Arequipa City and Santa Catalina Convent Tour
Highlights / General details
Enjoy Culture & Heritage as you visit Carmen Alto, Santa Catalina Monastery, Church of Compañia de Jesus, Cloisters of the Compañia de Jesus or the Jesuits, Cathedral of the city of Arequipa, Main Square, and Mirador Yanahuara.
Hotel Pickup; Shared Guided Tour; Entrance Tickets.
Cathedral and San Francisco Church will only be panoramic views, entrances not included; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Departs at 2:00pm – 2:30pm.
Approximately 3 hours.
Please be ready 15 minutes earlier at hotel’s lobby. We ask our guests to be ready with time, because your pick up will depend on the location of your hotel, so take the departure time as referential for 15 minutes more or less.
Transfer from the hotel in Arequipa to begin your city tour of Arequipa, visiting the following tourist attractions: Carmen Alto, located 6 km from the city, between Cayma and Yanahuara, is a humble and quiet town, surrounded by beautiful scenery. From here you can see the "White City of Arequipa", and the surrounding green countryside; Santa Catalina Monastery, a religious resort located in the historic center of Arequipa and opened on October 2, 1580 under the patronage of St. Catherine of Siena. It was built to have the daughters of the most distinguished families of the city; the Church of the Compañía de Jesus, one of the many churches in the historic center of Arequipa. It is a complex built by the Jesuit order for religious purposes and housing, basically made of ashlar stone; and the Cloisters of the Compañía de Jesus or the Jesuits, located in the Main Square, the Cloisters of the Society of Jesus were finished by 1738, which is shown on the entrance arch. It was the residence and Jesuit School. Then, you will continue by the Cathedral of the city of Arequipa, considered as one of the early seventeenth century religious centers in the city. It was built in ashlar (volcanic stone), with vaulted brick is the main church of the city that occupies the entire north side of the Main Square. The Main Square, located in the historic city center, is one of the main attractions and the place where Arequipa was founded. The Main Square has a beautiful bronze fountain at the top has the figure of a sixteenth century soldier.
Finally, you will visit the Mirador of Yanahuara, located 2 km from the city. The Mirador of Yanahuara was built in the nineteenth century and consists of a series of arches of ashlar in which are engraved the words of famous Arequipeños (native from Arequipa), and where you can see the whole city and the majestic Misti volcano.
At the end of your tour, you will be taken to the hotel.
Guest is required to call our headquarters at least 48 hours ahead of the tour date to confirm their hotel information for pick up.
This City tour can be modified into and Accessible Tour, upon request.
Tours may be cancelled if the weather makes the city tour dangerous. If we are unable to reschedule the tour, we will issue a full credit or refund.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**