Enjoy a very entertaining and detailed tour of the sillar quarries
Explore the origin of the white stone that gives Arequipa its unique appearance, known as the white city.
Your trip to Arequipa cannot be complete without a visit to its quarries.
Learn about the carving and extraction process of the ashlar, emblematic material of Arequipa. Enjoy the culture and experience of the stonecutters.
All year round
Hotel and hostel pickup
Central area, Arequipa
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Approximately 8:00am we will pick you up from your Hotel in the city of Arequipa and transfer you to the Sillar Route, which is a tourist tour where you visit quarries and areas where the ashlar originated.
The first point where we will stop will be the Añashuayco Quarry, this quarry is still in operation, due to the passage of time is that this quarry has become an immense canyon with walls that have a height of more than 30 meters. At this point, we will tell you the history of the ashlar, the elaboration and the use that has always been given to it. In this quarry, we can also observe the Megatallado on the walls of the canyon, made by the ashlars themselves, where we can take good pictures. We can also see how they evolved their methods right up to the workers today who are currently working in the quarry.
10:00 am - Then we will move to the Quebrada de Culebrillas, this is an ashlar quarry that is not in operation, in this quarry we will take a walk of approx. 20 minutes inside the small canyon that has been formed by the passage of water. At the end of the walk, we can see petroglyphs, which are figures like llamas, suns, snakes, etc. made by the ancient inhabitants of this area, which are on the walls of the ravine and can be seen clearly. Before returning to the city we will observe the Apachetas that are considered by the inhabitants of the place as a custom that causes a mystical sensation.
11:30 am - We will begin the return trip to the city of Arequipa.
- Touristic bus
- Entrance fees: 5 soles
- Bring water
- Extra cash
- Bring a small bag only
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How long is the tour? Is the walk very hard?
The tour lasts about 3 hours and a half and does not pass by height either the walk is very strong, the walking time is approximately 30 minutes, it is also recommended to bring mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing according to the tour schedule.
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