The spice of Arequipa
Your exploration of Arequipa will start with a hands-on experience in city’s main market. You will then meet a “picantera”, a local traditional cook, who will teach you how to prepare some of Arequipa’s most cherished dishes and drinks.
In the afternoon, you will take a walk through the White City’s historical landmarks, such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, beautiful colonial houses, the Santa Catalina monastery, and the popular Yanahuara viewpoint.
You will visit the Ashlar quarries, a volcanic stone with which many churches and colonial houses in the city are built. After lunch, you will be part of an immersive experience where you will learn about the history of Peruvian chocolate, and will be able to prepare your own! In the afternoon, you will appreciate ancestral fiber classification and traditional weaving techniques live on a visit to the interesting Museum of textile machinery. For dinner, you will enjoy a fantastic tasting menu and pairing experience called “Arequipa’s Monarchy,” in which the chef uses only native ingredients. Fantastic pairing experience.
You will leave Arequipa early in the morning and, after a three and a half hour ride through the Andean plateau, you will arrive to the quaint village of Chivay, in the Colca Valley. After lunch, you can relax spending some time in the nearby hot springs..
The “Cruz del Condor” viewpoint is definitely the best place to see the magnificent Andean condor soaring over the deep canyon. After the viewpoint, our next stop will be an organic farm, where you will have a delicious brunch. You will then return to Arequipa where, after a few hours to rest, you will go out for a good-bye dinner in a charming restaurant that combines Andean ingredients and Alpine cuisine.
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination or back home.
Not IncludedInternational flightsSure