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Travel Guide South America Peru Juliaca

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Introduction

Juliaca is a city in the south of Peru, about an hour from Puno and located at around 3,825 metres above sea level.

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Getting There

By Plane

Inca Manco Cápac International Airport (IATA: JUL, ICAO: SPJL) is near Juliaca and also functions as the main gateway to Puno. It has regular daily flights to Lima with LAN Peru, Star Peru and TACA Peru. Except for the latter one, they fly to Cusco as well, and LAN flies to Arequipa. It is possible to arrange flights in Puno at the different airline companies. It is also possible to arrange taxis and share taxis to the airport from Puno at any of the travel agency's in town for a reasonable cost.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Hotel Don Carlos Juliaca9 de Diciembre 114,Plaza BolognesiHotel-
Suites Don Carlos JuliacaJr. Manuel Prado 335,Urb. La Rinconada,Juliaca,San PunoHOTEL-

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Check the Serpost website, the national postal service (a private company), for more information about prices and options regarding the sending of postcards, letters and parcels. The post service is relatively efficient and post offices can be found in most cities and (larger) towns. Post offices generally are open from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Saturday and some are open on Sundays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Postcards are available from street vendors and shops at any touristy area, and stamps are generally available as well, though sometimes only at the post office itself. It takes at least 10 days to send a postcard to North America and prices start at S/5.5. To Europe it is S/7.8 and it takes even a bit longer, around 2 weeks. For little extra money, you can choose 'expresso' services. For large parcels and quantities, you can use both Serpost or a company like DHL which is faster and offers the same prices, though it is still relatively expensive. UPS for some reason is much more expensive in Peru!

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