Day 1: Arrival in Arequipa and transfer to the hotel. Lodging. 14:00 In the afternoon City tours and Santa Catalina. We start a three hour sightseeing tour including the Santa Catalina Convent that was founded on the second of October in 1580 and has an extension of 20000 square meters and was constructed in the second half of the XVIth Century. The Convent, in which there are still nuns living in cloisters, is a walled small city with narrow streets, passages, stair cases and small squares. Then we will visit the Plaza de Armas the Jesuit Church of La Compañía and its beautifully-painted Chapel, the Church of San Francisco, the San Lazaro District, Selva Alegre and the typical Districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Breakfast. Campina - Mill of Sabandia. Located at 9 kilometers from the City, it is famous for its Colonial mill that dates from the XVIIth Century, where formerly the grains were ground that soon were distributed in all the South of Peru. In this place, of beautiful countryside, is the House of the Founder of Arequipa, Manuel Garcia de Carbajal. By its rustic airs, its showy pre-Hispanic agricultural terraces, its novo Hispanic and ten sided Republican large mansions, and the imposing presence of the volcanos Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu; Sabandía becomes an exquisite corner, with architectonic jewels of great historical importance. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Return to hotel and overnight.
Day 3: Breakfast and transfer to the airport or train station, according to itinerary.
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