How to reach Arequipa

Most travelers to Arequipa from outside Peru will find themselves going through Lima.  There are several flights a day from there to Arequipa; the trip lasts approximately one hour. Lima is easily reachable from most major Latin American cities (Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Mexico City, Santiago, Sao Paulo, etc.) and from several major US cities (Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Newark).  Some direct flights from Europe exist, such as Amsterdam--Lima and Madrid--Lima.  Travelers from Asia will probably find themselves going through the US.  Many international flights arrive in Lima late at night, and travelers planning to go directly on to Arequipa might have to wait overnight for their connections.  Thus, some people might prefer to spend a night in Lima before proceeding to Arequipa.

The Arequipa airport is around 15 minutes away from downtown under normal traffic.  The conference hotel will offer transportation to and from the airport for its guests.  For travelers without access to these services, the organizers will make arrangements with local providers.

A considerably cheaper alternative to plane travel is to take a bus.  The trip from Lima to Arequipa lasts around 16 hours.  If you choose this means of transportation, we recommend that you take an express bus.


Traveling from Lima to Arequipa

The 1.003 KM trip takes about 16 hours.

How to reach the conference site

Lconf1ATIN 2012 will be held at the San Lázaro Campus of San Pablo Catholic University (UCSP).

Urb. Campiña Paisajista s/n Quinta Vivanco
Phone: +51-54-605630 ext. 370
Fax: +51- 54- 281517

conf2The university is located in Arequipa’s San Lázaro neighborhood, about five blocks from the Main Square. You can reach UCSP from the recommended hotels on foot (5-10 minutes) or by taking a taxi. The taxi should cost between 4 and 5 Nuevos Soles; the trip should take no more than 5 minutes. The local organizers will arrange the services of a taxi company for our LATIN visitors. Please keep in mind that traffic congestion has become an issue in recent months due to road construction.

Travel Agency

In response to several requests, LATIN 2012 has secured the services of the Colca Explorer, a reliable Arequipa-based travel agency that offers tours to Cusco, the Nazca Lines, the Misti Volcano, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, and other points of interest.  Application forms for various tours can be found here:

In order to confirm bookings, travelers must provide their travel dates as far in advance as possible, giving full names of passengers, passport numbers, ages, any dietary preferences, and pick-up and drop-off details.

The agency can cater to most dietary and medical requirements, but must be notified of these at the time of booking. Obtaining the correct vaccinations and visas required for Peru is the responsibility of the clients.

Please be aware that adventure travel in remote areas such as Southern Peru carries certain inherent risks that you, the client, will have to assume. You may consider taking out travel insurance to cover these risks and any costs incurred due to sickness and other factors out of Colca Explorer's control.

Those with more time may want to additional activities such as biking, hiking, canoeing, rafting, or horse-back riding. Trips to Amazon rainforest can also be arranged.  For further details, please contact:

Malena Núñez
Sales Department – Colca Explorer S.A.
t++: 51(0)54 202587 f++ 51(0) 54 282488
Cel: 958507139 (RPM) #324590
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