Cuzco to Ica in One Day?
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Mar 16, 2013 7:03 AM Last Post By: xinloi
Mar 16, 2013 4:22 AM
Cuzco to Ica in One Day?I have booked our trek and we will be finishing on Tuesday 6.8.13 and will stay that night back in Cuzco. Could anyone please help me with 2 options. The following day Wednesday I could leave in the afternoon, overnight in Lima and then bus onto Ica the next day, or a time-saving option would be flying out of Cuzco in the morning and then in the afternoon taking the bus from Lima to Ica.
My question is - would it be too risky
1) to book onward travel the morning (Wednesday) after the trek finishes (apparently we catch an afternoon/evening train back to Cuzco on Tuesday)? and would it be too risky
2) to fly in the morning and bus in the afternoon on Wednesday because I have heard often there are delays in the morning flights (in which case would I be better with an afternoon flight and overnight in Lima before heading to Ica on Thursday..
Also Is Star Peru OK? or should I go TACA
Thanks for your help and advice
Mar 16, 2013 6:38 AM
1The fastest way would be to fly LCPeru, Cusco - Pisco which is one hour from Ica.
Check out http://lcperu.pe/
Flights leave Cusco at 1:55 PM and arrive in Pisco at 3:05 PM, costing 204 USD
Star Peru would cost you 120 USD, their last Lima bound flight leaves Cusco at 1:45 PM, arriving in Lima at 3:15 PM.
From the airport you would have to catch a taxi to the Soyuz terminal in La Victoria and board a Nazca bound bus which takes between 4 & 5 hours to reach Ica so don't expect to be there before 9 - 10 PM. IMHO it's better to arrive in a big city like Ica during daytime.
Mar 16, 2013 6:43 AM
2Are you aware that buses between Cuzco and Lima pass through Ica? Would it not be better to try to arrange a drop-off from the bus in Ica?
Star Peru is good and definitely cheaper than TACA on that route.
Delay of flight from Cuzco to Lima does not have to be a particular concern because you can travel with Soyuz-PeruBus from Lima to Ica day and night. They have a bus going about every 10 minutes, somewhat less frequent during the night.
Mar 16, 2013 7:03 AM
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