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Arequipa is guarded by three dramatic volcanoes, the city enjoys a resplendent, if seismically precarious setting – earthquakes sometimes occur in this area, the last big one causing significant damage in 2001.

Arequipa is guarded by three dramatic volcanoes, the city enjoys a resplendent, if seismically precarious setting – earthquakes sometimes occur in this area, the last big one causing significant damage in

Arequipa, Peru is a part of Peru that is up high. It has some great features in the city, but outside of it as well as you can see with these alpaca or vicuna that are in the picture here as well.

Are you planning on going to Peru or South America? Check out the cities that you have to consider if you are going to Peru on your vacation.

Enjoy the Unique City of Arequipa on a Machu Picchu Vacation.

Enjoy the Unique City of Arequipa on a Machu Picchu Vacation.

Peruvians make jokes that Arequipa is another country and you need a passport to enter Peru’s second-largest city, a metropolis one-tenth of the size Lima but  equal to it in terms of excellent cuisine, historical significance.  http://www.peruluxurytravel.org/

Peruvians make jokes that Arequipa is another country and you need a passport to enter Peru’s second-largest city, a metropolis one-tenth of the size Lima but equal to it in terms of excellent cuisine, historical significance. http://www.peruluxurytravel.org/

UNESCO has declared Arequipa a Human Heritage site. Catholic churches are scattered throughout the center of the city. Machu Picchu Vacations http://www.peruluxurytravel.org/

UNESCO has declared Arequipa a Human Heritage site. Catholic churches are scattered throughout the center of the city. Machu Picchu Vacations http://www.peruluxurytravel.org/

In Arequipa you can go from some of the beautiful city regions to some of the desert and barren landscapes really quick.

Are you planning on going to Peru or South America? Check out the cities that you have to consider if you are going to Peru on your vacation.

Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, Peru

In the south of Peru, near the city of Arequipa, I discover a national reserve with a labyrinth of rocks created by the wind over millennia.

Sunset over the "White City".

Peru's second largest city is a hub of heritage - but not of Incan or ancient civilisations. This is a city of colonisers set in a challenging environment.

The white rock in Arequipa was quarried from the many volcanoes that surround the city, including the towering El Misti. Ask for local help to identify Misti, Chachani and PichuPichu, the three volcanoes surrounding the city on one of our Vacations to Peru.

The white rock in Arequipa was quarried from the many volcanoes that surround…

Arequipa is a city that is ringed in by beautiful sights. I can only imagine what the Spanish thought when they were coming to settle the region.

Are you planning on going to Peru or South America? Check out the cities that you have to consider if you are going to Peru on your vacation.

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