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City Tour of Arequipa

Santa Catalina Monastery - Arequipa (0)
from/per person $60

Description

City Tour of Arequipa

Our City Tour of Arequipa takes you to see the best attractions in town.
We visit the magnificent Santa Catalina Monastery, a remarkable sight in Arequipa.
Then, we meet Juanita “the Ice Girl,” a well-preserved mummy found on the Andean glaciers.
Additionally, we visit the Cathedral of Arequipa, which dates back to the XVII century.

City Tour of Arequipa

Part I: The Monastery of Santa Catalina.

First, we will visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, the most iconic site in the city.
Once there, we will tour through cobblestone streets, plazas, fountains, and chapels.

Among the highlights is the Orange Tree Cloister, with mural paintings.
While other murals depict scenes from the life of Jesus Christ.
Likewise, the monastery also owns a great collection of colonial paintings.
During our visit, we will learn not only about Spanish art but also about the indigenous art style.

Due to its large size, Santa Catalina is considered more like a small town than a religious complex.
We will spend about two hours exploring this site with a resident guide.

Part II: Main Square of Arequipa and the Cathedral.

Secondly, we will visit the center of Arequipa, one of the most beautiful plazas in Peru.
There we appreciate a fountain with a peculiar statue, a popular icon for Arequipeños.
After walking around the plaza, we visit the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa.

Without a doubt, the cathedral represents the most important Catholic church in the city.
Unlike other religious buildings, the Cathedral owns a very interesting museum.
This museum displays a great collection of liturgical objects, as well as paintings.
Additionally, we can get on top of the cathedral and take a closer look at their bells.

Part III: The Museum of Juanita “The Ice Inca Girl”

Finally, we will visit Juanita; a young Inca girl sacrificed in Inca times.
She was discovered in 1,999 beneath the glaciers of a mountain.
Despite the harshness of the weather, the girl was found surprisingly well preserved.
Her discovery certainly represents one of the most important archaeological findings in Peru.
According to scholars, Juanita was about fifteen years old at the time she was sacrificed.

Besides her good preservation, the bundle also contained various relics.
Among the relics, archaeologists found small clay statues, shells, and gold objects.
Likewise, the museum also displays offerings of coca leaves, corn, and some fruits.
In addition, the museum also exhibits ancient Inca pottery, jewelry as well as textiles.

Finally, we will take you back to your hotel.

End of the tour.

What is included?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa.
  • Entrance fees.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

What is NOT included?

  • Extras & gratitude.
WHAT TO BRING:
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Light clothing.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Free cancellation – Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
  • Covid-19 precautions – Special health and safety measures apply.
  • Mobile ticketing – Use your phone or print your voucher.
  • Live tour guide – English.
AVAILABILITY

Our City Tour of Arequipa is subject to availability.
We highly suggest to send us an e-mail and ask for availability.
For a quick reply, you may contact us via WhatsApp at +51 956691155.