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Private walking tour of Arequipa

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100% private GROUP SIZE
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2,335 m / 7,660 ft MAX. ALTITUDE
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Discover Arequipa with our personalized walking tours through the historic center. You’ll visit the most emblematic historical sites such as the Church of the Company of Jesus, fundo El Fierro, Bolognesi Bridge, Santa Catalina Monastery, and more.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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.

The Ending place

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

PRICE

The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
Pple.Private guided tour
1$60
2$30
3$25
4$20
5$18
If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!

DETAILS

Tour Type: 100% private excursion.

Schedule:

  • Every day: 09:00 to 11:30.
  • Monday to Saturday: 14:00 to 16:30.
  • Other schedules available on request.

Language:

  • Spanish, English.
  • Other languages:
    • Available on request.
    • Prices will change.

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

Included:

  • Professional guide.
  • Pick-up from your hotel.

Not included:

  • Tickets for the Monastery: 45 soles pp.
  • Tips (optional).
  • Vehicular transportation.
  • Drop off at your hotel.

What to bring?

  • Sweaters or jackets.
  • Anti-slip shoes.
  • Raincoats.
  • Caps or hats.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A bottle of water.
  • Local currency for your entrance tickets.

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NOTES

Pick-ups and timings:

  • Pick-ups are sharp on time.
  • Pick-ups apply only for hotels located in the historic center, within walking distance of the Plaza de Armas.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups and meeting points one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is still aprox; but, we’ll do our best to finish the tour as scheduled.

Entrance ticket discounts

Kids, minors, students and Peruvians may have discounts but an official ID is required to show:

  • Kids and minors: Bring their official passaports to prove their age.
  • Students: Bring your offficial passport and goverment issued ID.
  • Peruvians: Bring your oficial ID.

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation. See also our terms.

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellation of the tour is free as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise we will charge 100% of the tour price. See also our terms.

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