Half-Day Arequipa City Tour with Art Historian Tour Guide

Shore Excursions in Peru
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Tour description

Arequipa city was founded in 1540 in a place specially chosen for its natural beauty and good climate, and with a unique construction material: sillar , a porous stone from volcanic lava used to built a nice city with our own architectural designs, with spaces and proportions of great esthetic value, and also to have carvings on imposing fronts with fine decorative details, making of Arequipa a colonial center of marked identity, within the main urban centers of the continent. Its architectonic style is mainly colonial but of a mestizo nature.

09:30 am or 13:30 pm pick up from your hotel. Also known as the 'white city', Arequipa is surrounded by spectacular mountains, including the volcano El Misti. A fascinating feature of the city is its many beautiful buildings made of a light-colored volcanic rock called Sillar .The City Tour is the best way to see the beauty of "Arequipa". The tour includes sites such as the cathedral of Arequipa,it is the most important Catholic church in the city and also of the larger Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Arequipa since it is the base of the Archbishop and the Metropolitan Council the Convent of Santa Catalina, characterized by its narrow streets and different styles and famous since the 16th century and is at this time home of 450 nuns.Transfer near to Arequipa´s main square.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup "Only for hotels close to the Arequipa main square"
  • Entrace fees.
  • Turistic Transport
  • Proffesional Driver.
  • Professional art historian Tour guide, license by the peruvian authorities.
  • Drop off close to the Arequipa main square.

What's not included

  • Food and drinks