City tour Arequipa: Santa Catalina Monastery

City tour Arequipa: Santa Catalina Monastery

Group size: up to 8 persons

Maximum altitude: 2335 masl

Service: Group

Transportation: Car

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 4 hours

Departure: Pick up at 09:00 a.m. from your hotel.

Return: Between 13:00 .


  • Capture beautiful images in the squares and cloisters of Arequipa.
  • Contemplate an impressive view of the Chachani volcano from the viewpoint of the monastery.
  • Discover this charming place where the prestigious and striking colonial architecture merges with more than 500 mansions around it.



Enter the heart of the colony in the city of Arequipa, where the greatest adventures usually begin and where you will find the epicenter of the best and most emblematic picanterias, as well as pottery stores.




  • At 9:00 a.m., you will be picked up from your hotel to start the guided tour.
  • During the tour, the guide will give you a complete explanation about the White City, as well as about the constructions made of volcanic stone and ashlar.
  • First, we will go to the Plaza de Armas, where we will be able to admire the majestic cathedral and the impressive cloisters of the Compañía de Jesús.
  • Then, we will continue to the bronze drums and the charming place known as La Cabezona, characterized by its beautiful courtyards.
  • Finally, we will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena, where you will be amazed by its architecture, its magnificent art gallery, its cloisters and gardens.
  • The City tour Arequipa: Santa Catalina Monastery will end in downtown Arequipa at 1:00 pm.


  • Hotel pick up
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance to the monastery of Santa Catalina


  • Food
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips

Preguntas frecuentes

Is this Arequipa city tour adapted for wheelchair users?

The sites we will visit are accessible for people in wheelchairs. The presence of a companion is required, which must be indicated when making the reservation.

What is the estimated duration of the visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery?

The visit to the monastery usually lasts about an hour.

What can you do in Santa Catalina Monastery?

Admire its distinctive architectural style, walk through its streets, cells and rooms..

What other attractions does Arequipa have?

Arequipa also has places that stimulate your intellect and your thirst for knowledge. They are architectural and archaeological sanctuaries of the city, as mystical as they are ancient: you can explore the Sillar Quarries or the Petroglyphs of Toro Muerto.


What to bring

  • Original passport
  • Extra money (soles recommended)
  • Small backpack
  • A warm and light jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Personal medication
  • Camera

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