Arequipa: Itineraries for everyone



"Arequipa is a lot smaller and less crowded than Lima, with outstanding architecture and historical monuments."solitarywanderer.com
"Arequipa is also the stepping-off point for tours to the Colca Canyon, the world`s second deepest canyon."tammyandchrisonthemove.com
"Arequipa is at the top of our itinerary, especially for its contribution to Peru (see itineraries)vian food."uncorneredmarket.com
"Arequipa is a nice cozy place with stunning main square, laid-back vibe and great food."bucketlistly.blog
"Arequipa is known as the White City of Peru due their use of sillar, the material used in most of its buildings."wanderingwagars.com
"Arequipa is at a lower elevation than Cusco so is a good way to acclimatise to the altitude in Cusco."talesofabackpacker.com

Southeast Peru

Arequipas location

Arequipa at a glance

Very Touristic



2-3 nights


Cheap (2 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Arequipa


Rodríguez Ballón International Airport (AQP)

About Arequipa

Arequipa is a big city in Peru with a population of 1,218,168. This big city is in south Peru. The nearest neighbour city is Puno.

Things to do

Also called the Ciudad Blanca, the White City, Arequipa is one of Peru ‘s most beautiful cities. Its city centre is made up of col


#4 See alpacas at the Mundo del Alpaca

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When: 10am and 3pm. Firstly to see the local weavers threading the vib

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Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. Besides those who travel to Peru to experience the Andean Condors in Colca Canyon vis


Things to do in Arequipa Peru Include:

Explore the Plaza de Armas

Wander Through the Plaza de Armas Market

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Eat & drink

Here comes my favourite part – talking about food! If you are tired of eating quinoa with every meal (that’s a staple food of many

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There is a wide range of restaurants in Arequipa to choose from. Italian, Peruvian or Japan (Japan itineraries)ese, it’s all there! ...


10. Eat at a Picantería

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Second only to Lima as Peru’s gourmet capital, Arequipa is particularly known for its picanterias. These are restaurants that serv

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The reflection of the red mountains surrounding the lagoon sometimes paints the water in shades of terracotta pink, making you fee

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We have made such a beautiful trip through Peru (plan Peru itineraries) and Bolivia. Below is a map with our travel itinerary Peru (plan Peru itineraries) and Bolivia. You will t


Itinerary Peru and Bolivia

Itinerary Peru and Bolivia: the highlights in 3 to 4 weeks

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There are a few ways you can keep costs down on your visit to Arequipa. Here are some top tips: This is how I was able to stay in

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In total our independent 5 day Colca Canyon trek, for 2 people, minus beerscost us 556 soles (or 2

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It also appears that they have upgraded their accommodations significantly since our visit, while keeping their rates squarely in

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If you’re looking for affordable, comfortable and homely accommodation in Arequipa, check out Park Hostel – I’ve been staying ther

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Just because you don’t want to party doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Peru! ...


Bothy Hostel

Airbnb in Arequipa

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Arequipa has great accommodation for every kind of budget. Find a hotel, or hostel, within 15 minutes walking from the main square

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