01Day City Tour Arequipa & Añashuayco Sillar Stone Quarry
PRIVATE & GROUP TOUR
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits between Arequipa and Colca Canyon, all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
01DAY CITY TOUR AREQUIPA + AÑASHUAYCO SILLAR STONE QUARRY (Group Tour)
|BY TOURIST TRANSPORTATION||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
US$45.00 per person
|Inclusions: Tourist transportation in group, entrance tickets to Santa Catalina convent, visit mirador del carmen and yanahuara (look-out), english spanish speaking guide.
Exclusions: Visit the cathedral, Museum Andean Sanctuaries and others not mentioned in the program.
|Tour Sillar Stone Quarry of Añashuayco
AM: Pick up time from hotel: 8:00 – 8:30am
|Depart: 8:30am Return: 13:00pm|
|City Tour Arequipa & Surroundings
PM: Pick up time from hotel: 14:00 – 14:30pm
|Depart: 14:30am Return: 17:30pm|
01DAY CITY TOUR AREQUIPA + AÑASHUAYCO SILLAR STONE QUARRY (Private Tour)
|PRICE PER PERSON||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
|US$67.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Private luxury transportation to visit Sillar Stone Quarry Añashuayco + City Tour Arequipa, entrance tickets to Santa Catalina convent, Cupula policromada, museum Andean Sanctuaries, Cathedral + mirador del carmen and yanahuara (look-out), English-Spanish speaking private guide.
Exclusions: Others not mentioned in the program.
|US$57.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$52.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$50.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 persons up|
|Tour Sillar Stone Quarry of Añashuayco
AM: Pick up time from hotel: 8:00am
|Depart: 8:00am Return: 12:00pm|
|City Tour Arequipa & Surroundings
PM: Pick up time from hotel: 14:00pm
|Depart: 14:00am Return: 17:00pm|
01DAY CITY TOUR AREQUIPA +
AÑASHUAYCO SILLAR STONE QUARRY
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
AM: SILLAR STONE QUARRY OF AÑASHUAYCO: Morning around 8:00 – 8:30am a driver & guide will pick you up from the hotel to take you to the Añashuayco quarry, stopping at the main square of Cayma district, from where you can see the Misti volcano. Arrival to Añashuayco quarry; a trip of 45 minutes approx. It is currently in operation, the stonecutters carry out their work very early; in the place we will be able to appreciate an immense cannon with cliffs (walls of ignimbrita) that are several meters high formed by the extraction for the elaboration of the Sillares. 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 you can see a mega-carved church, of the Society of Jesus made by the stonecutters themselves. We can also visit some of them so they can explain to us what their daily work and make us experiment by cutting one of their stone blocks ourselves. Then we continue to the ravine of Culebrillas, which is 30 minutes away from Añashuayco. Arriving at this point we will make a walk of 20 minutes inside the small canyon that was formed by the passage of water, which has walls of 15 to 20 meters, while we enter it the walls of the canyon, it is increasing in height. At the end of the walk we can observe petroglyphs made by the Wari culture over a thousand years ago. Before returning to the city we will observe the Apachetas, that are pilles of stones placed one on top of other that are a symbol of gratitude towards nature and also attraction of good luck which cause a mystical sensation. Return in Arequipa 12:30pm approximately. Free time for lunch.
PM: CITY TOUR AREQUIPA & SURROUNDINGS: In the afternoon around 14:00 – 14:30pm a driver & guide will pick you up from the hotel to take you to visit the city. Arequipa is a beautiful city that was founded by the Spanish in 1540 in a place specially chosen for their natural beauty and warm climate. This beautiful city is located at 2400 meters above sea level and the Misti volcano over 5822 meters high. Arequipa known as the White City because most of its houses and buildings are constructed of white ashlar stone and dating from the colonial era surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. The main square: Admired not only for its beauty but also because it is the central point of the city. In the center of the square is a bronze fountain consists of 3 courses and crowned by a character called “Tuturutu” according to the history he was the person responsible for advising of any news event. Arequipa has a cathedral built in the seventeenth century with ashlar and brick, it was destroyed by fire in 1844, but restored after 24 years. The interior of the cathedral is beautiful, with its large size really awesome. Where we find an organ brought from Belgium, a devil that comes from France, an altar Italian model, and every corner that will surprise you. Santa Catalina Monastery: Founded on September 10, 1579 thanks to the donation of assets of Maria de Guzman widow of Don Diego Hernandez de Mendoza. A miniature city that housed the nuns Arequipa for over 400 years, is the most important attraction possessed by this beautiful city, open to the public in 1970, with an innumerable amount of colonial artwork. The Museum Andean Sanctuaries – UCAM: Here are the remains of the mummy named Juanita, belonging to the Inca nobility. In 1995 was made an expedition to Ampato Snow mountain to observe the eruption of Sabancaya volcano and the possible detection of any archaeological evidence, having successfully the mummy Juanita locate in very good condition except for some parts of the body. A month later was discovered 2 more mummies over 5800 meters. Yanahuara viewpoint: Built in the nineteenth century, has a series of arches with inscriptions of the most important people. It has a really privileged view of the Misti and the city of Arequipa. Return to hotel 17:30pm.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDES pick from hotel, guided visit to Mirador (Look-out Point) Carmen del Alto, Mirador Yanahuara, entrance fees to Santa Catalina Convent, Plaza de Armas (Main Square), entrance fees to Cúpula Policromada US$1.5, English-Spanish speaking guide for ½ Day, tourist transportation, return to hotel. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: For group tours / shared services guided visit to cathedral, meals, drinks, extras, tips.
IMPORTANT: Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA||OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS|
|Technical specifications: Our modern & new tourist transportation vehicles: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)||Technical specifications: Few tour operators work with good tourist transportation vehicles as: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)|
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen & first aid kit, telephone charger and maps, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.||First Aid Kit & Services: Few tour operators provide this service.|
|Insurance policy: Our tourist transportation vehicles have national permit circulation and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record)||Insurance policy: Most of tour operators work with vehicles which have local permits only.|
|Tours guides: We put at your disposal the most qualified staff of tourist guides, with degree of the Institute (3 years) or University (5 years) and certified from the language center of the university and Peruvian-American Cultural Center (US Embassy) with a high level of English.||Tours guides: Some travel agencies are not paying their guides or drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs during the journeys with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.