The route from Moquegua to Ica is at a distance of 539 mi (868 km) and the travel takes about 13 hours by land. The transportation services Oltursa and Tepsa cover this route, with bus tickets Moquegua - Ica from s/ .100 to s/. 140. Buses leave from the terminals of the central area of Moquegua, at 6:00 p.m., destination to the terminals next to the Plaza de Armas of Ica. The weather in Ica is warm and desert, with temperatures that average 71 °F (22 °C).
Moquegua is a city located on the western side of the Andes range (at 1410 m above the sea level) at the Peruviansouth-east, inside the valley of the Moquegua river. The first impression you can have upon arrival to this city of hispanic and colonial legacy is to be in a place captured in time, where you will not only rest and relax in its calm environment, but also you will see the peaceful Andean lifestyle. When you visit Moquegua you will be enchanted by the beautiful and artistic finishes of the colonial balconies that are in some colonial constructions, built between the 17th and 19th centuries. This experience is part of the route through the monumental area that has lots of architectural attractions, not to be missed for the explorers of the colonial history.
Adventure is waiting for you on the desserts of Ica, where the visitors can enjoy the practice of sandboard and the rides in tubular cars on the surroundings of an incredible oasis, on the outskirts of the city. The Huacachina pond is the name of the oasis, and is considered for many as one of the main tourist attractions of Ica, which is a principal wine-making center of the country, because there are numerous countrysides where you can find the most exquisite wine and pisco, both of very high quality and renown at the national and international level.