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How To Get From Arequipa To Paracas (Arequipa to Ica) By Bus – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Arequipa to Paracas. The distance from Arequipa to Paracas is 783 kilometers.

The travel time from Arequipa to Paracas is around 13 hours by car. Click here to book online Paracas activities and day trips

The cheapest way from Arequipa to Paracas is by bus for $25 USD that you can book online. The travel time by bus from Arequipa to Paracas is around 15 hours since you have to get to Ica first.

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WHERE TO STAY IN PARACAS

The accommodation prices can take you around $20 USD if you stay in a cheap room. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $30-50 USD and for more than $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Huacachina.

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VISITING PERU IN COVID TIME?

Make sure you register and download Health Declaration. You will have to register your personal information, countries that you have been before visiting Peru and etc. They will ask before boarding the plane and before getting your stamp at Lima International Airport.

Arequipa to Ica

Bus From Arequipa to Paracas (Cheapest Way)

The cheapest way from Arequipa to Paracas is by bus. There is no direct bus from Arequipa to Paracas. You will have to ride a bus from Arequipa to Ica and later you will get a bus from Ica to Paracas.

There are a few bus companies Civa and Cruz del Sur going from Arequipa to Ica. Most of the departures are at night time which is perfect to save one-night accommodation since the bus takes around 12 hours travel time from Arequipa to Ica.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM AREQUIPA TO ICA

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The bus schedule from Arequipa to Ica is running only from 5 pm and getting at 6 pm. Civa Buses are going from Arequipa to Ica at night time. You can book online bus from Arequipa to Ica!

The bus fare from Arequipa to Ica with Civa Buses starts at $20 USD. The travel time from Arequipa to Ica is 13 hours and you will have to get a bus from Ica to Paracas.

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Other Bus Companies Schedule From Arequipa to Ica

There are other bus companies going from Arequipa Ica apart from Civa Bus. Cruz del Sur bus schedule is leaving from Arequipa to Isca starting from 1 pm, 2 30 pm, 3 30 pm, 6 30 pm 7 30 pm and 8 15 pm.

The bus fare from Arequipa to Ica is starting at $30 USD and the bus travel time will be around 13 hours. You can check Cruz del Sur schedule and prices!

Bus Schedule From Ica to Paracas

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The bus schedule from Ica to Paracas is running a few times per day from Ica Bus Terminal. The bus travel time from Ica to Paracas is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

The bus fare from Ica to Paracas is starting from 10 Soles which is $3 USD depending on the bus company. You can buy the tickets at the bus.

The bus from ica to Paracas will stop at Cruce with Pisco Road and the bus driver will point at you where to get a shared taxi from Cruce Pisco to Paracas.

Once in the Cruce with Pisco Road and going to Paracas you will have to get a shared taxi which is 6 Soles per person which is $1.5 USD. The travel time by share taxi to Paracas is around 20 minutes and they will drive you to the backpackers area near the port.

The total travel time from Arequipa to Paracas will be around 14-15 hours depending on the transfer waiting time. The total bus fare from Arequipa to Paracas is $23 USD.

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Taxi From Ica To Paracas

If you prefer more comfort you can go from Ica to Paracas by taxi. The travel time by taxi from Ica to Paracas is around 1 hour.

The taxi fare from Ica to Paracas is around $25 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It can be a great idea a shared taxi from Ica to Paracas if you want to save time.

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WHERE TO STAY IN PARACAS

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The accommodation prices can take you around $20 USD if you stay in a cheap room. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $30-50 USD and for more than $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Paracas.

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WHAT TO DO IN ICA AND HUACACHINA

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The best things to do in Huacachina is enjoying the oasis which is a magical place. At sunset is the best time to go thru the desert by buggy to enjoy the sunset. While waiting for the sunset you will enjoy the buggy rides thru the dunes and the sandboarding.

SANDBOARDINGIN HUACACHINA

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Sanboarding is the coolest attraction in Huacachina. When going thru the desert by buggy they will bring the sand boards. You can do sandboarding at least three times. It’s fun and our little one Han with 9 years old he liked it so much. It’s easy and the guides will help you and tell you how to do it.

BUGGY IN HUACACHINA

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My favorite part of the tour was the buggy ride in Huacachina. The driver will go up and down thru the dunes and it’s so incredible the experience with people screaming in the car haha! Not dangerous since the drives are amazing and doing every day this buggy experience.

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SUNSET AT HUACACHINA

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The sunsets at Huacachina are so magical. The colors are amazing and you will be able to stop in the point of view before and during the sunset to take nice pictures of the desert if you are interested in taking pictures. If not just walk around and enjoy the beautiful views.

HUACACHINA OASIS

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The Oasis in Huacachina is so peaceful for relaxing. You can even rent a boat to go around. Or just go for a beer and enjoy food in a restaurant with views to the Oasis. There are places where you can sunbathe and relax while reading.

PISCO TOUR IN ICA AND HUACACHINA

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We did a Pisco Tour in a very beautiful Hacienda. The Pisco is the national drink in Peru and it’s a must to learn about this as we did with the coffee in Colombia. The tour is interesting and they will tell you the kind of grapes that they use for Pisco and how they ferment step by step.

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The Pisco Tour includes Pisco tasting and you can see how are the differences when the Pisco is mixed with fruits and different flavors and Pisco on its own was my favorite own.

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Apart from learning about the Pisco there are activities like riding horses in the Hacienda. You can also stay overnight and enjoy swimming in the pool. There is also a restaurant if you want to have lunch with views to the horses.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN PERU

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A total of $5-6 USD can be your daily food budget travel in Paracas. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $2-5 USD. You can get snacks like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy a combination of ceviche and lomo saltado with a drink for only $3 USD.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN HUACACHINA

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You can go to Huacachina any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Peru because is the sunniest and also the peak season. October to November is the months ideal for those working with a budget because it is considered the low season in the country.

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ATMS AND CASH IN HUACACHINA

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The official currency of Peru is called Peruvian Sol (PEN). And $1 USD=3.75 PEN. ATMs and exchange office are available all throughout Ica but just a few in Huacachina.

It’s advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transactions tend to be higher for foreign cars. Banco de la Nacion is the only bank that isn’t charging commissions for foreigner cards in Peru.

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Bank Fees For Foreigner Cards In Peru

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Most of the banks in Peru will charge fees for foreigner cards in Peru. We only found Banco de la Nacion that wasn’t charging any fee.

Check the list below with the exact fees for foreigner cards in Peru and how much money are you allowed to withdraw in Peru with every bank.

BankAmount Allowed And Fees
Banco De La Nacion400 PEN Withdraw And No Fees
Interbank400 PEN Withdraw And 19 PEN Fees
BCP700 PEN Withdraw And 27 PEN Fees
BBVA400 PEN Withdraw And 25 PEN Fees
ScotiaBank400 PEN Withdraw And 20 PEN Fees

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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