The travel from the border district of Desaguadero to the city of Arequipa takes about 26 hours by land and is at a distance of 320 mi (516 km). The transportation company Civa covers this route Desaguadero - Arequipa. The bus tickets cost between s/. 25 and s/. 140, depending on the type of service. The first bus leaves from the terminal placed in Panamericana Sur of Desaguadero at 10:00 a.m. and the last one leaves at 12:30 p.m. The buses will arrive to the Terminal Terrestre of Arequipa located in the central area of the city. The climate of Arequipa is dry and temperate, with a nice temperature that averages a maximum of 77 °F (25 °C). If you are also looking for return checkout, please ensure to check Arequipa to Desaguadero Bus.
Bus Companies from Desaguadero to Arequipa
The operators provide regulatory bus services from Desaguadero to Arequipa. 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 Desaguadero to Arequipa. Some of the major bus operators between this route are:
The major boarding points in Desaguadero 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 Desaguadero are as follows:
Dropping Points in Arequipa
The bus stops/halts at a number of drop locations in Arequipa. These dropping points usually vary from one operator to another. You can select your ideal drop point in Arequipa at the time of ticket booking. Some of the dropping points in Arequipa are:
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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.
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.