Head to Arequipa region to see the pre-colonial city with a backdrop of a magnificent volcano. Tour Arequipa with Tailor Made Peru to discover the hidden gems in the country’s southwest.


The city of Arequipa, Peru is perhaps one of the most underrated destinations in the country. Arequipa is the largest city in the Arequipa region, with a historic center that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is home, not only to marvelous natural landscapes, but also to several baroque structures and colonial buildings, some of which are made from volcanic stones.

Travel Packages That Include Arequipa Trips

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What To See And Do When You Tour Arequipa

Arequipa is often considered a hidden gem in Peru. Day tours in the city showcase most of its magnificent structures and several nearby highlights like the Colca Valley. Here are some of the stops during your Arequipa travel.

Travel Tips And Information Before You Tour Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru Facts

Aqrequipa is a beautiful city standing against with a backdrop of the Misti volcano. It is dubbed as “La Ciudad Blanca” for its unique white buildings made from a local volcanic material called sillar. The city is often described as a cultural oasis and in 1970, the center was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Places to visit and things to do in Arequipa

If you only have a full day to spend in the city, it’s best to visit the Chilina valley and the old San Lorenzo district. You’ll get a nice view of the city and explore its main square. Wander around the Santa Catalina Monastery, which is built of volcanic rocks and dated back to the 16th century. And definitely don’t miss a visit to Juanita, said to be the best preserved mummy in the whole Americas.

As for nearby attractions, Colca Canyon tours rank among the top ones being near the Arequipa city. Treks and mountain bike trips are popular activities in the Colca area. Alternatively, try Arequipa’s hot springs or go river rafting at the Chili river.

Whatever it is you choose to do, day trips in Arequipa, Peru are sure to give you an authentic feel of the country!

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