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Campiña Arequipa - City Tour

Arequipa, Canyon and Volcanoes Tour

7 days and 6 nights Tour: Adventure Min: 2 persons
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência! Representante da agência sempre a disposição. Guia prestativo e comunicativo, bom local para realizar as refeições. Recomendo utilizarem o representante brasileiro Luis! Muito atencioso e prestativo.
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência, recomendo demais!! Vistas incríveis, guia muito bom e todo o apoio prestado pelo Luis, colaborador da agência. Foi muito fácil e prático viajar com a RAP
Elias Pereira
2023-12-21
Incrível País incrível e receptivo... Acessória completa em todos os passeios... Destaque para o a gente de Turismo Luiz Carlos Brasileiro, que me deu todo suporte necessário desde a chegada ao Peru e assessoria em todos os Tours... Gracias RAP TRAVEL PERU
Venture59270610376
2023-12-11
Una Aventura increíble en Machupicchu Estuvimos por más de 1 semana recorriendo todo el Perú con la agencia Rap Travel, nos vamos muy contentos porque nos cumplieron con todo y más por lo que recomendamos a esta agencia todo muy coordinado y principalmente Carlitos Vizcarra el mejor guía estaremos pronto de vuelta gracias por todo
Patricia C
2023-12-11
Una experiencia única en Perú y Machupicchu Contratamos los servicios de Rap Travel Perú, fue una experiencia muy hermosa, todo estuvo muy organizado el transporte a tiempo los guías muy profesionales todo muy coordinado y u. Saludo muy especial para Carlos y José que estuvieron super 100 % recomendados, volveremos pronto
Leann C
2023-12-07
10/10 would recommend Our tour guide did such an awesome job! They made you feel like a part of the family so thank you!!
Amir N
2023-11-28
The trip of a lifetime! My best friend and I chose this tour to celebrate our 30th Birthdays - it was Amazing!!! We had a really nice time visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and going to the Rainbow Mountain. The tour guides were really nice and we told us a lot about everything. We visited in November and for Machu Picchu this was amazing - it was misty in the morning and sunny by mid-morning, so we got to see it with all weather types. Highly recommend going at 6am and spending most of the day there - circuit 2 and 4 were great! We even hiked up one of the mountains. Carlos, Judy, and Wilson were great and really educated us about each site.
Fotios S
2023-11-28
Great way to experience Peru The tour was a great way to experience Cusco, the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and the Vinicunca mountain. We only had 4 full days, and it was the right amount of time. I was there with my best friend celebrating our 30th, so we will always cherish this moment. The tour guides (Carlos, Judy, and Wilson) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us get immersed to the history of the Incas, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. The accommodation provided as part of the package was very adequate, and the overall experience was great.
BRENDA T
2023-11-27
Encantos en Cusco Estamos muy contentos con los servicios que hemos recibido. Desde el recojo en el aeropuerto, fueron puntuales con un cartel con nuestro nombre. La habitacion que pedimos fue hermosa en el hotel Mayu con vista a la calle 7 borreguitos, Royer nos atendio muy bien 10/10. La agencia se comunicaba con nosotros todos los dias, para saber como nos hiba en el tour o si es que necesitamos ayuda. Realmente muy serviciales. En aguas Calientes Daniel, estuvo atento con nosostros . El tour en Machu Picchu fue realmente magico. Tenemos que agradecer mucho a Alicia por el tour bien planificado y a Jose Angel por todas las atenciones todos los dias, nunca nos dejo solos.
Nathalia
2023-11-27
Servicio de calidad Buena atención, personalizada, se adecuan a las necesidades, escuchan sugerencias y son muy amables, muchas gracias!

DESCRIPTION

Description Tourist package in Arequipa

With the Arequipa Tourist Package or tour “Arequipa Canyon and Volcanoes”, you will be able to know and enjoy the White City in a different way, inside and outside, in the historical part, countryside, walking, climbing and relaxing on horseback in the Chilina Valley.

The center of the city tour Plaza de Armas Arequipa, dominated by the Cathedral. The Mirador de Yanahuara, is made up of a series of ashlar arches on which the words of illustrious Arequipa citizens have been engraved.  From the top of the Mirador de Sachaca, you can see the extensive Arequipa countryside, the old and modern houses of the city. The Carmen Alto viewpoint is located in the Chilina valley, which highlights its Inca-influenced terraces. But also, the Arequipa countryside, the founder’s house and the Sabandia Mill.

The Colca Canyon excursion is part of the tourist package in Arequipa and is listed as the deepest canyon in America, reaching 4,160 meters at its highest point, in the town of Canco. The Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, where you can appreciate the canyon in all its splendor. It is also a strategic point to observe the gliding of the emblematic condor, a millenary bird of great size that flies through the air taking advantage of the ascending thermal currents.

And finally, to climb the enigmatic Misti Volcano, guardian knight of this beautiful city tour arequipa. The Misti is a stratovolcano in southern Peru, near the city of Arequipa, considered one of the 10 active or potentially active volcanoes in this part of the Andes. It has become one of the major symbols of Arequipa. During colonial times most of the houses were built with sillar, a white stone formed with the deposition of ash and lapilli during the pyroclastic eruptions of the volcano. The last time Misti showed some kind of relevant activity, such as large fumaroles, was in 1870.

Enjoy the Tourist Package in Arequipa

MAIN POINTS OF VISIT

  • Arequipa (2,335 masl)
  • Yanahuara viewpoint (2,343 masl)
  • Chilina Valley (2,506 masl)
  • Colca Canyon (4,160 masl)
  • Chivay (3,635 masl)
  • Cruz del Condor viewpoint (3,800 masl)
  • Misti Volcano (5,820 masl / 16,820 fasl)

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arequipa – Historical Center – Yanahuara Viewpoint – World Zoo – Founder’s Mansion – Sabandia Mill – Arequipa

  • 08.45 hrs We will pick you up at your hotel which is located in the circuit of the main square.
  • 09.00 hrs This circuit begins with a visit to the Cathedral Basilica (1656) of neoclassical style and with a facade decorated with 70 columns and 2 towers.
  • Then, the Convent of the Company of Jesus where the highlights are the polychrome Chapel of San Ignacio and its cloisters with carved ashlar arches. Finally visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina (1580), a citadel built in ashlar with an area of 20 thousand m2.
  • Leaving the center of the city of Arequipa, we will go to the traditional village of Paucarpata, where we will appreciate the pre-Inca terraces currently used by farmers in the area, visit the church of Santa Ana and its main square.
  • We will move to the district of Sabandia, where is located the hydraulic stone mill, construction of the year 1785 (one of the oldest in this area), made with the typical white sillar, volcanic tuff made stone and that is the reason why Arequipa has the nickname of “White City”.
  • The mill has characteristics of solid buttresses and rustic balconies and from here you can appreciate the immense snow-capped volcanoes that surround the city, highlighting the figure of its tutelary volcano, the Misti tours Arequipa (5,800 meters).
  • To finish the tour, we move to the Mansion of the Founder, built in the seventeenth century on the edge of a cliff and was ordered to build by the founder of the city, Manuel Garcia de Carbajal. It has stately features, a hallway with a vaulted ceiling and a large courtyard that ends in a classic chapel. Walking through this circuit you can appreciate the typical farms, with crops where the greenery stands out in its different ranges, a typical characteristic of the Arequipa countryside.
  • 13.15 hrs Approx. arrival to the city, we will leave you near the Plaza de Armas.

Hotel: CORREGIDOR

BREAKFAST – HOTEL / LUNCH and DINNER – PASSENGER

Day 2: Arequipa – Añashuayco Valley – Arequipa

THE VALLEY OF AÑASHUAYCO is located in the district of Uchumayo, at 2,120 meters above sea level. The Quarries of Añashuayco, is the place where the emblematic sillar is extracted. The white volcanic stone used in the construction of colonial buildings in the city of Arequipa.

  • 07.50 hrs We will pick you up at your hotel, in the circuit of the Plaza de Armas.
  • 08.00 hrs We begin our tour to the Route of the Sun of the Sillar that is a tourist route with a lot of history and living culture, we visit quarries and areas where the sillar originated. We will make a stop at the Añashuayco Quarry; which we will reach in 45 minutes approx.
  • At the moment it is in exploitation, the quarrymen make their work from very early; in the place we will be able to appreciate an immense canyon with cliffs (walls of ignimbrite) that have several meters of height, formed by the extraction for the formation of the ashlars. At this point we will tell you the history of the ashlar, the elaboration and the use that has always been given to it.
  • In this quarry you will be able to appreciate a Megatallado of the Church of the Company of Jesus made by the stonemasons themselves. Also, we will have the opportunity to talk to the workers who perform this hard work and we can experience cutting one of their stone blocks.
  • Afterwards, we will go to the Quebrada de Culebrillas, which is located 30 minutes away from Añashuayco. Arriving at this point we will make a walk of approximately 20 minutes inside the small canyon that was formed by the passage of water, which has walls of 15 to 20 meters, as we go into it the walls of the canyon are increasing in height.
  • At the end of the walk we will be able to observe petroglyphs made by the Wari culture more than a thousand years ago. Before returning to the city we will observe the Apachetas, stone formations placed one on top of the other that are a symbol of gratitude to nature.
  • 12.00 hrs Return to the respective hotel. Free afternoon for shopping or strolling through the historic center.

Hotel: CORREGIDOR

BREAKFAST – HOTEL / LUNCH & DINNER – PASSENGER

Day 3: Arequipa – Chivay

  • 06.20 hrs We pick you up at your hotel in downtown Arequipa, heading to Chivay in Arequipa. Travel time is approximately 6 hours with scenic stops along the route to make the trip as pleasant as possible. The city of Chivay has hotels, restaurants of different categories, it is also known for its religious celebrations, cultural heritage and traditional festivals.
  • We start the trip passing through small towns and seeing the volcanoes Misti, Chachani, Pichu Pichu and Ampato, the highest point of the Patapampa route until we reach Chivay.
  • In addition, on this route nature will surround us and in the Andes we will admire the condors, llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat, we will make brief stops at different viewpoints to observe the Andean terraces and Inca terraces, until arriving in Chivay.
  • 13.00 hrs Approx. time for lunch in a local restaurant (NOT INCLUDED).
  • 14.00 hrs Then we will take you to your hotel to settle in, FREE TIME to relax if you wish we will take you to the thermal baths of La Calera.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant (NOT INCLUDED).

Hotel: COLCA INN

BREAKFAST – HOTEL / LUNCH & DINNER – PASSENGER

Day 4: Chivay – Cruz Del Condor Viewpoint – Arequipa

  • 06.00 hrs After breakfast we will leave towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, travel time 2 h. where we will observe the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon for 1 hour.
  • Three of its major habitats are located in the south of Peru, in the Colca Canyon – AREQUIPA, in the Mayobamba Canyon and in Chonta – CUSCO.
  • The Incas believed that the CONDOR WAS IMMORTAL. According to the myth, when the animal feels that it is getting old and that its strength is running out, it lands on the highest and most protruding peak of the mountains, folds its wings, picks up its legs and falls to the bottom of the ravines, where its reign ends. This death is symbolic, since with this act the condor returns to the nest, to the mountains, from where it is reborn towards a new cycle, a new life.
  • The CONDOR symbolized strength, intelligence and exaltation. It was an animal respected by all those who lived in the Andes since before the discovery of America, since it not only brought good and bad omens, but it was also responsible for the sun to rise every morning, because with its energy it was able to take the sun and raise it over the mountains initiating the life cycle.
  • On the way back to Chivay we will visit the villages of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma and Yanque, where we will observe typical dances of the area, as well as the models, colonial churches and terraces.
  • 13.00 hrs We will board the return bus.
  • 19.00 hrs Arrival approx. to the city of Arequipa.

Hotel: CORREGIDOR

BREAKFAST – HOTEL / LUNCH & DINNER – PASSENGER

Day 5: Arequipa – Chilina Valley – Arequipa.

The Chilina Valley is located in the district of Cayma, 10 minutes from downtown Arequipa, is a very well preserved natural environment, has an area of more than 15 kilometers, this valley is characterized by its agricultural sector on the side of the Chili River, it is interspersed with terraces and terraces of highly productive agricultural use used for planting and wild sector.

The tour is very pleasant, has mountains, a river, roads, etc.. The soils are characterized by typical plant species such as riparian forest, native trees such as molle, willow and introduced trees such as Monterrey pine, casuarina, eucalyptus, fig, Ricino. The best view of the Chachani and Misti is on horseback, we can also appreciate the local agriculture and the beautiful landscape.

  • 08.00 hrs The tour starts with the pick up at your hotel and can be done in the valley of Chilina or Sabandia which are 20 minutes from downtown.
  • Before starting the Arequipa tour, we will give you a brief talk about the handling of the horse, then we start the ride through the countryside, in which we will appreciate the agricultural crops, the river, the snow-capped mountains and volcanoes such as: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. If you have experience you can gallop.
  • After the tour, we will board the vehicle and return to the city. We will drop you off at your hotel.
  • FREE AFTERNOON, to stroll through the historic center or craft centers.

Hotel: CASONA HOTEL PLAZA

BREAKFAST – HOTEL / LUNCH and DINNER – PASSENGER

Day 6: Arequipa – Base Camp

The MISTI VOLCANO is located at the foot of the Chili Valley at 2,400 meters above sea level within the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca.

It is approximately 800 thousand years old and it is said that in colonial times it was known as “volcano without a name”. According to myths, the ethnic groups that lived near the crater had to flee their lands because of the explosion of the volcano and when they returned home they took its name as a kind of reprimand.

It is also said that it was called Machu Putina, which in indigenous languages means “Old volcano”. This is due to the duality in the Andean cosmovision, since 40 kilometers away is the Huayna Putina, which means “young volcano”. However, it is not known since when it began to be called Misti, which in Quechua means “Creole or white man”. It is said that it was given this name because the city of Arequipa is called “The White City of Arequipa”, due to its buildings made of white ashlar.

  • 08.00 hrs Pick up from their respective hotels, immediately we will board the 4 x 4, travel in the direction of Chiguata to Las Pampas del Misti (1h 30 min.) – 3,450 meters.
  • 09.30 hrs We will arrive to part of the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca at 3,400 meters, from this point is that we begin our walk for 5 or 6 hours to reach the BASE CAMP BASE sector 4,650 masl.
  • On the route we will make a stop for lunch (LIGHT BREAKFAST).
  • 15.00 hrs We will install our tents and all the equipment, dining tent and others, will proceed to the time of air conditioning.
  • 18.30 hrs Dinner and then overnight to replenish energy for the next day.

Campamento: CAMPING BASE

DESAYUNO – HOTEL / ALMUERZO y CENA – AGENCY

Day 7: Base Camp – Misti Volcano – Arequipa

  • Very early after breakfast, we will begin the ascent to the summit. This hike will last 5 to 6 hours until reaching 5,825 meters above sea level.
  • Finally the crater of the Misti Volcano tour Arequipa will be visible, where there is fumarolic activity, the landscape of the summit is impressive. This visit will last approximately 1 hour.
  • Then we will return to the camp (1h. 30 min.), we will take our things and we will arrive to the point where the transportation is located (1h. 30 min.), from where we will transfer to the city of Arequipa.
  • 15.00 hrs. Approximate arrival to Arequipa, we will leave you near the main square.
  • At the agreed time, transfer from the hotel to Arequipa Airport.
  • Flight AREQUIPA/CUSCO.

BREAKFAST – AGENCY/ LUNCH AND DINNER – PASSENGER

INCLUDES

INCLUDES:

CITY TOUR COMBINADO:

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Entrance to Santa Catalina Monastery – Internal Guide
  • Entrance to the Sabandia Mill
  • Entrance to the Founder’s Mansion
  • Entrance to the Sachaca Viewpoint

ROUTE OF THE SILLAR:

  • Tourist Mobility
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Income

2D COLCA VALLEY:

  • Hotel pick up
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Continental breakfast

HORSEBACK RIDING:

  • Tourist transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance ticket to the tourist sites
  • Horses with saddles
  • Helmet and gloves
  • Snack

2º VOLCÁN MISTI:

  • Round trip 4×4 transportation
  • Specialized high mountain guide
  • Camping equipment (mattresses and tents)
  • Cooking equipment
  • Climbing equipment such as crampons, ice picks, and safety rope (only if there is snow on the summit).
  • Meals (01 Lunch / 01 Dinner / 01 Breakfast)
  • Oxygen bottle (inside the car)
  • First aid kit
  • Communication equipment

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals
  • Tourist ticket Colca S/. 70.00
  • Entrance to the thermal baths of La Calera S/.15.00
  • Snacks and mineral water
  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpack
  • Walking sticks
  • Flashlight
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

RECOMMENDATIONS:

CITY TOUR COMBINADO:

  • Wear a cap or hat and sunglasses.
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring camera and batteries
  • Extra money

   HORSEBACK RIDING:

  • Jacket and sweater for cold weather
  • Long pants
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Small backpack to carry personal belongings, water and snacks.

  VOLCAN MISTI:

  • Backpack 70Lt minimum
  • 5Lt of water minimum per person
  • Personal medications
  • Trekking poles
  • Waterproof jacket or poncho (December – April)
  • Good trekking shoes.
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Chocolates, dried fruits, etc.
  • Sunglasses

PRICES

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

Arequipa, Canyon and Volcanoes Tour

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 persons

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Entrance to Santa Catalina Monastery – Internal Guide
  • Entrance to the Sabandia Mill
  • Entrance to the Founder’s Mansion
  • Entrance to the Sachaca Viewpoint
  • Horses with saddles
  • Helmet and gloves
  • Snack
  • Round trip 4×4 transportation
  • Specialized high mountain guide
  • Camping equipment (mattresses and tents)

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Arequipa, Canyon, and Volcanoes Tour

The highest altitude reached is 5,825 meters above sea level, at the summit of Misti Volcano.

The climb of Misti Volcano is moderately difficult and requires approximately 5 to 6 hours of hiking.

Climbing Misti Volcano in Arequipa, Peru, is not dangerous, but it requires precautions: acclimatization to the altitude, physical preparation, proper guidance, and equipment, and risk assessment. Key challenges include changing weather conditions and high altitude. Obtaining permits is essential for a safe experience.

Yes, it is possible to experience altitude sickness when climbing Misti Volcano, as its summit is located at an altitude of 5,825 meters above sea level. Symptoms of altitude sickness can include headaches, nausea, difficulty breathing, fatigue, and dizziness. It is essential to acclimatize properly before the ascent and take measures to prevent it, such as ascending gradually, staying hydrated, and following the recommendations of an experienced guide. If you experience severe symptoms of altitude sickness, it is important to descend to lower altitudes immediately for medical attention if necessary.

The climate in Arequipa is diverse and changes with altitude, from the coast to the high mountains. In the city of Arequipa, you will experience a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from 9°C as a minimum to 26°C as a maximum.

The Ruta del Sillar tour is a tourist route that takes you through the most prominent sillar quarries in the city of Arequipa. Sillar, a volcanic material, has historically been used in the construction of houses and temples.

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