Trekking Arround Arequipa - Half Day Tour

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Arequipa Trekking Tour was especially created for travelers trying to find spectacular trek and hike around Arequipa – Peru Adventure Tour can arrange a whole of off-the-beaten-path to suit your time scale to enjoy nice scenery around Arequipa.
Arequipa Trekking Tour offer great opportunity for hiking and trekking just 30 minutes away from the main square of Arequipa – The path leads hikers through a landscape of lot pre Inca terraced farm fields, forest and scrub-brush lands overshadowed by natural view of Misti and Picchu Picchu volcanoes. The trek includes some colonial architecture in the typical town of Characato and very peaceful atmosphere making nicer and unforgettable experience.
The history say Characato valley was the was the first settlement to the early Spanish men - Thanks to the strong Spanish influence today Characato valley is a great reference of pride known as Los Characatos – As locals from Characato also offers very good alternative to taste the true flavor of the culinary art of Arequipa cook. Welcome to enjoy the trek through Characato valley.
Arequipa Countryside Terracing


DEPARTURES: Every day at 8AM or 1PM.
SEASON: All year around.
DISTANCE: 8KM approximately but can be made longer or shorter - Around 5 miles.
TREK LENGTH: 5 hours approximately.
TREK HIGHLIGHT: Mountain landscape, ere Inca terracing, nature and colonial buildings.
DIFFICULTY: Easy to medium level.
ALTITUDE: Between 2490M and 2600M - 8169,29ft and 8530,18ft.


Arequipa trekking Tour can begin at 8AM or 1PM from hotel of our customers – 30 minutes transfer to the trailhead and begin the nice trek with some uphill section following well preserved trail through lot farm fields and seeing canyon, rivers and lot of flora – The trek takes around 4 hours to cover around 8km and stopping for resting and meeting local people from Characato.
After around 5 hours return to your hotel in Arequipa or you can extend the trip to have typical lunch in one of the best restaurant around.
Misti Countryside View


  1. Round trip transfer from Arequipa - Characato - Arequipa
  2. Official English-speaking tour guide
  3. Snack (Fresh fruit, chocolates, water, bisquits and energy bars)
  4. Walking stick under request only

If this is your first time going to the Andes or High Mountains we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS, see below some websites recommend by High Mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
ISMM – International Society For Mountain Medicine
MEDEX – Medical Expeditions

Any day
(even the rain season)

Trekking Arround Arequipa - Half Day Tour
Backpacker Service (Join group)
1 to more paticipants $40 USD each one

Private Service (Private van/tour guide)
2 person $75 USD each one
3-4 persons $65 USD each one
5 to more $47 USD each one
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
Group size: 8 participants per guide
BOOKING: We highly recommended to book this trek prior you arrive to Arequipa
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).


  1. Travel insurance
  2. Soft or alcoholic drinks
  3. Hotel in Arequipa
  4. Flight or hotel confirmations
  5. Meals
  6. Tip for guide and camp staff


  1. Small backpack
  2. Rain jacket or poncho (December to March)
  3. Hiking boots and sandals to walk and jump the little river in the lava canyon
  4. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  5. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  6. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
  7. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  8. Sunglasses
  9. Swimsuit (for the hot springs at Yura)
  10. Extra money (soles)
For more information about the tour or you request a new date to departure for this tour, please contact us....
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