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The travel from San Ignacio to Jaén city takes about 10 hours, and you go through 79 mi (127 km) on the highway. The terrestrial transportation company Civa covers this route on its itinerary, offering bus tickets at s/. 31. The bus leaves at 6:45 p.m. from a main road, in the center of San Ignacio. Its destination is the Terminal Terrestre de Jaén, next to the Plaza de Armas. The weather of Jaén is warm, with maximum temperatures of 86 °F (30 °C) and minimum of 68 °F (20 °C).
San Ignacio is known as “the Coffee land”, because coffee production is the main activity of the local farmers and also the city is famous for the bees honey and the density of the woods. It’s located at the department of Cajamarca, at the northern extreme of Peru, next to the border with Ecuador. At 8 mi (13 km) from the city you can find the Pinturas Rupestres de Faical (cave paintings) which it is believed date from 5.000 years ago. During this route you will appreciate the hunt scenes on the rock painted by the ancient residents of the area. Another touristic place you can visit is the Arrebiatadas lagoon, where the visitors go looking for mystic and therapeutic experiences. The Santuario Nacional Tabaconas Namballe is a natural site perfect for eco-tourism, because there are dense woods of mist and a rich flora and fauna, characteristic of the region. If you look for participating of a festival of San Ignacio we recommend you to visit the city at the end of September, for the festival of Santo Patrono San Ignacio.
Jaén is one of the warmest cities of the country, with a hot weather of frequent rains throughout the year. Jaén is perfect for the ecotourism practice for its location; there you can find beautiful landscapes plenty of flora and fauna. The main tourist attractions inside the city are the Cathedral and the Museum Hermógenes Mejía Solf. Outside the city there are the thermal waters of Almendral, a precinct of healing and rest for the visitors. The Botanical Garden is another place you must visit if you want to know more about the different plants variety of the region.