The travel from Moquegua to Tacna takes about 3 hours, in a tour of 99 mi (160 km) on the highway. Oltursa is que terrestrial transportation company that covers this route, offering low cost bus tickets from s/. 10 to s/. 15. The buses leave from the terminal of Av. Manuel C. de La Torre, main road of Moquegua city. Their destination is Av. Hipólito Unanue, next to the Plaza Olaya in Tacna city. The weather in Tacna is dry, with a rainy season from June to August. The maximum temperature is 89 °F (32 °C) and the minimum is 50 °F (10 °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.
Tacna is an unusual place: deserts and fertile valleys live together in the territory, creating unique landscapes between the coast and the mountain range, next to the border with Chile. The warm weather of the mornings allows to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the thermal waters and lagoons. On the “paseo cívico” (civic walk, a main street) are located many tourist attractions as the Cathedral of Tacna. We recommend you to taste the typical dish “picante a la tacneña”. You can also enjoy the vineyards, that produce wines and piscos of high quality for the exportation.