The ‘White City’ is located at the foot of three volcanoes: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu, which rises to a height of 2,400m above sea level. Well known for its colonial flair and delicious food, Arequipa is an excellent base for excursions around the area. Numerous monasteries and magnificent surroundings all attest to the slower pace of life in this part of Perú.

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site City Center
  • Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Juanita Mummy

 Places to stay

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Casa Andina Classic Arequipa

Hotel Style: Boutique

As is most of the buildings in the centre of Arequipa, Casa Andina Classic is made of white volcanic rock while the interiors of the hotel offer the best of modern facilities of the highest standards.  See Hotel

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Casa Arequipa

Hotel Style: Guest house

Simple yet charming, this lovingly designed boutique hotel is located near the central Plaza de Armas, offering a peaceful and cozy ambience to every guest.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Arequipa City Tour and Visit to Santa Catalina Monastery

Enjoy a half-day privately guided tour of Arequipa, coined the White City for its beautiful architecture constructed of volcanic stone. Visit the major attractions of the city and the must-see Santa Catalina Monastery. Dating from 1579, the monastery was enlarged over the centuries to become a city within a city and an excellent example of Spanish Colonial architecture. (Duration 3 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time.Private Activity)

Arequipa City Tour and Visit to the Juanita Mummy

Set out on a half-day city tour to discover the White City of Arequipa’s numerous colonial buildings and monasteries and gain deep insights into the history of this city. Visit Juanita aka the Ice Maiden, a perfectly preserved mummy of a native Incan girl that was found atop the icy heights of the Andes. (Duration 3 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity)

Arequipa-Colca 3D (part 3/3) Colca Canyon Trekking night in Arequipa

Begin your day bright and early in Colca in order to to reach the Condor Pass at sunrise. With luck you catch a glimpse of the rare and mighty Andean Condor soaring through the canyon. Take a short trek from the Condor Pass to the Priest’s Pass along the canyon. Visit the small towns of Maca and Yanque, visiting their colonial churches and taking in additional views of Colca Canyon. Finally, return to Arequipa in the afternoon. (06:00 to 16:00. Private Activity. Lunch not Included)

Colca Canyon (Part 3/3) -Colca Canyon Experience with drive to Arequipa

Gain a different viewpoint of Colca Canyon on today’s tour. Cross over to the far side of the canyon visiting small local towns such as Coporaque and Ichupampa. Explore the local culture and beauty of Colca Canyon. Finally, return to Arequipa in the afternoon. (08:00 to 16:00. Private Activity. Lunch not Included)

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