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Poised at the edge of the Andes amongst a staggeringly diverse countryside and striking backdrop of volcanic peaks, sits the city of Arequipa. The dormant El Misti volcano rises dramatically above Arequipa but the city’s poetic appearance is only half the story. White local sillar stone gives Arequipa a unique architectural character and even garnered the city UNESCO World Heritage status. The vast Monasterio de Santa Catalina is the most outstanding of the city’s buildings with thick walls protecting enough rooms, cloisters and plazas to keep you busy exploring for hours. Arequipa’s striking array of colonial architecture is best displayed in the Plaza de Armas, considered to be one of South America’s grandest.

Those interested in all things mummified will find the museum of the Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria a highlight of Arequipa as it is home to the Juanita, or Ice Maiden as she is known in English. The 500 year-old remains of this 13 year-old sacrificed ‘princess’ were discovered in an icy ritual grave at an altitude of 6380m back in 1995.

With such a wealth of heritage it’s no surprise that the residents of Arequipa are proud of their city and this pride manifests itself into an amusing form of snobbery to the point that many Arequipans believe that they in fact reside in the capital of Peru – Lima is merely another inferior city. Arequipa citizens can even get their own Arequipa passports at La Tradición Arequipeña, a popular local restaurant and the best place in town to try guinea pig and the national Peruvian dish of rocoto relleno, bell peppers stuffed with tasty meat.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Arequipa, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Peru

Resident llamas | Peru | South America
Lima Llama Land
21 Days FROM $3,929

Absorb Peru’s majestic spirit completely with this all-encompassing tour of Peru. Starting and ending in the fascinating capital of Lima we journey through the lush Amazon Jungle, marvel at the magnificent Lake Titicaca, witness the barren Altiplano deserts, walk the trails of the Incas and meet the colourful locals.

Uros Islanders on Lake Titicaca | Peru | South America
Incas Amazon & Islands
21 days FROM $4,449

Experience the wonders of Peru and Bolivia on this fascinating trip through some of the world's most spectacular scenery. Travel through parched deserts, marvel at snowcapped mountains, trek through pristine rainforests nd visit some of the oldest civilisations in South America.

The Amazon | South America
Journey to the Equator
37 days FROM $6,439

Journey through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery as we explore the highlights of Peru and end in Bolivia’s beautiful capital. Experience the Amazon Jungle and Lake Titicaca, and hike the legendary Inca Trail. Visit one of the deepest canyons in the world and the remarkable desert etchings of Nazca.

Local family | Peru | South America
Canyon Deep, Aymara High
17 days FROM $4,139

Discover the treasures of Peru from the spectacular depths of Colca Canyon to the dizzying heights of Machu Picchu and the Incan citadel. Take in the floating islands of Lake Titicaca staying with the local Aymara people before delving into the exotic Amazon Rainforest for a jungle experience.

Tailormade Holidays to Arequipa

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Peru — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Arequipa.

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