Excursion to the Sillar route + Culebrillas canyon

Join this excursion to the Sillar route and Culebrillas Canyon in Arequipa, you will discover how the process of extracting the “sillars” (some type of volcanic stones) that were used for the construction of the convents, monasteries, and mansions of Arequipa old town.

During this journey you will visit the stone quarries of Añashuayco and the famouos ravine of Virgen de Culebrillas.


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Meeting point
  • We will pick you up from your hotel at about 9:00 or 14:00 – if applicable.
  • You should read the Details and Notes Tab so there are no misunderstandings at all.
Arequipa to the Sillar route

The duration of the trip is approximately 40 minutes. by bus.

Explore the Sillar quarries of Añashuayco and Stonecutters

These quarries, located in the district of Cerro Colorado, have a depth of 30 meters. The stones extracted from this area were used for decorative purposes in both mansions and churches during the Spanish period.

Virgin of Culebrillas ravine

You will take a short walk of 20 to 25 minutes. Along the route, you will visit Apachetas, petroglyphs from the pre-Inca Wari culture, and have a panoramic view of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes. Apachetas are offerings and/or group of stones placed in conical formations. You can also place/add a stone on top for good fortune.

Return to Arequipa
Ending point
  • The tour is expected to conclude at around 13:00 or 18:00.
  • It ends near the Plaza de Armas in the historic center of Arequipa.


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
2 $23$60
3 $23$57
4 $23$55
5 $23$54
If your group is bigger, contact us.


Schedule-9:00 to 13:00
-14:00 to 18:00
You decide
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyes or en
SizeSmall group: 6 to 15 pax.You and your friends
Pick up from your hotel
Professional Guide-Driver
Tourist vehicle
Tickets for Añashuayco quarry: 5 soles pp
Tickets for Culebrillas ravine: 5 soles pp
Personalized service
Drop off at your hotel

Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters
  • Rain ponchos
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A bottle of water
  • Local currency in cash for your entrance tickets
  • * Dollars, Euros and cards are not accepted
  • * You can buy the entrance tickets the same day of your tour



Pick-ups and timings:

Group tours:

  • Pick up times and tour ending times are approximate.
  • We will pick you up as long as you are in the historic center; otherwise, we will coordinate another meeting place.
  • If your hotel doesn’t have a car access, the streets are one-way only or there is a lot of car traffic, then you will walk some blocks to get in the bus.
  • We may not pick you up for some tours due to schedules, festivals and strikes.
  • When being picked up, we will call for your name, lastname and tour destination; otherwise, don’t get on the bus.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Your pick up time is sharp on time.
  • We will do our best to pick you up from your hotel regardless your hotel location.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.
  • Your tour ending time is still aproximate; however, we will do our best to end the tour on the scheduled time.

Vehicle type and seats:

Vehicle types — group tours and private tours:

  • We implement vehicles authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • The type and size of vehicle will always depend on the group size.
  • We implement modern vehicles with air conditioning: H1, Van, Renault and Sprinter.

Seats — group tours:

  • You book a seat in the bus — you don’t necessarily book a specific number of seat.
  • If you are picked up first from your hotel, then you can can choose some seats.
  • Your pickup time will depend on your hotel location.
  • Travel partners or couples seat together to 95%; however, we don’t warranty this will happen to 100%.

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation.


The cancellation is free as long as you do it 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the tour cost will apply.


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