Getting There

Arriving to Peru: first we recommend you to arrive to Lima or Cusco. Then you can get your connection to Arequipa by plane or bus. Lima’s international airport, Jorge Chavez, is the main hub for flights from North, Central and South America, and a few direct flights from Europe. Travelers from other continents normally change planes in the US or in a South American city gateway, such as Santiago (Chile). Lima is well connected to many South America cities, for example there are flights from Bogota (≈ USD 570), Caracas (≈ USD 829), Quito (≈ USD 492), Guayaquil(≈ USD 250), Santiago (≈ USD 350), Buenos Aires (≈ USD 500), Sao Paulo (≈ USD 735), Rio de Janeiro (≈ USD 720), La Paz (≈ USD 620).

Arriving to Arequipa by plane: The airport of Arequipa, “Rodriguez Ballon” (AQP), with comfortable installations, only attends domestic flights. There are 6 schedules (nonstop) from Lima to Arequipa (flights about 1h 25’). The prize of a ticket Lima-Arequipa is less than USD 90, with LAN carrier. There are also planes to make regional flights and overflight the Colca Valley and Colca Canyon.

Arriving to Arequipa by Bus: The city of Arequipa is connected with Lima by the South Pan-American Highway, which is in very good conditions. The trip Lima-Arequipa takes 14 hours and covers 1003 km (623 miles). We recommend Oltursa and Cruz del Sur (Cruzero service) companies. It is important to remember that we will ascend up to 2500 hundred meters.

Estimated Travel Times:

CityDistanceBy planeBy bus
Lima1003 km (623 miles)1h 25min14h
Cusco625 km (388 miles)50min10h
Puno281 km (174.6 miles)30min4h

Recommended Travel Agency

Turismo Tropical S.A.C.
Address: Bolivar 400 - B, Arequipa.
Telefax: (+51 54) 222480
Celular: (+51 54) 959-301-892/959-730-169/959-413-482
e-mail: turismotropical@yahoo.com
Manager: Edgar Rodriguez Silva

Climate

Arequipa is dry and sunny all year long. The city of Arequipa has a semi-arid and temperate climate with a maximum temperature of 21.7C (71F) and a minimum of 6.9C (44.4F). The rainy season starts in January and ends in March. In April - May, the average temperature is 15.7C (59F), the minimum is 10.4C (50F), and the maximum is 21.5C (70F) .

Check the current weather conditions in Arequipa.

Workshop Venue and Hotel

HOTEL LIBERTADOR - CIUDAD BLANCA ()
Address: Plaza Bolivar s/n, Selva Alegre Arequipa, Peru
Tel: +51-54-215110
Fax: +51-54-241933
URL: http://www.libertador.com.pe/arequipa.php


The Hotel Libertador is a famous and elegant hotel in Arequipa. Surrounded by trees, ample gardens and with an excellent view to the three volcanoes that seem to protect the city, the hotel has been designed to meet all our guests’ needs. We have negotiated special conference rates for AMW 2009 attendees. It consists in USD 129.00 for an Standard Room (2 beds).

Arrival Instructions:

Upon arriving at the airport, you have to take a taxi to travel to the conference venue:

  • 01 to 03 passengers: USD 8 x passenger
  • 04 to 05 passengers: USD 7 x passenger
  • More than 6 passengers: USD 5 x passenger

Other Accommodation Options

The following is a list of alternate hotels, ordered by increasing distance to the workshop venue. Please consult this map to locate yourself.

  • HOTEL EL CABILDO ()
    Address: Manuel Ugarteche 411, Selva Alegre
    Tel: +51-54-204060
    Rates: Standard Double Room, USD 105 (Approx.)
    http://www.cabildohotel.com/cabildo_hotel.htm
    Distance to venue: less than 100m
  • CASA ANDINA CLASSIC ()
    Address: Jerusalen 603, downtown
    Tel: ++51-54-202070
    Rates: Standard Double Room, USD 64 (Approx.)
    http://www.casa-andina.com/hoteles_peru/arequipa_hotel-2-2-2.php
    Distance to venue: approx. 3 blocks
  • HOTEL SONESTA POSADA DEL INCA ()
    Address: Portal de Flores 116, downtown
    Tel: +51-54-215530
    Rates: Standard Double Room, USD 95 (Approx.)
    http://www.sonesta.com/Arequipa/
    Distance to venue: approx. 10 blocks
  • CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION ()
    Address: Ugarte 403, downtown
    Tel: +51-54-226907
    Rates: Standard Double Room, USD 199 (Approx.)
    http://www.casa-andina.com/hoteles_peru/arequipa_hotel-2-2-17.phtml
    Distance to venue: approx. 10 blocks
  • HOTEL POSADA DEL PUENTE ()
    Address: Bolognesi avenue 101 (Intersection with Puente Grau street), Yanahuara
    Tel: +51-54-253132
    Rates: Standard Double Room, USD 122 (Approx.)
    http://www.posadadelpuente.com/
    Distance to venue: approx. 10 blocks
  • HOTEL CORREGIDOR ()
    Address: San Pedro 139, Downtown
    Tel: +51-54-227563
    Rates: Standard Double Room, USD 52 (Approx.)
    http://www.hotelcorregidor.net/
    Distance to venue: approx. 10 blocks
  • HOTEL LA MAISON D’ELISE ()
    Address: Bolognesi avenue 104, Yanahuara
    Tel: +51-54-253343
    Rates: Standard Double Room, USD 70 (Approx.)
    http://www.aqplink.com/hotel/maison/
    Distance to venue: approx. 11 blocks
  • HOTEL ANDENES ()
    Address: Leon Velarde 107, Yanahuara
    Tel: +51-54-258997
    Rates: Standard Double Room, USD 50 (Approx.)
    http://www.andeneshotel.net/
    Distance to venue: approx. 20 blocks
  • HOSTEL LATINO ()
    Address: Carlos Llosa 135, Downtown
    Tel: +51-54-244770
    Rates: Standard Double Room, USD 30 (Approx.)
    Distance to venue: approx. 20 blocks

Useful Addresses and Contact Information

  • Airport Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon
    Av. Aviacion s/n, Zamacola, Cerro Colorado.
    Tel: +51 54 443464 / +51 54 443458.
  • Ground Transportation
    • Terrapuerto. Av. Arturo Ibanez s/n, Jacobo D. Hunter.
      Tel: +51 54 348810.
    • Terminal Terrestre. Av. Andres Avelino Caceres with Arturo Ibanez s/n, Jacobo D. Hunter.
      Tel: +51 54 427798.
  • Local Police: National Police of Peru 9th Region.
    Avenida Emmel 106, Yanahuara.
    Telephone: +51 54 254020.
  • Postal Office
    Calle Moral 118, Cercado.
    Telephone: +51 54 215247 / +51 54 215245.

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