Arequipa, Colonial flavors

4D/3N AREQUIPA, COLONIAL FLAVORS

Arequipa

It is known as one of the most important cities in Peru, the power of Arequipa's cuisine, its aromas and flavors will enchant your palate. Arequipa offers a rich variety of traditional dishes, representing Arequipa's spirit inherited from generations.

Data

Departure: daily.
Minimum: 1 passenger.
Operating season: all year.
Service: shared tours.

DAY 1: AREQUIPA | INC:

Airport assistance and shuttle to the hotel. In the afternoon, the White City welcomes visitors on a tour that begins in the beautiful colonial neighborhood of San Lázaro, where Arequipa was founded; here we will walk its picturesque streets decorated with geraniums. Then, we will go to Carmen Alto viewpoint, a beautiful landscape with agricultural terraces; from here we will see the three custodial volcanoes that surround the city: Misti, Chachani and Pichu-Picchu. We will continue towards the colonial district of Yanahuara, famous for its Andalusian style church and viewpoint, both built with a beautiful architectural form and surrounded by ashlar arches. Then, we will visit Santa Catalina monastery, an impressive religious monument closed for nearly 400 years; it has narrow streets, squares and gardens which remind us of the old neighborhoods of Seville or Granada. Then, we will go to the main square, where we can see the cathedral, the arches that surround the square and La Compañia church. As a preview of the Culinary Experience, we will go to the Pisco Museum, where we will learn about the benefits, history, production and types of Pisco. Guided by a specialist, we will taste four varieties of Pisco. In the evening, we recommend to have dinner at Zíngaro restaurant, located in the historic center of Arequipa, a perfect place to enjoy good food and drinks. Accommodation in Arequipa.

DAY 2: AREQUIPA | INC: B/L

A morning devoted to go deep into Arequipa's cuisine. We will visit a local market where we will admire the most important element of its food: its varied ingredients. We will witness the freshness, colors and nuances of the local products and inputs brought from the coast and mountain valleys. Continuing with our culinary experience, and with the help of a chef, we will learn its secrets and make the most emblematic dishes and drinks in Arequipa: Solterito de Queso, Rocoto Relleno (stuffed hot pepper) and Pisco Sour. After this interesting experience, we will taste a delicious lunch made by our chef, who will delight our palate.   You will have the rest of the day off to walk around the city. As an optional activity, we suggest visiting the captivating Sabambaias, you will find exquisite food, excellent service and the architectural style of the traditional Arequipa houses, but with strong modern details that will immerse you in a joyful experience of beauty, art and flavor. Accommodation in Arequipa.

DAY 3: AREQUIPA | INC: B/D.

Day off. For lunch, we recommend an urban foray into the main fusion restaurants of the city. We will suggest the best options, such as La Trattoria del Monasterio, with a privileged location inside the architectural complex of Santa Catalina monastery, which combines the traditional Italian cuisine with the best local flavors. In the evening, we will go to Zig Zag Restaurant, located in the city center, in front of the historic San Francisco Square. Here, we will enjoy a dinner menu of Alpandine and French cuisine. Accommodation in Arequipa.

DAY 4: AREQUIPA | INC: B.

According to the time scheduled, we will go to the airport to catch the international flight.

 


RATES

Price per person in U.S. Dollars
Category Single Double Triple
Tourist* 699 456 406
Tourist Superior* 825 525 469
First Class** 878 549 545

First Class Plus**

1163 700 708

Deluxe**

1172 691 678

*Triple room based on a double room + an additional bed
**Triple room based on a superior category.

Includes:

  • Airport shuttle/ hotel/ airport- Transfer hotel/ restaurant/ hotel
  • HD City Tour + Santa Catalina museum / Pisco Tasting at Pisco museum / HD Culinary experience
  • Lunch at Chicha restaurant / Dinner at Zig Zag restaurant
  • 3 nights of accommodation at the selected hotel category - Daily breakfast

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Commissionable rates, per passenger.
  • Valid for accommodation until December 31, 2018.
  • Not valid during special dates or events in the city of Arequipa.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Shared services in English or Spanish.
  • This experience may not be used with other promotions and/or discounts.
  • Airline tickets and airport taxes are not included.
  • Children 2- 6 years old sharing bed with their parents (without bed) get 40% discount based on a double rate.
  • Children 2 -11 years old (with bed) get a 15% discount based on a double or triple rate.