Arequipa Tours - Arequipa Travel Packages
Arequipa is a delightful Colonial City, situated at the foot of El Misti Volcano, a snow-capped perfect cone of 5,822 metres. Known as the White City, Arequipa is teemed with fine Spanish buildings and wonderful natural landscape. At the heart of the City, tourists may visit the magnificent Santa Catalina Monastery, the most remarkable sight in Arequipa, with numerous passageways and intricate architecture. At the Museum of Santuarios Andinos you may meet Juanita The Ice Girl, a well preserve mummy, found high into the Andean glaciers. Its Plaza de Armas is one of the most beautiful of Peru, beautifully laid-out with palm trees and gardens, surrounded by arcaded buildings in colonial style, including the gorgeous Cathedral.
Arequipa has more of what you imagine. Explore with us the surroundings of the White City and visit its best attractions. Our countryside package includes the visit to the Mirador of Carmen Alto, a natural lookout point from where it is possible to make out the Valley of Arequipa with great pre Inca terraces and its volcanoes known as El Misti, Chachani and Picchu Picchu. Our tour also takes us to the traditional neighborhood of Yanahuara, where we visit its nice church built in colonial times and it traditional arches where part of Arequipa's history was written. At the countryside we will also visit the founder's mansion with its great art collection and the Sabandia Mill, where it is possible to see over 50 types of cactus plants amid a peaceful atmosphere.
The Colca Valley is an area of astounding scenic beauty, with giant Andean terraces and a deep canyon that reaches a depth of 3140 meters. A journey to the Colca valley will take you through high Andean plateau, reaching at one point a high pass of 4800 meters, which offers fine views of the Volcanoes of Arequipa. Along the way visitors can see herds of Vicuñas (a wild relative of Llamas and Alpacas) and various types of birds, of which stand out the giant hummingbird, eagles, gooses and the mighty Andean Condor. If you like adventure tours, the Canyon also offers wonderful treks down to its button, descending throughout huge mountains, exploring oasis-like valleys, thermal springs, and camping outdoors.
Among the deepest Canyons in the world, the Colca region offers some of the finest sceneries of the Andean mountains, as well as the best trekking and climbing in Arequipa. Down at the bottom of the Canyon you can find green oasis full of palm trees and natural springs pools, where visitors are welcome and allowed to camp outdoors. This is a little paradise, where a generous river created by nature, millions of years ago, still flows into agricultural fields of the native people, providing food for the different communities along the Canyon. The views are excellent from anywhere and Condors can be seen almost year around.