Sillar Route And Center Historic In Arequipa

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  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Plaza de Armas Arequipa, Arequipa 04001, Peru
  • Return Details :
    Grifo Primax (E.S La Marina), Calle San Agustín 400, Arequipa 04001, Peru
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This tour is unique because you can get to know the center of the city, you will be informed of its creation, the guide will give details of its foundation and how is the beginning of the city in relation to the ashlar, this stone originating from volcanic tufo. After that we will have an excursion to the same quarries where they extract by hand and there are some carvings so they can have the photos of the memory. After that we will visit the shingles canyon, of pink ashlar, virgin ashlar cannon where many good photos can also be taken.
The duration is 4 hours and you can really know the importance of Sillar in Arequipa and how it has marked the history of the city of Arequipa.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Plaza de Armas, Arequipa Peru
We can briefly know with the guide the history of the Arequipa Foundation, the construction of the cathedral and its facade.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Plaza de Armas, Arequipa Peru
We will know the cloisters of the Company, Sillar-based constructions with artistic headdresses of the time.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Tristan del Pozo (Continental Bank Exhibition Gallery), Calle San Francisco 108, Arequipa Peru
We will know another of the Sillar constructions printed with colonial art from the city of Arequipa.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Canteras de sillar Aashuayco, Cerro Colorado District 04017, Peru
The quarries of Aashuayco, one of the 17 quarries in the city of Arequipa where the ashlar is still extracted, we will learn from the ancient techniques in addition to some carvings made for the benefit of the same stonecutters and workers of the ashlar. Here the income is paid 5 soles.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Uchumayo District, Peru
Here we can see a canyon formed of virgin pink ashlar, tracing the origin as the first quarries of ashlar emerged before being worked. A wonderful road called Culebrillas road due to the snake shape.
Duration: 30 minutes




  • Ticket entrance to the place 5 soles or 2 dollars
  • Optional tips to Sillar workers and the guide
  • Entry/Admission - Canteras de sillar Aashuayco

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers