Lima to Cuzco

Old Sep 30th, 2013, 03:59 PM
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Lima to Cuzco

I am going to arrange trip from Lima to Cuzco but would not prefer to go by flight. I want to take bus but there is one problem , It is 21 hours journey and i don't want to be on bus for 21 hours.
If anyone help me that it is possible to break this journey into twice means stay somewhere overnight and then continue my journey.

Any suggestion would be high appreciated. ?
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Old Sep 30th, 2013, 04:17 PM
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We did this trip a few months ago and it is a bit of a PITA, both literally and figuratively! Having done loads of long bus trips I guess I have just learned to live with it.

We are currently in Arequipa, a lovely city which I would highly recommend. You could get a bus to here about 15 hours, spend a day or two exploring the city and then get am other bus to Cusco, about 10 hours as I recall. The scenery on the section for Arequipa to Cusco is wonderful.

Another alternative is maybe via Ica/ Nazca/ Paracas but I haven't been that way yet.

A lot depends on how much time you are spending in the country.

Whichever route you choose do go for Cama/VIP\ suite seats not much extra and well worth it,
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 04:44 PM
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If it makes a difference I found the airlines very professional, the flights inexpensive and the process intuitive.
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Old Oct 12th, 2013, 03:32 PM
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The advantage of going via Arequipa with a stopover there is that you will get acclimatised to altitude more gradually - it's quite a strain to the system, flying straight into Cuzco.
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Old Oct 28th, 2013, 05:37 PM
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Take the bus from Lima to Paracas and thereafter to Arequipa. From Arequipa take the tour/bus through the colca cnyon to Puno (Lake Titicaca) and from there to Cusco.
Another Option ist to take the bus from Lima Tom Ayacuco and spend 2 or 3 day's there, before you satrt finally to Cusco.
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Old Oct 29th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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There is a bus from Nazca Cusco also.

Harry61 is spamming and apparently is not knowledgeable about the trip from Ayacucho to Cusco by bus.

Not an easy trip and may take you longer to complete that the 21 hours from Lima. Also not a good idea in wet season.
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Old Oct 30th, 2013, 04:34 PM
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It is true. And the bus from Nazca to Cusco goes via Ayacucho.

Regarding "also no good idea in wet season". All bus trips crossing the Andes then not should be done right now.

Apparently mlgb is not knowledgeable about this as well as other trips.

I myself traveled same route 2 weeks ago and without any Problem.

And by the way Harry61 is not spamming and living in Peru.
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Old Oct 30th, 2013, 11:01 PM
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The most direct buses go via Abancay, not Ayacucho.

Honestly if you're going to try to use Fodors to advertise your travel agency, you might want to get some better information sources.

Of course you can take any kind of roundabout route over unpaved roads you want. Maybe not the best advice to potential clients looking to save time, though.
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