This beautiful ‘white’ city surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes is known for its many colonial buildings including a famous convent, and also for its proximity to Colca Canyon.
Reasons to visit Arequipa include:
Most people tend to avoid the worst of the rainy season from about December to March.
For more information about when to travel in Peru, see our When to visit Peru page.
Being Peru’s second city there is a reasonable choice of hotels here, but we tend to favour a couple we use regularly – the Casa Andina Private Collection and the Posada del Inca. Both are part of hotel chains, but good quality.
41 room hotel in a former mint house located 3 blocks from Arequipa's main square.
In a prime city centre location, Casa Andina Select offers comfy accommodation and a restaurant with a lovely terrace
Eco Inn is a small hotel in a beautiful setting overlooking the Colca Valley, a great base for exploring Colca Canyon.
Both KLM and Iberia have flights to Lima via Europe, leaving the UK early in the morning to arrive in Lima in the evening. The flight time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly to Lima via America.
Language: Spanish and Quechua are the official languages.
Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.
There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.
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