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Ica to Moquegua Bus
The route from Ica to Moquegua city makes a distance of 493 mi (794 km) and the travel takes about 13 hours on the highway. Oltursa and Excluciva are the main terrestrial transportation companies that cover this destination, offering bus tickets from s/. 120 to s/. 140. Buses leave from 8:05 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from the terminals located in the Ica centre. Their destination is the terminals of Moquegua's centre. The climate in Moquegua is hot and temperate, with an average temperature of 77 °F (25 °C) and lowest temperatures that can reach 52 °F (11 °C).
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In the Ica territory flowered 2 of the most important cultures that lived in this part of the continent. The Paracas culture (600 B. C. - 100 A.D.) and the Naza culture (100 A.D. - 800 A.D.) were the first civilizations of Ica, followed by the Chincha culture (800 A.D. - 1476 A.D.), but there are not many registers of the last one. With the expansion of the Incan Empire, the end of the Chincha culture would arrive, consolidating as new power of the territory of Ica until the arrival of the Spanish and the subsequent conquest. After the foundation by the Spanish, Ica would become a commercial region, characterized by its textile and winemaking industries, which saw its origin in 1540, when Nicolás de Ribera el Viejo produced the first eau-de-vie with the Ica raisins.
On the Early Horizon period of Peru, the region was controlled by the Pucara culture and on the Medium Horizon by the Tiahuanaco culture. In 1540 the Spanish arrived looking for new lands to settle and it was in 1541 that Moquegua was founded, at the same time than the Ilo harbor.Moquegua standed out in the fight to acquire the independence, reason why on January the 9th 1823 acquired the title of city. Moquegua was part of the independence of Arequipa and then part of the 7 provinces of the department, a position that the city conserved until the decade of 1830.