The distance from Ica to Chalhuanca is 302 mi (486 km) and the travel takes approximately 8 hours. Tepsa, terrestrial transportation company, sells bus tickets for this route at s/ 90 and s/ 115. The buses leave at 10:15 p.m. from the terminal located in the urban area of Ica direction to the central area of Chalhuanca. The weather in Chalhuanca is warm and mild, the average temperature is 57.2 °F (14 °C) and there are rains, so it's better to be ready with warm clothes and an umbrella, that will be your best friends during the trip.
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.
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.