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Arequipa, Historic and Colonial City and Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa, Historic and Colonial City and Santa Catalina Monastery
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Tour snapshot
Get to know Arequipa on this history-filled city sightseeing tour
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Visit the historical center of Arequipa, including the Plaza de Armas, on a half-day tour of the Peruvian city. Get well-acquainted with its colonial history while a guide leads the way. Carmen Alto and the Mirador de Yanahuara provide excellent views of the city and its surrounds. You’ll also visit the Monastery of St. Catherine and the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • With a guide, you’ll see the city’s top historical attractions
  • Visit Santa Catalina Monastery and the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach and hop off at various sites to walk around
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • With a guide, you’ll see the city’s top historical attractions
  • Visit Santa Catalina Monastery and the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach and hop off at various sites to walk around
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5243AQPCT
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Monasterio de Santa Catalina
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: Admission to religious places in shorts is not allowed; please wear long pants or a long skirt
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Monasterio de Santa Catalina
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: Admission to religious places in shorts is not allowed; please wear long pants or a long skirt
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Jul. 2020
A note from Arequipa, Historic and Colonial City and Santa Catalina Monastery
We suggest arriving in Peru with antibacterial gel for personal use.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Historic Centre of Arequipa
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Plaza de Armas
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Monasterio de Santa Catalina
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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David
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learned many aspects of the Peruvian culture. In a short time (4 hours) we really get acclimated in this city. Just that you take this early on your trip so you can get oriented before you decide on your next stops.
Written 2 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tourist54220
Manitowoc, WI197 contributions
Feb. 2019
The view that is pictured here is really quite beautiful. I know the Santa Catalina Monastery is supposed to be a big point of interest, but personally (and so did the rest of my group of 8 people) found it quite boring and our guide was quite "stuffy". I've been to Arequipa twice and really enjoy the city, but one trip to the monastery was more than enough.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

757kaye
London19 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
A great attraction in Arequipa is Santa Catalina, a big Nunnery established in 1579 by a widow. There is an entire village hidden behind its walls. It has winding alleys, individual dwellings, chambers, tiny gardens and prayer rooms. Dominican nuns still occupy a small section of the complex, that part is closed to the public. We went there in the morning, open daily 9am to 5pm, admission is 35 S/. We hired a freelance tour guide. They wait to be hired right next to the entrance, and spoke Spanish or English. The cost for an hour tour was 20 S/. She took us to see many dwellings, explaining the life of it’s occupants and gave us over two hours. We gave her 50 S/. because we had enjoyed the tour so much.
After that we walked south past the town square down Calle Sucre on the way back to our hotel. Just down a side street on the right we found a small cafe in some arches called “Kamish Snack” the place was clean, the food was delicious and cost half of the price to the big bars on the same street. We ended up lunching at this small local’s place throughout our stay.
Written 14 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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