Do you want to have a taste of how Peru really is? Take the Arequipa reality tour and see how daily life can be in Peru. See how people are working together and get a taste of how the Peruvian society organizes itself to provide the basic needs for daily living.
On the way we inform you about political, social and economical reality of Peru and Arequipa. We continue to the shanty towns and give you insight in the way of life of the poor people of the area: visiting a wawawasi (child care centers for marginal families) and a comedor popular (see how the mothers cook food for their family).
The tour is our way of showing you the hard working poor people of Peru and how creative they are in their struggle for satisfying their basic needs.
The tour reveals the social and economical reality of Arequipa Peru in a safe and secure way.
Pick up from the Hotel at the agreed time. First we visit the "The Pesquero Market", where you can make purchases of the products that will later be shared with the needy children that we will visit later.
After shopping, we go to “Las canteras de Añashuayco”, where the Sillar (white volcanic stone) that is used in our constructions is extracted, a place where we will appreciate the huge cliffs of up to 30 meters high carved with acombus and chisel, and colonial carvings.
Then we will visit a Wawa Wasi (child care center for families in poverty) and its popular dining room (where women cook hundreds of meals a day), thus benefiting people with limited economic resources. In the center, we can share with all the children's products that were bought from the market.
On the way back to the city we will visit the Yanahuara viewpoint, a place where we can appreciate the three volcanoes that protect the city of Arequipa.