Tierra Viva Arequipa Plaza Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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After winding up our jungle adventure, it took a mere two boats, one bus, three planes, and a Peruvian taxi (where duct tape is used to secure the doors), to deliver us to Arequipa. We're not really sure why we came to Arequipa but, almost immediately, we were glad we did. It doesn't sit too high on the must-see destinations of Peru but it deserves …
Our second day in Arequipa started off quite hungover, so we had a really chilled morning and I skyped the whole fam who were having a BBQ at our house, it looked looooovely! We then headed out to grab some lunch and wander round the beautiful city. It is the second largest in Peru after Lima. We bumped into Harriet and Franky from the amazon. It was a lovely day and we wanted an early night before our 2:15 wake up call for colca canyon the following ...
... tourist attractions in Peru. It's also home to the native Andean Condor..a really big bird! We tried to get some good shots as these birds are right little posers, swaying over us because they know everyone's there just for them. After a few stops along the way to see the Incan terraces we headed back to Arequipa for some proper Peruvian food! We hadn't tried much traditional food until then so we picked a decent restaurant and dined on Alpaca ribs, ...
This morning we roused ourselves and made a trek to the Museum of Contemporary Art. I had read somewhere that it was open on Sundays, but when we got there a man told us it was only open during the week. He asked us if we weren't from around there (obviously not: look at our gringo faces, sir), and we said no. He let us in and opened up the whole museum for us, which was extremely generous. So we had a private showing of the works ...
... was sure glad we opted nor to trek the canyon as I was over trekking and it was pretty hot in this desert landscape. On the up side, there were some great views of the canyon and it was interesting to see how people lived in the little villages along the way. We also saw 2 of the beloved condors (though far away) and some vicuñas, a wild ancestor of the alpaca. I also enjoyed the folk music show during dinner and actually met some great people, which ended up ...