Arequipa, the white city of Peru is known for its buildings made of ashlar, a kind of white volcanic stone. There are many tourist activities you can do here! We show you the top 10 of the best tourist activities in Arequipa, Peru.
1. Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve
Its most famous site corresponds to the Salinas Lagoon, a beautiful place configured from a salar of shallow waters and extensive bofedales that surround it. It’s also a true bird sanctuary.
2. Cayma Valley
Known as the Balcony of Arequipa by the beautiful view that offers you of all the white city. In addition to the beautiful scenery, in Villa de Cayma you can practice adventure sports such as canoeing, kayaking, paragliding and hiking
3. Antiquary of the Santa Catalina Street
If you like antiques and you are a fan of black and white photography, you will fall in love with this place. You can find the works of the renowned Peruvian photographer, Martin Chambi. In addition, there are many precious objects that will attract your attention without hesitation.
4. Alpaca World, the ideal place to nature fans
If you like nature and you are a fan of eco-tourism, Mundo Alpaca is the right choice for you! Here you can interact directly with one of the most representative animals of our fauna: the alpaca.
5. The famous Rocoto Relleno
If you come to Arequipa, you must try the delicious gastronomy. You can start with the delicious Rocoto Relleno which is not spicy or anything like it, it is simply a dish that you must try! If you like sweets, you should try the ice cream cheese or the sky bacon. Both exquisite! It is not necessary to go to a luxurious restaurant to taste them, you can do it in the streets of Arequipa
6. Learn about the culture
The Recoleta Museum is a great option if you want to see culture crafts. In the museum, there are pre-Columbian collections of the Moche, Chimú and Inca cultures of the Amazon, utensils, and clothing of their tribes, etc. If you want to learn about Peruvian cultures, you will have a lot of fun here.
7. Visit the great Misti Volcano
One of the most beautiful tourist attraction of Arequipa is the great Misti Volcano. Although it is considered as one of the possible active volcanos, it doesn’t matter to the national and international tourist. The Misti offers you a majestic view.
8. Colca Canyon Tour
If you are looking for adventure and exploring incredible places, the Colca Canyon is the ideal place. It is known for its great depth, however, the presence of hot springs are also a great feature of this tourist attraction. Come and take a Colca Canyon Tour
9. The countryside of Arequipa
If you want to get away from the city, you can visit the Arequipa countryside. Here, together with a tour guide, you can learn about the region’s agricultural activity. In addition, you can be quiet and relax by taking a walk in the middle of a large field.
10. Yanahuara city Sigth
A beautiful landscape made of beautiful arches of sillar built during the nineteenth century. The viewpoint of Yanahuara allows you to observe in all its splendors the city of Arequipa. In addition, you will have a panoramic view of its three volcanoes: the Misti, the Chachani, and the Pichu Pichu.
Updated: June 1, 2017