Arequipa Walking City Tour 3h
Arequipa Walking City Tour 1/2D Description
Unveil the Pre-Colombian and Spanish history of this city by joining our walking Tour Arequipa in the historic center of this remarkable metropolis. This city is also known as “La Ciudad Blanca” or “The White City” because during the Spanish Period many churches and palaces were erected by using the Sillar Stones (white volcanic stones – also described as pearly white volcanic rocks)! This fantastic city, unlike almost all towns in Peru, is located at the foot of the Misti Volcano. Therefore, the original name of this city in the local language (Quechua) is Are-Q´epha, which means the city behind the volcano (are=city & q´epha= behind). There are many reasons for you to visit this city while enjoying walking!
- Duration: 3 hours
- Departure: 09:00 am / or 14:00 p.m
- Type of Service: Group and Private service available
- Frequency: Every day!
Arequipa Walking City Tour 1/2D Itinerary
We will start the excursion at 09:00 am (or if you prefer in the afternoon -14:00 pm), visiting the main popular market of Arequipa, “San Camilo”; that opened its door to the public for the first time in 1881 and was declared Historical Heritage in l987. Here Peruvian sellers offer many products such as groceries, flowers, clothes, shoes, and other quality items at low cost. After this interesting experience, we’ll continue our tour visiting the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) and the Compañia Church, famous because of its incredible baroque style and the colorful Cupola of Saint Ignacio.
Later on, we will escape to the past, visiting two interesting places of our city; El Tambo “La Cabezona; which is a multifamily neighborhood located in the historic center and built approximately in the XVII century with the system and technology of the colonial period. The area of “El Tambo” was recently restored, keeping its traditional architectural beauty and showing us an Arequipa stopped in time. After this visit your guide will bring you to The Monastery of Santa Catalina; a monument that belongs to the most important attractions of Arequipa city because it is keeping behind their malls more than three centuries of history.
And finally, after the tour is over, you will have some free time for personal activities.
- Popular Market “San Camilo”
- Main Square and “Compañia” Church and its Cupola
- El Tambo; La Cabezona- Colonial Neighborhood
- Monastery Santa Catalina
Arequipa Walking City Tour 1/2D Price
Group Service Tour: $38.00
Private Service Tours:
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- English/ Spanish guide
- Entrance fees to places of visit
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Money transfer fee
- Personal expenses
For more tours in Arequipa check our Colca Canyon tour Classic 2D.