Sillar Route in Arequipa and viewpoint of the Volcanoes

3 to 4 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


The ashlar is the origin of the architecture of the White City and its tourist route is developed in the district of Cerro Colorado. In addition to the natural landscapes of the area, you can observe the process of extraction, styling and megatallado of the ashlar.

It has the necessary infrastructure and tourist services such as interpretation workshops, with the presence of sillar cutters; information panel areas; tourist signage; parking lot; Purchase of handicrafts in sillar and rest areas.

The sillar route is managed by the Sillar Cutters Network - Arequipa. It currently comprises a length of 2, 000 meters, covering the quarries in operation of Añashuayco, Cortadores and the virgin quarry of Culebrillas.



What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Canteras de sillar Añashuayco, J9RR+4G3, Cerro Colorado 04017, Peru

You can see the murals where the ashlar is carved in an artisanal way, also the routine performed by the workers in the area.

You will also know the shingles cannon, a small pink ashlar cannon, formed naturally.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Canteras de Sillar, Quebrada de Anashuayco, Arequipa Peru

Las quarries, a protected natural area since today, is an attractive place to appreciate the origin of the ashlar, volcanic stone characteristic of Arequipa.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ruta Del Sillar, Canteras de anashuayco, cerro colorado, Arequipa 04017 Peru

It allows to know the origin of the ashlar, representative stone of what most of the constructions of the historical center of the city are made.

The impressive stone carvings, the shingles road, where a small pink ashlar canyon is formed, natural area, ideal for taking photos and knowing the most remote origin, this area is completely virgin and protected, and you can not do work to your surroundings.

After that they will return to the city center where they will contrast observing the great ashlar constructions made from ancient times.

Duration: 40 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
January 2020

Le sacamos el jugo al tiempo. Buenas explicaciones y lindos paisajes. Es un lugar hermoso y rápido de visitar.

January 2022

J’ai été très déçue du service. L’activité était bien, nous avons vu la route du sillar mais nous devons payer à chaque arrêt pour regarder les roches. Le guide fermait les fenêtres du bus et il faisait chaud. Une autre voyageuse a fait une crise pour une histoire de sièges… vraiment désagréable ...

July 2022

Caminar por la quebrada de las culebrillas te hace sentir una paz profunda recorriendo cada rincón de la quebrada

Claudia Giannel... Z
July 2022

Muy bonito, el guía fue muy amable siempre! Recomiendo la agencia fue una bonita experiencia que pasé con mi familia. . .

Julian H
May 2023

Really friendly guide and cool tour. The guide explained everything and took care of all visitors. 10/10 I would definetely do it again and would advise everybody to do this tour.

June 2022

-well organized tour -friendly tour guide -fun walk through the canyon -good informative tour without too much lecturing -sillar route is pretty darn cool

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