You can start researching travel information before you even leave home by going online to PromPeru, the website of the Commission for the Promotion of Peru. This site offers all kinds of information, including practice tips regarding travel to Peru in general, and more specifics on the country’s different areas. Just click on Arequipa to get tons of useful information.

Another website to check before packing your bags is the Peruvian Embassy, which has info on visas, passports, destination guides, hotels, flights, and area-specific suggestions. Also, the official website of PeruRail has route and service information, as well as destination guides and helpful trip planners specific to Arequipa.

Upon arriving in Arequipa , stop at the tourist information booth at the Aeropuerto Rodriguez Ballon. The booth is staffed weekdays from 9am until 4pm . It’s also worth a visit to the tourist office on the Plaza de Armas, across from the cathedral at Protal de la Municipalidad 112. That booth is open daily from 8am until 6pm . And don’t overlook the tourist police as a resource. Located on Jerusalen 315 at the corner of Ugarte, you can pick up free maps and get answers to any questions you might have.