We are currently trying to book a trek in Cusco and we have been given the date of 18th January 2010 for the trek which is a day earlier than we had planned for.
So now we are trying to get from Tacna on 14th Jan to Cusco by bus to arrive in Cusco on 15th, so we have 3 days to acclimatise to the altitude.
It looks like there is no direct bus from Tacna to Cusco & instead we have to get a bus from Tacna to Arequipa and a connecting bus on to Cusco. (We have planned to spend a few days in Arequipa but after the trek)
My questions are:
1)There is a bus (Cruz del sol) leaving at 1pm on 14th Jan from Arequipa. I understand that the journey can take 5-7 hrs. Is 7 hrs the maximium length of time it would take for the bus to get to Arequpia?
2) The connecting bus to Cusco leaves at 8.30pm on 14th, (same day) do you think we would make that bus?
I hope my questions are too confusing!
thanks for your help