The route from Chincha to Abancay city is 458 mi (737 km) and the travel on the highway takes about 14 hours. Civa is the main transport company that covers this itinerary, with bus tickets from s/.80 to s/.140. The buses leave from the terminal of Panamericana Sur, placed in the center of Chincha city, at 4:15 p.m. and 8:25 p.m. The destination of the buses is the Terminal Terrestre of the centre of Abancay city. The climate of Abancay is temperate with moderate rains, with a temperature from 73°F (23°C) to 53°F (12°C).
Chincha, crib of the Afro-peruvian culture in our country, gives a wide variety of local attractions, as the Festival Verano Negro, in February, where the colours, luxury and gallantry drawn in beautiful poetry invade the streets of the city center, going with a unique and traditional flavor of the Chincha's music. The city of the "cajón peruano" (an instrument that consists of a wooden box and you play with your hands) offers a gastronomic variety, being its typical dish "la sopa seca", made of noodles, spices and hen; it comes with the famous "carapulcra", that will leave a unique experience in our palate. If you are a devoted person, the Melchorita Sanctuary is waiting for you, known for her help to sick and humble people. The old people tell that, after her death, people came to her residence and, when they prayed and showed their faith, miracles were given to them, and it took the attention of lots of people, that's why actually it's a holiness and devotion center. You will learn how the grapes are transformed in good wine, visiting wineries and vineyard, spread the long of the town; Chincha is a wonderful alternative if you wish to taste a tasty mature wine or our native Peruvian Pisco.
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.