Just a few miles from Arequipa lies a city of quarries. On The Sillar Route you'll explore the dimension stone formations that fill this town and discover why it's called the White City!
The Sillar Route
We'll come and pick you up from your accommodation and set out towards The Sillar Route, one of the most historic routes in Peru. We'll reach the Cerro Colorado district after just 15 minutes travelling, and from there we'll start exploring the quarries; this is a city made of stone!
Do you want to discover the origins of this rock? First of all, we'll make a stop at the Añashuayco Quarry, where you'll see the expert stonemasons working the rock. From here, you'll also be able to admire an impressive rocky canyon, which has a formed as a result of the rock excavations.
We'll continue exploring this stone town, stopping at the Society of Jesus church; you're sure to be amazed at the details in its stone façade. We'll stop and talk to the stonemasons working in this area, and you'll even be able to cut your own rock!
We'll leave the Añashuayco Quarry behind and after 30 minutes will reach the Culebrillas Gorge. This canyon has walls that are some 65 feet (20 metres) high! We'll head into the canyon and take a 20-minute walk; the perfect way to explore!
Our last stop on The Sillar Route will be to discover the Apachetas. These are overlapping rock formations that are a symbol of gratitude to nature.
After discovering this area of the country, we'll make our way back to Arequipa where the tour will come to an end.
Hotel Pick Up
- We'll pick you up from your hotel in Arequipa, if it is in the centre of the city. If this is not the case, the local tour guide will get in touch to confirm a convenient meeting point.
- At the end of the day, we'll return to Arequipa and drop you next to the city's main square, between the streets Zela and Santa Catalina.
Per personUS$ 68.8
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Pick up from hotels in the centre of Arequipa.
Return transport to Arequipa.
Tickets to the Sillar Route
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Arequipa).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.