From Arequipa: Sillar Route Tour || Half Day ||

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A few kilometers from Arequipa you will discover a city of quarries. Walk through and explore the formations and carvings that fill this town of stone, a walk through the so-called White City!

Highlights

  • This work was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Nation.
  • The Sillar Route is a journey full of history, living culture and adventure.
  • Discover why Arequipa is also known as 'The White City'.

Description

Itinerary We will pick you up at your accommodation in Arequipa at 8:50 a.m. and head towards the Sillar Route, one of the most historic roads in Peru. We will reach a viewpoint to appreciate a beautiful view of the volcanoes that surround Arequipa, and then we will continue our journey. Do you want to discover the origins of the sillar stone? The first place we will stop at is the Añashuayco Quarry, where we will be able to see how the local masons work the stone and learn about the carving process. In addition, at this point we will admire the immense canyon of cliffs, the result of the extraction of the material for the formation of the ashlar. We will leave the Añashuayco Quarry, and about 30 minutes away we will find the Quebrada de Culebrillas. The water canyon will invite us to admire its walls of up to 20 meters high, and we will enter it for a walk of about 20 minutes. Let's explore! Our last stop on the Sillar Route will be to discover the petroglyphs of the canyon, figures carved in the stone whose meaning is unknown. Finally, we will return to Arequipa at 1:00 p.m., where we will finish our excursion.

Includes

Pick up from the hotel. Transportation by bus or minibus. English and Spanish speaking guide.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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