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Lima to Cusco Bus
The distance from Lima to Cusco is 694 mi (1117 km). You can go through them in 17-22 hours of travel on the highway. The terrestrial transportation companies that cover this itinerary are Oltursa, Excluciva, Tepsa, Movil Tours, Wari Palomino, Civa and Expreso Los Chankas; they suggest different prices on their bus tickets Lima - Cusco, which oscillate from s/.90 to s/.185. Buses leave from the terminals that are in the North, Centre and South of Lima. The timetable for the buses goes from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In Cusco city the terminals are located in the Terrapuerto of the city, next to the Vía Evitamiento, main road of the urban area. The weather in Cusco is sunny and dry from April to October and rainy from November to March. Think about those considerations in case you need a raincoat. During the day, temperature can reach 68°F (20°C) and at night drop to 55°F (13°C), or even less than that.
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"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!
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.