The travel from Cusco to Chalhuanca is at a distance of 194.5 mi (313 km) which take about 6 hours to go across. The terrestrial transportation company Tepsa covers this route providing bus tickets at s/ 30. The buses leave at 5:00 p.m. from the Terminal Terrestre of Cusco, direction to the terminal of Chalhuanca located in the downtown of the city. Chalhuanca has a warm and temperate climate, with an average temperature of 57.2 °F (14 °C), and presents a medium level of rains that become obvious the first trimester of the year; we recommend to pack warm clothes and a coat.
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.
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.