We start the tour at 8:30 am and second departure is at 2 pm with the pickup from your hotel or hostel.
The Sillar route runs through the interior of the quarries, which transport the visitor to the origins and understanding of how the historic center of Arequipa was declared CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY by UNESCO. When visiting the quarries in operation you will be able to observe live the ancestral process of extraction of blocks and the carving of the ashlar realized by the hand of the man.
about the constructions based on the volcanic rock (Sillar) provided by our professional guide.
On the way, our first stop will be at the YANAHUARA viewpoint approx. 15 minutes where we can see the 3 volcanoes from another angle that surrounds the city such as MISTI, CHACHANI and PICHU PICHU in which we can take 360 ° panoramic photos.
we will continue with the journey to the quarries; the place where the white city originated, we will enter the quarries where we will observe the immense stones worked by the hand of man.
Then we will have an experiential time to share and interact with these peculiar characters the ancestral technique of ashlar extraction that is still preserved from colonial times to the present.
Continuing with our tour we will board in the transport to visit the CANTERA DE CULEBRILLAS where we will walk around for 20 minutes. Inside, we will feel a mysterious and unique environment where we can see the presence of petroglyphs that will transfer us to the life and beliefs of the ancient man as this is a sacred place with pink walls, then we will see the presence of apachetas where their symbolism will be known They will also have the experience of putting together their apacheta.
After having made the walk we board the bus to return to the city center.