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sillar route provided by Camino Peru

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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
La Ruta del Sillar es una experiencia para conocer la procedencia e historia del "sillar" la piedra volcánica con la que se han construido los edificios más importantes de Arequipa. El recorrido comprende la visita a las canteras para apreciar la elaboración, megatallado del material en medio de un entorno fascinante.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 108830P27
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • 1
Exclusions
  • Tickets
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ruta Del Sillar
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from hotels located in the center of Arequipa.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • 1
Exclusions
  • Tickets
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ruta Del Sillar
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from hotels located in the center of Arequipa.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ruta Del Sillar
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
    08: 00-08: 30 A.M - We make pick-ups of the hotels located in the center of Arequipa. 08:30 A.M - We begin our journey to the Ruta del Sillar which is a tourist route with a lot of history and living culture, where you can visit quarries and areas where ashlar originated. The first point where we will stop will be the Cantera de Añashuayco; which we will reach in 45 minutes approx. Currently it is in operation, the stonemasons perform their work from very early; in the place we will be able to appreciate an immense canyon with farallones (walls of ignimbrita) that have several meters of height, formed by the extraction for the formation of the Ashlars. At this point we will tell you the history of sillar, the elaboration and the use that has been given to you since always. In this quarry you can see a Mega-carving of the Church of the Society of Jesus made by the stonemasons themselves. We can also visit some of them so that they can explain to us how their daily work is and they can make us experience cutting one of their stone blocks ourselves. Then we will move to the Quebrada de Culebrillas, which is 30 minutes away from Añashuayco. Arriving at this point we will make a walk of approximately 20 minutes inside the small canyon formed by the passage of water, which has walls of 15 to 20 meters, while we enter it the walls of the canyon are increasing in height. At the end of the walk we can see petroglyphs made by the Wari culture more than a thousand years ago. Before returning to the city we will observe the Apachetas which are stone formations placed one on top of the other that are a symbol of gratitude towards nature and also attraction of good luck which cause a mystical sensation. 11:30 A.M - We will start the return journey to the city of Arequipa. 12:30 P.M - We will arrive at the center of Arequipa and we will leave them at Calle Zela Cuadra 03.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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By: Camino Peru
pavellO70
pavellO70
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Beautiful monastery
Santa Catalina monastery is a beautiful place in Arequipa! Although the price is quite expensive... Definitely wort
shppo
shppo
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Informative!
Whilst the idea of visiting a volcanic quarry might not be top of many people’s bucket list we found the trip enter
Corman7
Corman7
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Well worth it!
Adrian was an amazing teacher, halarious and very knowledgeable about his craft. The class was very hands on, very
adrian n
adrian n
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El Condor pasa
You know, the canyon is fantastic. We leave early in the morning ( 2h30) and we have a super sunny day. Everything
Gerry C
Gerry C
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Spectacular day trip
We hired private guide Oscar Apaza Castro to take us to Capua Waterfall. We had a great time hiking upstream to the
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