ArequipaCity of the sillar, volcanoes, nevados and canyons

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AREQUIPA – CITY TOUR + SANTA CATALINA

In time you will be picked up from your hotel in Arequipa Fencing by our local guide. Our first destination will be one of the most important monuments of Arequipa, the Monastery of Santa Catalina, unique in the world that has within it a true citadel made of ashlar, then we will go to the Church of San Francisco where we will visit the Plaza and Fundo del Fierro, a house that hosts a craft fair with crafts of Arequipa and its surroundings, continuing our way we will visit the Cathedral among the most beautiful in Latin America and its beautiful Plaza de Armas, our next destination is the Church of the Company Jesus will visit the cloisters of the Jesuits, then we'll go to the neighborhood Solar and conclude our tour with a visit to one of the oldest markets in Arequipa, San Camilo market.

INCLUDE:

• Transportation
• Guide
• Tickets

 

USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT AREQUIPA

  • ORIENTATION +

    Peru is located on the central west coast of South America. Its neighboring countries are: Ecuador and Colombia to the N; Chile to the S; Brazil and Bolivia to the E; and the Pacific Ocean to the W. It is the third largest country in South America, with a surface area of 1 285 215,6 km2 (larger than France, Spain, and Germany combined) distributed approximately in the following manner: 12% coastal territory, 28% Andean highlands and 60% Amazon jungle. Its capital, Lima, is located in the coastal area, where the country's greatest economic activities take place.
    TIME ZONE
    Peruvian time is five hours past Greenwich Mean Time and is similar to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (except when the U.S. goes on daylight savings time from April to October). In reference to other cities, when it is noon in Peru, it is:
    Santiago de Chile and Caracas 13:00
    Rio de Janeiro 14:00
    New York 12:00
    Madrid 18:00
    Londres 17:00
    Tokyo 03:00
  • TEMPERATURE +

    Being such a geographically diverse country within the tropical belt, the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. However, it also means that there is almost invariably sunshine somewhere in Peru ! Below is a summary of the weather conditions you can expect to find in each different region of the country at different times of the year.
    Coast (Ica, Chiclayo, Lima, Piura, Trujillo, Tumbes) Northern region: warm year-round with highs of up to 35°C in the summer.
    Central and southern regions: two well-defined seasons, winter between April and October, and summer between November and March.
    Highlands (Ancash, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Puno)
    This region has two seasons, dry season between April and rainy season between November and March.
    Rainforest (Iquitos, Madre de Dios, Manu) High rainforest (over 2,300 feet asl): has a temperate, subtropical climate with abundant rainfall.
    WE RECOMMEND YOU TO
    - Use boots or sneakers the whole time on the walks. - Drink a lot of liquid during long excursions.
  • WHAT TO BRING +

    - Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
    - Long pants or slacks.
    - Long-sleeved shirts.
    - T-shirts.
    - Sweaters and a jacket.
    - Camera.
    - Insect Repellent.
    - Personal toilet items and first-aid kit (Bandaids, cotton, alcohol, Aspirin).
    - Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called ”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
    Please consult your physician what medicine is best suited for your organism.
    WEATHER
    Dry climate with temperatures fluctuating from 17 to 20ºC, with sunny days and cold nights all year long.
    Rainy season from December to March.
  • ALTITUDE - WATER - VISAS +

    ALTITUDE
    Lima: Sea level, 54 m.a.s.l.
    Arequipa: 2350 m.a.s.l.
    Colca Canyon: 3500 m.a.s.l. (At the top)
    WATER
    Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies from place to place. To avoid problems, we recommend you to always drink bottled water.
    VISAS
    All travellers should contact the nearest Peruvian consulate in order to ascertain what visa rules apply, since these may change without previous notice.
  • AIRPORT +

    Hand luggage regulations
    a) All liquids must be carried in containers whose capacity can not exceed of 100 ml (or its equivalent in other volumetric units, such as liquid ounces for instance). No liquids will be allowed in containers of more capacity than the said 100 ml, even if the container is not completely full.
    b) The containers must be placed in reclosable plastic bags with a maximum capacity of 1 liter. The containers must fit effortlessly in the transparent plastic bag, which must be perfectly sealed.
    c) The plastic bag must be presented at the inspection post for its visual examination. Only one plastic bag per passenger can be allowed.
    d) Exceptions must be made in case of medications, milk and baby food, as well as in case of passengers who require a special diet. There must be the appropriate means in place to verify the nature of these liquids.
    Likewise, exceptions must be made regarding liquids purchased in the duty free shops at the airport or on board an aircraft, provided that these liquids are packed in a sealed plastic container foolproof against undue manipulations, and that a satisfactory proof (receipt) is produced showing that the article was acquired at the airport’s duty free shops, or aboard an aircraft on the traveling day(s) for passengers leaving an airport or being there on transit.
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