a large courtyard that ends in a classic chapel. Walking through this circuit you will appreciate the typical farms, with crops where the greenery stands out in its different ranges, typical characteristic of the Arequipa countryside.
  • 13.15 hrs Approx. arrival to the city, we will leave you near the Plaza de Armas.



  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Entrance to Santa Catalina Monastery – Internal Guide
  • Entrance to the Sabandia Mill
  • Entrance to the Founder’s Mansion
  • Entrance to the Sachaca Viewpoint


  • Snacks or lunches
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses



City Tour & Countryside


Minimum 02 persons


  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Entrance to Santa Catalina Monastery – Internal Guide
  • Entrance to the Sabandia Mill
  • Entrance to the Founder’s Mansion
  • Entrance to the Sachaca Viewpoint

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Arequipa City Tour & Countryside

You can book your tour online through our website or in person at our local offices.

Yes, the tour is suitable for all ages. However, please note that there will be moderate walks at some locations, so make sure you are prepared.

It is advisable to carry some cash in case you wish to purchase souvenirs or food during the tour.

Yes, there will be tour guides who will provide you with information about the places we visit and answer your questions.

The weather in Arequipa is generally pleasant throughout the year. It is characterized by being arid, with a more pronounced rainy season from December to March and warmer temperatures in September and October, reaching around 20°C. However, on average, the temperature remains around 16°C, with the colder months being from January to March.

The best season to travel to Arequipa is generally between April and November. During these months, you can avoid the rains and enjoy milder weather, which is ideal, especially if you plan to visit the beaches.

Additionally, August is considered the best month to visit Arequipa as August 15th is the anniversary of the city. During this period, various events, parades, dances, fairs, and other cultural activities take place, adding an extra appeal to your visit.

For your trip to Arequipa, pack comfortable and lightweight clothing such as t-shirts, shorts, and dresses for the temperate and sunny weather. Add a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings. If you are traveling during the rainy season, bring a raincoat. Don’t forget swimwear and sunscreen if you plan to go to the beach. Wear comfortable footwear, including closed shoes for walks. If you have formal events, bring appropriate clothing and sunscreen for strong sun. Check the weather forecast before traveling.

Arequipa, known as the “White City,” offers a variety of interesting places to visit in addition to those mentioned earlier. Here are some other places you can explore in Arequipa:

  • Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Museums
  • Local markets
  • Viewpoints
  • Hot springs
  • Caylloma and the Colca Canyon
  • Chili River
  • Birdwatching

These are just a few examples of the places you can visit in Arequipa. The city and its surroundings offer a wide range of activities and experiences for visitors.









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