Private Tour: Arequipa Countryside Tour Including Sabandia Mill and Founder's Mansion

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Private Tour: Arequipa Countryside Tour Including Sabandia Mill and Founder's Mansion information and booking

3 hours 30 minutes
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Tour departs from downtown Arequipa hotels
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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.

After you are picked up from your Arequipa hotel by private, air-conditioned minivan, set off into the countryside with your guide. You’ll start in the Paucarpata Distruct, where farming terraces date back to pre-Inca times. Learn about the farming techniques used during this era and admire the precise layouts of the terraces before heading south into the Sabandia District.Here, visit the Sabandia Mill (El Molino de Sabandia), built in the 18th century and still operating today. Hear from your guide the importance the mill played back in the late 1700s, and take some time to enjoy its pretty grounds before heading to the village of Huasacache and the Founder’s Mansion, a colonial home once owned by Arequipa’s founder, Garcí Manuel de Carbajal. Tour the mansion with your guide, checking out the restored furniture and artwork. Back in your minivan, make your way along Via Paisajista to the district of Tingo, an old summertime resort area on the Rio Chili, and then head into Sachaca to visit its viewpoint, where you’ll end your tour with a fabulous view of the entire city. You’ll then be returned to your hotel.

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)