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Explore the Colonial Town of Arequipa

There is a place that looks like a Spanish city but is not in Spain. In the south of Peru, Arequipa is the 2nd largest and important city. Here surrounded by volcanoes and over the 2350masl the architecture on volcanic stone, the white colour, history and delicious food is part of the beautiful Arequipa.

From Arequipa
Online Experience
1 Hour
South America
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Live streamed tour through the narrow streets and whitewashed architecture of Arequipa
  • Visit attractions such as San Francis Complex and the Plaza de Armas
  • See where the artistic movement 'Andean Baroque' began
Description

A town that looks like a Spanish city, but not one, Arequipa is located in southern Peru. The country's second-largest city is surrounded by volcanoes, and famous for its white coloured buildings, history and mouth-watering food.

In this Online Experience, you will see San Lazaro, one of the oldest neighbourhoods where the first Spanish arrived in the city. Walk through its narrow streets housing ashlar mansions, and head to the San Francis complex, whose huge contraforts showcase the adaptations made by the city to protect it against earthquakes and destruction. You will also visit the Plaza de Armas, the Main Plaza with its beautiful fountain and impressive buildings such as the City Hall, the Cathedral and "Iglesia de La Compañía", the latter church being the place where the Andean Baroque began, to influence the rest of South America!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places, at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 20 USD per screen or as a private tour for 80 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Mauricio Gamboa Rondón

I am Mauricio Gamboa Rondón, 39 years old from Arequipa Peru. I studied in a Catholic school and came very close to being a priest, but instead have been a tour guide for about 15 years. I love my country, my culture and photography. More than a guide, I consider myself an ambassador of my hometown and my culture. I am always doing enjoyable tours of my guests and showing them the importance of the Andean cosmovision. I am ready to share a lot of knowledge about my hometown with you.

From USD 20 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.