The route from Ica to Paracas is at a distance of 45 mi (72 km) and it takes about 1 hour of travel on the highway. The transportation companies Oltursa and Perú Bus cover this route Ica - Paracas, giving bus tickets from s/. 8 to s/. 40. The buses leave from the terminals of the avenues next to the Plaza de Armas of Ica, in the schedule from 8:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. In Paracas the terminals are placed in the vicinity of Av. Paracas, close to the hotel area of the city. The climate in Paracas is warm, similar to the Ica’s climate, with an average temperature of 68 °F (20 °C), but with strong winds, ideal for the practice of adventure sports as the windsurf. If you are also looking for return checkout, please ensure to check Paracas to Ica Bus.
Bus Companies from Ica to Paracas
The operators provide regulatory bus services from Ica to Paracas. The buses come with features like trustworthy, punctual and comfortable services at all times. The listed operators offer various types of bus transport services from Ica to Paracas. Some of the major bus operators between this route are:
The major boarding points in Ica are mentioned below. These bus-boarding locations can be selected depending on the traveller’s convenience. Please note that these pick-up points vary from one bus operator to another. The boarding points in Ica are as follows:
Dropping Points in Paracas
The bus stops/halts at a number of drop locations in Paracas. These dropping points usually vary from one operator to another. You can select your ideal drop point in Paracas at the time of ticket booking. Some of the dropping points in Paracas are:
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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.
In the current territory of Paracas, it flowered the ancestral civilisation of the culture known as Paracas, during the pre-Incan period. This culture was characterized by its textile art, very advanced for that period, due to its funerary rituals and the cranium trepanations, which were made to remove bad spirits. The Paracas culture is also known for deforming their heads until having them lengthened with a conical shape. The archaeological remains of this culture were found by the archaeologist Julio C. Tello in 1925. In 1820, six ships disembarked at its coast, and were part of the Ejército Libertador, from the Freedom Expedition of Peru, commanded by the General José de San Martín. The name Paracas means “sand rain” due to the strong winds that bring sand remains, typical of this territory (those winds reach speeds of 20 miles/32 kms per hour).