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Arequipa, located in southern Peru, issurrounded by volcanoes and sea. Unlike many other cities in the country, Arequipa has no Inca artifacts, but is a visual example of Spanish and mestizo culture. Throughout the city center, which is considered a UNESCO Human Heritage Site, visitors can find examples of Spanish colonial building practices. Moreover, it is often referred to as the 'White City' because of its many white sillar sculpted temples, convents and palaces.

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Arequipa Cultural & Theme Tours

See what lies outside central Arequipa on this half-day private tour of the countryside. With a private guide, learn about the region's farming history and see the intriguing farming terraces of Paucarpata; visit the Sabandia Mill; tour the Founder's Mansion; and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view from Sachaca. Transport by private minivan will ensure your comfort on this morning or afternoon tour …

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Arequipa Day Trips & Excursions

Visit Taquile Island where you will see an indigenous community that has conserved its original traditions and organization. And in addition make a stop at the famous Uros reed islands. You'll see the houses, the islands and meet its friendly inhabitants. Uros people are descendants of one of the oldest South American groups. You'll visit two of the 60 islands before continuing on to Taquile Island …

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Arequipa Food, Wine & Nightlife

Enjoy this cooking activity with the best Peruvian recipes. You will prepare a delicious two course Peruvian meal. No experience needed. This is a cultural experience you will take back home to prepare with your beloveds. You will participate actively in cooking and preparing your own meal. In these two hours of fun you can meet new friends and enjoy a great meal with everybody …

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Extended Tours from Arequipa

When you're in Arequipa, you can't miss a trip to Colca Canyon (Cañon del Colca), a stunning natural wonder that's twice as deep as the USA's Grand Canyon. This overnight trip is a great way to get there and experience southern Peru's beautiful highland landscapes, villages and wildlife. You'll visit a wildlife reserve and admire colonial architecture in two highland villages; see and learn about Andean condors; walk on the base of a volcano; and, of course, enjoy spectacular views of Colca Canyon …

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Overnight Tours from Arequipa

Travel from Arequipa to Yanque and enjoy the stunning views along the way. Enjoy the amazing views from the Mirador Cruz del Condor on a tour through the Colca Canyon. You may see the largest living bird before heading back to Arequipa. Have your camera ready as you will stop at various stunning viewpoints including the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, which is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, ibis and the Andean eagle …

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Arequipa Private & Custom Tours

Discover colonial Arequipa on this private sightseeing tour that will introduce you to some of the city's most important historical sites. With a knowledgeable private guide, visit several districts, including Cayma and Vallecito, and explore landmarks like the 17th-century Recoleta Convent and the colonial-era Casa del Moral. You'll also enjoy fabulous views of Arequipa and its spectacular scenery from the Carmen Alto viewpoint …

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Arequipa Sightseeing Tours

Get to know Arequipa on this history-filled city sightseeing tour. With a professional guide, you'll see the city's top historical attractions, including the colonial districts of St Lazarus and Yanahuara, the Monastery of St Catherine and the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, as well as two locations that provide excellent views of the city and its surrounds - Carmen Alto and the Mirador de Yanahuara. Travel by air-conditioned coach and hop off at various sites to walk around and soak it all in …

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Arequipa Transfers & Ground Transport

If you don't want to begin your Arequipa vacation by standing in line for a taxi or sharing the ride with other travelers, book this private, arrival airport transfer in advance, and travel with ease from the Rodriguez Ballon International Airport to your Arequipa hotel. This arrival transfer service is available 24 hours a day. When you arrive at Arequipa's Rodriguez Ballon International Airport, your private driver will take you to your Arequipa hotel or other accommodation in air-conditioned comfort …

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Arequipa Walking & Biking Tours

Enjoy a 2-day trekking experience in Peru. For those with less hiking experience, you could take another route to descend the canyon. The hike is a bit steeper, but it is a shorter route. You may hike directly to the oasis where you can spend the afternoon relaxing at the swimming pool. For those with less hiking experience - go straight to Cabanaconde and hike the steeper but shorter route directly down to the oasis. Spend the night here before following the same schedule for day two …

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Arequipa Water Sports

Rapids class II, III and IV plus Arequipa Countryside, local farmers, water sports and adrenaline. Don't miss the chance to enjoy this awesome half day experience. Enjoy this experience just 20 minutes away from Arequipa's main square. Chili River has little flow but with many rapids classes II, III and IV which make this experience a technical, fast and fun one. Besides the natural ashlar walls we will also appreciate the diverse flora and fauna of this beautiful canyon …

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Arequipa is the second most industrialized and commercial city of Peru. Its industrial activity includes manufacturing and the exporting of high quality wool. The city has close trade ties with Chile, Bolivia and Brazil. In the Colonial period it became important for its economic role and faithfulness to the Spanish Crown …

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Arequipa is a large city in southern Peru and the nation's second most important city. It is also the capital of the Arequipa Region. The city lies in the highlands at the foot of the snow-capped volcano El Misti. Archaeological findings indicate the fertile valley in which Arequipa is situated has been occupied back to 5000 - 6000 BCE …

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