Discover the magic of Arequipa, known as the ”White City” because of its old buildings built from volcanic rock. We offer daily excursions to all of the main sights of the city, such as the ”Misti” Volcano, the Monestary of Santa Catalina, the Church of San Agustin, and others.
Arequipa City Tour – Half Day Tour
Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Arequipa at around 9:00 am / 2:00 pm. We will visit the following attractions:
Mirador de Yanahura: Located only 2 km away from the city center, Yanahuara has beautiful old streets and a famous church. This place is also famous for its viewpoint from where you can see the whole valley and the volcano.
Paucarpata: Located 7 km away from the city center, Paucarpata is proud to house beautiful churches with paintings from the Cusquenian school. Here you can also find typical Arequipenian restaurants.
Molino de Sabandía: Located 10 km away from the city center, this is a beautiful mill built in 1621 and is still used today. From here you can see volcanoes such as: Chanchani, Misti and Pichupichu; this is a unique farming town with Inca scaffolds and lots of springs.
Sabandia has good weather, it is usually sunny with some fresh air. It was founded in 1622 and restored in the 1970s by Hipotecario Bank of Peru. The mill utilized the hydraulic force of the little river.
Santa Catalina Monastery: The most important and impressive religious site in the city, it was founded in September 1579, by Santa Catalina de Siena. It was later closed until 1970. It seems like a small city with its own streets and alleys.
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide
- Transportation durint the tour.
- Entrance tickets to all places of visit
- Tips or extra expenses
What you need to take
- Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts
- Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water
- Extra money, Cameras
Our TeamOur people set us apart.
Our team is composed of some of the most responsible, efficient, and knowledgeable professionals, experts in their area, that will make unforgettable experiences in the routes of Cusco.
OUR OFFICE STAFFOur office is in Cusco, Tupac Amaru urbanization,D-2, San Sabastian.
Please feel at home when you visit us. Our office staff will be willing to provide you with all information and help you may need. We are the following:
General Management and Administration:
- Edwin chara chilo
- Jhon Junior Laurente C.
OUR GUIDES:CUSCO EXPLORER relies on an extensive network of highly trained guides and expert ambassadors as a premise to guarantee excellence in our services. We are fully conscious that an excellent guide is key to making your trip a memorable experience, which is why we are extremely demanding when recruiting and regularly training our guides.
Our team is composed of whom we consider to be the best guides in the region, all officially licensed and holding Tourism Degrees. The superiority of our team is backed both by excellent tourist reports, which are available at our office in Cusco and some online on this website, as well as by their expertise earned from several years of experience in leading a wide array of different guests and profiles.
Knowledge, leadership, enthusiasm, availability and help, communication skills, language proficiency, empathy and interpersonal skills, friendliness and sense of humor, punctuality and an excellent treatment to our team of chefs, porters and wranglers are a must. Our guests evaluate their guide after each service and your constructive critiques help us to keep improving constantly. We have guides fluent in English and Spanish, but also in other languages, the most commonly requested being French, Italian and German. We will always consider the language as an integral part of the quality of the guided service, so when the language is beyond the scope of our guides, we can offer a translator.
Our team is also composed of specialized guides: bird watching, spiritualism, flora & fauna, archaeology, history, architecture, anthropology. These guides are not just available for specialized trips but have also been trained to run our treks and traditional programs, adding a wonderful value to their general knowledge and explanations.
Finally, more than 80% of our guides have now already been internationally trained in Advanced First Aid & Rescue, making this one of our most significant advantages of our guided services. Our team is regularly updated through seminars and courses in their respective fields.
OUR COOKS:In all of our trekking trips, the chef ensures high-quality meals on time, and manages the team of porters.
An adequate diet both in its quality and quantity is essential in high-energy trips such as the adventure programs we run. CUSCO EXPLORER has already become renowned for its outstanding menus and food quality. The secret lies in the careful selection of our team of chefs, whose top-quality restaurant background, creativity and passion for their jobs provide an unequalled touch to all of our meals. We do not have set menus since we wish to give our chefs the chance to create, innovate and surprise our clients through delicious dishes in every trip.
Additionally, the chef manages the team of porters and/or wranglers. Every person has a role in the team and is very aware of the team’s responsibility, and only excellent logistics will allow for an outstanding travel.
OUR PORTERS AND HORSEMEN.Porters and horsemen are an essential element in any trekking organization.
The porters carry all the collective equipment; some depart early before the group to make sure we get a good location at the campsite and to have everything ready and set up by the time you get to the lunch spot or campsite. Porters carry up to 20kg of load according to the Inca Trail regulation, which we fully respect by giving them a maximum of just 18kg each. In all treks other than the Inca Trail, wranglers are in charge of the horses or mules that carry the equipment.
Our porters are not numbers; they are our friends. We provide our team with excellent meals along the route, convenient accommodation, equipment, life and medical insurance and, most importantly, with one high wage.
our people are happy, enthusiastic, extremely helpful and simply exceptional. They are proud of working for us and of their absolutely outstanding working performance. And we are also very proud of having them with us.
The Horsemen are an essential element in any agency dedicated to hiking.
Our Horsemen are in charge of the horses or mules that carry camping equipment. Our carriers are trained in relief and rescue in high mountain. Our wranglers have sufficient knowledge of safe zones and camping places, they are precisely the people who installed the camps in safe areas for your comfort. If your concerns are the mules feel sure they are well treated, since charge between 20 to 15 kg. And are very well fed with forage in the camps.