Arequipa -  Peru

Arequipa...the white city.

Arequipa is a delightful Colonial City, situated at the foot of El Misti Volcano, a snow-capped perfect cone of 5,822 metres. Known as the White City, Arequipa is teemed with fine Spanish buildings and wonderful natural landscape. At the heart of the City, tourists may visit the magnificent Santa Catalina Monastery, the most remarkable sight in Arequipa, with numerous passageways and intricate architecture. At the Museum of Santuarios Andinos you may meet Juanita The Ice Girl, a well preserve mummy, found high into the Andean glaciers. Its Plaza de Armas is one of the most beautiful of Peru, beautifully laid-out with palm trees and gardens, surrounded by arcaded buildings in colonial style, including the gorgeous Cathedral.

Photo Gallery of the City of Arequipa.

Main Square of Arequipa City Santa Catalina Monastery Lookout point of Yanahuara Cathedral of Arequipa

Tour description:

At the designated time you will be picked up by our local guide from your hotel in Arequipa. Afterwards we will go to downtown where we will start our city tour. Our first visit will take place at one of the most remarkable buildings of Arequipa, the Santa Catalina Monastery a wonderful place that housed the nuns of Arequipa for centuries. Later on we will walk around the main square of Arequipa, a nice spot surrounded by colonial arches. At the main plaza we will visit the interiors of magnificent Cathedral of Arequipa. Later on we will visit the Museum of Santuarios Andinos where we will see the Mummy named Juanita, an amazing frozen body of a little girl found at the cold slopes of the Ampato Mountain. End of the tour.

What is included ?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa.
  • Entrance fees.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

What is not included?

  • Extras
  • Gratuities.

Tour Duration:

4 hours approx.

Departure time:

09:00 hrs. / 14:00 hrs.


How to Book with Mystery Peru

Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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Tour Packages in Arequipa


Toro Muerto Petroglyphs

Excursion to The Petroglyphs of Toro Muerto.

This is particularly excursion is designed for those interested in archaeology and ancient art. Explore with our local guide the largest Petroglyphs site on earth and get amazing photos of ancient Peruvian art. Travel with us across the desert of Arequipa and visit the ancient carving rocks of Toro Muerto, an amazing complex covering over 5000 square kilometers with hundreds of rocks depicting large numbers of figures including human beings, animals, birds, snakes and geometric shapes. Additionally we also take you to visit a zone where it has been discovered bizarre tracks that locals believes where made by Dinosaurs. Our tour ends up at a local restaurant where you can enjoy delicious dishes made of prawns.


Misti Volcano


Climbing Excursion to the Misti Volcano

Mystery Peru offers you a great climbing adventure to the famous Misti Volcano, a snow-capped perfect cone of 5,822 metres that overlooks the white city of Arequipa. This the perfect chance for those wishing to do climbing in Peru, as the climb is generally easy and not much experience is required. Join us on this 2 days excursion program and enjoy fine Andean landscapes from its summit and learn about the rituals and sacrifices the Incas made there some 500 years ago in order to honor the Mountain Gods. Click on the image to learn more.


Chachani Volcano


Climbing Excursion to the Chachani Volcano

Situated at 6075 metres above sea level, the Chachani Volcano is ideal for every mountain climber who wishes to be part of a moderate climbing tour and likes to be off the beaten track. Our climbing excursion to the Chachani volcano takes 2 days and involve a gently ascend toward the summit, offering along its trail gorgeous Andean sceneries. For further information about this programs please send us an e-mail.

Downhill biking tours in Arequipa


Misti Biking Tours


Downhill Biking Excursion on the Misti Volcano Slopes

Join our biking team on this unique half day downhill adventure on the slopes of the mighty Misti Volcano, a great natural icon of Peru. Enjoy a fantastic bike ride starting at an altitude of 3400 metres, then descend the magic slopes of the Misti Volcano through winding dirt roads, passing ancient pre-Inca terraces and small andean communities.

rafting in Arequipa


Chili River Rafting

Rafting Tour on the waters of the Chili River in Arequipa

Be part of this great river rafting experience and take a nice ride on the waters of the Chili River. Join our team of specialist and experience gentle rafting rides with III & IV rapids. In addition you can also enjoy stunning sceneries, with some snow capped mountains in the background and on either side of the river high rocks and tall eucalyptus trees. For further information about rafting on the Chili River, please send us an e-mail.