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Small-Group Arequipa Countryside Tour Including La Mansion del Fundador
"Start your tour with a pick up from your central Arequipa accommodations or meeting point. Then travel through the valley of Chilina where you can appreciate arequipeñas terraces and watch the river Chili serpentinal travel with the Misti volcano at his head. Continue the tour by visiting the traditional village of Paucarpata before driving to the mill Sabandia stone mill built in the year 1785 where the typical architecture of the region which remains dominated ashlar. After walking through the mill will move transfer to one of the most traditional houses in the region
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
"Arequipa is known as the White City (Ciudad Blanca) due to its many colonial-era buildings made from sillar a white volcanic rock; admire these buildings and more as you start your city tour with pickup at your hotel by air-conditioned coach. With your guide head first to the St Lazarus quarter where Arequipa was founded. Hop off the coach to walk along the picturesque streets lined with flowers and hear about the history of the city from your guide and then make your way to the Carmen Alto viewpoint where you’ll have a fabulous view of the outlying farmland and three volcanoes that surround the city: Misti Cachani and Pichu Pichu. After snapping some photos
From $47.00
 
Private Tour: Arequipa Countryside Tour Including Sabandia Mill and Founder's Mansion
"After you are picked up from your Arequipa hotel by private air-conditioned minivan set off into the countryside with your guide. You’ll start in the Paucarpata Distruct where farming terraces date back to pre-Inca times. Learn about the farming techniques used during this era and admire the precise layouts of the terraces before heading south into the Sabandia District.Here visit the Sabandia Mill (El Molino de Sabandia) built in the 18th century and still operating today. Hear from your guide the importance the mill played back in the late 1700s and take some time to enjoy its pretty grounds before heading to the village of Huasacache and the Founder’s Mansion
From $46.00

More Local Customs in Colca

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Coyaguas y Cabanas

Los Collaguas , de origen Aymara , se consideraban guerreros e hijos del volcán Callahuanta y se caracterizaron en la antigüedad por la forma aguzada de sus cabezas, las cuales deformaban a los niños...
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Terrazas / Terraces

Para cultivar las patatas y el maiz hacían terrazas que llegan desde el valle hasta lo alto de las montañas . Impresion imaginar la época en que hicieron las terrazas y las cultivaban To cultivate the...
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Apachetas

Las apachetas son montículos de piedras, a manera de altar, erigido en honor a la PACHA MAMA. Ante la apacheta los indios dejan sus ofrendas y piden que se aparten las desgracias (chiknis) de su...
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Vizcacha

A 4.130 m de altura se pasa por Vizcachani y aquí si tienes suerte puedes ver alguna Vizcacha.Para saber lo que es , lo mejor es verla en la foto , pues parece un conejo con rabo At 4.130 m high you...
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Llamas y llameros

A estas alturas se encuentran llamas y alpacas , algunas están marcadas para su identificaciónAt this high levels you may find llamas and alpacas , some of them are marked for identification
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Traditional costume

This woman in Chivay is wearing the typical costume of the region. She may look quite well-built but that’s due to the fact that she’s wearing several skirts at once. This is a sign of her family’s...
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Coramina Glucosa tablet

for altitude sickness.The main tourist, historical and ecological sites are found at over 3,000 metres above sea level (Cajamarca, Huaraz, Huancayo, Cuzco and Puno), therefore it is advisable to take...
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mate de coca

beacause the altitude comes above the 5000m in the Colca, you have to drink mate de coca leaves.The picture is a prepared tea, but normally you get the leaves in boiled water, with a bit of sugar, and...
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Los amigos / The friends

No hay que olvidar los buenos ratos que pasamos con los amigos We musn´t forget the good times we spent with the friendsToni , Antonio y Dorothy
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Gente - People

Sus caras , sus ropas y su colorido nos llaman la atenciónTheir faces , their clothes ant their colourful take our atention
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Huayna Capac s/n Chivay, Chivay, 00000, Peru
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"Nibbling a hole in the Colca Canyon"
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"Colca Canyon"
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"Tierra del -CONDOR - Land"
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"Colca, simply a great place to visit"
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"El Cañon Colca"
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