The distance from Cusco to Abancay is 120 mi (194 km) and the travel takes about 5 hours on the highway. Oltursa is the transport company that covers this route. The bus tickets cost from s/.30 to s/.40. The buses leave at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m. from the terminal Vía Evitamiento, in the centre of the urban area of Cusco. Their destination is the Terminal Terrestre of Abancay centre. The climate in Abancay is mild with temperatures from 73°F (23°C) to 51°F (11°C) and a period of rains from November to March.
The majestic city of Cusco, also known as the "imperial city", offer to the travellers the unique experience to get to know the legacy of the inca culture, ancient american civilization famous for its constructions, textile development and the architectural wonders, from where Machu Picchu stands out; it’s an antique inca citadel, where astronomical observations and religious ceremonies were made, besides events of high importance for the inca reign. Nowadays, Machu Picchu is the favourite destination for the well-known people, national tourists and foreigners, for the mysticism that harbors and the impressive natural landscapes, full of adventure rutes, the vast vegetation and culture. You can also find other tourist attractions that won’t let you indifferent, as the Sacsayhuamán fortress, the Qoricancha museum, the Cathedral, Ollantaytambo town, between many others.
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.