Arequipa, how to get and where to stay?

Arequipa, how to get and where to stay?


The city of Arequipa is located in southern Peru and has several tourist attractions among which are the volcanoes Misti and Chachani to where you can make day trips to more.

In addition to these places “White City of Arequipa” has an interested traditions and a rich history that are preserved in its museums, convents, churches and typical villages.

How to get to us?

You can reach this city by land and by flight, and these are the most popular routes.

From Lima:

There are daily flights from The Jorge Chavez airport in Lima to Rodriguez Ballon Airport in Arequipa, this trip lasts 1 hour and provide companies such as LATAM Airlines, Avianca and LC Peru.
Also available is the option to go by bus, leave Lima at night generally and are companies like Cruz del Sur, Tepsa, Oltursa and that made this journey in a route that takes about 15 to 17 hours with costs ranging from 80 soles to 240 soles depending on the service that you request.

From Ica:

The journey by bus lasts an average of 11 to 13 hours and have a cost between 50 to 220 soles.

From Cusco:

If you’re in the imperial city of Cusco and want to continue your trip to Arequipa, you have two options that will be much if you have time and want to visit Puno before or not.

Air: This option is the fastest and takes only 30 minutes from the Velasco Astete airport in Cusco to Arequipa Airport.

Land: The trip from Cusco to Arequipa by bus takes about 11 hours and there are several companies that offer this service with departures during the day and night. Prices range from 70 to 200 soles.

*If you take this option you can stay in Puno as during the route you will pass through this beautiful city.

From Puno:

The best alternative is by bus as it only takes 6 hours and costs range from 25 to 125 soles depending on the service and the company that you take.

There is also the alternative to take a flight of 30 minutes from the airport of Juliaca; but you must bear in mind that of Puno you will need to take a collective to Juliaca for your flight.

From Tacna:

If you do your income by the border with Chile, you can board a bus to Arequipa. These come out every day at different times (the journey time is only 6 hours).

*When you arrive at the airport or the bus terminal in Arequipa we recommend you take one of the authorised taxis to take you to your accommodation or to the city center where you will find a range of accommodations in case you have not booked in advance.

Where to stay?

The city of Arequipa has an important range of tourist attractions so it is very important to have a accommodation which allows us to be close to visit these places on your own or with a specialized agency.

Pirwa Hostels has reopened its local in Arequipa in Sucre Street just 1 block from the Plaza de Armas, from here you can organize your tours or if you already have organized will be able to pick you up so you can go to your excursions – something that is good because some agencies do not pick up their passengers of accommodation away from the city center.

Pirwa Park Hostel Arequipa with single and double rooms with cable tv and dormitories with lockers and you need to make your stay the most pleasant.

Relax in our pool room challenging your friends or other guests and making new friends. Also if you like the kitchen you can experiment with local products (which you can obtain from the local markets nearby) in our kitchen perfectly equipped.
So if you don’t have where to stay you can book from here:

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