Start of the Sillar Route Arequipa
9:00 hrs. Pick up at the hotel as long as it is in the center of the city or meeting point: Plaza de Armas of Arequipa
The tour will start at 9:00 hrs. from the meeting point: Plaza de Armas de Arequipa or pick up from hotels that are in the center of the city.
The Sillar Route
Managed by the network of sillar cutters, the Sillar Route is recognized for displaying “sillar”, a volcanic stone used for construction in Arequipa. That’s why Arequipa is known as the “White city”
9:30 hrs. Añashuayco Quarry
Once we arrive to Añashuayco, you will be able to observe all those murals where the sillar is carved manually and the routine that the workers in the area have.
You will also be able to see the Culebrilla Canyon, which is a naturally formed “pink canyon”. In addition to the “farallones” which are high ignimbrite walls. You can also see in this quarry, the church of the Society of Jesus (Compañía de Jesús) made by the workers.
Sillar Quarry and Añashuayco Valley
After an hour of visiting the Añashuayco Quarries, we will go to the Sillar Quarries, which is a protected natural area and a tourist spot that allows visitors to observe the origin of the Arequipa volcanic stone: the Sillar.
13:00 hrs. End of the Sillar Route Arequipa and return.
What does this tour includes?
Does not include
- Group shared service.
- Do not hesitate to write to our WhatsApp in case you want private or family service.
- The excursion is carried out in two languages: English and Spanish.
- The pick-ups from the hotel are made when they are in the city center.
- If your hotel or Airibnb is not in the historic center, we will coordinate a meeting point.
- Comfortable footwear, sneakers recommended
- Warm clothing, including jacket, fleece, gloves, scarf, and hat.
- Thermal clothing is also recommended depending on the climate of Arequipa
- Hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun, rain and cold.
- Sunscreen and/or moisturizer for the face and body.
- Water and snacks: energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola or cookies.
- Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need.
- Cash in national currency, preferably small bills and coins. Binoculars (if you wish).
Frequent Asked Questions
In general, from January to December, Arequipa has a very pleasant climate. Arequipa has an arid climate, the rains are more constant between December and March and it tends to be much warmer between September and October, reaching 20°C. But on average its climate tends to be 16 °C, in the coldest months it is from January to March.
The entrance to the Sillar Rout is S/. 5.00 or 2$
It’s recommended to travel between April and November to avoid the rains and also because the weather tends to be more temperate, especially if you want to go to the beaches.
But also, August is the best month to travel to Arequipa, since the 15th is the anniversary of the city, making various events, parades, dances, fairs and other traditions take place.
Due to the semi-arid and temperate climate that Arequipa has, it has two types of seasons: humid (December to March) and dry (April to November), it’s recommended to travel in the dry season, where should you take:
- Light clothing
- Comfortable shoes like slippers
- Sun block
- Personal documents always
For the wet season, it is recommended:
- Warm clothes
- Rain poncho
- Rain hat or cap
- Comfortable shoes like slippers