Tours in Arequipa

Arequipa is one of the places where the purity of the air, the blue of the sky, the whiteness of the snow in the three enormous volcanoes; the greenness of the soil irrigated for mighty rivers has preserved the cultural heritage and traditions of their population. Called "The White City" Arequipa is flanked by their guardian volcanoes: the unmistakable Misti (5,822m.) and the colossuses Chachani (19,931.10 ft.) and Pichupichu (18,221.78 ft.). The city is located at 7,709.97 ft, capital of the county and department of the same name, is located at 1,059 km. south of Lima, in the skirts of the Western Andes range and has a population of 1 100 000 inhabitants. Arequipa has two definite regions, the Coastal with a temperate climate and the Andean, dry and warm during the day and cold in the night, with temperatures ranges that vary between the 24C and the 8C; from January to March are moderate rains. The sun shines practically every day of the year


City Tour: The visit to Arequipa downtown start with the Plaza de Armas then to the Saint Catalinas Cloister, and old monastery of colonial architecture where the daughters of the Arequipa nobility were cloistered for life; the tour continue to the Yanahuara lookout where a breathtaking view of the City and the Misti will be appreciated.

Sabandia Mill and the Countryside: In the outskirts of the city of Arequipa well find the mill and countryside of Sabandia a bucolic settlement; the Founder Manor, then the old terraced fields, still in use of Paucarpata, finally a typical lunch with local taste will complete the tour.

Canyon of the Colca: Considered as one of the deepest canyons in the world (3400 m / 9800 ft) its located at 190 Km (117 miles) from Arequipa, crossing Pampa Caahuas (reserved area for Vicuas) and several typical Andean villages, where the Colonial church is the main building and center of all activity; admire the extraordinary engineering of the Collaguas and the Incas building terraces for agriculture and aqueducts for irrigation. Go down the canyon to the "Cruz Del Condor" spot where the condors can usually are seen flying under a bright blue sky. The tour departs from Arequipa for a full-day journey to the Colca Valley; several stops will be made for photograph vicuas at Pampa Caahuas, browse through the villages of Callalli and Sumbay, discover the caves with primitive art; at afternoon arrival in Chivay, time to take a short warm bath in the hot springs in La Calera, overnight at Chivay; after breakfast departure to the "Cruz del Condor" to admire the Canyon at one of its deepest points and look at the majestic condors in flight. Return to Arequipa passing through the Andean Villages of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma and Yanque.

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Arequipa is linked into the Southern network by the Pan American Highway; has a modern terrestrial terminal to offer all the comforts to the national and international passengers.

Arequipa is linked by air with the with the cities of Lima, Cusco, Tacna, Juliaca, La Paz and with connections through Lima with all the other departments of Peru, using the Rodrguez Balln International Airport which currently receives from 10 to 14 daily flights.

Arequipa is also linked with the southern rail network directly with Puno, Juliaca, Cusco and Machu Picchu.


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