The route from Arequipa to Tacna is at a distance of 229 mi (369 km) that take to go across by bus approximately 5 hours. The bus company that cover the route is Oltursa, providing bus tickets at s/ 29 and s/ 45, depending on the choice of service by the passenger. The buses leave at 6:30 a.m. from the Terrapuerto Internacional of Arequipa direction to the terminal of Tacna. The weather in Tacna is dry and the annual average temperature is 65,4 °F (18,6 °C). The city registers a rainy season from June to August. If you are also looking for return checkout, please ensure to check Tacna to Arequipa Bus.
Bus Companies from Arequipa to Tacna
The operators provide regulatory bus services from Arequipa to Tacna. The buses come with features like trustworthy, punctual and comfortable services at all times. The listed operators offer various types of bus transport services from Arequipa to Tacna. Some of the major bus operators between this route are:
The major boarding points in Arequipa are mentioned below. These bus-boarding locations can be selected depending on the traveller’s convenience. Please note that these pick-up points vary from one bus operator to another. The boarding points in Arequipa are as follows:
Dropping Points in Tacna
The bus stops/halts at a number of drop locations in Tacna. These dropping points usually vary from one operator to another. You can select your ideal drop point in Tacna at the time of ticket booking. Some of the dropping points in Tacna are:
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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.
The first Hispanic settlements in Tacna date from 1572. In the pre-Columbian period, the territory was inhabited by different indigenous communities as the uros, lupacas and camanchacos, until the arrival of the inca Túpac Yupanqui, who conquered Tacna, adding the territory to the Incan Empire. During the colonial period there were indigenous uprisings that would cause the reduction of the population by the Spanish soldiers hands. After the independence in 1821, Tacna would be recognized as the “heroic city” for the role of the city and the locals in the achievement of the Peru’s independence. Inside the history, rich of historical events, Tacna passed from being a Peruvian city to taking part of the Chilean territory, as direct result of the Pacific War (war between Peru and Chile); at this war, part of Tacna had to be given. However, in 1929 Tacna joins again Peru, after more than 50 years being in possession of Chile. In Tacna took place the most important events of the 20th century as the “Tacnazo”, coup d’état where the military government of the president Juan Velasco Alvarado was overthrown.