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Cusco to Lima Bus
The distance from Cusco to Lima is 687 mi (1106 km) if you travel on the highway, in an estimated time of 21 hours. The terrestrial transport companies that cover this route are Oltursa, Excluciva, Tepsa and Civa, offering tickets by bus Cusco - Lima for prices that swing from s/.76 to s/.174. The buses leave from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from the terminals of Vía Evitamiento and the adjoining areas of Cusco city, destination in the terminals that are positioned in North and Centre Lima, depending on the transport company and the time of your trip. The weather in Lima is very different from the cold and semi dry climate of Cusco city, because it combines climates subtropical, wet and desert, whose temperature reaches 84°F (29°C) on the warmest days of summer and can descend to 55°F (13°C) in winter. The general temperature average is 66°F (19°C).
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Cusco or Cuzco (both graphical symbols are acceptable according to the RAE, Real Academy of the Spanish language) is the main destination that you can get to know on your trips through Peru. Learn more about it in this section.The legend tells that Cusco was founded by 2 ancestral patriarchs, who, due to the design of the deity Sun, emerged from the Titicaca lake with the mission of putting in order the Andean men’s life. They would be the beginning of the vast Incan Empire, which as time goes by would reach its maximum glory consolidating as a powerful State. In 1911 the American explorer Hiram Bingham would refind the incan citadel to the world’s eyes with the discovery of Machu Picchu. From that day the growth of Cusco has been exponential, turning to be one of the most visited worldwide tourist destinations and favourite place for national and foreign tourists to “discover” the beauty of the Machu Picchu citadel on its travel to Cusco.
"The City of Kings", as Lima is known, was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro and became the center of Spanish power in Peru, during the colonial period.The urban planning of Lima is one of the colonial models in South America. Lima is known for its social, economical and cultural growth and stands out as the cultural center of Latin America; besides that, Lima is the home of San Marcos National University, the most ancient from America, founded in 1551.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!