Arequipa City Tour 1 Day

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We will depart from the hotel towards the traditional district of Paucarpata. Here, we will contemplate Inca and pre-Inca terraces next to a beautiful colonial church. Next, we will go to the Sabandia Mill , where we will see how the grains are ground to become flour using the force of water. Then, we will enter the Vía Paisajista, named for its beautiful landscape and natural environment. We will arrive at La Mansión del Fundador and the Huasacache Palace , a mansion built in the 16th century.

We will also visit the Balneario de Tingo, a place with an artificial recreational lake. Later, we will continue to the Sachaca Viewpoint , from where we will have a spectacular view of the city, the countryside and three volcanoes (Chachani, Misti and Pichu Pichu). Afterwards, we will go to the Puente de Fierro. Next, we will visit the Mirador de Carmen Alto, which offers panoramic views of the terraces of Chilina . From here, we will head to the Yanahuara district, where we can enjoy the views, the beautiful church and the plaza.

Tour Details      

  • Departure: Around 02:00 pm from your hotel or another location in the city center.
  • Return: Around 5:30 pm

Duration: Half day

Transportation: Bus Daily departures

Price: Contact Us Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change.

Discover Arequipa with the Half-Day City Tour

Our exciting tour of the Arequipa countryside offers you the opportunity to explore this majestic city and live a memorable experience. This tour is designed for people of all ages and can be enjoyed individually to meet new people, as a couple, with friends or family, creating unforgettable memories together.

Why should you book this tour? Here are some reasons:

Explore Cayma: Visit the charming town of Cayma, one of the most traditional places in Arequipa, and immerse yourself in its rich culture.

Panoramic views in Sachaca : Contemplate the most impressive landscapes from the Sachaca Viewpoint , where nature unfolds in all its splendor.

Terraces in Paucarpata: Enjoy the terraces in the Paucarpata district, a set of structures that reflect the ancestral skill of agriculture.

Colonial Mill in Sabandia : Visit the old colonial mill in Sabandia , a historical gem that will transport you to bygone eras and show you traditional wheat processing techniques.

Book this tour and immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Arequipa while creating priceless memories on your next vacation!

Arequipa City Tour 1 Day


Our journey through the Arequipa countryside begins with pickup at your hotel at 09:30 am or 1:30 pm This fascinating tour will take you to discover the most impressive architectural monuments and natural panoramas that surround the White City. Below, we highlight the key points of our route:

Mirador de Sachaca : We begin with a visit to the beautiful Mirador de Sachaca , which offers a spectacular panoramic view of Arequipa and its imposing volcanoes. From here, you can marvel at the majesty of nature.

Founder’s Mansion: We continue our trip to the Founder’s Mansion, a colonial construction that housed García Manuel de Carvajal, the founder of Arequipa in the 15th century. This place is a testament to the city’s rich history and its period architecture.

Tiabaya and Sachaca : Heading into the countryside, we will pass through the charming districts of Tiabaya and Sachaca , which are noted for their natural beauty and picturesque architecture. These places reflect the deep respect of the inhabitants for the countryside and its unique beauty.

Yanahuara: In Yanahuara, a picturesque neighborhood 2 km from the city center, we will visit the San Juan Bautista Church and its beautiful square. In addition, we will enjoy a panoramic view from the Yanahuara viewpoint, which dates back to the 19th century and has ashlar arches with illustrious inscriptions.

Sabandia Mill : Our last destination is the Sabandia Mill , built in 1785 and representative of regional architecture with the use of ashlar. Here, you can observe the traditional techniques used to process wheat, including huge stone wheels.

This tour of the Arequipa countryside will give you a complete vision of the natural and cultural beauty that surrounds the White City. The tour ends with your return to the city.


Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Mobility – panoramic bus
  • Professional bilingual guide

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • entrance to the Carmen Alto Viewpoint S /.3.00
  • Founder’s mansion income S/12.00 – S/. 5.00 (children)
  • Sabandia Mill Income s/.10.00 – s/.5.00 (children)
  • Horseback riding s/.10.00

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TERRA QUECHUA PERU. Is a full-service travel company. Our reputation for excellence is earned every day by providing the ultimate in value and personal attention. Since our founding in 2012, we have striven to make travel simple, worry-free, and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike.

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Terra Quechua Peru is dedicated to providing the ultimate in value and personal attention to its customers, striving to make travel simple, worry-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers.

Who founded Terra Quechua Peru, and what distinguishes it as a company?

Terra Quechua Peru, initially started by Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator headquartered in Cusco. Their extensive personal experience in trekking, along with the fact that it's a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders, sets it apart.

What sets Terra Quechua Peru apart from other travel companies?

Terra Quechua Peru distinguishes itself by its dedication to providing exceptional value and personalized attention to its clients. Since its establishment in 2012, it has been committed to making travel straightforward, stress-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers. Additionally, being a family-owned business with a strong local presence and a wealth of experience in trekking further sets it apart.

What makes Terra Quechua Peru unique in the travel industry?

Terra Quechua Peru's uniqueness lies in its origins as a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator. Its founders, Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, have personal experience spanning many years in trekking, offering travelers an authentic and knowledgeable perspective of Peru.

What kind of experience expect with Terra Quechua Peru?

Travelers with Terra Quechua Peru can anticipate a personalized and friendly experience during their trekking adventures. The guides are dedicated to making travelers feel like they are hiking with their own family or friends. Their in-depth knowledge of the region and culture adds an extra layer of authenticity to every journey.

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Yes, Terra Quechua Peru specializes in fully customizable trips. They can work with travelers to create personalized itineraries that cater to their specific interests and preferences, ensuring a tailored and unforgettable experience in Peru.

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