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Outdoor Adventures in Arequipa

By Viator, January 2018

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Arequipa—the white city of Peru—makes an excellent base from which to explore the great outdoors. With easy access to volcanoes and the Andes Mountains, the region affords travelers numerous possibilities for adventure. Here are some of the best outdoor activities to enjoy during your stay in Arequipa.

Hiking
Trekking possibilities are plentiful in the Arequipa region, the most popular being Colca Canyon. At 13,650 feet (4,160 meters) deep, it’s one of the deepest canyons in the world and the third most popular attraction in Peru. Choose between a day hike or a multi-day trek through the majestic scenery of the canyon.

Horseback Riding
A fun and traditional way to experience the countryside surrounding the city of Arequipa is on horseback. From the village of Yanque, saddle up and head out to see the Colca Valley, Uyo Uyo Ruins, and a local hot springs.

Wildlife Watching
Peru enjoys some of the greatest biodiversity in the planet, and the Arequipa region provides some rather unique wildlife viewing opportunities. The famous Colca Canyon is home to the giant Andean condor, and the Cruz del Condor overlook is one of the best places in South America to see these enormous birds in flight. The National Reserve of Pampa Cañahu provides a habitat for wild alpacas, llamas, vicunas, and a host of birds, while a visit to Salinas Lake might reveal even more native wildlife.

Volcano Climbing
Arequipa is surrounded by three volcanoes, the most impressive of which is El Misti. While the climb to the top is not technically difficult, the high altitude makes it challenging. But if you make the trek, you’ll enjoy 360-degree views of the city of Arequipa and the Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve. On a clear day, it’s possible to see the Pacific Ocean in the distance.

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Colca Canyon Full -Day Tour from Arequipa, Arequipa, null
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Colca Canyon Full -Day Tour from Arequipa

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

A journey to Peru is not complete without visiting Arequipa, the beautiful white city of Peru, and getting the chance to see the amazing condor soaring ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.00
Overnight Tour: Colca Canyon Including Horse Riding from Arequipa, Arequipa, Full-day Tours
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Overnight Tour: Colca Canyon Including Horse Riding from Arequipa

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Join this overnight tour which included round-trip transportation, an official bilingual guide, horse riding in the countryside traditional village of Yanque ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $115.00
2-Day Group Tour to Colca Canyon from Arequipa, Arequipa, Overnight Tours
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2-Day Group Tour to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Travel from Arequipa to Yanque and enjoy the stunning views along the way. Enjoy the amazing views from the Mirador Cruz del Condor on a tour through the Colca ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Flexible

From USD $198.75
Lake Titicaca Day Tour, Arequipa, Overnight Tours
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Lake Titicaca Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Visit Taquile Island where you will see an indigenous community that has conserved its original traditions and organization. And in addition make a stop at the ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa, Arequipa, Day Trips
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Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Join this full day trip to Colca Canyon leaving early in the morning from your hotel including transportation and and official English guide.

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Arequipa Countryside Panoramic Bus Tour, Arequipa, Day Trips
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Arequipa Countryside Panoramic Bus Tour

Arequipa is a city full of history and has many interesting sites to offer. We will take you through a tour to some very important sites inside the city where ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00
Arequipa Colca to Puno, Full dayTour, Arequipa, Day Trips
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Arequipa Colca to Puno, Full dayTour

A full day trip to visit the Colca Canyon ENDING THIS TOUR IN PUNO, This is the Best way when you dont have time in Arequipa and you want to see the Colca ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 15 to 16 hrs

From USD $107.00
Full-Day Trip to Colca Canyon by Bus from Arequipa, Arequipa, Day Trips
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Full-Day Trip to Colca Canyon by Bus from Arequipa

A FULL DAY COLCA CANYON   This is the Best way when you don't have time in Arequipa, Enjoy one of the deepest canyons in the world with its nice and happy ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 13 to 14 hrs

From USD $49.00
Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu - 12 Days 11 Nights, Arequipa, Day Trips
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Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu - 12 Days 11 Nights

Start the journey in Arequipa city, visit main square and the imposing monastery of "Santa Catalina". Explore Colca Canyon and wonder the majestic ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 12 days (approx.)

From USD $1,072.00
Arequipa Mirabus with Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa, Day Trips
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Arequipa Mirabus with Santa Catalina Monastery

A journey to Peru is not complete without visiting Arequipa, the beautiful white city of Peru, This gorgeous city combines tradition and modernity in peaceful ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.00

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