From Arequipa to Chala there are 246 mi (396 km) that take about 6 hours of travel. Romeliza, terrestrial transportation company, provides bus tickets for this route at s/ 80 and s/ 100. The buses of the company leave in schedules from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from the Terminal Terrestre close to the international airport to the terminal of Chala. The climate in Chala is desert with minimum precipitations throughout the year and the temperature varies from 75 °F (24 °C) to 60.8 °F (16 °C).
Arequipa is known as the legal capital of Peru and also known as the "White City". This name comes from the style of the city's arquitecture using a white volcanic stone as the main material to build. Arequipa is one of the biggest cities in Peru and it's as well ranked 3rd destination of the country for its tourism. We advice you to visit the majestic Cathedral of Arequipa, the church of San Domingo and the Santa Catalina monastery. To have a nice view of the city, climb up to the Yanahuara view point. You can also visit the Misti volcano. If you are lucky, you will be there for the Arequipa carnival, one of the most well-known carnivals, celebrated in February and March.
The district of Chala belongs to the province of Caraveli in Arequipa and was founded in 1857 during the government of Ramon Castilla. According to the stories, in the incan period there were couriers who used to leave Chala to bring fresh fish to the emperor of Cusco. The most interesting tourist places to visit in the proximity are the Archaeological complex Quebrada La Vaca and the amazing and calm beaches as Jihuay, Grande and Saguas. If you wish to enjoy the flavor of Arequipa you can not miss the "solterito arequipeno", the typical "rocoto relleno" with cheese and milk, the "papa a la ocopa" or a tasty "chupe de camarones". Among the most appealing festivals we find the Dia de San Pedro y del Pescador in June, the day of the Virgen Inmaculada Concepcion in December and in July the celebration of the Virgen de Chapi. All the celebrations exalt the devotion of the population and their festive spirit. Chala allows to the travellers to spend a relaxing stay in a calm and attractive place, while they visit places that tell part of our history, don't you miss it!