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Arequipa to Desaguadero Bus Service

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Guardianes Del Cosmos 12:30 20:30 20 hrs 15 mins

Arequipa to Desaguadero Bus

The route from Arequipa to Desaguadero is at a distance of 273 mi (439 km) and it takes about 10 hours of travel by land. The transportation company Civa covers this route, providing bus tickets at s/. 30. Buses leave at 9:00 p.m. from the Terminal Terrestre of Arequipa, destination the terminal of Desaguadero city. The weather of Desaguadero is temperate, with an average temperature of 48 °F (9 °C).



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    Buses from Desaguadero to Arequipa

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    About Arequipa

    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.

    About Desaguadero

    The territory of Desaguadero was inhabited from the pre-Incan period by several indigenous communities and little tribes which were the origin of the Lupaca kingdom. This kingdom consisted of inhabitants of the aymara ethnic group, who for a long time controlled the high Andean plateau lands until being conquered by the powerful Incan culture, at this time under the leadership of the inca Mayta Cápac. During his control, the inca ordered to build a bridge made of “totora” (large reed). This bridge was known as Chacamarka. “Chaca” means “place where the river crosses” and “marka” means “town”. The complete interpretation is “place where you cross the river to get to the town”. With the Spanish arrival the few things that remained of the Lupaca kingdom’s splendour disappeared due to the constant sacking and destruction. Nevertheless, the aymara were for a while under a special consideration, owing to their indomitable and rebel character. The residents of the city gave up the name of Chacamarka to accept the name of Desaguadero, since it’s the place where the Titicaca waters flow (“desaguar” means drain). The district was created during the Independence period, but it was in 1954 that it was established legally. The waters of the river separate the Peruvian side from the Bolivian side. The Peruvian side is located inside the Chucuito province and the bolivian side at the province of Ingavi.


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    How do I book a bus from Arequipa to Desaguadero?

    You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit and book your seat within 5 minutes.

    Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

    There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in , passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

    Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

    Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Peru. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

    How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

    There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed when you click the “FPX (Peru Online Bank Transfer).

    Are there special offers or discounts in redBus for the route of Arequipa to Desaguadero?

    In order to make your trip cheaper, redBus offers different discounts, which you can find out here:

    What is the distance between Arequipa and Desaguadero?

    The distance between the cities is 516 km approximately.

    How long does it take to go from Arequipa to Desaguadero?

    The trip takes 9 hours.

    How many departures are there from Arequipa to Desaguadero?

    On redBus, you will find many departures at different times

    Which bus companies offer the route Arequipa to Desaguadero?

    You can travel through the following companies: Wari Palomino, Civa, and Excluciva.

    Which bus companies have the most departures for the Arequipa to Desaguadero?

    On redBus, you will find many departures at different times, with different bus operators.

    From which bus terminals can I travel from Arequipa to Desaguadero?

    The departure point is the Arequipa Bus Station.

    If my DNI has expired, can I travel?

    Yes, you can travel with your DNI or passport even if it has expired.

    What documents are required for underage people to travel?

    For children, it is necessary to also present a notarial authorization, signed by the parents allowing the trip, with their IDs attached to the document. In case of the decease of any of the parents, or if the child is only recognized by one of them, the consent of the surviving parent will be enough.

    Can I buy open-date tickets in redBus?

    Unfortunately, no. However, you can reschedule the travel date by contacting the bus operator. This feature is limited to just a few companies.

    Do bus operators offer lunch on the route from Arequipa to Desaguadero?

    As a prevention measure against COVID-19, bus operators do NOT hand lunch to the passengers during the trip, so we recommend you to eat before boarding.

    Desaguadero Weather

    In Desaguadero, the summers are short, cool, and overcast; the winters are short, cold, and mostly clear; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -1°C to 18°C and is rarely below -3°C or above 22°C.

    Hotels in Desaguadero

    In Desaguadero you can find hotels and hostels with all the amenities necessary for tourists that want to stay closet o the Titicaca lake, to enjoy all the activities that this magical place has to offer. Every hotel has the capacity to host entire families and group of friends that want to créate memorable moments in Puno.

    Restaurants & Bars in Desaguadero

    In Desaguadero you will delight some of the Andean mountain range´s typical dishes, that are part of the day to day of Puno´s people. There are restaurants for all tastes and economic possibilities.

    The most tourist places in Desaguadero

    ● Titicaca lake: If you are visiting Desaguadero, Titicaca lake is the main attraction. Visit the floating islands and enjoy the traditions of a community that lives in harmony with nature. Or if you love outdoor adventure, you can kayak through the highest navigable lake in the world.

    Important dates in Desaguadero

    ● February 2nd to 11th - Virgen de la Candelaria Festival: Known as Peru's biggest religious festival. It is celebrated with many activities, filled with dances, music, and unique colors from many Quechua, Aimara, and Half-blooded traditions from the region.

    ● May 3rd - Alasita's festival: Religious festivity that commemorates the finding of the wood log that Jesus Christ was crucified. The main activity is the annual mass, followed by a procession around the city. During the procession, believers take "Alasitas" with them to be blessed by the Sacred Cross. This "Alasitas" represents everyone's desires, hoping these little handcrafts will become real someday.

    ● June 24th - Inti Raymi: It was the most important religious festival from the Inca empire. It celebrates the winter solstice, which marks the beginning of the harvest season. It is a festival filled with colors and joy that surprises every tourist that attends this event.

    How to reach Desaguadero?

    Desaguadero by bus: You can travel to Desaguadero from Arequipa by land. The trip takes 9 hours approximately.

    How to move around Desaguadero?

    To move around Puno without issues, you can choose between these options:

    Minibus: This is the most economical option. The price range is from S/2.00 to S/6.00, depending on the distance.

    Taxi: If you are with friends or family, this might be as economical as the minibus. The price range goes from S/6.00 to S/.15.00, depending on the distance.

    Walk: If it is a short distance, ¡Walking is the best option! You can enjoy the fresh air of the Peruvian high plateau.

    Gastronomy in Desaguadero

    Some of Puno’s main dishes are:

    - El Chairo.

    - Pesque de Quinua.

    - Sancochado.

    - Chicharrón de alpaca.

    - Chupe de Quinua.

    - Sopa de Papaliza.

    Things to buy in Desaguadero

    Some of the souvenirs you can get in Desaguadero are:

    - Handmade crafts.

    - Coffee.

    - Textiles from Uros Island.

    - Totora-made baskets.

    - Alasitas dolls.

    Desaguadero Facts

    Desaguadero, district that belongs to the province of Chucuito in Puno, is located on the frontier with Bolivia, bordering with the altiplanic country by the south, and with the Zepita and Kelluyo districts with the north and west respectively. It has a population of 31 000 people approximately, and a territorial extensión of 177 000 km2.

    Bus operators of the route Arequipa to Desaguadero

    ● Civa

    ● Excluciva

    ● Wari Palomino

    In Conclusion:

    Desaguadero is a nice town to connect to nature, and with a community which traditions last in time.

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    How to get cheap bus tickets from Arequipa to Desaguadero?

    Do you want to travel to Desaguadero from Arequipa but it's out of your budget? Don't worry about it. At redBus we have many offers and discounts that you can take advantage of for your vacations, business trips or to visit your family.

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Arequipa to Desaguadero route

    To ease the impact of COVID-19, every passenger should:

    • Not forget the Declaracion Jurada! Without this document, you won't be able to access the bus. You can download it through these links:

    For passengers

    For passengers over 65

    For passengers under 14

    • Always wear your mask. Also, carry a spare one in case of emergency, and hand sanitizer.
    • Take only the necessary luggage.

    You will find more information here.

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