Travel by Bus from Arequipa to Chivay
The road journey from Arequipa to Chivay is pleasant and relaxing. At redBus, we work with different bus companies that operate on this route with well-maintained buses and experienced drivers. Although the travel time varies from one bus operator to another because of traffic and climatic conditions, our continuous availability of bus services between Arequipa and Chivay reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.
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The name Arequipa comes from the quechua word “ari-que-pay”, that refers to a legend about the inca Mayta Cápac; in the legend his subjects, impressed by the beauty of the place, asked him to stay and the inca answered: “yes, stay” (ari-que-pay).In the inca period the incas left the Arequipa territory in search of new places to conquer. The official foundation of the city took place in 1540, by the Spanish who arrived there to take advantage of the mines of the area in the colonial period.The city prospered quickly due to its advisable location in the mining transit path, becoming the most important commercial city, and standing out for its loyalty to the Spanish crown.During the republic, Arequipa was the place where concentrated most of the uprisings and social and political conflicts, what (later on time) would deserve its title of “Hero city of the free people of Arequipa”. Nowadays the city of Arequipa is one of the metropolis of higher economic, cultural and touristic importance inside the country.
Chivay is a town within the Province of Caylloma, in the Department of Arequipa. Because it is located on the western slopes of the Cordillera de los Andes, in the upper part of the Colca Canyon, Chivay is located at 3635 m.s. It is a village of Spanish foundation from the time of the Viceroy Toledo, which served as a reduction of the original peoples in order to subdue and indoctrinate them to the Christian faith.