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Cayma (Peru)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Four kilometres from Arequipa by road
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Cayma

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Lying just a stone's throw from Arequipa, Cayma is a city brimming with history, as the numerous impressive old buildings in its colonial quarter testify.

My suggestion:
Cayma will make for an interesting place to visit if you plan to spend several days in the Arequipa Region.
My review

After visiting and exploring Arequipa and falling under its charm, we decided to spend a few hours in Cayma, which lies just a stone's throws away from Peru's "White City"

Cayma has a number of things in common with its bigger sister Arequipa. It is simply overflowing with buildings that stand as testimony to its rich colonial past for example. As in most South American cities, the main historical buildings here are concentrated around the Plaza de Arma, with the Palacio Municipal, the church of San Miguel Arcángel and various houses dating from the 17th century all to be found there.

After spending a few hours walking around the beautiful colonial part of the city, we sat down at a little restaurant and tried our first adobo arequipeño: Arequipa's traditional dish consisting of pork in sauce with aromatic herbs. We enjoyed it much more than we did the cuy (guinea pig) we'd eaten the night before.

Tours and travel ideas Cayma

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Andean culture and heritage
Length 15 days Approx. $2,300
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