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Night bus Arequipa to Nazca

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Night bus Arequipa to Nazca


I've seen the mixed reports on the Arequipa/Nazca bus trip, but it just seems to make sense considering our time schedule and planned itinerary:




Lake Titicaca




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My question is really about the safety and reliability of the night buses from Arequipa to Nasca. I've read about bus hijakings and the like. Is this a dangerous route? Or would it reallly be worth it to return to Lima just to day trip out again?



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1. Re: Night bus Arequipa to Nazca

It definitely makes sense. You shouldn't worry about safety, it's not a unsafe journey as a lot of tourist take this nightbus. There is the very occasional robbery but is is very uncommon.

Take a tourist bus if you want a night's rest, buses are quite comfortable with reclining chairs.I paid 50 soles in october with CIAL but can also recommend Ormeno.

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2. Re: Night bus Arequipa to Nazca

You should have no problem with the night buses as many trips are done at night time.

The police is taking precautions on the roberies, as these normally occur on the less known bus lines.

You can also try Oltursa or Cruz del Sur

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I appreciate your help!


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4. Re: Night bus Arequipa to Nazca

just make sure you get a cama or semi cama bus so you have a comfortable journey

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I'm planning a Peru trip and the itinerary is exactly the same as yours. Could you please share more details about your trip such as the flight schedules and bus schedules? Those are really difficult to find. My email address is misshsh@yahoo.com Thanks


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