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Introduction

Tacna, Peru

Tacna, Peru

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Tacna is a city in the southern tip of Peru, near the border with Chile. The city has roughly 250,000 inhabitants.

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Sights and Activities

  • National Railway Museum of Peru

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Getting There

By Plane

Crnl. FAP Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa International Airport (TCQ) has flights to Lima and Cusco with LAN Peru. Peruvian Airlines flies to Lima only.

By Train

There is a train between Tacna and Arica, Chile. It takes around 1.5 hours and costs about US$5.

By Bus

Regular buses connect Tacna with Arica, Chile. There are numerous buses travelling north towards Lima and Arequipa and to other smaller cities and towns. Sometimes, you need to connect to other buses to reach your finale destinations, as not all buses travel directly to and from Tacna.

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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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