Hotel Libertador Arequipa
Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... glorious cloudless day with the volcanoes on vlear sight as we walked along the riverside and then up the hilly streets to Yanahuarra suburb and the lookout by San Juan Bautista church. The views across the city were good with the mountains as a backdrop. We walked back to town and then to Santa Teresa Carmelite monastery that is still afunctioning convent but opened up the main partsvas a museum along with the attatched church. Priceless 17th and ...
... of other Peruvian cities. Because of this, there really isn't that much to do, except for one thing, which is to walk around the Monastery that has been restored and open to the public to see inside the very private lives of the nuns that still live there. The monastery is huge and full of bright, block colors, patterned tiles, and paintings from different eras that have all withstood the test of time. Not to mention all the different flowers ...
... being the malaria dance. The next morning was an early start as we were off visiting a couple of villages on the way too Condor point in the Colca Canyon. We got there right on time to witness many condors riding the thermals. We then took in an hour long walk through the canyon, the deepest in the world. It was then time for a long ride back through the mountains to Arequipa for the evening. The next morning we were flying to ...
... too if it wasn't for the huge volume of traffic that congested every narrow street, constantly honking their horns in an impatient and frustrated manner.
After spending a free and beautifully sunny day taking in the town and absorbing the local culture, we had dinner altogether at a small local restaurant offering traditional dishes like guinea pig. This option was rather on the expensive side, and it was served up hairless and ...
... minute walk from our house and looked too good to be true with many brand new high end machines and located in a mall with a supermarket. It turned out it was as the minimum membership was for 3 months for 200 US dollars each. The lady at the front desk was not the least bit interested in negotiating a deal for our one month in Arequipa. Before going to Peru I assumed everything would be super inexpensive and bartering would be an option for anything as it was a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool