Arequipa Peru: Our 2023 detailed guide from how to get there, where to stay, how to book the Colca Canyon and more!
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The quickest way to reach Arequipa is by plane but this means you will miss seeing everything along the way. The airport does not receive international flights so this option is only available to those already in Peru. Upon arrival, take a taxi for a 30 minute ride to Plaza de Armas where most hotels and hostels are located.
Public buses from Lima take roughly 17 hours to reach Arequipa with no stops. Although you can find some comfortable buses, usually being the most expensive ones, it is a long journey and you will miss all of the things to see along the way.
Peru Hop has buses to Arequipa, as well. Our bus passes include stops where you can choose to hop off along the way to Arequipa. Our stops from Lima to Arequipa include Paracas, Huacachina and Nazca. If you take a Peru Hop bus From Cusco to Arequipa you can choose to stop and hop off in Puno.
There is a lot of tours and sightseeing options in Arequipa. The main attraction in the Arequipa area is the picturesque Colca Valley, an area of incredible beauty. It is one of the world’s deepest canyons, reaching a depth of 4,160 meters and it is home to the famous Andean Condor birds. The valley also has a vibrant indigenous culture including many examples of Inca agricultural terraces and irrigation systems, hot springs at La Calera as well as a range of activities from adventure sports to tourist homestays. A wide range of tours, treks and excursions leave Arequipa daily and we can facilitate or recommend tours to anybody on board, just simply contact us or ask your Peru Hop guide!
For all the architecture lovers, the city is also known as “La Ciudad Blanca” or the “White City” due to the beautiful white structures seen around the city built out of “sillar”, a white rock obtained from the numerous nearby volcanoes. The historical centre of the city is home to numerous religious convents, monasteries, catholic churches and museums. For this reason, the Historical Centre has been named a Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With all of this beauty and history, Arequipa is the perfect place to enjoy a walking tour.
The local cuisine in Arequipa is argued to be the most varied in all of Peru and while in Arequipa we encourage you to check out many of the traditional “Picanterias” to try out the local dishes such as Rocoto Relleno (Can be quite hot so make sure to ask in advance), Alpaca Steaks, Ocopo, Chactoad and many more. As well as this, the nightlife in Arequipa is amongst the best in Peru with many late-night bars and discotheques.
Description: Spacious but quiet hostel with good facilities.
Facilities: Bar, pool table, lounge area.
Excellent for: Couples or people who want to relax and chill out
Peru Hop Deal: Up to 16% OFF for Peru Hop passengers
|Room Type||Normal Price||Peru Hop Price|
|Simple S/B||65 Soles PR||55 Soles PR
|Simple P/B||85 Soles PR||75 Soles PR
|Double/Twin P/B||110 Soles PR||95 Soles PR
|Double S/B||85 Soles PR||75 Soles PR
|Premium||150 Soles PR||135 Soles PR
|Triple P/B||150 Soles PR||130 Soles PR|
|Quadruple P/B||180 Soles PR||160 Soles PR
|PR: per room S/B: shared bathroom | P/B: private bathroom|
How to Book: Email [email protected] and say you are a Peru Hop passenger.
Conditions: Rooms in hostel or hotel depending on availability. Prices are only applicable if you book through us.
Description: Ample and comfortable hotel with a large, central chill-out garden and private rooms around it. Breakfast buffet included.
Facilities: Private rooms with direct access to the garden. Social & games room, cafeteria, sun loungers, terrace, and mini gym.
Additional: Early Check-in (5 am). Cooking classes. Laundry. Tour desk. Free luggage storage. Exclusive night and gastronomic tours.
Peru Hop Deal: Up to 10% OFF and 5% discount on restaurant (best available rate) for Peru Hop passengers.
|Room Type||Normal Price||Peru Hop Price|
|Single||46 USD PR||41 USD PR|
|Twin||51 USD PR||46 USD PR|
|Queen||50 USD PR||45 USD PR|
|Triple||62 USD PR||56 USD PR|
|King||61 USD PR||55 USD PR|
|PR: per room|
How to Book: Through their website