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.
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.
Predominantly dry in winter, autumn and spring, the region also receives approximately 300 days of sunshine each year. And temperatures rarely exceed 25°C.
Visit during the months of June and September for ideal hiking conditions in Arequipa.
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