The distance from Lima to Huancavelica is 265 mi (426 km), travelling on the highway during 12 hours aproximately. The transportation company which cover this route Lima - Huancavelica is Megabus, with bus tickets from s/. 50 to s/. 70, depending on the comfort of the bus service. The bus leaves from the terminal of Av. Luna Pizarro, located in Lima Center, at 7:00 p.m., destination to the terminal of Av. Celestino Manchego, close to the Plaza de Armas of Huancavelica. During your stay you will notice that the climate in Huancavelica is varied, given that it can be temperate, warm or cold, with maximum temperatures of 61 °F (16 °C) and minimum of 35 °F (2 °C). The dry season in Huancavelica goes from May to October and the rainy season from November to April. Take your preventive measures to enjoy your tour in Huancavelica without added difficulty.
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!
Huancavelica is located in a rough territory that goes through the Andes mountain range, rich in cultural legacy left by the inca people and the other cultures that dominated the region, between them the Spanish during the colonial period; we can still appreciate the Spanish presence in the constructions that preserve part of the colonial architecture glory. On the 20th century, Huancavelica faced a huge social crisis that involved the vicinity departments; this crisis was increased for the natural desasters that battered the territory. During the 80s, Huancavelica was affected by the terrorism, fact that brought a big part of the population to migrate to the coastal cities. Nowadays Huancavelica is still recovering of the past problems, showing its tourist potential with numerous attractions: colonial places, archaeological sites and Andean nature. There are some places you can not miss in Huancavelica: the archaeological sites of Mosoqcancha, Antaccoch, Astobamba and the petroglyphs of Inka Wayqo (whose antiquity comes from 7000 b.C.).