Machete Tours - Peruvian Travel Ecotourism - Peru and Latin American Tour Operator

Specialized Peru Tour Operator

Why we are called Machete Tours?

ITB 2015

Contact Offices

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Arequipa

Arequipa

The city of Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru and known as ”the White City”. This is cause of its beautiful white walls made of sillar. Sillar is a volcanic stone which comes from Mount Chachani and Mount Misti.

The city center is made up of a mixture of Baroque churches and mansions from the Colonial Period. This has earned Arequipa a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Along with that Arequipa has an excellent cuisine which makes it perfect for a visit.

ALTITUDE

The city of Arequipa 2,335 masl / 7,661 fasl

CLIMATE

The city of Arequipa has a semi-arid and temperate climate with a maximum temperature of 21.7ºC (71ºF) and a minimum of 6.9ºC (44.4ºF). The rainy season starts in January and ends in March

AREQUIPA CITY ATTRACTIONS

Main Square

Cathedral

Iglesia de La Compañía and complex (The Church of the Company of Jesus Christ)

Iglesia de San Francisco and complex (Church of Saint Francis)

Monasterio de Santa Catalina (Saint Kathleen Monastery)

Iglesia San Agustín (Saint Augustine Church)

Iglesia La Merced (Mercy Church)

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Yanahuara Lookout

MUSEUMS

Museo Arqueológico de la Universidad de San Agustín

Museo de Arqueología de la Universidad Católica de Santa María de Arequipa (University of Santa María de Arequipa Archeological Museum).