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Located in a fertile valley and surrounded by beautiful snow-capped volcanoes, the ‘White City’ of Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city. Set at an altitude of 2350 metres visitors can enjoy the a perfect year round climate.

Arequipa retains an air of its colonial past; there is a fine cathedral, a grand central plaza, several small churches and the unique Santa Catalina Monastery. Home to over 400 nuns and with cobbled streets and brightly painted buildings, Santa Catalina was once a thriving village within the town.