The route from Nazca to Abancay is 289 mi (465 km) and it takes about 9 hours of travel on the highway. Oltursa and Tepsa are the main transportation companies that conver this tour, offering bus tickets from s/. 90 to s/. 140. The buses leave on a schedule between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. from the terminals located next to the Plaza de Armas of Nazca, with destination to the Terminal Terrestre of Abancay. The climate of Abancay is temperate, with moderate rain and the maximum temperature is 73 °F (23 °C) and the minimum 53 °F (12 °C).
The city of Nazca is located in a valley on the central South of Peru. It is one of the most cosmopolite region of Peru due to the flow of tourist and mining activity, the basis of its growing economical development. The temperature in Nazca is pleasant. It is almost sunny all year and that's why Nazca is known as the "city of the eternal summer". You can also visit the lines of Nazca, famous in the entire world. This lines represent animals and plants drawing that you will be able to see a 1.500 feet above the ground floor. The Cahuachi citadel is another archaeological center in the tourist and archaeological route that Nazca offers and it was a ceremonial set of the ancient Nazca's people. You may visit the Cantalloc acueducts, which were built by the Nazca culture for the optimization of the agricultural systems and that still are operating.
Tradition and History are waiting for you in Abancay, known as the "valley of the eternal spring", due to its temperate weather. It's located between the main routes and highways which connect different cities in the region: the highway of Caminos del Inca and Los Libertadores. During the last years Abancay has experienced a big economic growth and it's a major city with a high variety of resources for the development of the tourist activity inside and outside the city. The main tourist attractions for the lovers of nature, adventure and archeology are the national Sanctuary of Ampay, the natural reserve of flora and fauna placed in the South-Est of Peru, that is border between The Andes and the Amazon Basin; the archeological complex of Saywite, an old ceremonial center of the inca's period, where you can find the Saywite monolith; the thermal waters of Cconoc, next to the Saywite complex, are wonderful for the relief of many sicknesses and the visitors rest. Abancay is in addition a focus of the region's culture and ethnic wealthy, because they celebrate a carnival, one of the most important carnivals inside the country during the carnival period from February to March.