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  • Location:Arequipa, Peru
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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

Explore the sublime surroundings of Arequipa on a half-day private tour of the lush countryside. Gain insight into the region’s agricultural history with a private guide; visit the distinct farming terraces of Paucarpata; and tour a grand colonial home belonging to the founder of Arequipa. Transportation in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan is provided for your convenience.


  • 3.5-hour private tour of the Arequipa countryside with a knowledgeable guide
  • See pre-Inca farming terraces in the Paucarpata District
  • Visit and learn about the 18th-century Sabandia Mill
  • Explore the restored, colonial-era Founder’s Mansion
  • Admire the Rio Chili in the former resort district of Tingo
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

What You Can Expect

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

Founder's Mansion

Depart from your Arequipa hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan to begin your journey into the verdant heart of the Peruvian countryside. Begin in the picturesque district of Paucarpata, where traditional farming methods are still implemented; listen to your guide’s captivating commentary as you gain insight into agricultural methods dating back to the Inca period. 

Head south to the Sabandia District to visit the 18th century Sabandia Mil (El Molino de Sabandia); digest interesting information about the mill’s pivotal role in the surrounding villages’ survival then admire the structure’s picturesque perimeter.Next, journey to the village of Huasacache for the Founder’s Mansion, a  grand colonial home once owned by Arequipa’s founder, Garcí Manuel de Carbajal. Admire antique furniture and classic art in the opulent rooms as your guide provides interesting commentary. 

Return to your minivan for the scenic journey along Via Paisajista to the district of Tingo, a charming former summer resort situated on the banks of the Chili River. Finally, arrive at the magnificent mirador in Sachaca to enjoy panoramic vistas of Arequipa’s undulating hills and bounteous fields. Return to your original departure point at the end of your tour.  
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