The distance from Abancay to Nazca is 286 mi (460 km) and it takes about 8 hours by land, The bus services Oltursa, Excluciva, Tepsa and Civa cover this route Abancay - Nazca. The bus ticket rate is from s/. 95 to s/. 120, depending on the service type and the comfort that you look for. The buses leave from various terminals inside the same area of Abancay. The arrival to Nazca will be to the terminals in the outskirts of the Plaza de Armas of the city. The climate in Nazca is dry most of the year, with sunny days that can reach 86 °F (30 °C). We recommend you to be prepared for the adventure and hot of Nazca.
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.
The city of Nazca is located in a valley on the central South of Peru. It is one of the most cosmopolite region of Peru due to the flow of tourist and mining activity, the basis of its growing economical development. The temperature in Nazca is pleasant. It is almost sunny all year and that's why Nazca is known as the "city of the eternal summer". You can also visit the lines of Nazca, famous in the entire world. This lines represent animals and plants drawing that you will be able to see a 1.500 feet above the ground floor. The Cahuachi citadel is another archaeological center in the tourist and archaeological route that Nazca offers and it was a ceremonial set of the ancient Nazca's people. You may visit the Cantalloc acueducts, which were built by the Nazca culture for the optimization of the agricultural systems and that still are operating.