Ashlar route Tour in Arequipa Half Day

Day trips

About this tour

  • Start: 8.30 am in the morning shift / 2 pm in the afternoon shift.
  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Type of transport: Complete tourist minivan.
  • Tickets (included): Entrance ticket to all tourist attractions.
  • Tourist attractions to visit: Culebrillas Ravine, Church of the Company of Jesus.
  • Tour guide: Professional tour guide in Spanish or English.
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
  • Immediate confirmation.
  • Cancellation and change of date allowed.

Description

  • Visit the famous ashlar quarries in the city of Arequipa within a 4-hour (half-day) all-inclusive tour. The tour starts in two shifts: in the morning (8.30 am) or in the afternoon (2 pm). Both schedules allow you to visit the ashlar quarries (volcanic stone) formed in the city as a result of the eruptions in past centuries. First you will visit the popular Culebrillas ravine, a quarry that still shows petroglyphs. Quarries that continue to be exploited by the people of Arequipa to this day will also be visited. As a sample of this art, we will visit the colonial church of the Company of Jesus in the center of Arequipa. The tour includes everything you need such as: pick up, transportation, professional guide, tickets and more.

This is the experience

  • The tour begins with the pick up of the tourist from the door of his hotel in the historic center of the city of Arequipa. Then, all aboard a large tourist transport, we will tour the ‘white city’ towards the ashlar quarries formed thousands of years ago as a result of volcanic eruptions. Tourists will observe how this white stone is worked in the construction of monuments, churches and houses. You will visit the famous Culebrillas ravine, always in the company of a professional tour guide. At the end we will return to Arequipa to visit the church of the Company of Jesus and its façade made of ashlar. The tour includes everything: pick up from the hotel, professional guide, tourist transport, entrance fees and more.

Itinerary

  • There are two shifts or schedules for the tour. The first shift starts the tour at approximately 8.30 am. The second shift starts at 2 pm on average.
  • The tour begins with the pick up of the tourist from the door of the hotel in the historic center of the city of Arequipa (the vast majority of tourist hotels in the city are there).
  • On board a large tourist minivan we will travel to the outskirts of the city to visit the ashlar quarries. First we will visit the enigmatic Culebrillas ravine, a large quarry with narrow paths formed thousands of years ago by the erosion of water and wind. There the tourist will also be able to observe petroglyphs and beautiful stone sculptures.
  • Later, other ashlar quarries will be visited where until today ashlar blocks are worked. The tourist will appreciate the modern process of extraction and commercialization of the ashlar blocks.
  • After learning about the ashlar extraction and molding process, we will board the tourist transport to return to the historic center of the city of Arequipa. There we will observe the famous colonial church of the Company of Jesus. There are ashlar sculptures of great beauty.
  • After a four-hour visit, the tour ends in the historic center of Arequipa (optional return to the tourist’s hotel). The first shift ends at 12.30 pm. The second shift ends at 6 pm.

Prices

Ashlar Route Tour – SHARED SERVICE
Price per person
Foreign
National
Ashlar Route – All included20 USD20 USD

Includes

  • Pick up from the tourist’s hotel or in a central point of the city of Arequipa.
  • Full tourist transport (round trip).
  • Professional tourist guide in Spanish or English.
  • Entrance to all tourist attractions.
  • Umbrellas.
  • Water bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Tour cancellation option.
  • Option to change the tour date.
  • Food not described.
  • Snacks and drinks.

What to bring?

  • Valid identity document (or passport).
  • Hat or cap.
  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Windbreaker jacket.
  • Raincoat in cases of rain.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Cash.

Where does the tour start and end?

  • The tour begins with the tourist’s pick-up at the door of their hotel or at a central point in the city of Arequipa at 8:30 am (for the morning shift) or 2:00 pm (for the afternoon shift).
  • The tour ends at 12:30 pm (for the morning shift) or at 6 pm (for the afternoon shift). The tour concludes with the final transfer of the tourist to the door of his hotel in the city of Arequipa.

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • The city of Arequipa is located at 2,334 meters above sea level. At that altitude, although not very common, tourists can suffer the symptoms of the so-called ‘altitude sickness’, such as: fatigue, nausea, headache and, in some cases, insomnia.
  • The body itself usually adapts to the new altitude and thus reduces the symptoms after two or three days. During adaptation it is recommended to drink plenty of water (such as coca tea).

Group or private services

  • Do you want to do the Ashlar Route tour in Arequipa in private service? Contact info@machupicchuterra.com or (+51) 982 108 083.

Frequent questions

What does the Ashlar Route tour in Arequipa include?

The tour includes pick up from the hotel in Arequipa, full tourist transportation, entrance to all tourist attractions, professional tour guide (in Spanish or English) as well as an umbrella, a bottle of water, and a first aid kit.

Is the Ashlar Route tour dangerous?

No, the tour complies with all security measures to carry out a 100% safe tour.

What time does the Ashlar Route tour start and end?

The Ashlar Route tour begins with the tourist’s pick-up at the door of their hotel in Arequipa at any of the two available times: at 8:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. The tour ends at 12:30 pm in the morning shift and 6 pm in the afternoon shift.

Can I cancel the Ashlar Route tour in Arequipa?

Yes, you can cancel the tour if you send a request to info@machupicchuterra.com at least 5 days before the tour. The penalty for cancellation is 25% of the value of the tour (reimbursement of 75% of the value of the service).

Can I change the date of the Ashlar Route tour in Arequipa?

Yes, you can change the tour date if you send a request to info@machupicchuterra.com at least 5 days before the tour. The penalty for changing the date is 10% of the value of the tour, which must be paid through a payment link.

How can I pay for the Ashlar Route tour?

You can pay for the Ashlar Route tour through any of our online payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or PayPal.

How many people are on the tour?

The tour takes place in groups of 10 tourists maximum. The group is in shared tourist service. That is, tourists from different origins. The guide is in Spanish or English.

What to bring to the Ashlar Route tour?

During the Ashlar Route tour, do not forget to bring with you: comfortable clothes, windbreaker jacket, sports shoes, sunscreen, cap (or hat) as well as snacks, identity document (or passport) and extra cash.



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