What is the altitude of Arequipa?

2,335 m

Is Arequipa Peru safe?

For the most part, Arequipa is a very safe city. However, there have been cases where tourists have been scammed or robbed after hailing a taxi from the street, particularly late at night or early morning.

Is Arequipa in the Atacama Desert?

Solar radiation in Arequipa ranges from 850 to 950 W/m 2 (watts per square meter), one of the highest levels of radiation in South America and the highest recorded in Peru. Arequipa’s proximity to the Atacama Desert and pollution contribute to the higher levels of radiation.

Who is most at risk for altitude sickness?

Ascending to heights greater than 2,500 m can trigger a range of symptoms including headache and vomiting. Men are at greater risk of altitude sickness than women, for reasons unknown.

What is considered rude in Peru?

Peruvians will stand much closer than you will probably like when in conversation. But it will be considered rude if you start backing away. And there is a fair amount of touching between men and men, men and women, and women and women while conversing. This includes hand on shoulders, hand on arms, and hand on hands.

Is Arequipa close to Machu Picchu?

The distance between Arequipa and Machu Picchu is 376 km. The road distance is 707.7 km. How do I travel from Arequipa to Machu Picchu without a car? The best way to get from Arequipa to Machu Picchu without a car is to bus which takes 15h 16m and costs $90 – $130.

How do you prepare your body for high altitude?

Here are some things you can do to prevent yourself from getting altitude sickness.

  1. Climb slowly. Your body needs about two to three days of slowly going higher in order to adjust to the changes.
  2. Eat carbs.
  3. Avoid alcohol.
  4. Drink water.
  5. Take it easy.
  6. Sleep lower.
  7. Medication.
  8. Symptoms of altitude sickness.