One of the new attractions in Arequipa is precisely the already well-known and famous Ruta del Sillar. It is a half-day visit where you will be able to learn more about this material that, to this day, is used as the main material for the buildings of the city and that thanks to this today Arequipa bears the title "THE WHITE CITY".
During 4 hours you will be able to appreciate work and together with our guide we will be able to better understand how the entire process of elaboration and carving of this material is so famous in this place.
In the following 4 hours of travel we will learn more about the history and living culture of this place, we will be able to better understand why and how this material known as ashlar of volcanic origin is the main element for construction in the white city.
We will know the quarries and how is the work process from its extraction to the construction by the architects of the city in temples, squares and colonial houses, making this material unique in all of Peru.
Day 1: AREQUIPA – SILLAR ROUTE
In the morning our team will pick you up at approximately 08:00 in the morning in our private mobility to go to the outskirts of the city passing through the district of Cayma where we will have a brief stop in its beautiful square, then we will continue the trip to the Añahuayco sillar quarry where we will see the beautiful canyon with its cliffs where the volcanic sillar is extracted for the construction of different enclosures in the city where churches such as the Company of Jesus stand out, in the same way our guide will tell us more of the process of carving and polishing this material to give it an excellent finish.
We will continue the trip until we reach the Culebrillas ravine where we will have a stop to appreciate a large number of Apachetas that in pre-colonial times were considered as offerings by travelers who passed through this area since they are located at the top of the mountain in a way thank you.
Already at noon at approximately 12:30 in the afternoon we will be back in the city of Arequipa ending our tour very close to the main square of the city from where you can return on your own to your hotel or stay nearby enjoying of a lunch.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Entrance ticket S/.5.00
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN AREQUIPA
All our services start at the airport in the city of Arequipa where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice. This service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE TOURS IN AREQUIPA?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk or trip, then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the excursion.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions)
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural walk.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- A small backpack
- Confortable shoes
- Confortable clothes
- Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- Waterproof jacket and/or rain poncho
- Water bottle
- personal first-aid kit (if you have any personal medication, you must take it with you)
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Toilet paper
- Personal documents (Passport)