Nicknamed “The White City” because of its use of white volcanic rock throughout the area, this city is not only surrounded by peaceful Andes Mountain views, but historic sites as well.
One of the highlights of any visit are the visit to the colourful Santa Catalina Convent. Founded in the 15th century, this is almost a city within a city, it’s narrow cobblestone pathways leading through bright blue and red painted passageways and buildings.
The city is a real pleasure to explore and our guides will help the history come alive for you. Arequipa was recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site and visitors can enjoy views of their famous snow capped volcano from anywhere in the city. Speak to a Travel Designer about including a visit to Arequipa on your luxury Peru tour.
Explore the colonial centre of the city
Visit the Colca Canyon