Learn about the White City (Ciudad Blanca), named for its beautiful white, volcanic, walls made of a stone called sillar.
Arequipa rests in the outskirts of the impressive Chanchani and Misti volcanoes, and Pichu Pichu mountain. The city has an extraordinary, clear and dry climate, with more than 300 days of sun each year, and temperatures that don’t go above 25 degrees Celsius (77F), nor below 10C (50F). Arequipa is also known as The City of Eternal Blue Sky. (la ciudad del Eterno Cielo azul).
In the Center of Arequipa City, you can see the Mestizo, Baroque-style temples and colonial mansions, like the Monastery of Santa Catalina – a small Spanish city with beautiful, stone avenues, patios, and plazas.
Sabandía, Tiabaya, and Tingo
In the countryside, there are places you must visit, and the irresistible, gastronomic Arequipa is the perfect complement to the peaceful nature outside of town.
The Colca Canyon and Valley
Located only 3 hours and 45 minutes from the city, the Colca Valley and Canyon is one of the most extraordinary destinations in the entire country.
In this entire area, you can see the Andean Mountains, and pre-Incan agricultural sites still running today, which grow quinoa, corn, barley, and wheat. There are also many places in this valley to practice adventure sports, like mountain biking, trekking, and canoeing. Also, in the Condor Crossing (Cruz del Cóndor), you can appreciate the majestic flight of the condors.