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Arequipa Colca Canyon is one of the most pleasant cities in Peru, the perfect place to spend a few days on your trip to Peru, with a great climate all year and near to no rainfall. The city has a different feel to most other cities, it is modern and the people are also a little different, Arequipa has a vibe of today where some other places in Peru live a little in the past. Having said that the city has its colonial past where you can visit attractions like the Santa Catalina Monastery and take a tour with the Nuns that still live and work the convent today. The convent is a labyrinth of laneways with an interesting history.

The main plaza in Arequipa is one of the prettiest in Peru. Well-tendered gardens and plenty of flowers make the plaza a special spot to spend some time. The Arequipa Cathedral is located on the plaza and is made, as is most of the city from white volcanic stone. Surrounding the plaza are many Spanish Colonial houses, which today are restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty lunch. You should take the time to visit some of the museums in Arequipa, especially where Juanita is housed. Juanita is a mummy found in the Andean peaks with a fascinating story so take the time to visit and learn her story.

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COOL, HIDDEN, AND UNUSUAL THINGS TO DO IN AREQUIPA, COLCA CANYON PERU

The colonial white city Arequipa is well-known for its architecture, built with white volcanic stone sourced from the four surrounding volcanoes. Arequipa is one of the most pleasant cities in Peru, it is the perfect place to spend a few days and experience everything there is to do. It has an excellent climate all year round and almost no rain. The city has a different feel than most other cities, it is modern, and the people are a bit different too. Arequipa has a slightly more modern vibe, while some other places in Peru live a bit in the past.
This stunning, volcano-ringed city is the second-largest city of Peru and a perfect stop to get used to the altitude at 2,400 meters (7,900 feet). You will regret skipping this beautiful and charming city, so here are all the things to do in Arequipa.

Arequipa is also becoming a food destination. In the white city, the typical Arequipa Restaurants are known as Picanterias. Here you will find all the local specialties to try but be warned the plate sizes are large so go with a big appetite. Considered the signature dish in Arequipa is Rocoto Relleno. Made with Red Peppers that are cleaned and the seeds removed, then the pepper is stuffed with chopped meat, peanuts, boiled eggs, olives, cream cheese, and milk, and baked in the oven when is ready served with potatoes.

Arequipa is dominated by its volcanoes. This is apparent in the walls of its streets, buildings and churches; in the wonderful geography that has created a fertile valley and one of the world’s deepest canyons. Imagine yourself enjoying the warm waters of a thermal pool as you look out towards green mountains crowned with perpetual snows.

WHAT TO DO IN AREQUIPA CITY

TOURS IN AREQUIPA

Explore the best Tours in Arequipa,  one of the most important cities of Peru. The so-called White City gathers the most exciting activities to do in this south American gem. Besides being home to the 2nd Deepest Canyon in the World, this region comprehends volcanos, sanctuaries, museums, history, and traditions. Learn everything you need to […]

TOUR THROUGH THE MUSEUMS OF AREQUIPA

MUSEUMS IN AREQUIPA

Explore the best Museums in Arequipa. The city of Arequipa has a wide variety of notable museums, which have historical and cultural remains from the pre-Inca to the Republican times. They reflect the great regional wealth and its tradition”. Arequipa has a great cultural wealth, which you can visit in the company of your family […]

DISCOVER THE COTAHUASI CANYON IN PERU

COTAHUASI CANYON

With nearly double the depth of the Grand Canyon, this Peruvian canyon is one of the deepest in the world, the Cotahuasi Canyon. Measuring approximately 11,595 feet at its deepest point, Cotahuasi Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world—more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. It’s an impressive thing to […]

THE BEST LUXURY HOTELS IN COLCA CANYON

BEST LUXURY HOTELS IN COLCA CANYON

The Hotels in Colca Canyon is one of the most impressive places in all of Peru. It has a depth of over 9842 ft (3000m), it is nearly twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and the second deepest Canyon in the world. Colca is a mystical valley located in the Arequipa Region on the […]

EXPLORE ONE OF THE DEEPEST CANYONS IN SOUTH AMERICA

COLCA CANYON AREQUIPA

Colca Canyon, or Cañón del Colca in Spanish, ranks high among the most stunning natural landscapes in Peru. The terrain and elevations vary dramatically, and chains of mountains guard Andean towns within the valley. Endless rows of hillside terraces and colcas, or storehouses, dot Colca Canyon and add to its picturesque scenery. Colcas gave the […]

EXPLORE THE CONVENT OF SANTA CATALINA

SANTA CATALINA CONVENT AREQUIPA

The Santa Catalina Convent is renowned worldwide as a colonial architectural masterpiece. The monastery is home to many complex rooms, beautiful plazas, ornate fountains and winding cobblestone streets. As one of the most popular attractions in Arequipa, this is not one to be missed during your visit. This great work of colonial architecture was a […]

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