Peru is a country
which has almost 20,000 years of culture to look back on. Here the
traditional Indian way of life is still alive today.
Chavín, the former pilgrim centre, the culture of the Paracas
and Pucarás and the gigantic Nazca lines are all part of
the rich culture.
Much can still be seen of the Moche and Tiahuanaco cultures and
the Inca empire (e.g. Mach Picchu).
|Arequipa province lies on the Chili river valley between the Andes
and the Pacific. It is one of the richest regions in the country.
The capital of the province also called Arequipa lies at the foot
of three volcanoes: Misti (5,825m) which is mostly covered with
snow, Chachani (6,075m) and Pichu Pichu (5,664m).
Approximately 830,000 people live in the city.
The climate is mild and dry throughout the year, and temperatures
do not rise above 25 C or fall below 10 C. Arequipa is only 75 km
from the sea as the crow flies.
can visit some interesting parts of the city and surrounding countryside,
enjoy the wonderful colonial architecture.
Some of the main sightseeing around Arequipa are: “El Molino
de Sabandia”, Plaza de Armas, Santa Catalina Convent, Colca
Valley, Mollendo and Mejia Beach, etc.
If you want to visit more places or other cities of Peru, such as
Cuzco, Puno, Ica, Puerto Maldonado, Trujillo, Piura, Iquitos,etc.
CEICA-PERU can arrange special deals with local travel agents.