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on Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics  
  Arequipa, Perú, August 25 to September 5, 2008


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Hotels in Arequipa

We have reserved 2 hotels in Arequipa (you will need to mention that you come for the Cosmic Rays School to get a reduced rate):

Andenes Hotel single room $25

Posada del Monasterio single room $30

This prices are guaranted till the end of May. Please make your hotel reservation well in advance, since during the school it is the highest season.

Other Hotels

La Posada del Puente single room $75 (approximate)

Sonesta Posadas del Inca single room $100 (approximate)

More accommodation options

Map with the points of interest here

Touristic Information

There is only one place on Earth that has it all:


Peru, a country full of culture, tradition, nature and much more. One of the cities where you can experience it all is Arequipa. It is Peru's second most important city, located just below the edge of the peruvian Altiplano. It is at the South, less than one hour far away from Lima by airplane and has also several daily flights to Puno(Titicaca See) and Cuzco (Macchu Picchu).

Arequipa lies at the foot of three volcanoes: Misti (5,825m) which is mostly covered with snow, Chachani (6,075m) and Pichu Pichu (5,664m). The climate is mild and dry throughout the year, and temperatures do not rise above 25 C or fall below 10 C. Arequipa is only 75 km from the Pacific ocean.

It is nicknamed the 'white city', because many of the buildings in the area are built of sillar, a local white rock. This rock was quarried from the many volcanoes that surround the city, including the towering El Misti. The historic center of the city was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2000, in recognition of its architecture and historic integrity.


Some of the main sightseeing around Arequipa are: El Molino de Sabandia, Plaza de Armas, Santa Catalina Convent, Colca Valley, Mollendo and Mejia Beach, etc.

There are many other more places to visit in Peru, such as Cuzco, Puno, Ica, Puerto Maldonado, Trujillo, Piura, Iquitos, etc. We hope you can have some time to spend in Peru after and/or before the School. The School is contacting the travel agencies for very good touristic packages.