Arequipa - Arequipa: The White City

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Arequipa: The White City

Tue, 26 Oct
(173 reviews)
Downtown Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
60 mins

About the tour

Arequipa is known as the white city because most of the buildings like houses, churches, Monasteries and cathedrals were built with white volcanic stone which makes this a very unique city in the world. There were many Spanish people living here during XVII, XVIII and XIX centuries that's why their houses where they were living got different styles like roman, rococo, byzantine or baroque . For example, One of the Cathedrals has neoclassical architecture with french influence inside of the building it is one of the largest and most stunning buildings in the main square of Arequipa city. The church of the Jesuits has mestizo baroque style it has been built in 1590 for more than four hundred people between the mestizos and pre -Incan civilizations. Tristan del Pozo's house this is an example how the rich people used to have their big houses with very roman styles because of Spanish influence. Arequipa has been declared a World Heritage Side by Unesco in 2000 and is definitely a city you want to put on your bucket list!

Meet Elizabeth Puma

Elizabeth Puma

Elizabeth was born and raised in the Colca Canyon area. She is very proud of her ancestors because her grandmother comes from the Pre-incas Civilization. She moved to Arequipa city as soon she finished high school because, in her small town, there weren't any University or Institutes. There, she studied history, culture, customs and the traditions of her country. She started guiding tours in 2008 and loves preparing new tours about everything from history to geology, volcanology and birding. She really enjoy showing people her country and loves to learn about other cultures as well. Join Elizabeth as she shows you the white city and it's surroundings, there is so much to see!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Arequipa with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Arequipa. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Joy N.

17 October 2021

Great tour Elizabeth. thank you for doing all the walking for us & sharing this city.

Heshya V.

14 October 2021

It was a beautiful tour, got to see intricate handwork of designers of buildings, impressive

Teresa M.

06 October 2021

Very educational, I enjoy very much! 😀

Joyce B.

24 September 2021

Very interesting and wonderful photos too

Margaret Q.

24 September 2021

Looked good but poor volume

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