Explore the 'white city' of Arequipa, hike the stunning vistas of Colca Canyon
See Peru's south before the secret's out! The 'white city' of Arequipa has a friendly atmosphere, colonial architecture (including a working convent) and the incredible El Misti Volcano towering over the cityscape. Meet its most famous resident, Juanita—a 500-year-old mummy discovered on the top of nearby Mount Ampato—then travel along mountain roads to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Spot condors and hike across the dramatic Andean scenery.
Arrive in Arequipa and transfer to your hotel.
Dubbed the "White City" for its pearly white volcanic rock, Arequipa boasts over 80 volcanoes and possesses fine colonial-era Spanish architecture. A guided tour includes visits to the main plaza with its cafés and cathedral. History buffs can take an optional visit to the working Convent of Santa Catalina for a unique glimpse into convent life. Spectacular mountains surround Arequipa, the most famous of which is El Misti Volcano at 5822 metres.
Transfer to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. This remarkable drive through Inca and pre-Inca terracing will astound and amaze.
The canyon is rich with wildlife and stunning scenery. Watch out for the “King of the Andes,” the Andean Condor, and be sure to photograph the alpacas and llamas while exploring this geological marvel.
Transfer to Arequipa for overnight.
You'll be picked up at your hotel for your airport transfer.
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