The route from Abancay to Chalhuanca is at a distance of 74.5 mi (120 km), and you go through in approximately 2 hours. The terrestrial transportation company Tepsa provides this route with bus tickets at s/ 165. The buses leave from the Terminal Terrestre located close to the Hospital Regional in Abancay destination to the terminal located in the downtown of Chalhuanca. The weather in Chalhuanca is warm and mild with an average temperature of 56.3 °F (13.5 °C). There are rains throughout the year, although the rainy season is from January to March. We recommend to take warm clothes and an umbrella.
Tradition and History are waiting for you in Abancay, known as the "valley of the eternal spring", due to its temperate weather. It's located between the main routes and highways which connect different cities in the region: the highway of Caminos del Inca and Los Libertadores. During the last years Abancay has experienced a big economic growth and it's a major city with a high variety of resources for the development of the tourist activity inside and outside the city. The main tourist attractions for the lovers of nature, adventure and archeology are the national Sanctuary of Ampay, the natural reserve of flora and fauna placed in the South-Est of Peru, that is border between The Andes and the Amazon Basin; the archeological complex of Saywite, an old ceremonial center of the inca's period, where you can find the Saywite monolith; the thermal waters of Cconoc, next to the Saywite complex, are wonderful for the relief of many sicknesses and the visitors rest. Abancay is in addition a focus of the region's culture and ethnic wealthy, because they celebrate a carnival, one of the most important carnivals inside the country during the carnival period from February to March.
Chalhuanca is a city located between magnificent mountains, and is at the shore of the river with the same name, in the central South of Peru. Mining and agriculture are the main economical activities of the city, that also stands out for the culture and experiential attractions. Boating is the main adventure sport that can be practice in Chalhuanca. You may also visit the thermal waters of Pincahuacho, that are supposed to have healing properties for many illnesses. In August the festival of Señor de las Ánimas is celebrated, and it's considered one of the greatest religious festivals of the region, where you will feel the culture and traditional food of Chalhuanca.