The travel from Lima to Tarma, the “Pearl of the Andes”, takes about 7 hours on the highway. The transportation company Movil Tours cover this route, going through the aproximate distance of 154 mi (248 km). The bus tickets for the route Lima - Tarma cost s/. 40 -the low-cost service- to s/. 60 -the most comfortable service-.The buses leave from the terminal of Lima Center at 9:30 p.m., destination to the Terminal Terrestre Municipal de Tarma, located between the avenues Vienrich and Jr. Arequipa, in the outskirts of the urban area. The climate in Tarma is temperate and very nice, with temperatures from 53 °F (12 °C) to 73 °F (23 °C). The journeys in Tarma are mostly sunny, but winter can be very cold (temperatures can drop to 39 °F (4 °C). We recommend you to travel to Tarma from March to June, because of the nice weather. From December to March is the rainy season; if you go during that season, bring a raincoat and an umbrella to enjoy the natural charm of the rain in Tarma.
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!
Tarma is a beautiful and spring-like valley in the center of Peru, Known as "the Pearl of the Andes", due to the wonderful landscapes and geographical location. It's also famous as "the Valley of Flowers" because of its flower growing and the large cultivation, where you can find the most beautiful flowers of the region. Inside the city the houses and main buildings preserve an architectural colonial and republican style, that is mixed with the modern constructions that proliferate as expression of the economic development of Tarma. The tourist places that you can not miss on your visit to Tarma are the Cathedral Santa Ana and the Sanctuary of Señor de Muruhuay. If you are looking for outdoors adventures, you can practice trekking on the way to the Huagapo cavern, which is 2000 meters deep and it's considered one of the most deep of America. Tarma is also a land of traditions and religious fervor. During Easter, the visitor will appreciate the impressive carpets made of flowers from the Tarma landscapes, where images of the Andean world are drawn. These carpets are put throughout the streets and main avenues for the step of the procession in honour of the village faith. At any moment you can enjoy the charm of the Tarma's gastronomy, making a tour of the restaurants, where you will find the most typical dishes: patasca and chupe verde (soups prepared with herbs and ingredients of the region).