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Puno to Ica and the Coast

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Puno to Ica and the Coast

I am trying to plan our trip and am looking into going from Puno to Ica, but I cannot find information on if there is a direct route via bus. Is there a bus that goes between these two cities? Or do you have to go through Arequipa and then switch.

We would leave Puno on February 28 and have to be back on the night of March 1 in order to make our flight home on the 2nd. Is there enough time to do this?

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1. Re: Puno to Ica and the Coast


You do the Gringo Trail via Arequipa Nasca Ica then to Lima

More time would be good but you can do it in the time you have

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2. Re: Puno to Ica and the Coast

Any bus from Puno to Lima will go through Ica, so it's easy to get direct tickets. I assume you mean you have to be back in Lima on the 1st? Puno to Ica will be about 16 hours, and Ica to Lima is six hours, so you could spend the morning in Ica. A better bet might be continuing to Pisco and taking a tour of the Ballestas Islands, if you can get a bus that will get you there in time for the tours.

Edited: 11 February 2010, 21:31
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3. Re: Puno to Ica and the Coast

You could also fly www.lan.com from Juliaca to Lima and then bus down to Paracas and Ica for a day or so.

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