Private tour

Arequipa: Private City Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

Activity provider: LimaTours

Arequipa: Private City Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

Activity provider: LimaTours

From US$ 74 per person

Explore Arequipa, The White City, on a private guided tour. Enjoy the city’s striking colonial-era architecture, visit the Church of the Compañia de Jesus, and see panoramic views of the countryside.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels located at Arequipa Historic Center.
Private group


  • Explore Arequipa, a city founded in 1540.
  • Admire this city built with "sillar", a volcany porous stone.
  • Visit to the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a cloistered convent until 1970.
  • Discover the reasons why Arequipa is called "The White City".
  • Admire the best views of Arequipa City.
Full description
The route begins in Arequipa´s Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru. Facing this square is the imposing Cathedral, built in the 17th century. From there, continue to the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a cloister and small religious citadel built in 1579, still in use to this date. Then, visit the Church of the Compañia de Jesus (1590). Considered a classic example of local baroque architecture, it houses an exceptional collection of paintings and murals. Lastly, visit the districts of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto for a panoramic view of the Arequipa countryside. At the end, take a transfer back to the hotel.
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Touristic transportation.
  • Professional bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English).
  • Admission to Santa Catalina Monastery.
  • Food and beverages.
  • Photos.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Pick-up from hotels located at Arequipa Historic Center.
  • This activity does not include the pick up from private residences (Airbnb)
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru as sales taxes are not included in the above total
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • People over 18 years of age may enter enclosed spaces only if they are fully vaccinated, providing a virtual or printed certificate. This applies to bus travel, any indoor activity, restaurants, hotels, trains, and airplanes. Minors should only be asymptomatic
  • Every person must permanently wear a KN95 mask or two masks one on top of the other (surgical mask, cloth mask, or two surgical masks on top)

Product ID: 418761