Lima is away from Concepcion 181.4 mi (292 km) on the highway and it takes about 7 hours to go through it. The terrestrial transportation company Apocalipsis covers this route and sells bus tickets at s/ 30 and s/ 40. The buses of Apocalipsis leave from the terminals Tupac Amaru and Gerardo Unger in Lima Norte destination to the terminal Jr. Grau on the downtown. The climate in Concepcion is mild and warm, with an average temperature of 53.6 °F (12 °C), and there are usually moderate rains at the beginning and the end of the year.
Named the "city of kings" when it was founded in 1535 under the hispanic foundation, it was known as Limaq by the local natives, which means "chatty". Lima is famous for being the viceroyalty capital of Peru and one of the cities most important of South America in the spanish regime period; after its independance in 1821 the city became the republic's capital. Before this period, the Baroque and Neoclassical style took the power on the streets, impregnating those architectural styles in the main constructions. The capital counts a high variety of tourist attractions that combine history and modernity, as you can see on the Historical Center. Another strong point of Lima is the food, there are many restaurants from the 3 Peruvian regions where you can live a complete gastronomical experience, given that the population is multicultural and mostly migrant. Live Peru from one of its corners, and enjoy tasting the culture that Peru offers you!
Concepcion is the capital of the province with the same name and it's part of the Junin department. It's known as the "twice heroic city", since the city fought bravely the "Royal Army", which looked for extinguishing the air of freedom in the independence of Peru period and due to the Concepcion Combat, when the Peruvian troops stopped completely the advance of the Chilean troops. The most interesting tourist places that you can visit on the area are the Koto Koto ruins, which date from the 13th and 15th centuries before the inca's occupation, the Socta Paccha waterfall, with a descent of 80 meters and presence of tropical little vegetation; the Piedra Parada complex and the statue of the Virgen Inmaculada Concepcion, the second biggest image of the virgin in Peru, with 25 meters of height. Among the dishes of the region, we recommend the "picante de cuy" (based on guinea pig), a delicious "cebiche de trucha" (a trout seasonned just in lemon) or the "trucha frita" (fried trout); you have also the " sopa verde" (green soup), "mondongo" (insides) and the "chicharron de cerdo", pork rind. You can enjoy celebrations as the Festividad de la Virgen de la Candelaria, in February, which includes typical dances with flashy traditional costumes and the Fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepcion, where the image of the virgin goes through the streets of the city.