The travel from Desaguadero city to Ica is 675 mi (1086 km) and the route by land can take about 21 hours. The transport company Civa covers the route Desaguadero - Ica, offering bus tickets for s/.110 to s/.140. The buses leave from a terminal of the main avenue of Desaguadero at 11:30 a.m. Their destination is the terminal of Av. Lambayeque, in the centre of Ica city. The weather in Ica is warm and desert, with hot days and temperatures that can reach 97°F (36°C) in the summer.
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).
Adventure is waiting for you on the desserts of Ica, where the visitors can enjoy the practice of sandboard and the rides in tubular cars on the surroundings of an incredible oasis, on the outskirts of the city. The Huacachina pond is the name of the oasis, and is considered for many as one of the main tourist attractions of Ica, which is a principal wine-making center of the country, because there are numerous countrysides where you can find the most exquisite wine and pisco, both of very high quality and renown at the national and international level.