Arequipa is a big charming city, livened up in the daytime and at night, and at the same time modern and historic. From its colonial past, Arequipa preserved a magnificent historic center, classified in the UNESCO World Heritage since the year 2000. There are plenty of churches and monasteries with their baroque style there. They were built in volcanic rock, this clear "sillar" which has provided to Arequipa the nickname of "White City".
During a private excursion of half a day with your English-speaking guide, you will discover:
-The immense and magnificent Monastery of Santa Catalina founded in 1579
-The Jesuit church of the Compañia and its magnificent cloister
-The central market of San Camillo and its fruits gallery
-The colonial city center composed by the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral …
If you are available for an entire day, you can also visit:
-The Yanahuara's viewpoint dominating the city with an incredible panorama on the volcanoes Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu
-The traditional district of San Lazaro
-A splendid sunset on the city and on the surrounding volcanoes
During your day-visit, you can also have lunch in a typical restaurant of Arequipa, also called "Picanteria".