The distance from Lima to La Merced is 192 mi (310 km) travelling about 8 hours on the highway. The transportation company that cover this route is Turismo Raraz, which provides bus tickets for the route Lima - La Merced at rates from s/. 40 to s/. 85. The buses leave from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. from the terminals of North and Central Lima, destination to the terminals of Av. Carlos Peschiera, close to the Plaza de Armas of La Merced and the Malecón Río Chanchamayo. The climate in La Merced is tropical, with a dry season in June and a rainy season in February. The temperatures oscillate from 70 °F (21 °C) to 75 °F (24 °C).
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!
La Merced is a city with large vegetation, considered as the coffee-growing capital of Peru and for being coffee producer of high quality. It's the capital of Chanchamayo district and the entrance door for the Peruvian jungle. If you go for long and pleasant trekkings through the jungle you will see impressive waterfalls and adventures waiting for you every step, going through rivers, climbing rocks and living together with exotic animal species. At 3 km from La Merced you will discover the suspension bridge more ancient of the city: the Quimiri bridge. Another tourist attraction that will leave you open-mouthed is the lush vegetation that surrounds the waterfall Sanchirio Palomar; if you appreciate the darkest and enigmatic deepness of the natural caves, the Caverna La Olada will receive you with impressive stalactites and stalagmites that will be the visual delight of the enthusiastic speleologist.