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From Arequipa: Anashuayco Guided Tour with Stone Carving

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Depart from the busy streets of Arequipa to explore the Anashuayco Quarry with a guided tour. Have the opportunity to cut the white stone used for city buildings and admire the carved sculptures.

Highlights

  • Learn about the volcanic stone called sillar
  • Marvel at beautiful sculptures in the rock
  • Explore the quarry and take awesome pictures

Description

Leave from Arequipa city at 8:30 am to visit the Añashuayco quarry and Culebrillas canyon, popularly known as the Sillar Route. From Añashuayco quarry the largest amount of white stone used in the constructions of Arequipa is extracted. Sillar is the form that is given to the volcanic rock called ignimbrite. The light colored ashlar is the reason why Arequipa is known as the white city. This stone is abundant in Arequipa and is a symbol of the city. This 4-hour tour is pretty exciting and in addition to learning about the ashlar you will also see beautiful sculptures carved on the walls. The workers who work in the quarry will take the time to teach you how to cut stone and you will also have the opportunity to do it.

Includes

Pickup and drop off Air-conditioned vehicle English speaking tour guide Entrance to the quarry

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