Route Sillar Tour and Culebrillas Half day
Book the tour Route of the sillar in Arequipa that is located in the quarries of Añashuayco, a tour in which we will discover why Arequipa is known as “La Ciudad Blanca” (The White City).
In the past, houses in Arequipa were built with this material, but today few people use it because of its cost. You will discover how it is extracted from huge blocks of Ignimbrite, to be converted into blocks of ashlar.}
We will also visit Quebrada Culebrillas, a dry river where we can appreciate Cave Paintings from the Inca times.
- 08:00am: pick up from your hotel.
- 08:30am: Transportation to the Sillar Route and Quebrada Culebrillas.
- 11:30am: Return to Arequipa.
- 12:30pm: Arrival to Arequipa Plaza de Armas,
End of services.
- End Site: Moral Street with Santa Catalina
- Maximum number of participants: SHARED: Maximum 18 persons
- PRIVATE: On request
- Trip Type: Landscape and Adventure
- Recomended Seasson: all year
- Time Travel: 4 to 5 Hours aprox.
- Maximum height: 2500 masl.
The Quarry of the Sillar is located in the district of Uchumayo.
The Quarries of Añashuayco, known as the Route of the Sillar, is a natural tourist attraction of the city of Arequipa, it is located in a ravine that is born at the foot of the Chachani Volcano, and it is understood by more than 18 kilometers.
The Quebrada Culebrillas, name that has for the serpentine form is a narrow creek that takes to the quarries Virgins, that still have not been exploited. The route is on the old road that leads to La Joya.
Añashuayco Quarries and Culebrillas Tour
Route Sillar Tour + Quebrada Culebrillas.
We will begin with our excursion according to the schedule.
After our meeting we will visit the Mirador de Zamacola, located in the district of Cerro Colorado, from here we will be able to observe the tutelary volcanoes of the white city of Arequipa,
Sillar Quarries In Arequipa or Añashuayco.
Continuing our trip we will go to the district of Uchumayo, where we can view the quarries of Añashuayco, which is born at the foot of the Volcan Chachani, also known as the Quarries of Sillar, this deposit of Ethnimbrite was generated in the Middle Pleistocene, and was exploited in the Colonial era for large buildings such as the Monastery of Santa Catalina and other palaces.
Continuing our excursion, we will go to the Culebrillas Canyon. It is said that this ravine was generated by a river that ran through this valley and over the years was evaporated, we will visit this ravine for a 30 to 40 minutes, we will also observe cave paintings made thousands of years ago.
End of the service and back to Arequipa.
departure time: 7:40 am / 1:30 pm
- Turistic Bus
- Pick up from your hotel (Historic Center)
- Official Tour Guide.
- Extra expenses.
- Income to the Route Sillar Tour.
- Adequate clothing for walking.
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Your Travel Guide at a glance
How to get to the Sillar Route
The Sillar Quarries or Añashuayco are located 30 to 40 minutes away from the Main Square of Arequipa. Arriving at the Sillar Valley you will see a replica of the wall of the temple of the Society of Jesus, and the national coat of arms of Peru, as well as statues of animals with which you can take pictures.
Meeting with the workers of the quarry
Already in the quarry we will be able to meet the workers of the quarry who will give us information about the way the blocks of ashlar are extracted.
THE USE OF ASHLAR IN MODERN TIMES
Currently, there is little demand for ashlar for construction since most people use cement for their buildings, due to the high cost of ashlar blocks.
EXTENSION OF THE SILLAR ROUTE Tour
To better enjoy this excursion you can also visit the Quebra de Culebrillas, and if you have more time you can make a tour where you can visit a trekking to the waterfalls of Capua, arriving in 1hr. 30min. approx. and enjoy one of its hot springs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What tours are available in Arequipa?
Arequipa stands out for the Colca Canyon, but you can also find other adventure tours and short trekking tours in Arequipa.
How to get to Arequipa?
To get to Arequipa you will have to evaluate the place where you are, time and money, since taking a flight is usually expensive, and the bus is cheaper.
If you are in Cusco, Puno, Ica and Nazca, it is better to take a bus to Arequipa. It is better to travel by bus because the flight usually connects to Lima and you can lose a whole day traveling to Arequipa.
If you are in Lima and you are in a hurry you can take a direct flight to Arequipa.