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Arequipa: Itineraries for everyone

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"Arequipa is a nice cozy place with stunning main square, laid-back vibe and great food."bucketlistly.blog
"Arequipa is a colonial city with many historic buildings."tammyandchrisonthemove.com
"Arequipa is a lot smaller and less crowded than Lima, with outstanding architecture and historical monuments."solitarywanderer.com
"Arequipa is surrounded by 3 volcanos creating stunning views as you explore the historical town."atravellersfootsteps.com
"Arequipa is also worth a visit to see it's attractive architecture made from the surrounding volcanic sillar rock."findingbeyond.com
"Arequipa is surrounded by tall mountains and massive volcanoes."alwayswanderlust.com

Southeast Peru

Arequipas location

Arequipa at a glance

Historic
Culture
Nature
Hiking
Activity
Lake
Food
Very Touristic
Architecture
Nightlife
Alternative
Mountain

841,000

Population

2-3 nights

Recommended

Cheap (2 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Arequipa

Airports:

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 (plan Peru itineraries) ‘s most beautiful cities. Its city centre is made up of colonial buildings, with a lively plaza and a long pedestrian zone. From various spots in the city, you can see volcanoes rising high into the sky. With more museums than one can possibly ...

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#4 See alpacas at the Mundo del Alpaca

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When: 10am and 3pm. Firstly to see the local weavers threading the vibrant Andean textiles and to visit the museum and exhibitions. Always one of my favourite things to do in any city is to find a view point or rooftop bar for sunset and ..

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Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. Besides those who travel to Peru (visit Peru itineraries) to experience the Andean Condors in Colca Canyon visitors to Peru (see itineraries) often don’t venture south to travel to the White City. Which is a shame, as you’ll see, there are many incredible things to do in Arequipa Peru with kids or ...

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Things to do in Arequipa Peru Include:

Explore the Plaza de Armas

Wander Through the Plaza de Armas Market

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The colonial white city Arequipa is well-known for its architecture, built with white volcanic stone sourced from the four surrounding volcanoes. This stunning, volcano-ringed city is the second-largest city of Peru in Arequipa. The city is easily navigated on foot – it may feel like you’ve left Peru The eye-catching ...

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11 Things To Do in Arequipa, Peru

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Eat & drink

Here comes my favourite part – talking about food! If you are tired of eating quinoa with every meal, then Arequipa is a city which offers a twist on traditional Peru (plan Peru itineraries)vian cuisine. Every local restaurant will be happy and ..

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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! ...

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10. Eat at a Picantería

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Second only to Lima as Peru (Peru in detail)’s gourmet capital, Arequipa is particularly known for its picanterias. These are restaurants that serve lunch time feasts of traditional food that normally includes a picantebowl of stew, washed down with a glass of chicha. No visit to Arequipa would be complete without trying ...

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Arequipa is arguably the best place in Peru (plan Peru itineraries) for food-lovers. It is hard to steal that crown from Lima (see itineraries) and its thousands and thousands of diverse restaurants, but for its size, it is hard to find anywhere better than Arequipa. I loved the food here, and was even lucky enough to be here during a successful Guinness ...

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General

The reflection of the red mountains surrounding the lagoon sometimes paints the water in shades of terracotta pink, making you feel like you are walking on Mars if it ever held life. Pink flamingos balancing on one foot in the middle of the lagoon to add to the oddity of the whole experience.

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Itinerary

We have made such a beautiful trip through Peru and Bolivia. Below is a map with our travel itinerary Peru and Bolivia (Bolivia in detail). You will travel to Peru. Vaccinations are recommended for Bolivia and Peru. We arrived in Ica at 8:45 pm. ...

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Itinerary Peru and Bolivia

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

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Costs

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 Guatemala (more about Guatemala) for almost a year rent-free! There are lots of opportunities in Peru (more about Peru itineraries) and it’s not expensive to join and if you join through my link and ..

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In total our independent 5 day Colca Canyon trek, for 2 people, minus beerscost us 556 soles. That’s about $80 USD or £63 each. ...

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

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Accommodation

If you’re looking for affordable, comfortable and homely accommodation in Arequipa, check out Park Hostel – I’ve been staying there since 2011, back when it was still called Hostal Posada del Parque, and it’s still my go-to budget accommodation in Arequipa. ...

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

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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 to be sure you’re near all major sights. ...

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There are an incredible selection of hotels in Arequipa. Whether you’re looking for luxury accommodations or a quiet backpacker retreat, you’ll have great options to choose from. If you’re traveling throughout Peru (plan Peru itineraries), you may want to check out our guide to the best Peru (more about Peru itineraries) ...

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Hotel Libertador Arequipa

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