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.