Arequipa, second biggest city in Peru and also known as the “White City” for its beautiful white walls of volcanic stone, lies at the feet of the mighty volcanoes of Mount Misti, Mount Chachani and Mount Pichu Pichu. The city is situated 2380 meters above sea level, and people who are arriving from the coast often need to take it easy for a couple of hours to get accustomed to the thin air.

The downtown of Arequipa is placed on the World Cultural Heritage list by UNSECO and features many baroque churches and mansions from the colonial period, as well as the great Monastery of Santa Catalina, a Spanish city in miniature with beautiful patios, stone streets and plazas. You also must visit “Juanita”, the best preserved mummy in the Americas, which was found in 1995 during an expedition high up in the mountains.

The Arequipa cuisine is a great addition to the beauty of the city, and often considered to be the best in Peru. In and around Arequipa you may also find many types of adventure sports such as trekking, white water rafting and mountain biking, etc. Arequipa has a good climate and you will often find the sun shining when you enjoy the cities beautiful architecture and “plazas” with palm trees, and also the breathtaking landscape that surrounds Arequipa.

Trips to Arequipa

Peru Ultimate Adventure

The 20 day Peru Ultimate Adventure tour is perfect for the hardcore adventure travelers in Peru.  It is full of adventure activities in Peru, like; trekking in ...

Peru Classic Adventure

This 14 days adventure tour in Peru includes the main highlights; Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. In ...

Peru & Galapagos Cruise

On the Peru & Galapagos Cruise tour, 23 days, you will see the main highlights of Peru; Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the amazon jungle. Then you ...

Luxury Peru Highlights

This very special luxury tour in Peru is 13 days long and includes the main highlights of Peru; Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred ...

Magical Peru with Mancora Beach

Magical Peru with Mancora Beach is a 15 days long journey in Peru and includes the main tourist destinations in the country, as well as beaches and relaxation at Mancora ...

Peru Complete

Peru Complete is 17 days long and the perfect tour in Peru for those who want to experience all its culture, history and beauty. It includes all the highlights in ...

Peru Highlights

An 11 days tour which includes the most popular places to visit in Peru; Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Peru and Galapagos

A wonderful landbased tour to Peru and the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy the ancient fantastic history of Peru together with adventures and the world famous wild-life of ...

Peru & Brazil

The 19 days Peru & Brazil tour includes two of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Machu Picchu in Peru and Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro ...

Magical Peru

Magical Peru is a two weeks tour in Peru and includes the main highlights of the country; Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and ...