Immersion activities

Arequipa has the best environment for your immersion experience. 

Locals are friendly and always willing to help you and make you feel as local. 

A great weather, (sunny 300 days/year!) ideal for walking and visiting all the architectural attractions of the city. 

Not so touristic city, which gives the student the oportunity to flavour the local way of life. 

Cofee shop

beauty of arequipa

Sta Catalina

Enjoy your stay while studying

Spanish School Arequipa provides several cultural and adventurous activities for you to enjoy your stay. Some of them are included as part of the course, some others are free, and some others are organized through the best tour operators in town. All of them are directed to reinforce your Spanish while enjoying your stay.


In class activities

VISIT TO THE MARKET. Essential  to understand how this city lives. Learn the names of vegetables and fruits with Peruvian origins. Discover the great variety  of potatoes we eat. See how traditional medicine includes a frog juice as part of a medicine for lungs. And after this first programmed visit, this is going to be a great place to do your shoppings.

En el mercado

CITY TOUR. Walking through the ancient streets of the city and visiting some of the most representative houses, buildings and churches of this 470 years old city is an unforgettable experience that can't be finalized with this first guided visit. But with maps and information provided by our teacher, you will get connected to the place, the people and customs of this "living museum"

City tour

Adventure activities

While studying we can arrange your adventures conecting you with the best operators. Discounted prices for students.

VOLCANO CLIMBING They are the symbol of the city and seem closer than they are. But you can try climbing them. Takes you two days, sleeping at the volcano and climbing to the top on the second day. The Misti Volcano is 5,300 m high and the other, Chachani is 6,200 meters. Hard, but not impossible if you want to achieve a great experience.  No experience needed 

DOWNHILL BIKING means something special when you are doing it from 4,500 m high from a volcano. The view is magnificent.  Its not as risky as fun.  Bicycles and guides are the best in town. 

RIVER RAFTING . Get into a boat and row row over the stream of this river comming from the mountains. Cold water, but very sunny weather. No experience is required. Guides have years of experiece. Excellent equipment and all the security you deserve.

COLCA CANYON. The also called "deepest canyon on earth" is close to the city. Colca offers you a trek or an excursion tour for one, two or three days. The place is unique, a nature beauty. We organize everything, transportation, guidance, accommodation, etc. 

Colca Canyon

For prices or bookings of tours in advance, include these options in your registration or information form. 

Cultural Activites

TYPICAL FOOD This city , as most of the country, has a huge variety of typical dishes. And our School proudly hosts The Peruvian Cooking Experience, a great attraction where you cook your own peruvian food and gives you a gastronomic view of the city. Discount price for our Students. 

With local cook

Your teachers will also use the cooking theme as part of the content of classes. They will give you a gourmet guide leading you to the most typical and original local restaurants. Inncluding names of the typical dishes and our recommendation for each place.  Enjoy walking arround and discovering challenging flavours. Ginnea Pig and Shrimps are a must! 

Teachers guide you through this unforgetable cultural activity. A great way to learn Spanish and enjoy your stay."

Dancing local music using typical colorful dresses is something everybody enjoys during the "Local Fiesta" activity. Or learn how to dance Salsa and Bachata on Tuesday and Thursday evening!

Don't forget to drink the local "chicha de jora" (corn bear), in the giant glass called "Portales"