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WEATHER
The region has a semi-arid and temperate climate. The rainy season begins in January and ends in March.


SEMI-ARID AND TEMPERATE.
Maximum temperature: 22°C / 72°F
Minimum temperature 5°C / 41°F

HOW TO  GET THERE

BY AIR

Daily flights from Lima (1 hour), Cuzco (30 minutes) and Juliaca (30 minutes). Flights from Tacna (30 minutes). International flights from La Paz - Bolivia (Monday - Wednesday and Friday / 40 minutes).

BY LAND

Lima-Arequipa: 1,003 Km
on the Panamericana Sur highway (14 hours by car)

Distance from Arequipa City

Camaná (Camaná Province) : 173 Km / 3 hours
Aplao (Castilla Province) :  178 Km / 3 hours
Chivay  (Caylloma Province) : 151 Km / 3 hours and 30 minutes
Mollendo (Islay Province) : 126 Km / 2 hours and 15 minutes
Chuquibamba (Condesuyos Province)  : 234 Km / 5 hours
Caravelí (Caravelí Province) : 382 Km / 7 hours
Cotahuasi (La Unión Province) : 379 Km / 12 hours

Altitude
Lowest:  9 masl (Punta de Bombón)
Highest: 4,910 masl (Patapampa viewpoint)


How long to stay
A day will allow you to visit the City and its countryside. Three days are required to visit the valleys and canyons.
FROM AREQUIPA THE FOLLOWING SITES CAN BE VISITED

1 DAY

Arequipa City.
Arequipa Countryside 11 km / 4 hours
Mejía Lagoons National Sanctuary 146 Km / 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Mollendo 126 Km / 2 hours.
Camaná 173 Km / 3 hours.

2 DAYS

Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve 71 Km / 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Puerto Inca 395 Km / 9 hours.
Toro Muerto Petroglyphs 164 Km / 2 hours and 30 minutes.

3 DAYS

Colca Valley and Canyon 151 Km / 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Cotahuasi Valley and Canyon 379 Km / 12 hours.
Volcano Valley 350 Km / 9 hours.