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Arequipa Reality Tour

Arequipa Reality Tour is a different way for discovering the white city, learning about local society organization and daily life. Arequipa Reality Tour shows local people real life.


Reality Tour Arequipa

The white city is the second biggest city of Peru. In Arequipa, like many peruvian cities has experienced rapid urbanisation over the past 50-60 years undergoing a transition from a predominantly rural population to an urban one. High levels of rural poverty and periods of violent political conflict in the past have resulted in a pattern of rural-urban migration with the majority of migrants coming from Andean regions seeking better life conditions and greater opportunities in Peru’s cities. Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru, has received a significant influx of internal migrants resulting in phenomenal and rapid urban growth. Residents from these types of areas also often find themselves stigmatised and discriminated, resulting in difficulties for accessing to employment and education, and their general sense of a lack of social inclusion within the greater city. Book Reality Tour and see how people are working together and get a taste of how the Arequipa’s society organizes itself to provide the basic needs for daily living.

Arequipa Brief

Reality tour is an alternative for learning more about political, economic and social local facts. This tour seeks to introduce participants to local individuals that most travelers would never meet on their own. The reality tour offers participants an opportunity to journey to other countries to examine a situation first-hand. Participants return home with a different perspective and they each can communicate what they have learned to their community.

Arequipa Reality Tour Itinerary:

The tour starts at 8:30 AM, at this time the tour guide will pick you up from the hotel. Our first stop will be in the local market “Río Seco”, where we will buy food. Then we go to the ashlar quarries, where “sillar” is extracted for using in house’s buildings. We will visit also an Arequipa shanty for learning more about political, social and economical reality of Arequipa city. We will visit a shantytown cemetery and a Comedor Popular (food is prepared by local women for very cheap prices). Finally we will visit a Children’s Home, where we will spend time with kids who were abandoned or violence victims,. At this time we will share what we bought in the local market. Return to the hotel. Do not lose this great oportunity to book Arequipa reality tour and learn how shanty towns get organised for satisfying their basic needs.

Includes:

English speaking guide
Entrance Fees
Tourist Transportation
Lunch
Snacks and water

What to Bring:

Walking Shoes
Hat
Sunblock
Repellent
Sunglasses
Towel
Sandals

Arequipa Fun Facts:

The volcanos that rise behind Arequipa are more than just a beautiful
Like Machu Picchu, Arequipa’s historic center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its beauty and cultural value
Arequipa’s Plaza de Armas is considered as one of the prettiest plazas in entire Peru
The “white city” has beautiful bridges, Puente Bolognesi is close to the main square
Because of its weather and friendliness of its people, Arequipa is a great place to learn spanish
For the adrenaline lovers, the Chili River offer half day fun river rafting