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Chala to Arequipa Bus

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Travel by Bus from Chala to Arequipa

The road journey from Chala to Arequipa 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 Chala and Arequipa reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.


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About Chala

Chala is a district located in the Department of Arequipa. It is one of the most important ports in the country, also due to the proximity of the Panamericana Sur Highway. There is a high level of commercialization of gold, due to the artisanal mining of this metal in the high gorges of the Caravelí Province.

About Arequipa

The name Arequipa comes from the Quechua word “ari-que-pay”, which 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”. Known as the "White City", Arequipa is one of the metropolis of higher economic, cultural, and tourist importance inside the country.

Arequipa weather

Arequipa has a temperate climate, which can reach a temperature of 22 ° C. Summer is usually quite comfortable with cloudy wheater. Several tourists agree that the best time of the year to travel to Arequipa is between the months of April and December, since in these months the temperature raises and sun shines the most.


Hotels in Arequipa

Arequipa has a very strong hotel system that functions all year long. The wide variety between 5-star hotels and hostels for backpackers makes Arequipa a place where you can find all something for all tastes and possibilities.

▶ La Hostería

- 405 Bolivar Street, downtown, Arequipa

- Prices: From S/ 229.00 

- Services: It has double and triple rooms. Bar. Spa. Fitness center. 24-hour reception. Wifi. Includes breakfast.

▶ Casona Solar Hotel

- 116 Consuelo Street, Arequipa. 

- Prices: From S/ 160.00 

- Services: It has simple, double, triple, and family rooms. Wifi. Room service. Bar. Heating. Includes breakfast.

▶ Hotel La Cuesta Cayma

- 208 Cayma avenue, Arequipa 

- Prices: From S/ 132.00 

- Services: It has simple and double rooms, junior suite, presidential suite, and family rooms. Wifi. Minibar. Yard. City view rooms. Hydromassage bathtub. Includes breakfast.

▶ Bon Repos Arequipa

- 113 Maria Nieves and Bustamante Street, Arequipa 

- Prices: From S/ 34.00 

- Services: It has simple, double, and triple rooms. Free parking. Wifi. Room service. Includes breakfast.

▶ World Backpackers (Backpacker)

- 214 O HIGGINS passageway, Arequipa 

- Price: From S/ 57.00 

- Services: It has simple rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and shared-bathroom rooms. Non-smoker áreas. Free Wifi. 24 reception. Includes breakfast.


Restaurants in Arequipa

Arequipa's cuisine stands out for its typical dishes such as Chupe de Camarones, Solterito and Rocoto Relleno. Around the plaza and on the pedestrian street, you can find a wide variety of places to taste these and other flavors of the city.


▶ El Fuego de San Antonio

- 402 Jerusalen Street, Arequipa

- Prices: From S/ 20.00 


▶ Zig Zag

- 210 Zela Street, Arequipa 

- Prices: From S/ 40.00 


▶ Chicha by Gastón Acurio

- 210 Santa Catalina Street, across Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa 

- Prices: From S/ 38.00 


▶ La Nueva Palomino picantería Arequipeña.

- 122 Leoncio Prado Street, Arequipa 

- Prices: From S/ 25.00 


▶ Hatunpa

- 207-208 Ugarte Street, Peruvian – German Cultural Institute, Arequipa 

- Prices: From S/ 18.00



The most touristic places in Arequipa

▶ Misti volcano: The Misti volcano is one of the most amazing places to visit in Arequipa. Standing at more than 5.800 meters, you can see it from every point in the city, but we recommend touring (trekking) and explore this majestic volcano.

▶ Arequipa's Plaza Major: Located in the heart of Arequipa, this is the most important and biggest plaza in the city. Here you will find amazing architectural places like the Cathedral, the Town Hall, and Nuestra Señora de la Merced Church.

▶ Santa Catalina Monastery: Located near the ancient part of the city, it is a little citadel isolated by 4 meters tall walls, that separated the women who lived there from the rest of the city.

▶ Goyoneche Palace: Built above old ruins by Bernandino de Avila in 1558. Severely damaged by an earthquake in 1782, Juan de Goyoneche decided to buy the property and restore it as a home for his family.


Important dates in Arequipa

▶ February 26th - Arequipa's Carnival: Carnivals are Peru's biggest events, visited by many tourists, including Arequipa. This 6-day festivity characterizes by colorful characters and water games, and parades filled with music and dances. 

▶ March 24th - Holy Week: One of the most important religious events. Many believers gather in mass to commemorate the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  

▶ May1st - Virgen de Chapi: It is a very popular religious celebration in Arequipa. In fact, it has been a tradition for the last 3 centuries, since her statue was found on the mountains. To this day, people gather in a procession to the Polabaya district, where is located her church.

▶ August 7th - Spanish establishment anniversary in Arequipa: Celebration that lasts 8 days, celebrating the establishment of the city by Spanish. These days are filled with happiness, pageants, and parades. The most popular one is the Forge Iron contest."


How to move around Arequipa

There are 2 options to move around the city of Arequipa, tourists can opt for public buses, commonly regulated by the municipality or taxi, managed by citizens who provides the service.

▶ Public bus: It is the most popular transportation within the city, as well as being the lowest priced. The rate does not usually rise from S / 3 per person. Public buses has different stops where they pick up passengers, so the trip can be a little slow.

▶ Taxi: This is the fastest way of transportation within the city. Taxis goes straight to the desired destination. You can take one on the streets, calling a company or through an app. The price depends on the destination.


How to reach Arequipa

The distance between Chala and Arequipa is 394.2 km. The trip takes 8 hours approximately. 


Gastronomy in Arequipa

Some of Arequipa's typical dishes are:

- Chupe de camarones.

- Rocoto relleno.

- Ocopa. 

- Adobo arequipeño.

- Solterito.

- Pebre.


Things to buy in Arequipa

If you want to take home something from Arequipa, we recommend:

- Queso helado.

- Alfajores Santa Catalina.

- Nacimiento Loncco. 

- Caylloma textiles.


Arequipa facts

Arequipa is located in the south of Peru. The department of Arequipa has 8 provinces: Arequipa, Camaná, Caravelí, Caylloma, Condesuyos, Islay and La Unión, and represents almost 5% of the national territory. Its rugged geography is the product of volcanic activity, an important factor since it is crossed from north to south by the Andean Mountain Range. The average temperature is 14ºC, while on its coast, the climate varies more, which can reach temperatures of 29 ° C, so we recommend that you bring both a good coat and bathing clothes to enjoy every corner of Arequipa.


Bus operators of the route Chala to Arequipa

On redBus you will find bus operators of the route Mollendo to Arequipa.


In conclusion

Arequipa is a beautiful city, with incredible landscapes and truly amazing views. The volcano at the foot of the city, can be seen from every corner, and its stunning plaza, welcoming people, and exquisite dishes make Arequipa a city to visit alone, with friends or with family.


Looking for cheap tickets from Chala to Arequipa?

Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Arequipa, do not worry! at redBus you can find the best prices from the most important bus companies in Peru, just check the list of companies and schedules that appear in the results and get the best rates with the best low-cost prices so that your trip is not only comfortable and enjoyable but also economical. so do not hesitate and buy your ticket at redBus.


How to get cheap bus tickets from Chala to Arequipa?

Do you want to travel to Arequipa from Chala 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.


Tips for finding cheap tickets on the Chala to Arequipa

The low seasons are in the months of March, April and September. Mornings departures are usually cheaper.


FAQs

How can I buy my bus ticket online in Perú?

A: You can purchase a ticket for the bus of your choice to any destination in Perú by logging in to the official redBus site which is redbus.pe. This website is easy to use and you can buy your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

How do I buy a bus ticket from Chala from Arequipa?

A: You can visit one of the terminals in Chala and visit the counter of the bus company of your choice, wait your turn in the attention queue, select the seat you want and buy your ticket. But if you prefer to avoid all that, you can simply enter redbus.pe and buy your bus ticket online in just 5 minutes and with the comfort of your home or office.

Should I print my bus ticket before boarding?

A: Yes, you must print it out before boarding, remember that all passengers will have to print their bus ticket that was sent to their email in PDF format and then be exchanged for a physical ticket at the counter of the bus company with which you are going to make the trip.

Can I reschedule my trip after buying my ticket?

A: Yes, you can, but this feature is limited to only a few bus companies in Perú. Please contact the bus company of your choice if you need to make any changes.

How can I pay for my bus fare on the redBus Web site?

A: At redBus we have several payment methods that we offer our customers. The most common for most of them are credit cards but you can check all of them on the home page of the site redbus.pe

Are there special offers or discounts in redbus for the route of Chala to Arequipa?

A: In order to make your trip cheaper, redBus offers different discounts, which you can find out here: https://www.redbus.pe/info/OfferTerms

What is the distance between Chala and Arequipa?

A: The distance between Chala and Arequipa is 394.2 km.

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

A: The trip to Arequipa from Chala takes about 8 hours.

How many departures are there from Chala to Arequipa?

A: You will find many departures at different times on redBus.

Which bus companies offer the route Chala to Arequipa?

A: You will find many departures with different bus operators on redBus.

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

A: The number of departures changes every season.

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

A: The departure point is the Chala bus station, located at 669 Javier Luna Pizarro avenue.


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