The distance from Desaguadero city to Chincha is 741 mi (1193 km) and the travel takes about 20 hours on the highway. The transport company Civa is responsible for the route Desaguadero - Chincha, with bus tickets that cost from s/.110 to s/.140. The buses leave at 11:30 a.m. from the terminal placed in a main road of Desaguadero city. Their destination is in the center of Chincha city. The climate in Chincha is considered semi warm, with an average temperature of 66°F (19°C) throughout the year.
Desaguadero is located at the Puno department. The city is on the border between Bolivia and Peru, at short distance to the Titicaca lake. It’s considered as a “two nations city” for having a Peruvian side and a Bolivian side, joined together by the Puente Internacional. In the area of Desaguadero you can appreciate the large diversity of flora and fauna of the high Andean plateau. Some species you can appreciate there are the “parihuanas” (Andean flamingo), the wild duck and falcons, besides other animals. You can also visit the Taraco Gulf, the Aguallamaya lagoon and the Khapia volcano. The weather in Desaguadero is in general cold and dry, with a rainy season from December to April. The temperatures are low, with minimum of 48 °F (9 °C) and maximum of 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.