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Nazca to Arequipa Bus
To travel from the sunny city of Nazca to the monumental Arequipa you can buy your bus tickets in Oltursa, Tepsa and Movil Bus which cover the route Nazca - Arequipa. The distance between the 2 main destinations of the country is 353 mi (569 km) and the route takes between 9 and 10 hours. The cost of bus tickets is s/. 80, the low-cost, and s/. 135 the most expensive. The buses leave from the terminals close to the Plaza de Armas of Nazca city, in the schedule from 3:15 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. When you arrive to the destination, the buses will leave you at the Terrapuerto Internacional de Arequipa, whose central location will let you access to the main roads of the “White City”, Even if the weather in Arequipa is semi arid and temperate, with sunshine and clear sky most of the year, we recommend to be prepared if you go on the rainy season from January to March.
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At the current territory of Nazca flowered on the 1st century A.D. the Nazca culture. The researches and exploration of places and remains left by this culture indicate that this would be a direct continuation of the Paracas culture. Unlike the Paracas, who developed until perfection the textile art, the Nazca were the masters of pottery, standing out also for the hydraulic engineering present in the aqueduct construction (which is still used nowadays) and the impressive geoglyphs, which are known as the Nazca Lines. Between 700 and 900 A.D. took place the decadence of the Nazca culture, due to natural reasons. In 1901, the German archaeolologist Max Uhle discovered the potter legacy of the Nazca, which dates from 200, 500 and 700 D.C. Subsequently, in 1939, the American Paul Kosok would discover, without plnanning it, the Nazca Lines, while he was overflying the desert where they are.
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.