Sillar Route, Yura Valley plus Thermal Baths in Arequipa
We will tour the quarries of volcanic stone, transporting us to the origins and the way in which the historic center of the city of Arequipa was built.
We will know the enigmatic creek of Culebrillas, imposing virgin quarry in a narrow path formed by the erosion of water and wind through time. In addition to experiencing sensations of majesty and mystery, we can find petroglyphs .
We will also visit quarries in current exploitation and we will observe live the ancestral process of extraction of major blocks and styling of the ashlar that the quarries perform with simple tools such as the barre, the rope and the chisel.
We will be surprised to see how hard-working teachers carve the front of the Church of the Society of Jesus in a cliff, demonstrating unique skill and dexterity.
Located northwest of Arequipa, 2,590 meters above sea level, Yura arises from the Quechua word "Yurac" which means "white", a name that comes from the color of the ashlar and the lime that exists in the area.
Another version says that it comes from the word " Yuria" which means "to be born" or "to sprout" and that refers to the water of thermal springs.
Yura has as its main attraction its thermal baths that have been used since Inca times.
These have temperatures ranging from 22 to 32º C and healing properties for stomach, joint and skin diseases.
From Arequipa Pick up from the hotels located in the historic center of Arequipa.
Once booked, it coordinates with the operator.
Ruta del Sillar - Thermal Baths
7:00 am. Pick up from the hotels in the Historic Center.
We leave for the district of Cerro Colorado, to visit the Añashuayco quarries, where Sillar is extracted, a material from which the monuments and churches of Arequipa are built. We will see the manifestation of the living culture in the hands of the master stonemasons, who extract the ashlar with a combo, pry bar and chisel, some of them elderly who learned the trade since they were 9 years old, whose extraction techniques have been learned from generation to generation. . The teachers will teach us to cut the ashlar, living with them their work and skill.
After the visit we go to the district of Yura, to see the town and its church built in pink ashlar, we will visit the water hole and finally we will spend a relaxing moment in the thermal pools.
After having lived a relaxed day, we return to Arequipa, the white city.
If you wish to reserve lunch, you must do so in advance.
Any material loss or accident is the responsibility of the client.
Service is subject to change without prior notice, due to weather issues (rains, mudslides, overflows, etc.), strikes and / or demonstrations and any other event that does not allow the normal development of the itinerary.
Any cancellation of the service for the reasons indicated, does not apply refund.
If you decide to withdraw before the end of the service, there will be no refund for it.
If you do not attend the day of the service, there will be no place for Claims, Postponements or Returns.
Seats in shuttle mobility are not reserved, they are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Politica de Cancelaciones
FREE cancellation as long as the guest cancel for 24 hours before the trip