AREQUIPA "THE WHITE CITY OF PERU"
TURISTIC PROGRAMS IN AREQUIPA
|NAME OF THE PROGRAM||DURATION||PRICES FROM|
|Traditional Arequipa||3 Days 2 Nights||$112|
|Transfers In/Out. 02 Nights of hotel with breakfasts. City Tour Arequipa, Visit to Santa Catalina Monastery and Sabandia Mill.|
|Colca Canyon||3 Days 2 Nights||$142|
|Tranfers In/Out. 01 Night of hotel in Arequipa with breakfast. 01 Night of hotel in Chivay with breakfast. Tour Colca Canyon 2d1n.|
|Arequipa with Colca Canyon||4 Days 3 Nights||$180|
|Tranfers In/Out. 02 Nights of hotel in Arequipa with breakfasts. 01 Night of hotel in Chivay with breakfast. City Tour Arequipa and Visit to Santa Catalina Monastery. Tour Colca Canyon 2d1n.|
Capital: City of Arequipa
Altitude: 2.345 m.a.s.l.
Lima 1.009 kilometers
Cusco 830 kilometers
Puno 294 kilometers
Arequipa City was founded in 1540. According to the chronist Cieza de Leon, it was "the healthiest and nicest of all villas of Peru".
Arequipa is a province of great cultural and geographical wealth. It is located in the Southeast of Peru. And because its territory has a coast and sierra the climate is varied.
The city of Arequipa, called "Ciudad Blanca" (white city) for the color of the houses built with sillar (white stone of volcanoes otigin), is a picturesque place that combines the beauty of its green country side with the imposing prescense of volcanoes and snowy mountains.
The city is surrounded by three volcanoes: The Misti (5.822 m.a.s.l.). The Chachani (6.075 m.a.s.l.). The Pichu Pichu (5.664 m.a.s.l.).
After Lima, it is considered the most important city of Peru.
In Arequipa we have the next attractions:
:: CITY TOUR
We will visit the most attractive places of the city like: Santa Catalina Monastery, the main square, The cathedral, the cloisters, church and the Polychrome Dome of the "Campiña de Jesús", the Yanahuara colonial district, Church and San Francisco square, San Lazaro neighboorhood and the gorge of Chinilla.
:: AREQUIPA OUTSKIRTS , SABANDIA MILL
On the Arequipa outskirts you'll find fascinating villages with stepped terraces dating from pre-Inca times that are still used today by farmers from the districts of Chilina, Socabaya, Paucarpata, Characato and Sabandia. Excursion to the "Mansión del Fundador", The Sabandia Mill, Yanahuara´s viewer, Sachaca´s viewer, Tingo lake.
:: COLCA CANYON TOUR
Departure toward nor west direcction behind snow-covered Chachani, Yura, small valley with thermal springs, see wild vicuñas in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve, Alpacas & llamas in Tocra, some bidrs like flamingoes, ibis, andean gooze, ducks, andean eagle "Kara Kara" view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m. - 15,000ft.), See the Ampato, Sabancaya, Walca Walca, etc.
After, you will arrive to Chivay, capital of the valley. During this afternoon you can visit attractions like the termal springs & pools in La Calera and the tipical market.
The next day you will have an early morning. Inmediatly after breakfast you leave for a excursion to The Condor croix.
In the way you can see beautiful tipical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gently people with tipical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre inca terraces still in use with andean growings like corn, qinua, kiwicha (Amaranto), etc. Arrival to the main point and Lookout of The cross of the condor: see the deep of the canyon & the flight of the Condor. Stone scale models and some pre inca graves.