The distance from Moquegua to Lima on the highway is 726 mi (1169 km) and the travel takes about 18 hours in one of the following transportation services: Oltursa and Tepsa. The cost of the bus tickets is from s/. 100 to s/. 140, depending on the comfort that you look for. The buses leave at 6:00 p.m. from the terminals located in the urban area of the central area in Moquegua. The arrival time can be different to the terminals of North and Central Lima, depending on the service chosen. In Lima the climate is changeable, doe to the desert and sub-tropical climates, but sometines it turns humid. The presence of rains is nearly inexistant, but sometimes there are light rains or drizzles. In order to enjoy more the experience of visiting Lima, we recommend you to bring light clothes and also warm clothes, to avoid eventualities.
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.
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!