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Things to Do in Arequipa

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Arequipa and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Arequipa activities? We have 35 tour ideas.


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Bus & Minivan Tours

City Tour of Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 51.00


Arequipa, the white city of Peru offers you many interesting highlights: One of them is its historic city center and the traditional towns around the city. Come with us in our daily tour, elaborated with an itinerary that show you something more of our beautiful city.

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City Tours

Private Arequipa Walking City Tour - All included

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 65.00


Visit the beautiful 'White City' Arequipa on a 3 hour guided private tour where you will experience and learn about its amazing architecture, history, its main square, most beautiful church and the famous Monasterio of Santa Catalina where its nuns are living closed inside.

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Cooking Classes

Peruvian Cooking Experience in Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 27.50


Hands-on cooking activity in Arequipa, a city where cooking and eating are one of the most important activities in life! Prepare your own Peruvian food, following the instruction of a trained cooking staff. All of them have been cooking from the time they were walking. A cultural souvenir to take back home and share with your family and friends. This isn't a passive class where you'll sit back and watch a cook... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 43.00


Discover colonial Arequipa on this private sightseeing tour that will introduce you to some of the city's most important historical sites. With a knowledgeable private guide, visit several districts, including Cayma and Vallecito, and explore landmarks like the 17th-century Recoleta Convent and the... Read More

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Day Trips

Colca Canyon Day Trip from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


Observe giant Andean condors and vicuñas, while enjoying colorful traditions and music. Get a taste for the unique flavors of this Peruvian region by enjoying Andean cuisine and opt to relax in the hot springs in Chivay before returning to Arequipa by way of the Patapampa scenic overlook.

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Day Trips

FULL DAY TRIP TO SALINAS SALT LAGOON

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 157.00


<strong>Enjoy aerial views of the Salinas Lake is a salt pan located in Arequipa Region . It is located within the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reservation. The lake is 4,300 metres over the sea level and its size is 6,182 hectares (15,280 acres) but shrinks to a thin salt crust in the dry season.</strong><br /><strong>Will have Great Viewpoints of landscapes during the tour will see fauna and... Read More

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Day Trips

Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 35.00


Join this full day trip to Colca Canyon leaving early in the morning from your hotel including transportation and and official English guide.

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Day Trips

Arequipa Mirabus with Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 96.00


A journey to Peru is not complete without visiting Arequipa, the beautiful white city of Peru, This gorgeous city combines tradition and modernity in peaceful harmony while providing the gateway to the tradition and breathtaking scenery of its country side!

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Day Trips

Sillar Stone Tour from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 105.00


A journey to Peru is not complete without visiting Arequipa, the beautiful white city of Peru, and getting the chance to see the amazing condor soaring through the sky in its native habitat of Colca Canyon. Much of the architecture in Arequipa is made of a white volcanic stone, Sillar, hence its nickname of the white city. This gorgeous city combines tradition and modernity in peaceful harmony while providing the... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Full Day Arequipa Colca Cañon Tour

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 145.00


Explore one of the world´s deepest cañons on this inclusive one day tour. Colca Cañon in Arequipa is one is Peru´s most beautiful scenes of the majestic natural Peru. Mastering 1,460m in depths, this grand view is sure to please all travelers agendas.

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Full-day Tours

Colca Canyon Full -Day Tour from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 94.00


A journey to Peru is not complete without visiting Arequipa, the beautiful white city of Peru, and getting the chance to see the amazing condor soaring through the sky in its native habitat of Colca Canyon. Much of the architecture in Arequipa is made of a white volcanic stone, Sillar, hence its nickname of the white city. This gorgeous city combines tradition and modernity in peaceful harmony while providing the... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Small-Group Arequipa Countryside Tour Including La Mansion del Fundador

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 15.00


Explore the Arequipa countryside while on this 4-hour tour. Discover Chilina and La Mansion del Fundador (Founder's Mansion) with you group of no more than 15 people and an English-speaking guide. Get panoramic views of the city from Mirador de Sachaca and cross the Iron Bridge before returning to... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Private Tour: Arequipa Countryside Tour Including Sabandia Mill and Founder’s Mansion

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.50


See what lies outside central Arequipa on this half-day private tour of the countryside. With a private guide, learn about the region's farming history and see the intriguing farming terraces of Paucarpata; visit the Sabandia Mill; tour the Founder's Mansion; and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 46.50


Get to know Arequipa on this history-filled city sightseeing tour. With a professional guide, you'll see the city's top historical attractions, including the colonial districts of St Lazarus and Yanahuara, the Monastery of St Catherine and the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, as well as two... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Hike to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 359.00


The beautiful scenery on the way to Cabanaconde is part of this unique 3-day adventure. On your Colca Canyon Trek, you will trek down one of the deepest canyons in the world and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience when watching the majestic condors fly. While trekking to the Village of Llahuar, the Apachetas (stone cairn) will guide your way just like in ancient times. Deep in the Canyon, you will fall in love with the Sangalle... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

2-Day Chachani Volcano Climb

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 223.75


For some the limit is 8 thousand meters, 7 thousand for others, but for many to pass the barrier of 6 thousand meters of altitude means to accomplish a life goal. Chachani volcano is a unique opportunity, since reaching its peak is not all complicated, only a proper acclimatization is needed. The views are breathtaking, at times of the year you can even see the Pacific Ocean in the distance! Do not miss this opportunity to... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Hidden Beaches in the South Coast of Peru

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 259.82


Immerse yourself in the nature of the desert coast of Arequipa, diving, fishing, kayaking, walking or visiting an Natural Reserve. It is here where some beaches and small bays (“caletas”) are located considered by many as the most beautiful beaches in the south of the Peruvian coast. It's right here where the Eco-Tourist lodge “Caleta San Jose” is located.

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Multi-day Tours

2-Day Climbing Misti Volcano from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 223.75


Misti is the most beautiful volcano of the three that surround Arequipa, and it is the emblem of the city. For many arequipeneans reaching the top means offering a small sacrifice to the volcano that protects the city. Although the climb is not difficult, previous acclimation is required as we will surpass the 5800 meters of altitude. At this point the air is so light that even walking takes a lot of effort. This is the... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Colca Canyon Trekking from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 190.00


Join this tour and trek Cocola Canyon on this 3-day excursion. Round-trip shared transport is included with a professional guide. Overnight at Lodge San Juan de Chucchu and Sangalle Oasis – bungalow including 3 lunched, 2 dinners and 3 breakfasts.<br>

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Tour to Cotahuasi Canyon in Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 220.00


This 3-day tour departs from your hotel in Arequipa<strong> </strong><strong></strong>and will take you to see Cotahuasi Canyon.

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Semi-Private Colca Canyon Trek from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 295.00


Descend one of the deepest canyons in the world in a 3-day, 2-night trek. Take the time to enjoy amazing views, local communities, American Camelids and Peruvian homemade food. Experience the immense flora and fauna, green valleys and see where inhabitants live much as their ancestors did centuries ago.<br /><br />This tour consists of small groups from 2-5 people. As you will be in a small group we are very... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

2-Day Group Tour to Colca Canyon from Arequipa to Puno

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 270.00


Travel from Arequipa to Yanque and enjoy amazing views along the way. <br />Overnight at a comfortable and cozy hotel in Yanque surrounded by the natural beauty of the Colca Valley. Enjoy the stunning views from the Mirador Cruz del Condor on a tour through the Colca Canyon. <br />You... Read More

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Overnight Tours

Colca Valley Overnight Tour from Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Vicuna Reserve and Condors

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 222.99


When you're in Arequipa, you can't miss a trip to Colca Canyon (Cañon del Colca), a stunning natural wonder that's twice as deep as the USA's Grand Canyon. This overnight trip is a great way to get there and experience southern Peru's beautiful highland landscapes, villages and wildlife.... Read More

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Overnight Tours

Overnight Tour: Colca Canyon Including Horse Riding from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 115.00


Join this overnight tour which included round-trip transportation, an official bilingual guide, horse riding in the countryside traditional village of Yanque (Horses, guide, equipment) and an overnight in the Colca Valley in the selected hotel including breakfast.

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Overnight Tours

2-Day Semi-Private Colca Canyon Trek from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 267.00


Go on tour with the only operator in Arequipa Peru, which does adventure trekking tours leaving Arequipa at 7 am. As the 2-day trekking experience is in a small group  with a maximum of 5 people the tour will be very flexible. It allows you to determine the speed during the hike or you can take some great pictures wherever you want. The service is also a superior one, as it is a customised tour and not in a big... Read More

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Overnight Tours

2-Day Group Tour to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 171.00


Travel from Arequipa to Yanque and enjoy the stunning views along the way. Enjoy the amazing views from the Mirador Cruz del Condor on a tour through the Colca Canyon. You may see the largest living bird before heading back to Arequipa.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: 2-Day Colca Canyon from Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 475.00


Enjoy this overnight private tour from Arequipa to Yanque and admire the beautiful views along the way. <br />This private tour through the Colca Canyon will let you enjoy the amazing views from the Mirador Cruz del Condor, where you may almost always see largest living bird!<br />On your second day get ready to return to Arequipa by private van.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Arequipa City Tour Including Juanita Mummy Museum, Monastery of Santa Catalina and The Colonial Suburbs

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 227.50


Take a private city tour and discover Arequipa by private van. Explore 'The White City' with its monastery and museum, including the famous Juanita Mummy, perfectly saved. Visit the colonial suburbs of Cayma, Sabandia and Yanahuara and enjoy a traditional Arequipenian meal for lunch after your tour.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private 2-Day Colca Canyon Tour from Arequipa to Puno

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 720.00


Take a private 2-Day tour of the Colca Canyon and stay the night nearby the Canyon. <br /><br />Travel from Arequipa to Yanque by private van on a 4-hour scenic journey with amazing views of the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, and of the Ampato, Sabancaya, Huallca and Misti volcanoes.... Read More

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Walking Tours

Walking Tour of Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 20.00


Join this 2.5-hour walking tour of the beautiful city of Arequipa with the company of your professional guide.

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Walking Tours

Arequipa Walking tour with Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 105.00


A journey to Peru is not complete without visiting Arequipa, the beautiful white city of Peru. Much of the architecture in Arequipa is made of a white volcanic stone, Sillar, hence its nickname of the white city. This gorgeous city combines tradition and modernity in peaceful harmony while... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Arequipa Hotel to Airport

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 14.99


Ensure peace of mind at the end of your Arequipa vacation by booking a private transfer from your Arequipa accommodation to Rodriguez Ballon International Airport. Reach the airport relaxed and in time for your flight! Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Arequipa Airport to Hotel

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 14.99


If you don't want to begin your Arequipa vacation by standing in line for a taxi or sharing the ride with other travelers, book this private, arrival airport transfer in advance, and travel with ease from the Rodriguez Ballon International Airport to your Arequipa hotel. This arrival transfer... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: Arequipa Airport to Hotels

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 12.50


Don't start your vacation waiting for a taxi or figuring out public transportation – book your Arequipa airport transfer in advance, and travel with ease from the Rodriguez Ballon International Airport to your Arequipa hotel. This arrival transfer service is available 24 hours a day.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Departure Transfer: Arequipa Hotels to Airport

Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 12.50


At the end of your Arequipa stay, travel from your Arequipa hotel to Rodriguez Ballon International Airport without any hassle! This shared departure transfer is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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