Arequipa is located in the interior of Peru. This is part of the Andes Mountains. In the region, you can trek to the various volcanoes and mountains, including El Misti Volcano. If you want, you can climb Chachani, Sabancaya, Ubinas or Mismi. This also applies if you decide to go to the Sumbay Caves, the Reserva Nacional Salinas Aquada Blanca, covering 367,000 hectares, or the Inca ruins at Paucarpata. If you have the time, visit Arequipa, the city. Arequipa attractions include the 1579 Convent/Monastery of Saint Catalina made from white sillar stone to the Society Church (1525). Other Arequipa sights are the large, 1648 Franciscan Monastery of the Recoleta and the various museums. Be sure to go to the Museum of the Amazon and the Archaeology Museum of the Catholic University. Wondering what other things to do? How about going shopping in Arequipa at the Centro Artisanal Cuso? This way, you can take home some of Arequipa culture. Alternatively, you can visit Juanita, the Princess mummy, at Museum Sanctuary of the Catholic University of Santa Maria.
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