Peru Hop: Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

We needed to get back to Lima for our flights home next week, so instead of taking a regular local bus, or even an expensive flight home we tried South America’s first hop-on, hop-off bus that goes between several cities, called Peru Hop. The company began four months ago, and is still figuring out some of the kinks, especially relying on Peruvians to be punctual/organized, which is sometimes not the case (if you’ve been here you’ll know what I mean). Our group became very close and we even got to sit down to a delicious dinner with the owner of the company so that he could apologize for our bus’ DVD player being broken. I highly recommend traveling from Cusco to Lima, or the other way around, using Peru Hop as your means of transportation.

Our first stop was in Arequipa where we drove outside of the city to view Condors and the Colca Canyon; as well as, some quaint hot springs near the mountainside. Back in the city we had a meal with our new friends, and explored around a bit to see the main squares. For mor information on Peru Hop go to their website here or search them on Facebook.

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