Peru Volcanoes

With Peru being such a mountainous region, it's little surprise that the nation is home to over 30 volcanoes — some of which are classified as 'extinct,' meaning you can climb them! Although Peru's volcanoes may not be the primary reason to visit the country, they are beautiful, and the fact that they are numerous means you can explore a unique aspect of the Andean Mountain Range, and perhaps a less crowded one too.

Arequipa Peru

High Plains

Arequipa owes its nickname, La Ciudad Blanca, to the white volcanic rock created by these three volcanoes. Wander the city center and marvel at the striking white buildings, interspersed with colorful facades.

If viewing the volcanoes from afar isn't enough for you, strap on some sturdy boots and take to the crumbling trails! All three of Arequipa's volcanoes can be climbed; an amazing thrill for outstanding views of the area.