The Port of Matarani is located in the south of Peru in the coast of the Department of Arequipa. This is the port for in-transit cargo to and from Bolivia. A railway connects the port to the interior and to Puno on Lake Titicaca.
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Nuevo Sol (S/)
Language – Spanish and Quechua
Electricity –2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +51
Transport Links – The airport of Arequipa, “Rodriguez Ballón” (AQP), with comfortable installations, only attends domestic flights.
There are different schedules to Lima from Arequipa (flights about 55 minutes), you may also find flights from Juliaca – Puno, Cusco and Tacna.
There are also planes to make regional flights and overflight the Colca Valley and Colca Canyon.