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.

Themes

  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape

Highlights

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

Places to Stay

Casa Andina Premium Arequipa

Style: Heritage

Located near the heart of the city, the Casa Andina Premium Arequipa is located in the Spanish colonial 'Casa de la Moneda' (Former Mint Building), built in 1794, making the hotel as much a museum as it is hotel.

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Casa Andina Select Arequipa

Style: International

Casa Andina Select Arequipa is located in the historical center of Arequipa. With its glorious colonial courtyards, this fully refurbished property will take you back to a bygone era, while still ensuring a contemporary twist of comfort and functionality.

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Casa Andina Standard Arequipa

Style: Boutique

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

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Casa Arequipa

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.

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Activities in Arequipa

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)

Arequipa-Colca Canyon (Part 2/2) -Colca Canyon Experience with drive to 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. 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)

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