Arequipa Peru – A Backpacker’s Guide to Peru’s White City

Arequipa is at a lower elevation than Cusco so is a good way to acclimatise to the altitude in Cusco

Arequipa is filled with beautiful architecture & surrounded by spectacular scenery. White volcanic rock called sillar was used to construct most of the buildings here, and so earned Arequipa its nickname of the White City. It is Peru’s second largest city and is also the base for treks to Colca Canyon & surrounding volcanoes including El […]