Tourism of Adventure in Arequipa: The 100 km long colca cañon,the deepest on the Earth, besides landscapes of indescribable beauty, is one of the best sceneries in the world for rafting, canoeing, trekking, and for the lovers of extreme adventure. Also for hiking lovers, they have the possibility to get to the high and snowy crater of the volcanoes Misti and Chachani. Nature & Biodiversity in Arequipa:The national reserve Salinas and Agua Blanca for the protection of high mountain species - in route to Colca Valley. The National Sanctuary of Mejia Lagoons area protected for migratory birds. The Valley of the Volcanoes: Geologic formation from the Quaternary Era, with more than 80 volcanoes in magnificent landscape that looks like a moony landscape.
Arequipa: Quechua Language = Ari quepay - Yes, stay.
Arequipa is the capital and largest city of the province of Arequipa and the seat of the Constitutional Court. Also known as the White City, it is the second most populous city in Peru, with 844,407 inhabitants according to INEI projections.
The city was founded on the 15th of August, 1540, under the name of 'Villa Hermosa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción" in the name of the Marquis Don Francisco Pizarro. In the Royal Decree of September 22, 1541, King Charles V of Spain ordered that it be called the "City of Arequipa."
Arequipa is an important commercial center of Peru and is the second most industrialized city in the country. Its industrial activity includes manufacturing and the exporting of high quality wool. The city has close trade ties with Chile, Bolivia and Brazil.
In the Colonial period it became important for its economic role and it was noted for its faithfulness to the Spanish Crown.;