Tours

Visit to Puno

Travel from Arequipa to Puno by bus, train or plane.
    * First day : tour of Sillustani
    * Second day :   leaving at about 8:30am, you go to the port to take the boat, which will take you to the Floating Islands of Uros, and then continue the voyage to the Island of Taquile, where there is a town that conserves the social structure of the Incas. To reach the town, you have to climb approx. 358 stone steps, from the top of which the view of the lake is impressive. The accommodation is in the villagers' houses: the visitor will experience the customs and food of the island.  You will have lunch and dinner, and visit the pre-Inca ruins.
    * Thirth day : breakfast, return to the boat to visit the neighbouring island of Amantani, which has beautiful landscapes, and to appreciate the customs of the inhabitants. After lunch, you return to the city of Puno at 17:30, to the hotel.
    * Return to Arequipa

Cotahuasi

Cotahuasi Valley and Canyon, located northeast of Arequipa in the province of La Union, this valley is made up of fanciful platforms that appear to hang in mid air and, a large number of waterfalls.
    * First day : Leave in  by the afternoon by bus.
    * Second day : Arrival in Cotahuasi, tour of the city,  Chayme bridge, neighbouring villages: the ruins of Collota, Taurisma, Alca and the Luicho hot springs.
    * Third day : Visit to waterfalls of Sipia, a taste of the  deepest Canyon in the world, an hour by car, the rest is an hour and a half walk.
    * Fourth day : Visit of the Ruins of Maukallacta and the village of Puyca. Return to the city of Arequipa by public bus, arriving the following day.
1.- Toro Muerto Stone Sculptures.
Leaving Arequipa, taking the route towards Lima you will find the fabulous stone sculpture complex known as Toro Muerto. Here one can appreciate animal shapes and others from the Huari and Chuquibamba cultures.
2.- Sumbay Caves, located behind the Misti volcano. The significance of Sumbay lies in its archeological resources and its caves which exhibit valuable rock paintings from the Paleolitic Era.
3.-Andahua : Valley of the Volcanoes: Located in the eastern part of Castilla Province this Valley posseses a spectacular beauty due to the presence of a multitude of small extingueshed volcanoes that according to studies have an age between 1 million years and 50,000 years.

Colca Canyon 1,2 or 3 days tours


The Colca Valley and its Canyon (3400 m deep). There, the traveler will find a landscape surronded by andenes (terraces), snowy peaks and towns founded in the XVI century, the Colca Canyon is an exciting place for Adventure Tourism
2 day tour:
Day 1 : Leave about 8:00 a.m. On the way you will see vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, vizcachas  and yaretas (this plant grows only above 4000 m) and you will see the typical  
landscape of the Andes. After stopping at the highest point (4900 m) to view the volcanoes and snow capped mountains, you descend to Chivay (3600 m) for lunch and go to your hotel. In the afternoon you visit the nearby hot springs and swim if you want.
Day 2 : Early departure to drive along the beautiful Colca Valley with 6000 Ha. of terraces formed by pre-inca civilisations.
Because  the different levels in the valley produce a micro-climate, a greater variety of crops are grown here.
Finally you reach the deepest part of the Canyon, much deeper than the Grand Canyon of  Colorado. Here you will see the flight of the condors.
Return to Chivay for lunch stopping in the villages and afterwards to Arequipa (about 5:00 p.m.)

City Tour

Duration: 3 hour

A short trip by  car to the colonial distric of Yanahuara. Afterwards you visit Santa Catalina Convent , this is like a small , enclosed  town in the middle of Arequipa. Next you go to the main square and visit the cathedral, the beautiful colonial church of la Compañía and the cloisters, and lastly a big colonial house.

Arequipa Country Tour

Duration: About 3 hours.

This tour begins with a visit to see the Chili river which is the life blood of Arequipa, afterwards you go to the colonial country church of Cayma, then you visit Sachaca with the highest view point of Arequipa, followed by a visit to a big colonial country house: Mansion del Fundador.  
Next you go to Sabandia where there is a beautifully restored colonial mill. Returning from the mill you visit  the terraces of Paucarpata.