01Day City Tour Arequipa & Añashuayco Sillar Stone Quarry
PRIVATE / SHARED SERVICES
01DAY CITY TOUR AREQUIPA + AÑASHUAYCO SILLAR STONE QUARRY
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
AM: SILLAR STONE QUARRY OF AÑASHUAYCO: Morning around 8:00 – 8:30am a driver & guide will pick you up from the hotel to take you to the Añashuayco quarry, stopping at the main square of Cayma district, from where you can see the Misti volcano. Arrival to Añashuayco quarry; a trip of 45 minutes approx. It is currently in operation, the stonecutters carry out their work very early; in the place we will be able to appreciate an immense cannon with cliffs (walls of ignimbrita) that are several meters high formed by the extraction for the elaboration of the Sillares. At this point we will tell you the history of the ashlar, the elaboration and the use that has always been given to it. In this quarry you can see a mega-carved church, of the Society of Jesus made by the stonecutters themselves. We can also visit some of them so they can explain to us what their daily work and make us experiment by cutting one of their stone blocks ourselves. Then we continue to the ravine of Culebrillas, which is 30 minutes away from Añashuayco. Arriving at this point we will make a walk of 20 minutes inside the small canyon that was formed by the passage of water, which has walls of 15 to 20 meters, while we enter it the walls of the canyon, it is increasing in height. At the end of the walk we can observe petroglyphs made by the Wari culture over a thousand years ago. Before returning to the city we will observe the Apachetas, that are pilles of stones placed one on top of other that are a symbol of gratitude towards nature and also attraction of good luck which cause a mystical sensation. Return in Arequipa 12:30pm approximately. Free time for lunch.
PM: CITY TOUR AREQUIPA & SURROUNDINGS: In the afternoon around 14:00 – 14:30pm a driver & guide will pick you up from the hotel to take you to visit the city. Arequipa is a beautiful city that was founded by the Spanish in 1540 in a place specially chosen for their natural beauty and warm climate. This beautiful city is located at 2400 meters above sea level and the Misti volcano over 5822 meters high. Arequipa known as the White City because most of its houses and buildings are constructed of white ashlar stone and dating from the colonial era surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. The main square: Admired not only for its beauty but also because it is the central point of the city. In the center of the square is a bronze fountain consists of 3 courses and crowned by a character called “Tuturutu” according to the history he was the person responsible for advising of any news event. Arequipa has a cathedral built in the seventeenth century with ashlar and brick, it was destroyed by fire in 1844, but restored after 24 years. The interior of the cathedral is beautiful, with its large size really awesome. Where we find an organ brought from Belgium, a devil that comes from France, an altar Italian model, and every corner that will surprise you. Santa Catalina Monastery: Founded on September 10, 1579 thanks to the donation of assets of Maria de Guzman widow of Don Diego Hernandez de Mendoza. A miniature city that housed the nuns Arequipa for over 400 years, is the most important attraction possessed by this beautiful city, open to the public in 1970, with an innumerable amount of colonial artwork. The Museum Andean Sanctuaries – UCAM: Here are the remains of the mummy named Juanita, belonging to the Inca nobility. In 1995 was made an expedition to Ampato Snow mountain to observe the eruption of Sabancaya volcano and the possible detection of any archaeological evidence, having successfully the mummy Juanita locate in very good condition except for some parts of the body. A month later was discovered 2 more mummies over 5800 meters. Yanahuara viewpoint: Built in the nineteenth century, has a series of arches with inscriptions of the most important people. It has a really privileged view of the Misti and the city of Arequipa. Return to hotel 17:30pm.
01DAY CITY TOUR AREQUIPA + AÑASHUAYCO SILLAR STONE QUARRY (GROUP TOUR)
|BY TOURIST TRANSPORTATION||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
US$45.00 per person
(STANDARD GROUP SERVICE)
|Inclusions: Tourist transportation in group, entrance tickets to Santa Catalina convent, visit mirador del carmen and yanahuara (look-out), english spanish speaking guide.
Exclusions: Visit the cathedral, Museum Andean Sanctuaries and others not mentioned in the program.
|AM: Pick up time from hotel: 8:00 – 8:30am
||Depart: 8:30am Return: 13:00pm|
|PM: Pick up time from hotel: 14:00 – 14:30pm
||Depart: 14:30am Return: 17:30pm|
01DAY CITY TOUR AREQUIPA + AÑASHUAYCO SILLAR STONE QUARRY (PRIVATE TOUR)
|PRICE PER PERSON||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
|US$67.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Private luxury transportation to visit Sillar Stone Quarry Añashuayco + City Tour Arequipa, entrance tickets to Santa Catalina convent, Cupula policromada, museum Andean Sanctuaries, Cathedral + mirador del carmen and yanahuara (look-out), English-Spanish speaking private guide.
Exclusions: Others not mentioned in the program.
|US$57.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$52.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$50.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 persons up|
|AM: Pick up time from hotel: 8:00am
||Depart: 8:00am Return: 12:00pm|
|PM: Pick up time from hotel: 14:00pm
||Depart: 14:00am Return: 17:00pm|
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDES pick from hotel, guided visit to Mirador (Look-out Point) Carmen del Alto, Mirador Yanahuara, entrance fees to Santa Catalina Convent, Plaza de Armas (Main Square), entrance fees to Cúpula Policromada US$1.5, English-Spanish speaking guide for ½ Day, tourist transportation, return to hotel. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Our land transportation vehicles have comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + 2 types of insurances as Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record exclusive for foreign. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with some local illegal companies or a middleman that offers to visitors low rates that not guarantee the service & quality offered.
NOT INCLUDED: For group tours / shared services guided visit to cathedral, tips.
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with association of the tour guides – Arequipa. Our staff are some of the best paid in Arequipa & Colca Canyon, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.