Misti Volcano – tours Arequipa

arequipa-on-the-nightVisiting Hours : Open Monday – Sunday.

Location : The volcano slopes are 20 km to the north-east of Arequipa, (1 hour in a 4×4).

Arequipa

The Misti volcano, at 5,825 masl, is the city’s guardian. From its peak it is possible to make out the city of Arequipa, the Chili River Valley, and the Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes.

Arequipa Attractions in the City
La Recoleta Convent – City tours

La Recoleta Convent – City tours

Visiting Hours : Monday – Saturday 9.00 am – 12.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Location : Jr. Recoleta 117. Arequipa 17th century Franciscan convent whose diverse architectural styles span from the Romantic to the neo-Gothic, owing...

Santo Domingo Church – tourism week

Santo Domingo Church – tourism week

Visiting Hours : Monday – Friday 7.00 am – 10.30 am and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm; Sat 7.00 am – 8.00 am and 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm; Sun 6.00 am – 1.00 pm. Free admission. Location :...

Santa Catalina Monastery – Arequipa tours

Santa Catalina Monastery – Arequipa tours

Visiting Hours : Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00 am – 8.00 pm. High Season – 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Location : Santa Catalina street 301. Arequipa Built in 1580 and eventually...

The Society of Jesus – Cathedral tours

The Society of Jesus – Cathedral tours

Visiting Hours : Church: Monday – Friday 9.10 am – 1.00 pm and 3.10 pm – 6.00 pm; Sat 11.30 am – 1.00 pm and 3.10 pm – 6.00 pm; Sun 9.10 am – 1.00 pm. Free admission. Location...

Arequipa Cathedral – Cathedral tours

Arequipa Cathedral – Cathedral tours

Visiting Hours : Monday – Saturday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. Location : Located to one side of the Plaza de Armas. Arequipa One of the first 17th century monuments in the City. It was built of “sillar” (a...

Arequipa Attractions Beyond the City
Petroglyphs of Dead Toro

Petroglyphs of Dead Toro

Location: It is located in the valley of Majes uraca district with its capital Corire northwest of the beautiful city of Arequipa 163 Km. from Arequipa to 2 hours and 30 minutes by bus. For many, perhaps the richest...

The thermal baths of Yura

The thermal baths of Yura

Location: It is located on the southwest of Peru. Located 30 kilometers from the center, in the district of Yura, located in the city of Arequipa. The tours around hot springs is a relatively new trend but it is...

Stone Forest Imata

Stone Forest Imata

Location: It is located in the province of Caylloma, Department of Arequipa. Imata is one of the most important towns is 142 km from the city of Arequipa, the road to Juliaca. On the old road to Puno, just...

Mejía Lagoons National Sanctuary

Mejía Lagoons National Sanctuary

Location: It is located in the District of Dean Valdivia province of Islay, department of Arequipa, Peru. In the National Sanctuary Lagunas de Mejia you can find 141 bird species, of which 84 are residents of the Peruvian coast...

Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon

Location: It is located in the northeast of Arequipa region, Caylloma province, 165 kilometers from Arequipa and 40 km of Chivay main town and capital of the province of Caylloma. The highest point of the valley is the inactive...

Majes Valley

Majes Valley

Location: It is located in the south-west of the country, located on the 200 and 800 meters above sea level, located 178 km. Arequipa city taking the Panamerican highway in the direction of Lima. Majes Valley is three hours...

Misti Volcano – tours Arequipa

Misti Volcano – tours Arequipa

Visiting Hours : Open Monday – Sunday. Location : The volcano slopes are 20 km to the north-east of Arequipa, (1 hour in a 4×4). Arequipa The Misti volcano, at 5,825 masl, is the city’s guardian. From its peak...

Sumbay Caves – Cave Art (Arequipa)

Sumbay Caves – Cave Art (Arequipa)

Visiting Hours : Any time during the day. Location : 97 km to the north of Arequipa along the Caylloma road (1 hour 45 minutes by bus). Arequipa Located within the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, they...

Founder’s Mansion, Socabaya (Arequipa)

Founder’s Mansion, Socabaya (Arequipa)

Visiting Hours : Monday – Sunday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Location : 9 km from Arequipa (15 minutes by car). Arequipa One of the most significant and traditional stately homes or mansions in the region, built from “sillar”...

Yanahuara scenic viewpoint (Arequipa)

Yanahuara scenic viewpoint (Arequipa)

Visiting Hours : Any time during the day. Location : 2 km from the centre of Arequipa (6 minutes by car). Arequipa One of the most important churches in Arequipa, the Church of Saint John the Baptist, is located in this peaceful...

Sabandía (Arequipa) – Peru tours

Sabandía (Arequipa) – Peru tours

Visiting Hours : El Molino (The Mill) can be visited Monday – Sunday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Location : 8 km to the south of Arequipa (20 minutes by car). Arequipa Traditional village surrounded by unique landscapes, broad...

Arequipa Festivals
Immaculate Conception – festivals

Immaculate Conception – festivals

Arequipa Begins: 07-December Ends: 10-December On 8 December, after the procession, men dressed in women’s clothes approach women and kidnap them in a unique dance. It is a good time to visit the 16 baroque churches of the Colca Valley, its...

Feast of Santa Ursula – festivals

Feast of Santa Ursula – festivals

Arequipa Begins: 21-October Ends: 21-October A very popular and typical feast celebrated by residents. It is celebrated with the entrance of the “capo” herb, the burning of the “yareta”, fireworks, masses, and processions. In addition, there are bull fights with Spanish...

Anniversary of the City of Arequipa

Anniversary of the City of Arequipa

Arequipa Begins: 01-August Ends: 31-August For this celebration, the International Fair of Arequipa (located on Mount Juli) is held, as well as artisanal exhibitions in Fundo El Fierro, the Festidanza dance festival, and the international contest that involves climbing Mount Misti...

Cotahuasi Anniversary – Peru festivals

Cotahuasi Anniversary – Peru festivals

Arequipa Begins: 04-May Ends: 04-May It is the most important traditional festival of the province. Bull fights and dance group competitions are held, and visits to different regional attractions are promoted.  

Virgin of Chapi – Traditions Arequipa

Virgin of Chapi – Traditions Arequipa

Arequipa Begins: 01-May Ends: 01-May Pilgrimage that involves crossing the Arequipa Desert to worship the Virgin of Purification, or Virgin of Chapi. Pilgrims carry rocks of different sizes, forming the so-called apachetas, to symbolize the sins of the devout. At night,...

Carnival Celebrations in Camana – Peru

Carnival Celebrations in Camana – Peru

Arequipa Begins: 01-February Ends: 31-March The guachanacos (masked riders) roam the streets of the tow for 3 days before inviting people to celebrate carnival. On the main day of the festival, the “yunza” or “cortamonte” takes place, and people can also...

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