Arequipa – The Sillar Route

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Arequipa – The Sillar Route


  • Discover why Arequipa is called "The White City"
  • The visitor will be amazed by the number of sculptures, shields, utensils and many other pieces of sillar.
  • Sillar stone is a volcanic sediment made up of ash and lapilli, which are small fragments of lava expelled during volcanic eruptions.


Day 1

The Sillar Route

Transport from the hotel in Arequipa at 08:00 AM to the Culebrillas quarries (3 km from the center of Arequipa), which are located mainly in the district of Cerro Colorado and Yura.

After the 1687 earthquake  in Arequipa , the massive use of the construction system with Sillar took place, and when it was perfected, it resulted in the beautiful colonial Arequipeña architecture.

The Sillar quarries come from the eruptions and on the way we will be able to appreciate the cutters of this stone in their daily tasks, as well as some samples of carvings.

In this place we can see where the masons take Ignimbrite (volcanic rock) and then patiently develop the Sillar, they will explain the preparation there in detail and we will also learn the history behind the Sillar.

We return to the city of Arequipa around 12 PM and take you to the hotel

Included services

  • Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa.
  • Tourist transport.
  • Professional guide in English or Spanish.
  • Entrance fees to the quarries.
  • Water.
  • Taxes.

Not included services

  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Hotel in Arequipa.

What you need to know

  • Children up to 3 years old do not pay, they share complete services with parents or accompanying adults.
  • The tour is provided in shared service.
  • Minimum of 02 travelers for the purchase.
  • It is advisable to purchase travel insurance for your stay in the country.
  • The service is subject to change without prior notice, due to weather conditions (rain, bad weather, etc.), as well as any other event that does not allow the normal development of the service.
  • Any cancellation for the indicated reasons, no refund applies, if you want to withdraw before the end of the tour, no refund applies.
  • If you do not attend the day of the service, it will be considered as a “No Show” with no room for claims or refunds.

Cancellation Policies

23 US$

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