Arequipa and Colca Canyon

One of the most beautiful colonial cities in Peru. Guarded by volcanoes and possessing a surprising gastronomy, Arequipa is the gateway to the magnificent Colca Valley.

Arequipa, declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, is synonym for many things: prodigious architecture, great gastronomy, overwhelming landscapes, and, as if this weren’t enough, excellent climate year round. As you glide through the quite solemnity of its streets, houses and temples, you’ll find a piece of live history inviting to be discovered. Two things captivate all those visiting Arequipa for the first time: one is the intense white of its large houses and temples, especially when the morning sun bursts in the serene sky. The second is the permanent view of its three tutelary volcanoes: the Misti, the Chachani and the Pichu Pichu, guardian snow peaks that dominate the city and its green countryside.