Three Traveler’s Choice Awards for our hotels in Cusco and Arequipa for its “Exceptional Customer Service”

Posted 20/05/14 by & filed under Blog.

To receive three new Traveler’s Choice awards from the renowned travel website TripAdvisor reconfirms to us that we are on the right path. The deserving hotels of this award are chosen by tourists and travelers who use this web, at present the most important travel website in the world, as their reference. The quality and… Read more »

Adventure in the Sabancaya

Posted 05/03/14 by & filed under Adventure and Nature.

The sun arises in Arequipa as we get ready to head toward the Sabancaya (5976 sea level), a volcano located in the high area of the Colca Valley. Its name – Sabancaya –  means “tongue of fire” in quechua , and it is considered among the most active volcanoes in Peru, having had it last… Read more »

Juanita: The ice girl

Posted 11/12/13 by & filed under Monuments and History, Sin categoría.

In 1995, in the snowcapped mountain of Ampato in Arequipa, Johan Reinhard and Miguel Zárate discovered, buried in the ice, the corpse of 12 year old inca girl that would have been sacrificed in the times of the Inca Pachacutec reign, around 1450 A.D.   Surrounding her there were many “illas” or gold idols as… Read more »

The Misti Volcano

Posted 28/05/13 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Misti is one of the most important icons of the city of Arequipa. From anywhere you are standing it is possible to observe this volcano, which has, over the centuries, extracted the Ashlar stone, with what they have built the main monuments, churches and mansions of the city. It lies in the Valley of Chili,… Read more »

Patapampa Viewpoint

Posted 20/05/13 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

On the road between Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, shortly after passing the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, is the viewpoint of Patapampa, the highest point of the trip to Chivay at 4,910 meters above the sea level.

Yanque church

Posted 08/05/13 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

About eight kilometers from Chivay is the Inmaculada Concepción Church in the locality of Yanque, considered a cultural heritage of the nation. This town of farmers and shepherds is located in the route that goes from Chivay to the viewpoint of the condors, and is a mandatory stop for travelers who come to contemplate the… Read more »

The National Reserve of Arequipa

Posted 22/03/13 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Approximately halfway of the trip that links Arequipa with Colca Canyon is the National Reserve Salinas and Agua Blanca, which has an extension of approximately 370 thousand hectares taken as an aim for the conservation of the vicuña, that this puna preserves and feeds to a lot of communities and the city of Arequipa itself.