Peru’s second city is chaperoned by the majestic volcano Misti, in the foothills of the western range of the andes. It is called the white city because of its buildings made from sillar stone. It is the south east of the country and is capital of the department of the same name , which is part highland and part coastal.

General facts

Altitude: 2,350 m.a.s.l.

Climate: Temperate and agreeable, with sunshine almost all year round.

The rainy season runs from November to March

Average annual temperature: 20°C

(max. 24°C and min. 5°C)

Transport from Lima: Bus, car, air