RUTA DEL SILLAR

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RUTA DEL SILLAR

  • Observe live the ancestral process of extraction of blocks and the carving of the ashlar realized by the hand of the man.

  • Meet the quarries and the Sillar on a 4-hour tour

  • Build your own apacheta!

The Sillar route runs through the interior of the quarries, which transport the visitor to the origins and understanding of how the historic center of Arequipa was declared CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY by UNESCO. When visiting the quarries in operation you will be able to observe live the ancestral process of extraction of blocks and the carving of the ashlar realized by the hand of the man.

AVAILABILITY

All year round

DURATION

4 hours

START LOCATION

Hotel and hostel pickup

END LOCATION

Central area, Arequipa

OPERATOR NAME

OSCAR TRIPS

Start Time

8:30 am

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

We start the tour at 08:15 am// 02:15 pm with the pickup from your hotel or hostel.

At 08:30 am//02:30 pm We begin our tour from the historic center towards CANTERAS, on the way we will know details about the constructions based on the volcanic rock (Sillar) provided by our professional guide.

On the way, our first stop will be at the Zamacola viewpoint approx at 09:10 am//03:10 pm, where we can see the 3 volcanoes from another angle that surrounds the city such as MISTI, CHACHANI and PICHU PICHU in which we can take 360 ° panoramic photos.

Around 09:30 am//03:30 pm we continue with the journey to the quarries; the place where the white city originated, we will enter the quarries where we will observe the immense stones worked by the hand of man.

Then we will have an experiential time to share and interact with these peculiar characters the ancestral technique of ashlar extraction that is still preserved from colonial times to the present.

Continuing with our tour we will board in the transport to visit the CANTERA VÍRGEN DE CULEBRILLAS where we will walk around for 20 minutes. Inside, we will feel a mysterious and unique environment where we can see the presence of petroglyphs that will transfer us to the life and beliefs of the ancient man as this is a sacred place with pink walls, then we will see the presence of apachetas where their symbolism will be known They will also have the experience of putting together their apacheta.

After having made the walk we board the bus to return to the city center.

We will be arriving Arequipa approx.at 12:30am // 06:20pm.

TOUR TICKETS (MAY VARY BY DATE)
Ticket Price(USD)
TICKET PRICE (ALL AGES) 11.00 (USD)
TOUR ITINERARY

08:15 to 8:30 // 14:15 to 14:30

Pick-up from your hostel or hotel.


08:30 // 14:30

From the center to the CANTERAS


09:10 // 15:10

Stop at Zamacola viewpoint, you will see 3 volcanoes


09:30 // 15:30

Quarries


09:50 // 15:50

Time to interact with the ashlar


10:50 // 16:50

Stop at Cantera Virgen de Culebrillas


11:50 // 17:50

Return to the city center


12:30 // 18:20

Arrivall to Arequipa


INCLUDED

- Transport
- Guide
- Hats/Humbrellas
- Entrance fee

NOT INCLUDED

- Water
- Extra expenses

RECOMMENDED

- Wear light clothes, comfortable shoes.
- Bring water.
- Bring sunscreen, repellent, sunglasses.
- Extra cash (There is no option to pay by card)

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation or changes of this tour:

CHANGES: It is FREE to change the tour date before 6:00 pm (Lima time) the day before the tour begins.

NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel the day prior to the tour before 6:00 pm (Lima time) or earlier, a 10% administration fee (+ the card fee) will apply. After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.

You must email bookings@findlocaltrips.com (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  1. I can not find the place where I am staying at the time of booking the tour, What should I do?

    The agency only picks up from hotels or hostels that are in the historic center, it’s not possible to pick up from houses or apartments. Choose the closest alternative to the place where you stay and be ready there at the time of the tour.

  2. At the end of the tour. Is it possible to take me back at the hotel?

    No, the end of the tour is one block from the main square because it is a strategic point to go to different places around the downtown.

  3. Can I bring pets?

    No, because it could bother other travelers.

  4. Does the place of the visit have toilets?

    Yes, In the place there are toilets.

  5. Can I buy SOUVENIRS at the place of the visit?

    Yes, In the second point of the visit there are small shops that offer specific souvenirs based SILLAR, the minimum cost is S /. 5.00.

  6. How is the weater?

    In the morning the weather is sunny/ in the afternoon the weather is fresh.

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