The Sillar Route Day Tour

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USD $22

Highlights of The Sillar Route

The Sillar Route Day Tour
is a fantastic opportunity to know where the sillar comes from, and is the main material of monuments, temples and mansions of Arequipa city, also known as the White City. 

We will visit impressive streams, admiring unique desert landscapes, and we will have the opportunity to see how the expert masters process this material of volcanic nature.

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Pick up from centrally located hotels in Arequipa city
Drop-off to tourist stop on Calle Zela, next to the Santa Catalina Monastery
4 Hours
All year round

* Spanish and English professional guide

* Transportation

* First aid kit and covid kit

* Pick up hotels

* Tips
* Food and drinks
* Ticket entrances (S/ 5.00 per person, local currency)
* Pay to master cutters
* Drop off hotels

* Comfortable shoes
* Sunscreen
* Sun hat
* Sunglasses
Arequipa (PE)

* Children 2 and younger are complimentary if they are sitting on their parent`s laps
* You should pay the entrance to the "Canteras" there, in local currency

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© Enrique Castro Mendivil / PROMPERÚ

Details of Day Tours

In the morning, we will pick you up from the centrally located hotel in the city of Arequipa to start a very special tour, the Sillar Route. During this half-day excursion, we will stroll around two renowned quarries to get in touch with the artisans who work with the sillar stone.

We will take the route towards the district of Cerro Colorado until we reach the Añashuayco Quarries, located at the foot of the Chachani Volcano and adjacent to the Chili River. This place boasts a marvelous natural and cultural landscape. We will walk through the area of the master stonecutters and appreciate handcrafted works of art, such as colonial facades and carvings.

We will admire the Pink Sillar, an area of the quarries that reflects an intense pink color in the sunlight due to the combination of sillar, sand, and rocks.

We will also visit the artisan workshops to learn about the work done with sillar and witness how it is elaborated using ancestral tools. Additionally, we will have the opportunity to observe the process of sillar extraction. You will have the chance to purchase handicrafts (optional).

Continuing with this fantastic journey, we will visit the Culebrillas Quarry and stroll through this impressive natural ravine formed by water and wind erosion.

We will walk along these narrow walls and observe the Culebrillas petroglyphs depicting animals such as birds, felines, and snakes, with heights reaching around 30 meters. These drawings belonged to the Wari culture, an Andean civilization that thrived between the 7th and 13th centuries AD.

Sillar has been used in the construction of the city of Arequipa, declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

At the end of the tour, we will return to the city center of Arequipa.

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Great experience in Arequipa

If you are visiting Arequipa, consider the tour . We had a really great time!

Reviewed by Hellen
Things to do in Arequipa

If you are looking for what to do in Arequipa, you should consider booking the tour . It´ll be an experience you won´t forget!

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Incredible day in Arequipa

if you are traveling to Arequipa you shouldn´t miss the tour . It is a unique experience!

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Valid rates for 2024 per person

Group service: The Sillar Route

Group service. Includes: * Professional guide in English and Spanish * Transportation * First aid kit and covid kit

Starts: 09:00 Hs
Duration: 4 HS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $22

Price for 1 adult: USD $22

Group service: The Sillar Route

Group service. Includes: * Professional guide in English and Spanish * Transportation * First aid kit and covid kit

Starts: 14:00 Hs
Duration: 4 HS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $22

Price for 1 adult: USD $22

Rate List of The Sillar Route for 2024 per person

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