Fly to the second most populated city in Peru with JetSMART. Arequipa is called the White City because it is mainly built of sillar, a white volcanic stone. The city is located between the coast and the southern highlands of the Peruvian territory up to the Andes, and extends through an area of large valleys which are surrounded by snowy mountains, volcanoes and canyons, where impressive natural reserves are hidden as well as important rural ethnic villages.
Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon International Airport is located 8 km away and about a 25-minute drive from downtown. It is one of the main aerodromes of the region of Arequipa, after those of Lima and Cusco. Likewise, the Arequipa airport also offers national connections with the regions of Tacna, Juliaca, Cusco and Lima. Its architecture is reminiscent of the city as it is also made of sillar.
If you want to enjoy Arequipa to the fullest, take a tour of the typical architecture of the place, such as the Cathedral, monasteries and churches. Enjoy its gastronomy by trying seafood, such as ceviche, shrimp chupe, stuffed rocoto and alpaca meat.
If sports, photography or outdoor walks are your thing, you can't miss visiting the most attractive and important tourist places, such as the Colca Canyon, located in the Colca Valley, where you can see countless villages that still preserve their colonial heritage and ancestral traditions. Visit the Misti volcano, one of the 10 active volcanoes of the Andes; or the Reo Chili, where you will be able to practice sports like rafting or simply relax with the beautiful view from the Yanahuara viewpoint.
Arequipa has a pleasant weather throughout the year, with a temperature that remains at 25°C, on average, so you will not notice the difference between each season. In addition, you will be able to enjoy the festivals and carnivals that are celebrated in summer and winter, with many and colorful fairs, typical costumes, dances, delicious gastronomy and tourist activities such as bullfights, fireworks, among others.