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Arequipa Tours

Perou Voyage offers a selection of private Arequipa tours for travelling to. Find different trips for discovering local history, gastronomy and adrchitecture.

Guided Tours in Arequipa - Peru

Arequipa Best Tours – Adventure

Visitors can find different ways through the Arequipa Tours for discovering the white city in different ways. Arequipa city is located at 2,325 metres, crossed by the Chili River from north to south.

A series of volcanic cones dominate the city skyline: Misti, and the extinct volcanic groups Pichu Pichu and Chachani. The western slopes of the Andes in the region feature thick layers of volcanic lava that cover large areas.

Arequipa is the second most industrialized and commercialized city in Peru. Its industrial activity includes manufactured goods and camelid wool products for export. The city has close trade ties with Chile, Bolivia and Brazil.

The historic center of Arequipa spans an area of 332 hectares and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Its religious, colonial, and republican architectural styles blend European and native characteristics into a unique style called “Escuela Arequipeña”.

The historic centre of Arequipa, built in volcanic sillar rock, represents an integration of European and native building techniques and characteristics, expressed in the admirable work of colonial masters and Criollo and Indian masons.

This combination of influences is illustrated by the city’s robust walls, archways and vaults, courtyards and open spaces, and the intricate Baroque decoration of its facades.

With its buildings built mostly in white or pink volcanic rock (sillar), the historical centre of Arequipa has a distinct character resulting from natural causes and historical context.

The pre-existent indigenous populations, the Spanish conquest and the evangelization, the spectacular natural setting and the frequent earthquakes, are all main factors in the definition of Arequipa’s identity.

The city is the result of its people’s endurance against natural processes and the capacity of cultures to overcome crises.

Perou Voyage offers Arequipa tours: Arequipa Walking Tour, Arequipa Countryside Tour, Toro Muerto Petroglyphs, Arequipa Reality Tour, Capua Waterfall hike, Sogay Trek, Colca Tours, Colca Trekking, etc.

Best Arequipa Colca Canyon Tour 2019

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Toro Muerto Petroglyphs

Discover in a Full Day Trip the Toro Muerto petroglyphs and taste Peruvian Pisco

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Arequipa City Tour

Explore the architecture, history and culture of the "white city" Arequipa

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Chili River Rafting

Live the adventure in a half day tour in the whitewater rafting Chili river


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Lagunas de Mejia National Sanctuary

Birdwatching in Mejia lagoons a protected area on the coastal of Arequipa in Peru

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Sogay Waterfall Hike

Full Day hike to Sogay waterfall is a great opportunity to discover Arequipa countryside

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Arequipa Reality Tour

Reality tour is an alternative to discover Arequipa in a different way


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Pillones Waterfall Tour

Discover the nature in a full day tour Pillones Waterfall and Imata Forest Stone

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Laguna de Salinas

Salinas Lagoon is part of Aguada Blanca and Salinas Reserve offers amazing landscapes

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Arequipa Countryside Tour

Enjoy the magic of the Campiña of Arequipa and taste local food ina picanteria


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Capua Waterfall Hike

Capua Waterfall hike is a full day tour for exploring andean terraces, nature and hotsprings

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Full Day Tour Colca Canyon

Explore the magic of the Condor's kingdom in a full day trip from Arequipa

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Colca Trek 2 Days

Explore the Colca Canyon the second deepest canyon in the world


How to get to Arequipa:

By plane: the local airport is Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon. Flights arrives from: Lima, Cuzco, Tacna and Juliaca. Companies like: Peruvian Airlines, Taca, LC Peru and Latam offers daily flight from/to Arequipa. By bus: there are two bus stations: Terrapuerto and Terminal Terrestre, both are located next to. Buses arrives from: Lima, Nazca, Ica, Cuzco, Puno, Tacna, Puerto Maldonado, etc. The best bus companies: Cruz del Sur and Oltursa. By train: Peru Rail company offers a tourist train leaving from Cuzco passing by Puno city.

Tours in Arequipa – Arequipa Trekking Tour

Perou Voyage Tour Operator offers a variety of tours in Arequipa Region.

1. Arequipa City Tour:

Arequipa walking tour includes the visits to the most important tourist attrractions in Arequipa city: San Camilo, La Compañia Church, Arequipa Plaza de Armas, The Cathedral, Santa Catalina Monastery and Museo Santuarios Andinos (Juanita Mummy).

2. Arequipa Countryside Tour:

Explore the surroundings of Arequipa city and visit its best attractions. Our countryside package includes the visit to the Mirador of Carmen Alto, a natural lookout point with 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, also you will visit Cayma church and main square and Sabandia windmill. This tour endsin a “picanteria” where you will be able to taste the local food.

3. Toro Muerto Petroglyphs Tour:

Toro Muerto is a collection of ancient petroglyphs in the Peruvian coastal desert in the region Arequipa in Peru. The site contains some 3000 volcanic rocks with petroglyphs dating back to the Wari culture. The Wari (Spanish: Huari) were a Middle Horizon civilization that flourished in the south-central Andes and coastal area of Peru.

4. Sogay Waterfalls Trek:

This excursion to Sogay waterfalls is a good alternative for hiking without having to make several hours of transportation. Sogay trek helps your acclimatization before going at higher altitudes (for example Colca Canyon, Puno and Cusco).

5. Añashuayco Ashlar Quarries Tour:

La Cantera de Añashuayco, is still in operation, a huge canyon with walls higher than 30mts. We will visit “Quebrada de Culebrillas”, inside there is a small canyon that has formed by the pass of water. At the end of our walk we will see petroglyphs such as llamas, sun, snakes, etc. Choice the best Arequipa tours for you and enjoy the “white city”.

Arequipa Safety Tips:

Don’t keep valuables in bags that will be unattended
Leave jewelry and fancy watches in the hotel
We highly encourage you to only book with a legal Colca tour operator with licensed english speaking guides and help us to stop the piracy of tourism in the Colca area
Don’t place items on tables or hang bags from the back of chairs
Always take an official taxi in the airport or bus terminals
Don’t take taxis from the street. Ask your hostel or hotel to call you an official taxi
Don’t travel with expensive jewellery or valuables
Keep bags between your feet and an arm

Where to Eat in Arequipa:

Arequipa, Peru is a very popular destination because of delicious food. The best restaurants in the city are: Tradicion Arequipeña, Zig Zag restaurant, Sol de Mayo, La Capitana, Hatunpa, Chicha by Gaston Acurio and La Palomino.

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