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Tour of the Sillar route and Culebrillas canyon

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Up to 20 people GROUP SIZE
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2,335 m / 7,660 ft MAX. ALTITUDE
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Sign up for the Sillar Route tour and discover why Arequipa is known as the “White City.” On this excursion, you’ll visit the quarries where the sillar stones were extracted to build this city during the colonial period (16th, 17th, and 18th centuries).

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Meeting place

  • We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 9:00 or 13:00 — you choose the schedule.
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The Cathedral — interior visit

Discover the oldest cathedral in Peru, built on the Palace of the 8th Inca emperor Wiraqocha.

Qoricancha and Santo Domingo Church — interior visit

Get to know the largest pre-Columbian ceremonial center in South America, located in the heart of Cusco.

Saqsayhuaman — interior visit

Explore the largest megalithic construction in South America, erected under the rule of the 9th Emperor Pachaquteq in the 15th century.

Visit of Indigenous handicraft

We will visit a handicraft center where you will learn about indigenous textiles — we visit this place to lower the operating costs (no one is obliged to buy anything).

Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay — interior visit

Discover more about Inca architecture and religion by visiting the most interesting archaeological sites around Cusco.

Ending place

This outing ends two blocks away from the Plaza de Armas at about 15:00 or 18:30.


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.Type of tour
If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!


DetailsType of tour
Schedule– 09:00 to 13:00
– 14:00 to 18:00
You decide
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyen or es
Size5 to 15 paxYou and your friends
IncludedType of tour
Pick up from your hotel
Tourist vehicle
Personalized service
Ticket for Añashuayco: 5 soles pp
Ticket for quebrada de Culebrillas: 5 soles pp
Drop off at your hotel

Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters or jackets.
  • Anti-slip shoes.
  • Raincoats.
  • Caps or hats.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A bottle of water.
  • Local currency for your entrance tickets.



Pick-ups and timings

Group tours:

  • All pick-ups and tour ending times are approximate.
  • Pick-ups apply only for hotels located in the historic center.
  • Your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location.
  • If you are out of the historic center, we’ll arrange a meeting point.
  • If it’s hard for the vehicle to make it to your hotel, we’ll arrange a meeting point.
  • We don’t do pick-ups if there are festivals, strikes and car trafic.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups and meeting points one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Pick-ups are sharp on time.
  • Pick-ups apply for all Arequipa city.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is still aprox; but, we’ll do our best to finish the tour as scheduled.

Vehicle type and seats


  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Clean and modern ones.
  • Sedan looking auto, 4×4, H1, Van, Renault and Mercedez Benz (it will depend on the group size).

Seats – group tours:

  • You reserve a seat in the bus, not a specific number of seat.
  • If you get picked-up first, then you can choose some seats (your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location).
  • Couples seat together to 95%; however, we can’t warranty this will happen to 100%.


  • Paved track.
  • The last part of the road is compacted dirt.
  • The road is bumpy sometimes.
  • Dust sometimes enters vehicles.


Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism. This tour is focused on trekking, not history.

Group tours:

  • He goes as a companion to show the way.
  • Intermediate English.
  • There is not much explanation during the tour.

Private tours:

  • He will always be at your disposal.
  • Intermediate-advanced English.
  • There is plenty of explanation during the tour.


  • The driver sometimes drives fast due to distance and time constraints.
  • If you book a private tour, the driver will drive at a normal speed.
  • The driver sometimes listens to music to stay awake.

Entrance ticket discounts

Kids, minors, students and Peruvians may have discounts but an official ID is required to show:

  • Kids and minors: Bring their official passaports to prove their age.
  • Students: Bring your offficial passport and goverment issued ID.
  • Peruvians: Bring your oficial ID.

Operability and itinerary

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation. See also our terms.


Cancellation of the tour is free as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise we will charge 100% of the tour price. See also our terms.


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