Lima to Ilo Bus
The distance from Lima to Ilo is 680 mi (1094 km) and on the highway it takes about 19 hours. The transportation companies that cover this route are Oltursa, Excluciva and Tepsa, providing bus tickets Lima - Ilo at rates from s/. 69 to s/. 135. The buses leave from the terminals of North, South and Central Lima from 12:45 p.m. to 3:35 p.m., destination to the terminals placed in the vicinity of the Plaza de Armas of Ilo, all of it very central and with the necessary services for all the travellers. The climate in Ilo is considered desert, for being warm and dry, with sunny days that last most of the year and temperatures that average 64 °F (18 °C); the maximum temperatures are 71 °F (22 °C) and the minimum 59 °F (15 °C).
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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!
Ilo is a port city at the shores of the Pacific Ocean, located in the southern región of the country, in de Department of Moquegua. The city was founded by Spaniards in a territory previously occupied by pre-columbian cultures. The city gained importance as a fishing hamlet and strategic port to supply goods to the southern cities.
Ilo played an important role during the War of the Pacific, and became a staging area for the Chilean forces in their campaign through Tacna and Arica. During the XXth century due to migration from the Andean highlands, and is now a modern trading hub with attractive beaches for tourists during the summer.