The colonial city of Arequipa is located 75 miles inland from the port of Matarani on the south-western coast of Peru. This city lies in a beautiful valley at the foot of the dormant El Misti volcano surrounded by other mountains. It is a popular tourist centre, with bathing resorts, hot springs, and Inca remains in the vicinity and features fine Spanish buildings and a variety of old and intersting churches - all built from a pearly white volcanic stone. Santa Catalina Convent is particularly worth a visit - a restored miniature walled colonial town. From here it is a 150 mile drive to Lake Titicaca and 350 miles to Cuzco and Machu Picchu.
There are no cruises currently listed for this port of call.