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Arequipa – Sillar Route + Visit to the Culebrillas Canyon from Arequipa

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  • 4 Hours
  • Groups: up to 15 people
  • Difficulty: 3
  • Available: All Year
  • Pick up: Accommodation in Arequipa
  • Min Age: 6+

Did you know that the White City of Arequipa is recognized by that name for its impressive mansions, temples and monuments made of ashlar? If so, this albino rock of volcanic origin is the main raw material for the construction of this beautiful city, which is in fact the second largest and most populated city in all of Peru.

Nowadays, it is possible to join the visit of this tourist circuit called Ruta del SILLAR, which runs through the interior of the Añashuayco quarries, located in the Cerro Colorado District, a place where we can appreciate the ancestral process of extracting blocks and various carvings made by the sculptors of this town.

What will you discover in this activity?

  1. Mirador de los Volcanes in the Cayma District.
  2. Añashuayco Quarry.
  3. Quebrada de Culebrillas (a canyon with ignimbrite cliffs).
  4. Various petroglyphs and apachetas (stone cairns).

Meeting point

Pick up from the hotel (valid only for hotels near the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa).

See the route and distances here: Google Maps

(*) Available times: 09:00-14:00

 

Includes

  • Private transportation to the Hotel / Mirador de los Volcanes / Añashuayco Quarry / Quebrada de Virgen de Culebrillas / City of Arequipa.
  • Guided tour to the Añashuayco Quarry and Quebrada Virgen de Culebrillas in a shared service.
  • Entrance ticket to the Añashuayco Quarry.
  • Entrance ticket to the Quebrada de Virgen de Culebrillas.
  • Professional Bilingual Guide.

Price

  1. All Inclusive Package:US$ 14
  2. Travel Lite Package: US$ 11.50
  • Price per person.
  • Rates valid ONLY for FOREIGNERS, if you are National, write to us to send you a quote via Whatsapp
To detail

The tour also includes a visit to Quebrada de Culebrillas, which is located 30 minutes away from Añashuayco. Upon arrival at this point, we will embark on a 20-minute hike within this small canyon where we will see Petroglyphs and appreciate the Apachetas (symbols of gratitude towards nature and also believed to attract good luck). After completing this tour, lasting approximately 4 hours, we will begin the return journey to the city of Arequipa.

  • Location: Northwest of the city of Arequipa, Cerro Colorado District, Arequipa Department, Peru.
  • Distance from the city of Arequipa to Mirador de los Volcanes (first point of visit) by Van: Approximately 20 minutes of travel.
  • Maximum altitude at Añashuayco Quarry: 2,335 meters above sea level.
  • Climate: Warm - temperate. Average annual temperature ranges between 15°C to 20°C.
  • Low season in Arequipa: from January to March (rainy season).
  • High season in Arequipa: from April to December.
  • Departure time: 09:00/14:00. Pick up from the hotel (valid only for hotels near the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa).
  • Return time: 12:10/17:10. Departure towards Arequipa (approximate arrival in the city of Arequipa 13:15/18:15).
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Itinerary

Day 1Description of activities

(1) Departure: 09:00 / Return: 13:10

  • 08:50: Hotel pickup (please note this applies only if your hotel is near or close to Plaza de Armas in Arequipa).
  • 09:00: We will start our tour from the Historic Center of Arequipa heading towards the Quarries. Along the way, our professional guide will provide details about constructions made from volcanic rock (Sillar).
  • 09:20: Our first stop will be at Mirador de Volcanes located in the district of Cayma, where we can appreciate the three most important volcanoes of Arequipa from a different angle: Misti, Chachani, and Pichu Pichu.
  • 09:45: We will continue the tour towards the quarries, the place where the White City originated. We will enter the quarries to observe the immense cliffs worked by human hands.
  • 10:10: Next, we will have time to interact with the unique characters and learn about the ancestral technique of sillar extraction, which has been preserved from colonial times to the present day.
  • 11:00: We will return to our transportation to head to Quebrada Virgen de Culebrillas, where we will embark on a fascinating 20-minute hike. We will see the presence of Apachetas and have the opportunity to build our own.
  • 12:10: After the hike, we will board our transportation to return to the city of Arequipa.
  • 13:10: Approximate arrival in the city of Arequipa.

Other available schedules:

(2) Departure: 14:00 / Return: 18:15

FAQ's

What is the best time to do the Ruta del Sillar activity?

It can be done without problem, throughout the year. The climate in the Cerro Colorado district, where the tour takes place, is dry during the months of August, so it is likely to witness strong wind currents.

Generally, during the months of April to December the weather is quite hot and dry. Good season to be able to carry out the activity, and don’t be surprised by rain.

What important details should I know about the tour?

This activity is offered in a shared service, that is, mobility will be shared with other clients up to a maximum of 15 passengers. All following the same itinerary. If you want to know the cost for our private tour service, write to us here: info@360explora.com.pe

About the Van you should know:

-In order to comply with the itinerary, the maximum tolerance to start the trip will be 10 minutes.

-The mobility seats will be occupied according to the order of arrival, and you must return in the same seat in which you traveled when the activity began.

How far in advance can I make a reservation?

Maximum up to 48 hours before the start of the activity and/or subject to availability of places. If you are from a neighboring country or any other part of the world, we recommend you book at least 5 days in advance.

Do I need to bring any identification documents during the tour?

Yes, it is essential that all participants carry a valid ID, Immigration Card or Passport during the tour, since entry tickets can only be purchased physically on the same day of the tour and by presenting the document at the ticket office. attractive to visit.

Don’t forget to review all the complete T&Cs here Terms & Conditions.

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