The Sillar Route Tour in Arequipa

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The Sillar Route Tour in Arequipa

The Sillar Route Day Tour is a fantastic opportunity to know where the sillar comes from, and is the main material of monuments, temples and mansions of Arequipa city, also known as the White City.

We will visit impressive streams, admiring unique desert landscapes, and we will have the opportunity to see how the expert masters process this material of volcanic nature.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Canteras de sillar Añashuayco, J9RR+4G3, Cerro Colorado 04017, Peru

After picking you up from the hotel in the morning, we are going to begin a very special tour: The Silllar Route.

We will take the road towards the district of Cerro Colorado until reach the “Canteras de Añashuayco”, located at the bottom of the Volcano Chachani, next to the River Chili. This place has a wonderful natural, and cultural, landscape. Walking through the master cutters area, we are going to admire handmade art work, such as colonial facades and carvings.

Also, we will visit artisan workshops to learn about the work done with ashlar, and we will see how they work on it with ancestral instruments. You will have the opportunity to purchase local handicraft (optional).

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Quebrada de Culebrillas, J835+J2M, Cerro Colorado 04400, Peru

Continuing with this amazing tour, we are going to visit the “Cantera de Culebrillas”, and we will explore this impressive natural ravine formed by the erosion of the water and wind. The ashlar (sillar) has been used for the constructions of important buildings in the city of Arequipa, declares a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

At the end of the tour, we will return to the city center located at the tourist stop on Calle Zela, next to the Santa Catalina Monastery

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"You should bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, spending money for personal expenses"
"Children 2 and younger are complimentary if they are sitting on their parent's laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain social distance, in case they do not respect the basic safety measures they will be asked to leave the tour.
The maximum capacity of the services will be reduced in order to guarantee social isolation."
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 4 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from centrally located Arequipa city hotels

The tour ends point is in the tourist stop on Calle Zela, next to the Santa Catalina Monastery

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Transport
  • First Aid Kit

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


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