Arequipa is the second-largest city in Peru, and is also known as the ‘white city’, since the most important colonial buildings were built of white volcanic rock (ashlar) from a nearby quarry. In 2000 the city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Both Spanish colonial and Andalusian influences are visible everywhere. Especially remarkable is the Santa Catalina Convent – a beautiful ‘city within a city’. Arequipa is a great place for hiking and mountaineering expeditions with daily excursions to the Cotahuasi and Colca Canyons, one of the deepest in the world. El Misti is a relatively easy climb and river rafting is becoming popular in the area.
(Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Cusco, Aguas Calientes)
Alter your reality. Behold the Andes, from soaring canyons to floating villages, this Signature tour not only includes Machu Picchu, but also the lesser known gems of this mountain region.
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