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Getting to Arequipa and Hotel Details

We cannot wait to see everyone!  If you need anything at all, we can be reached at the following numbers:

Millie: 51-987-420-475
Drew:  51-987-420-483

 

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Flight Information

You should book your flights to land in Lima at Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM).  From there, you will need to connect to Arequipa’s Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (AQP) on one of the national carriers.  We recommend Lan Peru, a member of the One World Alliance.

When booking your flights, you should make sure to check itineraries all the way to Arequipa and ones to Lima to determine cost effectiveness.  If you decide to buy a ticket to Lima and a separate ticket from Lima to Arequipa, then you can purchase your Lima-Arequipa ticket at www.lan.com and save between 20-50% on that leg of your trip.  Just make sure to select the Peru site (note, this version is in Spanish) and buy a Flexible or Full Flexible fare.  Do not buy the Base or Base Plus fares, as they are only meant for Peruvian residents!  Instructions on navigating the Peru portal can be found here.

 

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Hotel Information

We have a reserved a block of rooms at the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel.  You can make your reservation by calling the dedicated travel agent, Gisella Bragagnini at + (51 1) 213 9729 between 8:30am and 6:30pm and mention the Navarrete-Carter wedding so that you can get the discounted rate.  If you prefer, you can also book using the web site below.

Rooms have a maximum two-person occupancy and the rate includes a 10% service charge as well as a buffet breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant.

Upon check-in, make sure to present your passport and your stamped Peru Immigration Entry card so that you can be exonerated from the 18% IGV (Impuesto General de Venta, aka VAT).

Casa Andina Private Collection

Calle Ugarte 403

Arequipa

Telephone: +51 1 213 9739

Website: http://www.casa-andina.com/casa-andina-private-collection-arequipa/?lang=en

S/. 420 – approximately $162 depending on the exchange rate for a double room.

 

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Public Transportation

In Lima

If you are spending some days in Lima before or after the wedding, we recommend that you only use licensed taxis when transferring to and from the airport.  For international arrivals, you will be able to find the taxi kiosk as soon as you exit the customs area.  Licensed cab drivers will be wearing a green badge and the taxi kiosk will be located inside the terminal to your right as you come out of customs.

For national arrivals coming into Lima airport, the taxi kiosk will be straight ahead as you exit the baggage claim area.

In Arequipa

Airport taxis can be booked in the baggage claim area.

We strongly suggest that you take taxis to get around the various cities you plan to visit rather than venture into local buses.  In Lima, a taxi ride will be about S/. 10.00 (ten nuevos soles).  In Arequipa, average taxi rides are S/. 5.00.  For every city that you stay in, we strongly encourage you to have your hotel call a taxi for you.

Always make sure that you carry a taxi number in the city you are traveling in.  For Arequipa, we suggest you use Taxitel (locally dial: 45.2020, international dial: +51.54.45.2020).  For your safety, we strongly suggest that you only flag down taxis that have the Taxitel logo (image below) on top for security and safety reasons.  Otherwise, have your hotel arrange a taxi for you.

 

taxitel

 

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Currency Information

  • Currency: Nuevo Sol (S/.)
  • Exchange rate:
  • 1 USD = 2.77 Nuevos Soles
  • 1 British Pound = 4.54 Nuevos Soles