Private Tour: Arequipa Countryside Tour Including Sabandia Mill And Founder's Mansion

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Arequipa, Arequipa, Arequipa Region
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Tour departs from downtown Arequipa hotels.
    Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private resid.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


See what lies outside central Arequipa on this half-day private tour of the countryside. With a private guide, learn about the regions farming history and see the intriguing farming terraces of Paucarpata; visit the Sabandia Mill; tour the Founders Mansion; and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view from Sachaca. Transport by private minivan will ensure your comfort on this morning or afternoon tour.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

After you are picked up from your Arequipa hotel by private, air-conditioned minivan, set off into the countryside with your guide.

Youll start in the Paucarpata Distruct, where farming terraces date back to pre-Inca times. Learn about the farming techniques used during this era and admire the precise layouts of the terraces before heading south into the Sabandia District.

Here, visit the Sabandia Mill (El Molino de sabandia), built in the 18th century and still operating today. Hear from your guide the importance the mill played back in the late 1700s, and take some time to enjoy its pretty grounds before heading to the village of Huasacache and the Founders Mansion, a colonial home once owned by Arequipas founder, Garc Manuel de Carbajal. Tour the mansion with your guide, checking out the restored furniture and artwork.

Back in your minivan, make your way along Via Paisajista to the district of Tingo, an old summertime resort area on the Rio Chili, and then head into Sachaca to visit its viewpoint, where youll end your tour with a fabulous view of the entire city. Youll then be returned to your hotel.


Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Molino de Sabandia

Entry/Admission - La Mansion del Fundador


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 17-Oct-2017

    Excellent tour, very interesting and beautiful photo ops in different out of the way spots you probably would never get to otherwise.

  • 10-Nov-2015

    Amazing one on one tour through the rural portions of Arequipa. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The group went over and above to provide a great experience. I would highly recommend.