Welcome to Arequipa
It’s hard playing second fiddle to Cuzco and Machu Picchu on Peru’s international tourist circuit, not that this little detail makes the average arequipeño jealous. Other Peruvians joke that you need a different passport to enter Peru’s second-largest city, a metropolis one-tenth of the size of the capital Lima but pugnaciously equal to it in terms of cuisine, historical significance and confident self-awareness... Read More
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Colca Valley Overnight Tour from Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Vicuna Reserve and Condors
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. Transport and two lunches are included in the tour price but overnight accommodation is not; please see Additional Information below for more details.
3-Day Hike to Colca Canyon from Arequipa
Embark on a nice trek into the Colca Canyon, which includes the opportunity to visit all the small villages down at the canyon. You will have the great opportunity to fish at the Colca River and take a dip at the natural hot springs. This trek is not very demanding, and you will walk almost 4 hours per day. It is for people who enjoy nature and meeting local people.
2-Day Chachani Volcano Climb
For some the limit is 8 thousand meters, 7 thousand for others, but for many to pass the barrier of 6 thousand meters of altitude means to accomplish a life goal. Chachani volcano is a unique opportunity, since reaching its peak is not all complicated, only a proper acclimatization is needed. The views are breathtaking, at times of the year you can even see the Pacific Ocean in the distance! Do not miss this opportunity to climb one of the many peaks that the Andes have.
3-Day Hidden Beaches in the South Coast of Peru
Immerse yourself in the nature of the desert coast of Arequipa, diving, fishing, kayaking, walking or visiting an Natural Reserve. It is here where some beaches and small bays (“caletas”) are located considered by many as the most beautiful beaches in the south of the Peruvian coast. It’s right here where the Eco-Tourist lodge “Caleta San Jose” is located.
2-Day Climbing Misti Volcano from Arequipa
Misti is the most beautiful volcano of the three that surround Arequipa, and it is the emblem of the city. For many arequipeneans reaching the top means offering a small sacrifice to the volcano that protects the city. Although the climb is not difficult, previous acclimation is required as we will surpass the 5800 meters of altitude. At this point the air is so light that even walking takes a lot of effort. This is the reason why we suggest not making this experience if you have not spent at least a night or two in Arequipa. One of the most impressive parts climb to the top, is that from there we have a 360 degree viewpoint. From here you can see the surroundings of the city and the Natural Reserve of Aguada Blanca. Even at times, especially in seasonal changes, you can see the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
4-Day Tour: Arequipa and the Colca Canyon
Explore Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city during a 4-day dreamed-about tour.