Mountains and volcanoes populate the Peruvian region of Arequipa. With breathtaking and pristine landscapes, high summits that are capped with snow, and pockets of pre-Inca settlements to discover, the region offers some of the best hiking in the whole of Peru. Visit during the months of June and September for ideal hiking conditions in Arequipa.
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What should I know about Hiking Peru?
Located in the south of Peru is the city of Arequipa, which is the capital of its namesake region, as well as being the second-most populated city in Peru after Lima. It is bordered by the Peruvian areas of Cusco, Ica, Ayacucho and Apurímac to the north, Puno to the east, Moquegua to the south and the great Pacific Ocean to the west. Its rough and rugged terrain is perfect for hiking.
Why should I choose Peru for my Hiking adventure?
Pristine Peruvian landscapes
Hike among the spectacular beauty of the Peruvian Andes. Famed for being home to the deepest river canyon in the world, the region of Arequipa is also the ideal place to witness the great condor. Discover gorgeous crystal pools, natural thermal baths bubbling away, and fast-flowing rivers.
Arequipa sits at approximately 2,335 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by a large collection of volcanoes. There are four specific volcanoes that dominate the skyline. Ampato, meaning frog, leaps to 6,288 meters, Chachani rises to 6,075 meters, Misti at 5,825 meters, and Pichu Pichu is the lowest at 5,644 meters.
Discover pre-Inca culture
The lands of Arequipa are still used for agricultural practices carried out by indigenous communities that predate the Inca Empire. Discover the mountainous villages of Taurisma, Tomepampa and Huaynacotas, as well as the towns of Luicho and Alca where you’ll find beautiful thermal waters.
What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Peru?
Predominantly dry in winter, autumn and spring, the region also receives approximately 300 days of sunshine each year. And temperatures rarely exceed 25°C.
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When is the best time to travel to Peru for Hiking?
Visit during the months of June and September for ideal hiking conditions in Arequipa.
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