City Tour Arequipa + Sillar Route

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Sillar Route Itinerary + City Tour Arequipa

Tour in the city of Arequipa

Our City Tour in Arequipa begins punctually with pickup at your hotel located in the heart of Arequipa.

We begin our exploration of the city of Arequipa by visiting the charming district of Carmen Alto. From your viewpoint, you will have an impressive view of the three majestic volcanoes that surround the White City of Arequipa: Misti (5,800 meters), Chachani (6,000 meters) and Pichu Pichu (5,300 meters). Additionally, you will enjoy the beautiful agricultural terraces in the surrounding countryside.

Then, we descend to visit the plaza, the church and the cloisters of the traditional and colonial district of Yanahuara. This place is characterized by its large houses and cobbled alleys built with the distinctive white ashlar, a volcanic rock that gives Arequipa the nickname “White City.”

Next, we enter the Historic Center, an area designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

We continue towards the Plaza de Armas, surrounded by three granite portals with brick and lime vaults. In the center of the square, we find a beautiful bronze fountain with three plates crowned by the figure of a 16th century soldier, known as “El Tuturutu “.

Next, we visited the Cathedral Basilica, built in 1656. This majestic neoclassical-style building suffered a fire in 1844, but was rebuilt in 1868. Its façade extends 107 meters and is adorned with 70 classical-style columns, two towers and two bronze medallions.

Our next stop is the Convent of the Company of Jesus, built by the Jesuits. This place is the maximum expression of religious architecture, highlighting its church (1573) and the impressive Polychrome Chapel of San Ignacio de Loyola. Its cloisters exhibit arches carved from ashlar, the characteristic white volcanic stone. Its walls, domes and pilasters show off an exuberant baroque style, while the altars and altarpieces are covered in gold leaf.

Finally, we explore the Monastery of Santa Catalina, built in 1580. This citadel, built in ashlar, covers an area of 20,000 m2.

City Tour Arequipa + Sillar Route

Itinerary

At 02:30 am Our Local guide picks up our clients in a tourist transport from the hotels in the city center of Arequipa, to begin our tour to the Colca Canyon.

At 3:00 am the bus leaves for Chivay (3 hrs approx. Travel time) Arriving at 6:00 am where we have breakfast, continuing with our trip (2 hrs approx.) we arrive at the Mirador del Cruz del Cóndor, from where We can appreciate the Colca Canyon in all its magnitude, as well as the flight of the Condors and a wonderful view for taking photographs.

After this visit, we will return to Chivay, during the journey we will have stops in the towns of Pinchollo , Maca and Yanque, which houses beautiful colonial churches; from the Antahuilque viewpoint and shocking places where you can see the Pre-Inca tombs and models.

Then we head to the Calera thermal baths whose medicinal waters range between 35°C and 38°C. At 01:00 pm Lunch in the town of Chivay. Finally return to the city of Arequipa with stops at the places of; the Mirador de los Volcanes (highest point 4,800 meters above sea level), the tocra wetlands (diversity of wild birds can be seen), Cañahuas pampa (Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve), home of the vicuñas. 06:00 pm arrival in Arequipa and transfer to your hotels in the City of Arequipa.

Inclusions

Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Tourist transportation in the Ruta del Sillar service.
  • Tourist transportation by mirabus for the city tour of
  • Professional tour guide in English – Spanish in both services.
  • We provide umbrella services in the case of the Sillar route
  • We offer repellent in emergency cases.
  • Pick up from hotels within the city center.
  • Safety first aid kit
  • Permanent assistance.

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • Carmen Alto Viewpoint: 5 soles per person. (optional)
  • Founder’s Mansion: 15 soles per person. (optional)
  • Sabandia Mill : 10 soles per person. (optional)
  • Menelik Bull Museum: 5 soles per person. (optional)
  • Entrance to the Sillar Route: 5 soles per person. (optional)

What to Bring

  • hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Cap/Hat
  • Clothing for cold
  • Snacks (Chocolates, sweets, fruits)
  • Bathing suit for thermal baths
  • Towel
  • Camera and binoculars

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Why to Choose Terra Quechua Peru

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.

What is Terra Quechua Peru's mission?

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.

Can Terra Quechua Peru help plan custom trips?

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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Marion S
Marion S
2024-06-23
Fünf -Tages-Trekking-Tour über Salkantay nach Machu Picchu Unser Trip, gebucht über Getyourguide, durchgeführt von Terra Quechua Peru, hat in fast allen Punkten unseren Erwartungen entsprochen. Von der Abholung am Hotel, die zwar deutlich eher als erwartet war bis zur Verabschiedung unseres Guides hat alles prima und reibungslos geklappt. Mir Renaldo und Asencio hatten wir zwei überaus liebenswerte Guides, die immer ansprechbar waren, die Bedürfnisse des Einzelnen berücksichtigt haben und dafür gesorgt haben, das alles reibungslos abgelaufen ist. Unser Koch Javier hat alles getan, damit zu jeder Mahlzeit verschiedene, abwechslungsreiche Gerichte auf den Tisch kamen und an unserem letzten gemeinsamen Frühstück sogar noch eine Torte gebacken. Das einzige, was wir nicht so machen konnten wie gebucht, war der Aufstieg auf den Machu Picchu Mountain. Terra Quechua Peru hatte uns den Aufstieg auf den Huayna Picchu gebucht, obwohl es im Vorfeld anders abgesprochen war. Daher ein Punkt Abzug. Trotzdem war auch die Aussicht von diesem Berg sensationell und abschließend bleibt zu sagen, wir würden Terra Quechua Peru jederzeit wieder buchen🙂
Andre F
Andre F
2024-06-10
Excellent travel agency! We highly recommend it! Mr. Edwin did all the intermediation of our tours in both Cusco and Lima. Always attentive, responding quickly on Whatsapp, in addition to being clear about the information about each of the tours. The prices are fair and he works on the basis of trust, which helped us a lot during our stay. Its staff is punctual, helpful and lively, explaining in detail the main points and historical events. They are also bilingual (Spanish and English), making the experience even better. We highly recommend Terra Quechua Peru!
Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés
2024-06-03
Highly reliable agency. The truth is we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent service received by this agency. From the first moment we had contact, until the moment we boarded the plane back to Costa Rica, everything was in perfect harmony and control on their part, they always made us feel safe and confident in every move we would make. Not only are they worth recommending, but when we return, God first, they will be our first choice for the activities we will do. We are really very grateful to their entire work team, which is more than qualified for the activities they dedicate themselves to, and yet, giving more than what they offer. Blessings to each of you and we hope to meet again very soon.
Martin G
Martin G
2024-05-31
salkantay road Incredible experience with this travel agency, which was attentive to all the details. I would definitely recommend it, highlighting the attention of Edwin who was always available to us for any questions or reasons. And thank the entire work team from Reynaldo and Ivan the guides, who accompanied us along the road to Salkantay, the cooks and muleteers.
Claudio
Claudio
2024-05-30
Cusco & Machu Picchu: an unforgettable trip We contracted Cuzco city tour, excursion to Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, Montaña de Colores and Laguna Humantay with this agency before traveling. The organization was impeccable and any problem that arose, Edwin resolved it immediately, always very attentive at any time. Super recommended. The places visited are spectacular, beautiful. They were all worth seeing. Combination of natural landscapes of great beauty, archaeological sites, culture, history, gastronomy.
Abigeal V
Abigeal V
2024-05-28
Outstanding Experience Our experience with Terra Quechua was outstanding. The guide's deep knowledge and passion for the site were evident, and the tour was perfectly organized. We left with a deeper appreciation for the history and beauty of Terra Quechua
Abdul Q
Abdul Q
2024-05-28
Informative and Fun Tour Terra Quechua provided an informative and fun tour. Our guide was excellent, sharing detailed information and engaging stories about the site. The tour was well-structured and thoroughly enjoyable
Kate Caroli
Kate Caroli
2024-05-24
e do the City tour Cusco, Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu and Coloured Mountain If you want to take your mind off everything and enjoy your trip, you can't miss the chance to choose these travel organisers to show you Peru. The guides are superb, they know the area perfectly and all the stories behind every corner, which makes every visit more magical. At all times they have been concerned about us and have shown great flexibility in terms of preferences. I am very grateful to have had this amazing experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Lau Menendez
Lau Menendez
2024-05-23
Salkantay 5 days Very good experience! I did the 5-day Salkantay trek, domo by domo. As previously the height made me feel bad and after passing 4500 meters I started to feel bad, we looked for an alternative to be able to do the path but ignoring day 2 when we reach 5000 meters. Edwin helped me re-coordinate everything and also kept an eye on the departures. It was a little chaotic at the beginning because the day I had the meeting at the agency I had to go to the doctor to evaluate my lungs and that meant I didn't make it to the previous meeting, but Edwin still received me later at the agency and I help reorganize everything. The guides were 10,000! Edison and Brian, two young guides helped us all the way and were super attentive. It was fun. Edison incredible patience! The chef Gabriel made magic with his hands, the meals were incredible. I am not going to deny that when I paid online from Argentina I was a little afraid, but everything went super well and more than recommended! Then I hired them again for a day trip! Thank you Edison for all the support and Edwin for all the coordination.
leonardo f
leonardo f
2024-05-15
Good agency for first timers in Peru This comment is for people like me who had more questions than answers when seeing the previous reviews of this post. I did an 8-day tour including Lima and Cusco with their main trekking and tourism attractions. In general, the agency fulfilled what was promised from the beginning and in general terms our trip went very well and we did not have any major setbacks. Additionally, the weather was very good throughout the week and that helped a lot. However, there are some things that no one tells you and some pros and cons of taking tours with Quechua terra. 1. In our case, the agency only coordinated and booked the tours with third parties who do offer the tours. There was never a presence of anyone from the agency on the tours, I only saw Edwin (manager) once during my entire stay and it was to cancel the entire tour. Apparently many agencies work like this in Cusco 2. By not having the presence of anyone from the agency, you depend on the subcontracted third party and the luck you have in terms of the guides. In our case everything went according to plan except for the colorful mountain guide who left us abandoned during the walk and we had to go to people around us because my partner suffered from an asthmatic attack. Additionally, he did not give any relevant historical explanation during the tour. 3. The agency's daily communication was reactive and not proactive. Personally, I had to write to them every night so they could give me the instructions from the other day. I felt that they were not very attentive to us, although every time the third parties were delayed or something like that, the agency always responded attentively to my calls. So much so that we finished the tour, left the country and to date we have not received even a goodbye or a thank you. 4. When you arrive in Cusco they literally give you an envelope with documents and reservations and you depend on yourself so that your itineraries and reservations are fulfilled, the agency does not intervene directly and again you depend on third parties. In our case we realized this and we had to rush our visit to Ollantaytambo (we hardly enjoyed it) to be able to take our trains to Machupichu, in this case the outsourced agency left us on our own in Ollantaytambo as if to say "from here on ahead they are alone.” 5. The city tour in Cusco and the sacred valley is done with a tourist ticket that is valid for 10 days, however the agency never tells you this and neither does it tell you that you have access to many other tourist attractions included in the ticket if You have free time in Cusco. We found out about this during the tours but it was too late and we couldn't take full advantage of it before leaving Cusco 6. Hotels and transportation are excellent, especially in Cusco and Lima respectively. We did not have time to plan the trip in its entirety, so this agency was a very good option for us, however I consider that for a second time it is better to plan the trip on your own, it is more enjoyable, without races and of course a lot cheaper since you deal directly with the companies that do the tours.