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City Tour Arequipa

City Tour Arequipa

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City Tour Arequipa
Tour Type
Scenic Walking Tours
City Tour Arequipa
Maximun Altitude
2,362m/7,749 ft.
City Tour Arequipa
Physical Level
City Tour Arequipa
Recommended Season
Throughout the year

City Tour Arequipa

Price from: $ 10.00 USD (See: Price list)

City Tour Arequipa Overview Explore the beautiful city of Arequipa, known as the “White City” for its stunning colonial architecture of white volcanic stone. This half-day tour takes you to the city’s most iconic landmarks and hidden gems, including the Santa Catalina Monastery, the Plaza de Armas, and the Yanahuara viewpoint. Learn about Arequipa’s rich […]

Tour Plan: Arequipa | Yanahuara district | Arequipa Main Square

Number one is the Arequipa City Tour (3 hours).

City Tour Arequipa 3 hours: guided visit to the incredible viewpoints of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara with a panoramic view of the white city with the Misti volcano. Visit the main square, the Cathedral of Arequipa, through the center of Arequipa; these arches surround the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús, and finally, explore the Monastery of Santa Catalina with its cloisters from the colonial era.

The white city of Arequipa complements the trips in Peru by visiting the tourist circuit of the City Tour of Arequipa, exploring charming tourist sites, traveling, living, and feeling the magic of the white city of Arequipa with a guided tour in the morning or the afternoon. We also organize the tour at any suitable time for your visitors. Explore the Plaza de Armas, the heart of Arequipa’s historic center and home to the impressive cathedral and other colonial buildings.

Nestled in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru, Arequipa is a city that boasts a rich history, stunning architecture, and breathtaking natural scenery. A city tour is a perfect way to explore all these vibrant destinations, from their colonial-era buildings to their bustling markets and picturesque plazas.


City Tour Arequipa Overview

Explore the beautiful city of Arequipa, known as the “White City” for its stunning colonial architecture of white volcanic stone. This half-day tour takes you to the city’s most iconic landmarks and hidden gems, including the Santa Catalina Monastery, the Plaza de Armas, and the Yanahuara viewpoint. Learn about Arequipa’s rich history and culture from your knowledgeable tour guide, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this charming city.

Arequipa City Tour Highlights

Why You’ll Love the City Tour Arequipa

  • Ready to explore the best of Arequipa? Join our city tour and discover the hidden gems that make this city unique. From colonial architecture to breathtaking views, you won’t be disappointed!
  • Explore the attractiveness of Arequipa with our half-day city tour. Visit the historic center, admire the stunning architecture, and learn about the city’s rich culture.
  • Don’t miss out on the highlights of Arequipa. Our half-day city tour takes you to the best sights and attractions, all in just a few hours. Join our Arequipa half-day city tour and discover the city’s fascinating history, stunning landmarks, and vibrant culture.


3 hrs. City Tour Arequipa Itinerary

3 hrs.

Enjoy the best City Tour of Arequipa

In the guided visit of Arequipa City Tour for 3 hours, visit the viewpoints of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara and “enjoy incredible panoramic views of the surroundings of Arequipa and the Misti volcano. Next, explore the main square with the cathedral only from the façade, the surrounding portals, and the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús. Finally, walk the corridors of the Santa Catalina convent with its cloisters from the colonial era.

Explore on your Arequipa City Tour:

Explore the unique architecture of the Yanahuara district.

The Yanahuara district is known for its unique architecture, featuring white volcanic stone buildings with intricate carvings and designs. A city tour of Arequipa will take you through this charming district, where you can admire the beautiful colonial-era houses and churches. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the famous Yanahuara viewpoint, which offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding volcanoes. This is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in architecture and history.

Discover the beauty of the historic city center.

Arequipa’s historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to some of the city’s most stunning architecture. The centerpiece of the city center is the Plaza de Armas, a beautiful square surrounded by colonial-era buildings, including the stunning Cathedral of Arequipa. A city tour will take you through the winding streets of the city center, where you’ll discover hidden courtyards, ornate balconies, and charming cafes. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this beautiful part of the city.

Visit the stunning Santa Catalina Monastery.

One of the must-see attractions in Arequipa is the Santa Catalina Monastery, a beautiful historical complex that dates back to the 16th century. The monastery is a stunning example of colonial architecture, with colorful buildings, intricate courtyards, and beautiful gardens. A city tour will take you through the monastery’s many rooms and halls, where you can learn about the lives of the nuns who once lived there. Don’t miss exploring this beautiful and historical site while visiting Arequipa.

Enjoy the breathtaking views from the Mirador de Sachaca.

The Mirador de Sachaca is a lookout point located on a hill overlooking the city of Arequipa. From this vantage point, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding mountains. The lookout point is also home to a small park and a church, making it a popular spot for locals and tourists. A city tour of Arequipa should include a stop at the Mirador de Sachaca to take in the stunning views and snap some memorable photos.



Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walks

Hiking Time

15 to 25 minutes

Starting Altitude

Arequipa: 2,333m (7,654 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Arequipa: 2,333m (7,654 ft)

Highest Altitude

Yanahuara: 2,362m (7,749 ft)


3 hrs. City Tour Arequipa INCLUSIONS

  • Personalized trips and tours
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural experiences
  • English-speaking local guide (s)
  • Entrance ticket
  • Private Transportation with Fuel and Driver
  • Pick-up and drop-off are available at your accommodation in Arequipa.
  • All taxes (Peru)


  • Spending money: allow approximately US$40–90 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, personal expenses, and extras.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping is a personal gesture: “guide (S) and driver.”

What To Bring for the Arequipa City Tour

  • Small-day pack
  • Water bottle, “bring reusable bottles.”
  • Good, sturdy shoes or walking boots
  • Warm fleece jacket
  • Hat (to protect yourself from the sun)
  • Rain gear, waterproofing
  • Essential Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen “In cream.”

Notes from the City Tour of Arequipa:

* Kondor Path Tours: A Travel Tour Operator 100% for the Arequipa City Tour

Travel Guide

The City Tour of Arequipa is a guided tour that takes you through the historic center of Arequipa, also known as the “White City.” It showcases the city’s colonial architecture, cultural heritage, and scenic landscapes.

The main attractions included in the City Tour of Arequipa are the Santa Catalina Monastery, the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), the Cathedral of Arequipa, the Church of the Society of Jesus (La Compañía), and the Yanahuara and Carmen Alto viewpoints.

The duration of the City Tour Arequipa is usually around half a day, approximately 3 to 4 hours, depending on the specific itinerary and the pace of the tour.

While it is possible to visit the attractions independently, having a guide during the City Tour Arequipa is highly recommended. A knowledgeable guide will provide historical and cultural insights, share exciting stories, and ensure you don’t miss critical details.

Yes, transportation is typically provided as part of the City Tour Arequipa. You will be picked up from a designated meeting point and transported to the various attractions in a comfortable vehicle.

The entrance fees to the attractions included in the City Tour Arequipa are usually not included in the package. However, your tour operator or guide will assist you in purchasing the tickets separately.

The City Tour Arequipa itinerary is usually predetermined to cover the main highlights. However, some tour operators may offer options to customize the itinerary based on your preferences and time constraints. It’s best to inquire with your tour operator in advance.

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking. As Arequipa’s weather can vary, it’s advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera to capture the beautiful sights.

Yes, Arequipa offers a variety of additional activities and attractions to explore after the city tour. You can visit museums, art galleries, and traditional markets or indulge in local cuisine at the city’s restaurants and cafes.

Yes, the City Tour Arequipa is generally suitable for all age groups. However, please consider the walking involved and the tour duration when planning for younger children or individuals with mobility limitations. It’s always a good idea to check with your tour operator for specific accessibility concerns.


  • Visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, a stunning 16th-century convent with colorful walls and picturesque courtyards.
  • Admire the panoramic views of the city and the Misti volcano from the Yanahuara viewpoint.
  • Learn about Arequipa’s history, architecture, and traditions from a local guide.


  1. Discover the highlights of Arequipa in just half a day, perfect for travelers with limited time.
  2. Get insider tips and recommendations from a local guide, including the best restaurants, shops, and attractions to visit. Enjoy a hassle-free experience with transportation and entrance fees included.
  3. Capture stunning photos of Arequipa’s unique architecture and landscapes to cherish forever.


3 hours City Tour Arequipa Price Information


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  • Solo Travel USD$000.
  • 02 participants USD$000. “Prices reduce if more people are in your group.”
  • 03 participants USD$000.
  • 04 participants USD$000.
  • 05 participants USD$000.
  • 06 participants USD$000.
  • 07 participants USD$000.
  • 08 participants + USD$000.



Arequipa City Tour 3 hrs. Experience the mysticism of Arequipa with our city tour. You’ll see everything, from the famous Santa Catalina Monastery to the picturesque Plaza de Armas.

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