Tour privado a pie por el centro histórico de arequipa+ monasterio de Santa Catalina

Private Walking Tour of the Historic Center + Santa Catalina Monastery

Stroll in the historic center of Arequipa with an exclusive Guide


Discover Arequipa with our private walking tours through the historic center, you will visit the most emblematic historical places, for example: The Compañía de Jesús church, Fundo El Fierro, Bolognesi bridge, Santa Catalina monastery, etc.

If you are traveling with a group of friends or with your family and children, this tour is the ideal one to explore the historic center through the eyes of a private local Guide.

Why to reserve with us?
  • 100% Peruvian company
  • 100% Indigenous team
  • Licensed tour guides


Duration: About 2.5 hours.

Language: Spanish, English — Separate Groups based on the language.

Tour Type: 100% private excursion.

Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What to bring?

  • Sweaters or jackets
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Raincoats
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses
  • A bottle of water
  • Local currency in cash


  • Tour Guide pick up from your hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center
  • 100% professional and authorized Guides

Not Included:

  • Entrance tickets for the Santa Catalina Monastery: 45 Soles
  • Tips (optional)
  • * You can buy the tickets for the attractions on the same day as your tour

How to book? Please book on this webpage.

WhatsApp: +51 958745640 & +51 984479073.


The itinerary can always change because of weather, strikes and festivals; if so, your Guide will do alternative routes.

Meeting Point

We’ll pick you up from your hotel—as long as you stay in the historic center.

Bolognesi Bridge

Discover the history of the oldest bridge in Arequipa, built back in 1577 and designed by the architect Juan de Aldaná Duró.

Old hotel Los Tambos – exterior visit

This accommodation was the first hotel in the city of Arequipa built back at the beginning of the 20th century.

Arequipa Main Square

Visit the Plaza de Armas and learn about the history of the attractions that surround this square:

  • Cathedral — exterior visit
  • The Portals of Arequipa — external visit
  • La Compañía de Jesús Church — exterior visit
  • Church of Our Lady of Mercy — exterior visit
  • Bronze water fountain

Church of the Company of Jesus – interior visit

Discover the history of the façade and cloisters of this church.

Colonial mansions — exterior visit

Arequipa was refounded as a Hispanic city on August 15, 1540, you can still see colonial mansions that belonged to notable families during the Spanish occupation period.

Plaza San Francisco

Fundo El Fierro

Discover the history of the oldest prison in Arequipa — today this colonial-era mansion works as a craft center for local producers.

Santa Catalina Monastery — interior visit

This monastery was built starting 1579 and financed by Doña María de Guzmán who was a young widow of the Spanish nobility.

During colonial times, this monastery was home to more than 450 women—most of them noble Spanish nuns; the rest of its population was made up of low-income girls who found a food shelter within this monastery in exchange for dedicating their lives to Catholicism.

Tour Ending Place

This walking tour ends very close to the Plaza de Armas, a 5-minute walk away.


Casonas coloniales

Casonas coloniales

Fundo El Fierro

Fundo El Fierro

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús

Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús

Portales de la Plaza de Armas

Portales de la Plaza de Armas

Catedral basílica de Arequipa

Catedral basílica de Arequipa

Puente Bolognesi

Puente Bolognesi


Private tour:

  • 27 USD per person based on 2 people
  • 25 USD per person based on 3 people
  • 23 USD per person based on 4 people
  • 20 USD per person based on 5 people


✅ Everyday: Upon request, we suggest starting the tour at either 9:00 or 14:00.

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27 USD



    We pick you up at your Hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center, otherwise we will coordinate another meeting place according to your convenience.


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