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    • Puno, Copacabana or both

      Puno Jan 30, 2017 at 2:59 PM

      My plan is to do Arequipa to La paz route, in 3 full days(2 nigths).

      1. Should I stay one night in Puno and one in Copacabana? What do you recommend?

      2. Is this route doable in 2 days, 1 night? In this case, were should I stop during the night?

      Thank you

    • Cusco vs Arequipa

      Peru Feb 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM

      2 Full days Cusco and 2 days Arequipa?
      Or 3 days Cusco and 1 day Arequipa?

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      Rainbow mountain trek

      Peru Feb 4, 2017 at 1:16 AM

      I will do the Inka trail in the end of June, and before that I will spend a week in and around Cusco.
      After the Inka Trail I would like to do a Vinicunca Rainbow mountain trek, not a one day hike but one that is at least two days long, or more.
      How easy is it to find a trek like that, for the beginning of July, while I’m in Cusco?
      If booked directly at a travel agent in Cusco, how much do the treks cost?
      Which agency would you recommend?


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      Colca Canyon and national reserve park

      Arequipa May 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM

      Hallo my friends. Can you pls recomend me a company to hire a 4x4 with a driver to get us to Chivay in the afternoon, spend the night at Chivay and next morning tour only by car the various spots of the canyon and on our way back drive through the National reserve Park and the Lagoon Salinas for the flamingos?
      Actually I have no idea where to ask for such a tour. Pls help if you can. Thank you.

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      tour the colca canyon

      Arequipa May 17, 2016 at 5:16 PM

      Hallo again my friends. Any idea on how to tour the Colca canyon without a guide? Actually we would like to drive there early in the morning to see the condors at their best and then tour various spots without tracking. So, is hiring a taxi a good idea or should we try sth else? Perhaps rent a car? Taxis shall be rent through the hotel or on our own from the city centre? Thank you.

      1 Answer May 18, 2016 at 3:32 AM
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      Local Guide for Colca Canyon?

      Colca Aug 12, 2015 at 10:36 AM

      Hello all -
      I'll be in Arequipa in a couple of week. Looking for a local guide who speaks (some) english. I speak some spanish, but that might be too short. Any recommendations?

      3 Answers Aug 13, 2015 at 10:38 AM
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      Hiking in Rainy Season

      Arequipa Jan 21, 2015 at 12:35 PM


      I will be going to Arequipa for 2 days at the end of January. I would love to do a day-trip hike to somewhere in the area, but I am worried about the rainy season weather. Can anyone tell me what I can expect and if it's going to be possible?

      Also I wasn't planning on a visit to the Canyon (as it seems so far!)-- are there other hikes closeby that would be enjoyable instead? Or is the trip out there worth it?

      Thanks for the input!!

    • need information to travel

      Arequipa Jan 19, 2015 at 12:37 AM

      Im thinking about.going to arequipa in june with about.4000 dollars and i know it converts over to about 12000 would this be a.good.idea and also is arequipa expensive?

      11 Answers Jan 24, 2015 at 11:20 AM
    • camera shops

      Arequipa Aug 5, 2014 at 5:12 PM

      Hi I'm travelling to Arequipa tomorrow and I need to replace the zoom lens for my Canon Camera that was stolen in Cusco before we go Condor watching in Colca. Can anyone tell me a good camera shop in Arequipa?

      7 Answers Aug 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM
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      Condor visits

      Colca Feb 3, 2014 at 5:35 AM

      Hello -

      I would like to spend a couple of days taking pictures of the condors. Couple of questiions for the experts here on VT:
      - Can I stay somewhere overnight close to the viewpoints?
      - Does anyone has contact details for local guides and/or eco-preserving groups that oversee the area?

      Thank you!


      2 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 10:34 AM
    • truck and driver

      Arequipa Nov 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      I am looking for a truck and driver to take us for the day to Chiguata and Salinas Lagoon.

    • Cabanaconde or Yanque

      Cabanaconde Sep 28, 2013 at 6:29 PM

      We will be at the Colca Lodge in Yanque for two nights. Is it worth Is worth it to go to Cabanaconde one night afterwards? We would have to cut a night in Arequipa or Lake Titicaca to go there.

      1 Answer Oct 10, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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      Gentle climb to snow

      Arequipa Jun 22, 2013 at 5:26 AM

      We are traveling to Aerquipa (July 1, 2013)and have 2 boys ages 9 and 11 who have never been in snow. Is there snow on the volcanoes in July. Can someone suggest an easy trip to go up to the snow line without gearing up for a summit climb.

    • Night Bus from Nazca to Arequipa

      Departamento de Arequipa May 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM

      Some travel books say that the night bus from Nazca to Arequipa is not safe: both with the number of road accidents and robberies and assaults. Can you please give an advise on how big a probvlem it is this year. We plan our travel in July, and taking a night bus is reasonable in terms of our root: Lima - Nazca-Arequipa-Puno-Cusco-Lima, but may be we shoold reconsider.

      2 Answers Jun 16, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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      Treking Cotahuasi Canyon

      Cotahuasi Oct 6, 2011 at 3:50 AM

      We will be travelling to Peru from mid Dec '11 till mid Jan'12.

      Instead of going to the colca canyon we want to go to the Cotahuasi Canyon,
      we would much prefer to be a little more independent if possible. We would like to go to Sipia Waterfall and the thermal springs Is it possible to get a personal guide and if possible we would really like to spend a night at least, camping by the river. Any recommendations much appreciated.

    • From Arequipa to Tacna

      Arequipa Oct 1, 2011 at 2:10 PM

      Hi, i need to know if there are any domestics flights from arequipa straight to tacna, where i am planing on crossing the border to arica by taxi and there taking a bus or another flight to santiago.

      i read that there is such option, but i can't find any more informations concerning fares and dates of theses flights, and where i can buy the tickets and board...


      3 Answers Nov 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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      Best place to photograph.....Arequipa or Ayuchuco for Semana Santa?

      Arequipa Sep 26, 2011 at 1:38 PM


      I am a professional photographer and I am documenting Semana Santa across the Americas and am looking for info on which location has the best and most photogenic opportunities for Holy Week. This year I shot in Antigua, Guatemala which was amazing and am looking for something as dynamic.

      Thank you for your insight.


    • Arequipa to Colca canyon

      Colca Jun 3, 2011 at 11:42 PM

      We plan a trip from Arequipa to Colca Canyon in mid September.
      We look for the fastest way to get there.
      Are there any flights / fast trains to get close to the canyon?
      Do you guys know any nice place we can stay overnight - the closest to the canyon possible?
      Because we are seniors and cannot walk long distances, do you have ideas what kind of trip/attraction in the canyon would be the best for us?

      Thank you for any helpful comment!


      2 Answers Jun 4, 2011 at 6:15 AM
    • Colca canyon 2 or 3 days ??

      Arequipa May 25, 2010 at 4:03 PM

      My dilemma is: 2 or 3 days ?
      I don't have much time and I would know if 2 days could be a good compromise.

      6 Answers Jul 31, 2010 at 8:49 AM
    • Tour Companies

      Arequipa Apr 26, 2010 at 8:22 AM

      Hi Everybody,

      we are planning a trip to Peru in June. Could anyone recommend a tour company or tour guide in Arequipa? We are looking for a three to four day trekking-tour to Colca Canyon and surrounding area. We are interested in a tour off the beaten tourist path.

      Thanks for answering!


      2 Answers Jun 4, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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      Arequipa to La Paz

      Arequipa Nov 24, 2009 at 11:45 PM

      Are there any direct flights to La Paz Bolivia on a lesser known airline? Thanks

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2009 at 3:09 AM
    • getting to Chile from Arequipa...

      Arequipa Nov 18, 2009 at 3:23 PM

      Does anyone have any idea how to get to Northern Chile by bus from Arequipa? Are there any fees entering the country etc? I can't seem to find any bus company that goes from Peru to Chile.

      3 Answers Nov 22, 2009 at 4:50 AM
    • Recommendations for Touring Companies

      Arequipa Jul 16, 2009 at 10:19 PM

      Does anyone have recommendations for reliable touring companies for kayaking/mountain biking in the Arequipa/Colca Canyon area that are not expensive? Thanks for the help.

      B. Jones

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      I need to get to Chivay from Arequipa!

      Departamento de Arequipa Apr 1, 2009 at 5:00 PM

      I fly into Arequipa around 4 pm on a Tuesday and need to catch a bus to Chivay. Would I need to wait until the following morning? Is there a way to reserve bus tickets? What are the bus lines? Thanks

      2 Answers Apr 2, 2009 at 5:46 AM
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      Things to do in Arequipa if not hiking the canyons

      Arequipa Mar 15, 2009 at 1:11 AM

      I've read the forums on Arequipa and most, if not all, of the posts talk about hiking the canyons near Arequipa. I am taking my 12-yr old daughter with me and so, I am not thinking of hiking the canyons since I'm not sure how she'll handle the hike (and altitude). I also have history of getting altitude sickness so I dont want to risk getting sick when I have my daughter with me.
      That said, I still want to visit Arequipa ... is it still worth flying to Arequipa and staying there for about 2 days, just exploring the city ? will there be other things to do there ?


      7 Answers Mar 23, 2009 at 11:40 PM
    • Arequipa or La Paz?

      Arequipa May 28, 2008 at 8:34 AM

      Will be traveling to Peru in less than two weeks, and planning on doing the Machu Picchu hike, and then going to Puno/Lake Titicaca, and was wondering where to go after there. I've considered two stops--La Paz or Arequipa? What do you think will be a nice, big city, cultural experience after the hike and visiting the floating islands?

      10 Answers Jun 3, 2008 at 8:47 AM
    • Suggetions for a 2 day itinerrary in the Colca Canyon

      Arequipa May 5, 2008 at 1:52 PM

      Hello everyone,

      We are planning a 2 day trip to the Colca Canyon at the end of May. Can anyone suggest an itinerary for a 2 day trip from Arequipa? I am not sure if we should stay 2 nights or one night. We like to do this with out a tour. is that possiblle.
      Any recommendations on hotels, food, sites would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks in advance

      4 Answers May 12, 2008 at 8:59 AM
    • arequipa-puno

      Departamento de Arequipa Jan 4, 2008 at 3:59 AM

      Hi there!
      I was planning to travel from Lima straight to Puno but have been advised not to due to altitude sickness.
      If I fly to Arequipa and catch the bus to Puno, will this reduce this problem dramatically? If is Go2Peru the best website to book a bus in advance?
      Cheers x

      4 Answers Mar 23, 2008 at 10:43 AM
    • Car with driver Tourist Taxi

      Lima Sep 15, 2007 at 12:23 PM

      I would like to get information on private tourist cabs as i will be in Peru
      in December and would like to go from Lima to Paracas and from Paracas to Nazca and from Nazca to Arrequipo.Any information and prices/ day would be helpful.

      2 Answers Dec 22, 2007 at 8:28 AM
    • trip

      Cotahuasi Apr 29, 2007 at 8:53 AM

      Hí Everybody

      Im going to travell to Cotahuasi canyon in August.
      If somebody was there I asking some information about roads, viewing, accommodation etc.

      Thank tikotrad

    • Llama treking / horseback riding?

      Arequipa Jan 30, 2007 at 8:27 PM

      What are the best tour groups that offer llama treking or horsebackriding in Colca / Catahuasi? At most, we would be spending a total of 7 days in Arequipa and the canyon-area. Also, if we can only do one of the two canyons, which is the better option and offers better landscapes for photo ops? We're planning on a summer trip. Thanks.

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      Río Oct 15, 2006 at 9:36 AM

      hi kool kats, new on this site, but finding it very useful. Ok, I'm heading down from Canada to Rio in several month. Will be staying around Ipanema Beach. Plan is to soak up some sun, hit he beach, rent a scooter and cruise the city, and ofcourse hit the night life. Look for Samba, Bossa Nova, and some Brazillian House. Anyone know any good spots? Would love to hear from anyone who's planning to go around the same time, maybe hook up : ) chow

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2006 at 4:54 PM
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      Cañon del Colca

      Arequipa Jul 24, 2006 at 1:47 AM

      My husband and me want to make a trekk in Colca - Arequipa. We have approx. 5 days. Who has experience?Is it difficult? We do need to take everything with us i.e. tent, meals,etc? we do need a guide or can we make it alone? It is dangerous? how mts are the highest pass? Every information ist wellcome

      thanks a lot!


      2 Answers Dec 11, 2006 at 10:35 AM