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Arequipa, Historic and Colonial City and Santa Catalina Monastery

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    What to Expect
    Following pickup at your hotel in Arequipa, set out to explore what is known as the White City (Ciudad Blanca) aboard an air-conditioned coach. 

    Stop first at the St Lazarus quarter, where Arequipa was founded. Walk down lovely streets lined with flowers and historic homes. At the Carmen Alto viewpoint, stop for views and photo ops of the surrounding farmland, framed by the Pichu Pichu, Cachani and Misti volcanoes. 

    See the Andalusian-style church and buildings in the Yanahuara colonial district. The white buildings here are made from sillar, a volcanic rock, giving the White City its nickname. Stop at another popular viewpoint, El Mirador de Yanahuara.

    Continue to the Monastery of St Catherine, a Dominican religious site that was closed to the public for over 4 centuries. Walk through the nunnery's peaceful plazas, narrow alleyways and lush gardens.

    Visit the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa in the Plaza de Armas, dating from the 16th century. Learn about the history of the structure from your guide, then stop by cloisters at the Church of the Society of Jesus (Iglesia de los Jesuita). 

    At the conclusion of your city tour, return to your hotel for drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Tour departs from downtown Arequipa hotels

    Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb
    Address: The tour includes round-trip transfer from/to your hotel (must be located in a downtown area). One day prior your service, you will receive an e-mail indicating your pick up time.
    Dates: Daily
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Monasterio de Santa Catalina
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Note: Admission to religious places in shorts is not allowed; please wear long pants or a long skirt
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    A great attraction in Arequipa is Santa Catalina, a big Nunnery established in 1579 by a widow. There is an entire village hidden behind its walls. It has winding alleys, individual dwellings, chambers, tiny gardens and prayer rooms. Dominican nuns still occupy a small section
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    • Duration: 3h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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