From Lima to Saposoa there are 16 hours of travel, going across 544 mi (875 km). The terrestrial transportation company TSP covers the route selling bus tickets at s/ 130. The buses leave from the terminals of Lima Centro and Norte at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to get to the terminal of Jr. Amazonas, placed in the urban area of Saposoa. The climate in Saposoa is tropical, so the rains are very common and plentiful, the average temperature is 78.8 °F (26 °C) and it's recommended to take cotton clothes of pale colors to maintain cold and repellent of mosquitos.
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!
The district of Saposoa is part of the Huallaga province. In the past the area -where Saposoa is- was settled by diverse tribes, in the colonial period it was one of the places that was believed to harbor El Dorado and many authorities thought it was a place of special importance. In 1825 Simon Bolivar created this district and in 1866 the city was the capital of the province due to the growth it had. During your stay you can get to know natural attractions as Tela de Arana, a beautiful waterfall where the water spreads taking the shape of a spiderweb, the Almendra cave with rock shapes similar to the animals of the area and the relaxing thermal baths of Sacanche. The typical dishes to taste in the area are "tacacho con cecina, asado de picuro, juanes o pollo canga", with fried banana. The most important festival of the place is the patron saint Virgen del Carmen in July, where you can observe various typical dances of the region, stalls that offer typical dishes and religious events to worship Mamacha Carmen, as they call the Virgin. Saposoa is a destination of warm environment and the locals will make you feel home, a place with lots of attractions to get to know.