Hostal el Tumi de Oro

San Agustin 311A, Arequipa, Peru | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa


A travel blog entry by danandloulou


After 42 hours in various modes of transport we finally arrived at 8.30 in the morning at our first destination in Peru. Arequipa is Peru's second largest city (although much smaller than the capital Lima which has 10 times the population) and is surrounded by three enormous volcanoes that tower over the bustling streets. The first hostel we …


A travel blog entry by nonlinear

We arrived in Arequipa after an overnight 14 hour bus ride through absolute desert. We drove right through the body of the lizard Nazca line, but unfortunately it was dark out and we could not see the lines. I thought that the north coast of Peru was a desert, but I was mistake. The north is practically water world compared with the south coastal …

Ups and downs

A travel blog entry by hdh


We took a taxi through the Chilean-Peruvian border. The Peruvians are so unconcerned about who enters their country that you give your passport to the taxi driver and he sorts out immigration. He then drives to you Tacna, sorts out your money exchange and arranges your onward bus trip to Arequipa. All this for the same taxi fare we paid to drive up …

Zig Zag

A travel blog entry by kirstinf


... in the monastery but these days there are only 17 who have retreated to one section of the monastery with the rest of the complex open to the public. Today the nuns still receive their mass in a part of the church that is entirely separated from the public but also the priest. I visited yet another facility that didn't permit photography- the Museo Santuarios Andinas that houses frozen Inca mummies found in 1995. 'Juanita, the Ice Princess’ named by the media, is the ...

Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Trujillo & Mancora

A travel blog entry by franmullineux


... have discovered mummies there within the last ten years. One of them, believed to be of a female leader, has been excavated and is maintained in a museum built on the site especially. She was discovered together with all of her jewellery and other offerings made to the gods, which is unusual in this area where there seems to be a lot of looting of the huacas in the centuries since they were built. That evening I took another overnight bus to Mancora. Mancora is not ...

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This hostel, located on San Agustin 311A, Arequipa, is near The Cathedral of Arequipa, La Compañia and cloisters, San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monestery, and Casa del Moral.
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