Monastery Santa Catalina
The city in the city
For another top attraction, the worth seeing tour of the old nunnery Monasterio Santa Catalina you should plan at least half a day. In the seemingly endless corridors of the city in the city, as it is called the monastery of locals, you will be told the abstemious way of life of the nuns and their barren accommodations. The monastery is considered one of the most important religious buildings from the colonial period of Peru and occupies an enormous area in Arequipa. Here, up to 150 nuns lived in secret behind the red and blue walls, which were only opened to the public in the 20th century. Within the complex you could live almost completely self-sufficient.
We often use Arequipa as an ideal starting point for our subsequent days, which will take you to Chivay at 4,910 meters at the Viewpoint of the Volcanoes. In Chivay on then again about 3.650 meters altitude it is worth staying overnight and then the next morning very early to the Colca Canyon, the second deepest gorge of the Perus. You will get a very impressive panoramic view if you can watch the Condor flights from the Mirador Cruz del Condor.
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Daily departures at a time we go to arrange with you
4 - 5 Hours
Group Size Minimum
About 5 persons
Level of Difficulty
Cancellations made at least 7 days before the scheduled tour date will incur no cancellation fees. Cancellations made 3 days before the scheduled date will incur a 50% cancellation fee.