Tour Guides and Agencies
The standard Arequipa tours are the city tour and the countryside tour, both about three hours.
The most reputable agency is Giardino Tours (Jerusalén 604-A, tel. 054/22-1345, www.giardinotours.com), run by the same owners as La Casa de mi Abuela in Arequipa and La Casa de Mama Yacchi in Colca Canyon.
Another agency with a good reputation is Colonial Tours (Santa Catalina 106, tel. 054/28-6868, colonialtours02 [at] hotmail [dot] com).
A final option is Ricketts Turismo (Moral 229, tel. 054/22-2208, www.rickettsturismo.com).
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition