The route from Lima to Tocache city is at a distance of 421 mi (678 km) and the travel takes about 17 hours. Tepsa is the transportation company that covers this route, giving bus tickets from s/. 100 (depending on the seasons and special offers. Buses leave from the terminals of Central and North Lima areas on the schedule from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., destination to the central area of Tocache. This city has a tropical and humid weather, with rains most of the year and an average temperature of 77 °F (25 °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!
Tocache is a city of the San Martín region and it’s the capital of the province with the same name, at the High Jungle. Tocache is wealthy in natural tourist attractions owing to its location and subtropical humid climate, favorable to the formation of rivers and streams. At about 45 minutes from the city is located the Atusparia waterfall, placed in the middle of the amazonian vegetation. Another amazing waterfall is Tiesto at an altitude of 80 meters; you have the option of being soaked in its refreshing water. If you go on across the way of the natural beauty of Tocache you will arrive to the eco lagoon of Huayranga, where the visitors can camp and admire the different bird kinds that live there. If you want to visit archaeological sites, we recommend you to go to the Montecristo petroglyphs, stones sculpted by the Chachapoyas ancestors, located in Shunté district. The festivals that you can’t miss in Tocache are the Festival del Plátano, la Expo Cacao and the Fiesta Patronal de San Juan Bautista. The main dishes you can taste in Tocache are the following: “juane”, “juane de yuca”, “pescado a la hoja” and the “cecina”, with the typical drinks of the jungle, “chicha de maíz” and “licor de cacao”.