Tours that include Arequipa
Arequipa, in the Andes Mountains, is one of the most important tourist destinations in Peru. Among the tourist attractions that it offers are: the Yanahuara viewpoint, the Santa Catalina Monastery, the Misti volcano, the town of Chivay and, of course, the Colca canyon. All these tourist destinations can be visited within an all-inclusive tour. Find out which are the best tours that include Arequipa and make an unforgettable visit to the ‘White City’.
Prices of the tours to Arequipa
Getting to know Arequipa is safer if done with a tourism agency. The tours offer all services included: pick up from the hotel, tourist transport, professional tourist guide service, entrance to the places to visit and, in some cases, food. These are the taridas of the tours.
Tours to Arequipa
|1 Day||City Tour Arequipa||55 USD||55 USD|
|1 Day||Colca Canyon Full Day Tour||70 USD||52 USD|
|1 Day||Sillar Route Tour||20 USD||20 USD|
|1 Day||Salinas Lagoon Tour||35 USD||35 USD|
|2 Days||Colca Canyon Tour 2 days||105 USD||90 USD|
|8 Days||Unforgettable Peru Tour: Lima, Arequipa, Cusco 8 days 7 nights||1,150 USD||1,150 USD|
The provinces and tourist attractions of Arequipa
Peru is one of the best tourist destinations in South America. In the country there is everything: from beaches, deserts, valleys, Andean mountains, high jungles, Amazon and more. Find out about the best tourist destinations on the trip to Peru.
Tourism in Arequipa
|Province||Main tourist attractions|
|Arequipa||The Misti, Santa Catalina Monastery, Sillar Route, Yanahuara viewpoint, Cathedral.|
|Camaná||San Miguel Cathedral, The House of Culture, Camaná Winery, La Punta Beach.|
|Caraveli||Lomas de Atiquipa, Quebrada de la Vaca (Puerto Inca).|
|Castilla||The Majes Canyon, Toro Muerto Petroglyphs, Antaymarca Citadel, Querulpa Jurassic Park.|
|Caylloma||The Colca valley, Imata stone forest, Mollepunku caves.|
|Condesuyos||Coropuna Volcano, Pallarcocha Lagoon, Chullpas of Tumpullo.|
|Islay||Lagunas de Mejía National Sanctuary, Mollendo Beach, Valle de Tambo, the Lighthouse, Caletas de Mollendo.|
|La Unión||Cotahuasi Canyon, Sipia Waterfalls, Liucho Thermal Baths.|
What services should a tour to Arequipa include?
The different tourist attractions of Arequipa can be visited within an all-inclusive tour that offers all the security and good organization. Thus the visitor will not have to make any purchase (or unnecessary queues). The main tours are: the Arequipa City Tour, the Colca Canyon tour, the Ruta del Sillar tour and more.
- Pick up from the tourist’s hotel.
- Full tourist transportation (round trip).
- Entrance ticket to all tourist attractions.
- Professional tour guide service.
- Final transfer to the tourist’s hotel.
- Tourist hotel (for tours lasting more than one day).
All the activities you can do in Arequipa!
Arequipa offers everything: beaches, mountains, history, gastronomy and more. Undoubtedly the most attractive experience is the Colca Canyon, one of the most visited landscapes in Peru. Learn about all the activities you can do on your visit to Arequipa.
- Archaeological Sites – Arequipa has a history that goes back hundreds of years with the presence of cultures such as Wari, Nazca, Chanca, Collawa, Tiahuanaco and Inca. They all left a sign of their presence with archaeological sites that are very popular with visitors.
- People and culture – The peoples of Arequipa retain many aspects of the diverse culture of their ancestors, such as for example their textile centers, dances, festivities and more. Towns like Chivay, Cabanaconde, Cayma, Characato and more.
- Amazing Nature – Arequipa offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Peru. Without a doubt, the most photographed is the Colca Canyon. But there are also more, such as the Misti volcano and the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve.
- Excellent gastronomy – Arequipa has one of the best gastronomy in Peru. There you can visit the famous traditional restaurants with dishes such as shrimp chupe, escribano, stuffed rocoto, adobo, cheese bachelor and much more.
The main tourist destinations in Arequipa
Arequipa has many tourist attractions including beaches, mountains, museums, gastronomic experiences, archaeological sites and more. The most visited are: the Colca canyon, the Yanahuara viewpoint, the Santa Catalina Monastery and the Misti volcano. Know each of these places.
The famous Colca Canyon is one of the deepest on the planet at 4,160 meters. There it is possible to see the ‘Flight of the Condor’, one of the most famous shows in Peru. Nearby are traditional towns such as Chivay and Cabanaconde.
The Yanahuara viewpoint
The Yanahuara viewpoint offers one of the best views of Arequipa. From there you can see the Misti volcano, symbol of the ‘White City’. It is located just 2 kilometers from the Main Square of the city. Admission is free.
The Monastery of Santa Catalina
The Monastery of Santa Catalina is one of the most photographed places in Arequipa and Peru. Its construction dates from the beginnings of the city (at the end of 1579). It has a baroque architecture with beautiful cloisters.
The Misti volcano
The Misti volcano is the symbol of the city of Arequipa. It is at an altitude of 5,820 meters above sea level. Its last eruption dates back to 1985. It was worshiped by the Incas. Even there, child sacrifices were found, the ritual of the ‘capacocha’.
Questions and answers about the trip to Arequipa
The trip to Arequipa allows you to discover some of the best tourist destinations in Peru. The tours allow you to get to know them within an all-inclusive and well-organized service. Learn about the most frequent questions and answers about the trip to the ‘White City’.
What is the best tourist attraction in Arequipa?
The Colca Canyon is the most visited tourist attraction in Arequipa and one of the busiest in Peru.
What does the Colca Canyon tour include?
The 1-day tour to the Colca Canyon includes pick up from the tourist’s hotel, transportation to the town of Chivay, professional tour guide and partial meals.
What tour to take in the city of Arequipa?
In the city of Arequipa it is recommended to take the City Tour and the Sillar Route Tour. Both offer visits to the most important tourist attractions of the ‘White City’, such as the Cathedral, the Monastery of Santa Catalina, the sillar quarries and more.
How much does the entrance ticket to the Monastery of Santa Catalina de Arequipa cost?
Foreign tourists pay 45 soles, Peruvian tourists 40 soles. Foreigners from 7 to 21 years old pay 25 soles while Peruvians over 60 years old pay 20 soles. University students pay 12 soles.
How is the weather in Arequipa?
The weather in Arequipa varies according to the altitudinal floor in which the tourist is: from sea level to very high mountains. The city of Arequipa has a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from 9ºC. (minimum) up to 26ºC. (maximum).
What does the City Tour Arequipa include?
The City Tour Arequipa includes full transportation, professional tour guide and admission to all the tourist attractions to visit: Yanahuara, Church of the Company of Jesus, Monastery of Santa Catalina and more.
What is the Sillar Route Tour?
The sillar route tour is a tourist route through the main sillar quarries of the city of Arequipa. This material of volcanic origin was and is used for the construction of houses and temples.
Can I do hiking trails in Arequipa?
Yes, Arequipa is famous for its hiking trails, especially those that include the Colca Canyon as the main tourist attraction. There are hiking routes of one, two, four or more days.
Are there tours to climb the Misti volcano?
The Misti volcano is a symbol of the city of Arequipa. To climb this volcano you must hire a tour of one, two or more days. They all require a physical effort because the walk is ascending. Tourism agencies offer security and maximum organization.
How to visit the best of Arequipa and Cusco?
Arequipa and Cusco are only 512 kilometers away by road. Both regions of Peru offer important tourist attractions such as the Colca Canyon and Machu Picchu. To visit them, the best option is to hire a tourism agency that offers: transportation, tickets, professional tour guide, lodging, food, and more.