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Location: Arequipa

Day 1 - 2 Dec 2021

Hostel - Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

Arequipa, Hostel - Arequipay Backpackers Downtown
Arequipa, Hostel - Arequipay Backpackers Downtown
Arequipa, Hostel - Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

Content: Welcome to the white city. This is the best hostel in town. They serve a simple breakfast & have cozy rooms and lots of outdoor space.

Eco Brunch

Arequipa, Eco Brunch
Arequipa, Eco Brunch

Content: For your first day you’ll be on your own for breakfast. Get the pancakes here. Pricier but worth it.

Museo Santuarios Andinos

Arequipa, Museo Santuarios Andinos
Arequipa, Museo Santuarios Andinos

Content: This is the one museum I will recommend. It has the preserved mummified body of Juanita who slid down off a hillside in the early 2000s. She was an ancient human sacrifice and you learn a lot about the practice here.

Mercado San Camilo

Arequipa, Mercado San Camilo
Arequipa, Mercado San Camilo
Arequipa, Mercado San Camilo
Arequipa, Mercado San Camilo
Arequipa, Mercado San Camilo

Content: This is one of my favorite markets in South America. The food is great be here for lunch.

Mercado San Camilo - Central de Arequipa

Arequipa, Mercado San Camilo - Central de Arequipa
Arequipa, Mercado San Camilo - Central de Arequipa
Arequipa, Mercado San Camilo - Central de Arequipa

Content: Wandering the city takes some time. Be sure to visit the main square & walk toward this market. You’ll reach here by lunch. The sandwiches and papa rellenas are to die for.

Caffetteria Gourmet Italiano

Arequipa, Caffetteria Gourmet Italiano

Content: Best pizza in Peru. Or one of the best. You get bruschetta, wine, and a pizza for two for 50,000 COP.

Location: Arequipa

Day 2 - 3 Dec 2021

Arequipa

Arequipa, Arequipa

Content: Time for an early morning and a multi day trek. Colca canyon is one of the most popular things to do in Arequipa. It’s a 3 day hike and you’ll have to grab a bus very early to get to Cabanaconde by afternoon. Get a bus to Chivay. Then a bus to Cabanaconde. The whole ride takes about 6 hours.

Location: Cabanaconde District

Day 2 - 3 Dec 2021

Cabanaconde District

Cabanaconde District, Cabanaconde District

Content: Cabanaconde is beautiful. It’s a small Peruvian town and where you’ll start your hike. You’ll want to hit the shops here for dinner because there isn’t really any restaurants. Also grab snacks for your journey

Location: Cabanaconde

Day 2 - 3 Dec 2021

Hotel Arum Qurpawasi

Cabanaconde, Hotel Arum Qurpawasi
Cabanaconde, Hotel Arum Qurpawasi

Content: This guesthouse was one of the most comfortable we have stayed at in Peru for CHEAP! And it comes with breakfast to fill up before you’re journey.

Location: Chivay

Day 3 - 4 Dec 2021

Colca Canyon

Chivay, Colca Canyon
Chivay, Colca Canyon
Chivay, Colca Canyon

Content: Be sure to start your hike early because there is no shade in the canyon. You need 2 liters water person.

Location: Paclla

Day 3 - 4 Dec 2021

Llahuar Lodge

Paclla, Llahuar Lodge

Content: I recommend visiting Llahuar on day one. It’s about 6 mile downhill hike and takes 5 hours or so.

Llahuar Lodge

Paclla, Llahuar Lodge

Content: There are only two places to stay in Llahuar and both are restaurants where you will buy all your meals. But only Llahuar lodge has access to these natural fed hot springs by the river.

Location: Chivay

Day 4 - 5 Dec 2021

Colca Canyon

Chivay, Colca Canyon
Chivay, Colca Canyon

Content: Now it’s another rough day of hiking uphill and downhill for 5-6 miles to Sangalle. The oasis village.

Location: Malata

Day 4 - 5 Dec 2021

Sangalle

Malata, Sangalle
Malata, Sangalle

Content: Sangalle is the most popular canyon town to visit but I liked Llahuar better. You can cut this hike down and just to Sangalle if you really want to. This is what most of the tours do.

Sangalle

Malata, Sangalle

Content: Oasis town! There’s only a handful of places to stay here in this canyon town too and none have names! You’ll book when you arrive and it’s very cheap. They also will prepare lunch and dinner while you enjoy the pool.

Location: Chivay

Day 5 - 6 Dec 2021

Colca Canyon

Chivay, Colca Canyon

Content: Now it’s time to leave the canyon. You can hike the 4 miles out from Sangalle but it’s ALL UPHILL. you can also rent a mule to take you out if you have been struggling. This hike is pretty difficult to be honest. It’s a tough 3 days and you shouldn’t trek it if youre not an avid hiker.

Location: Arequipa

Day 5 - 6 Dec 2021

Arequipa

Arequipa, Arequipa
Arequipa, Arequipa

Content: If you leave early (you will) you’ll catch the same buses back to Arequipa now. Reward your effort with some delicious ice cream and street food snacks.

Coffee roaster - Kaffeehaus

Arequipa, Coffee roaster - Kaffeehaus

Content: Perk yourself up with a delicious coffee in their outdoor garden or grab some dinner and a craft beer in this lovely shop. You’ll stay at the same hostel as the beginning Arequipay Backpackers

Location: Arequipa

Day 6 - 7 Dec 2021

Palacios Coffee

Arequipa, Palacios Coffee

Content: On your last day in the white city enjoy one more great coffee shop. This place roasts its own coffee and uses locally sourced beans…a rarity in Peru. And you can tell.

Arequipa

Arequipa, Arequipa
Arequipa, Arequipa

Content: Before you grab your bus or flight enjoy a walk through the streets of the white city one last time.