A Look at Arequipa Peru Hotels, Tours and Sites

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Peru’s second largest city is a 500-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for its historic heritage, natural scenery and cultural sites. Its unique architecture and nearby Colca Canyon have long been been big tourist attractions. Arequipa also boasts some of the best cuisine in South America.

  • arequipa travel guide rafting
    Adventure..white-water rafting
  • Arequipa historic buildings
    Sightseeing...near the Plaza de Armas
  • Santa Catalina monastery courtyard
    History...Santa Cataline monastery
  • Trekking...hiking the Colca Canyon

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Glorious Sunshine

Your trip to “The White City” probably won’t be spoiled by the weather because the climate is relatively mild and sunny year-round. Temperatures rarely rise above 25C or 77F and rarely fall below 10C or 50F. Nights are cool so a light jacket is usually required after sunset. Arequipa Peru Hotels #7The “rainy season” lasts from November to mid-March. However, until recently even those months have been fairly dry. Cloud cover can cover the view of the volcanoes and there may be frequent showers, particulary later in the day. You may not see ever see the volcanoes if you only stay a couple of days but, other than that, your holiday plans will probably not be dampened much.

Arequipa Peru Highlights

The 500-year-old historic city has been a favorite to travelers for years. Its main square, the Plaza de Armas, is its most noteworthy attraction. As a result, it is probably one of the most beautiful city centers in South America. You can choose from a large variety of picturesque Arequipa Peru hotels or hostels in this area.  In addition, there are over two dozen historic churches, convents and mansions to explore. Fascinating history awaits around every corner of this ancient city.

Beckoning Landscape

The skyline is dominated by a series volcanic cones; Misti, Pikchu Pikchu and Chachani. Although Misti has let off steam in recent times, you don’t need to worry! The last major blast was over 2000 years ago. The Chili River passes through the center of the city from north to south. Within an easy distance driving distance is the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Here you can view the magnificent Andean Condors in their native habitat. An hour or two in the opposite direction is the stunning Peruvian coastline.

Arequipa Peru Hotels

Arequipa has some of the most picturesque guesthouses, hostels and hotels in the country. Many are found in renovated Spanish colonial buildings in the historic center of the city. Most are within walking distance of the beautiful Plaza de Armas. It is recommended that you reserve ahead of time to ensure that you can stay in a location that ensures a rewarding and relaxing time in the city.