City Tour – Santa Catalina Monastery – Viewpoints


The City Tour shows us the impressive beauty of the White City of Arequipa. The tour includes places like him, Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa Cathedral, Cloisters and Church of the Company of Jesus, Complex of San Francisco and the Miradores of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara.



At 2:00 p.m. Pick up from the hotel to start with your City Tour in the White City, named after its Foundation in 1540 for its architecture made on the basis of “Sillar” (stone of volcanic origin that abounds in the place), in its route you can see the Grau Bridge also made on the basis of sillar; arriving to the district of Cayma, you can see El Mirador de Carmen Alto, or also known as Chilina viewpoint, in this place we will observe the three tutelary volcanoes that surround the city of Arequipa: the Chachani, the Misti and the Pichupichu; also the Chili River and the pre-Inca terraces of the area, our guide will give us some information on agriculture while we take excellent place to make views and have a delicious drink of “Tumbo” or “Papaya Arequipeña” which are fruits of the area, continuing the journey to 10 minutes in our tourist mobility visit the village and district of Yanahuara with its viewpoint based on the Sillar type arches and its beautiful city view, we also visit his Church called Church of San Juan Bautista, following the route We visit the Incalpaca store, a large store where textile is shown based on vicuña, alpaca and llamas, visiting their minizológico of these animals, returning to the city center we leave our mobility to visit on foot The Plaza de Armas of Arequipa, everything in harmony made in Sillar and its imposing Cathedral (outside), continuing the tour we visited the Cloisters of the Society of Jesus, in which The work carved in sillar is impressive, ending we arrive at the Monastery of Santa Catalina which is a religious tourist complex and emblem of the city for its history, in the Monastery our visit is for 1 hour, ending our tour.

Pick up from your hotel to start the tour through one of the most attractive viewpoints of the city called “Carmen Alto” in this place we will observe the three tutelary volcanoes that surround the city of Arequipa, pre-Inca terraces and our guide will tell us about the agriculture of Arequipa.

Then we move to the district of Yanahuara to appreciate the Yanahuara Portales built in Sillar and the Church of San Juan Bautista.

Then we went to the Monastery of Santa Catalina that presents a citadel of sillar, this monastery was founded in the year of 1579, then we will go to the Minor Basilica of Arequipa, which is located in the Plaza de Armas, with a Neoclassical style; At the end of the tour we moved to the Church of the Company of Jesus and the Dome of San Ignacio, which is one of the best preserved in the city of Arequipa.




  • Touristic bus
  • Professional guide


  • Entrance to the monastery of Santa Catalina
  • Cathedral entry
  • Entrance to the dome of Saint Ignatius



  • Carry only what is necessary
  • The price shown in the upper part of the itinerary is in shared service or Pull (Group of 8 to 14 people). Prices in private service according to the number of passengers, check rates at


  • Sunscreen
  • Cap and sunglasses
  • Cash
  • Small backpack

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