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Mirador de Yanahuara - Arequipa City Tour

Panoramic City Tour

Half Day Tour: Historical - Traditional Min: 1 person
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Adriano M
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Description Panoramic Bus Tour in Arequipa

With the “Panoramic Bus Tour in Arequipa”, in the panoramic bus you will be able to know and enjoy the white city in another way, we will enjoy this visit observing panoramically the important points of the city of Arequipa.

Arequipa is located on the banks of the Chili River and rises at the foot of the great volcano El Misti tours Arequipa (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 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.

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

The Mirador de Yanahuara, built in the 19th century, is made up of a series of ashlar arches on which the words of illustrious Arequipa residents have been engraved. This viewpoint has a privileged view of the city and the Misti volcano, we will arrive at the viewpoint in our Panoramic Bus Tour in Arequipa.

From the top of the Mirador de Sachaca excursion, 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 marble Christ the Redeemer, 2.5 meters high, which was sent from France in 1969.

The tourist attraction Mirador de Carmen Alto, is located in the valley of Chilina. Its Inca-influenced terraces 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.

Enjoy Panoramic Bus Tour in Arequipa


  • Arequipa (2,335 masl)
  • Viewpoint of Yanahuara (2,343 masl)
  • Viewpoint of Sachaca
  • Carmen Alto viewpoint (2,335 masl)
  • Tingo Spa
  • Founder’s Mansion
  • Sabandia Mill


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

  • We have 3 schedules so you can know the monumental case and surroundings of this beautiful city: 09.00 am, 11.00 am and 2.00 pm.
  • We will pick you up 15 minutes before the start of the tour, to the HOTEL that is located in the circuit of the Plaza de Armas Arequipa.
  • This tour is done in a panoramic bus and lasts 4 hours; all the tour is inside and outside Arequipa city tour, we will start at the Plaza de Armas and the places to visit are: colonial buildings, museums and main streets of the city.
  • In this tour we will visit: Plaza de Armas of Arequipa and its bronze basin with a sculpture made of copper of a little elf with a trumpet, it is said that once had wings, but over the years it was lost, this sculpture is known as Tuturutu. There is a myth about the Tuturutu that says that it represents a soldier of the XVI century. Another legend says that “El Tuturutu” was a character of short stature who enjoyed the confidence of the Inca Mayta Capac for being his official messenger to the ayllus and soldiers, “The name Tuturutu was taken from the sound of the instrument used by this character to announce to the Inca about the arrival of a chasqui or an encomienda”. The Tuturutu of so much day and night, one morning he woke up dead and petrified by a wave of cold and since then he became the permanent watchman of the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa.
  • We will also go to the Mirador de Carmen Alto Plaza and Mirador de tours de Yanahuara, which is a set of beautiful ashlar arches built during the nineteenth century, by the location in which it is located, is a must-see place, because it allows us to admire the beautiful white city of Arequipa, having a panoramic view of its three volcanoes (Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu). We can also observe engraved writings of illustrious people of the region of Arequipa.
  • We will make another stop at the OUTLET INCALPACA and the zoo, Zoo World of Tours in Arequipa houses 340 animals of 88 species that were recovered from traders or abandoned. It has 3 hectares of extension, we can find the spectacled bear, a protected species for being in the process of extinction; lions recovered from a circus a year ago; Peruvian otorongos and monkeys of various species. An area that attracts attention is the one that houses the penguins and the exotic fish aquarium where you can see piranhas, motor rays, discus fish, electric eels, needlefish, among others.
  • We will pass by the Tingo Spa, the Via Paisajista and the Founder’s Mansion, then we will go to the Sabandia Mill.



  • Panoramic Tourist Bus
  • Professional Bilingual Guide


  • Snacks or Lunch
  • Entrance to the Sabandia Mill S/. 12.00
  • Entrance to the Founder’s Mansion S/. 10.00
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses



Panoramic City Tour


Minimum 02 persons


  • Panoramic Tourist Bus
  • Professional Bilingual Guide

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Panoramic Bus Tour

The tour has a duration of 4 hours.

Zoo Mundo zoo in Arequipa is home to 340 animals of 88 different species. Some of the highlighted attractions include the spectacled bear, lions rescued from a circus, Peruvian jaguars, various species of monkeys, penguins, and an aquarium with exotic fish.

Sachaca Viewpoint has a statue of a 2.5-meter-tall White Christ the Redeemer, made of marble, which was sent from France in 1969. From this viewpoint, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Misti, Chachani, and Pichu Pichu volcanoes.

Yes, typically the tour is conducted from the second floor of the bus to offer an optimal view throughout the excursion. However, if you are traveling with elderly individuals or newborn babies, it is recommended to take the tour on the first floor for greater comfort.

The climate 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 typically 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 walking. 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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