The picturesque city of Arequipa is part of the “Southern Peru Tourist Corridor” and is one of the most visited cities in the country. But unlike other cities in Peru that is rich in Inca heritage, Arequipa is filled with Spanish and mestizo culture. Different city tours and hiking opportunities are available in Arequipa, so expect to spend a great deal of your holiday outdoors.
The tourism industry of Arequipa caters to different budgets and interests, so whether you are a luxury tourist looking for a world-class golf club or a group of backpackers searching for the best camping site in the city, Arequipa surely has everything covered for you and there’s always plenty of things to do in Arequipa to fit both your interests as well as your wallet.
Sightseeing is a great activity in the city and the town center is easy to navigate on foot. Bus tours are also available and you just have to book a schedule through the hotel you are staying in.
There are also plenty of Catholic churches in the city. Some of the most prominent are the Cathedral, La Compania, and San Francisco. They are well preserved and have stood the test of time. Just be mindful of their schedules of worship so as not to appear intrusive to the local religious services.
Another exciting tour in the city is the Colca Canyon Tour which will take you to see the amazing condors. This is just a day trip so you can get back to the city in time for dinner.
Arequipa’s climate and weather conditions are pretty consistent throughout the year, with an average high of around 21.8 °C (71.2 °F) and an average low of 6.9 °C (44.4 °F). December to March is the city’s wet season while the remainder of the year stays dry and almost rainless. Because of this, the city is an ideal holiday destination for most of the year and you can do a range of outdoor activities all year round.
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