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Av. Paracas Mz. D Lt. 6 -
Av. Arturo Ibañez Ca...
S/. 59 / 79
The route from the beach-city of Paracas to the majestic city of Arequipa is at a distance of 483 mi (777 km) and the travel takes about 12 hours on the highway. The transportation company Oltursa covers this route with low-cost tickets from s/. 85 to s/. 135. Buses leave from the terminal, located in a central avenue of Paracas, at 11:15 p.m. Their destination is a terminal on the central area of Arequipa. The climate in Arequipa is dry and mild, with clear skies and sunny days.
Paracas is a port city with a rich marine diversity ecosystem, one of the main tourist attractions of the Peruvian South coast. In Paracas is located the "Reserva Nacional de Paracas", the only protected natural reserve of the country, where tourists can take trips to see dolphins, pinguins, sea dogs, birds and other species of the region. The beach city of Paracas stands out for the beauty of the edifications built close to the sea and for its subtropical climate, which allows a lot of activities to the visitors. At the Paracas nature reserve you will be able to discover the paracas culture and the archaeological remains during the pre Inka period as well as beautifull landscapes along the coast. The visit to the archaeological remains is part of the route through the cultural charm and beauty that Paracas can offer.
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.