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Marcona to Ica Bus

Traveling from Marcona to Ica will take you approximately 3 hours 26 minutes. The distance between these cities is 226.8 km. Once you arrive in Ica, you will be able to enjoy its natural wonders and its warm climate.


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You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Marcona to Ica. Follow a simple, fast and secure bus booking procedure. This helps save time and also helps to create a joyful travel experience!

About Marcona

In 1850 occured at the coast of Punta de San Juan city (today Marcona) the accident of the first Peruvian steamboat BAP Rimac, in which hundreds of people died, being a survivor the writer Ricardo Palma.In 1870 the researcher Antonio Raimondi recognized that there were numerous iron deposits in the area, but it was in 1915 that the explorations started. In 1943 was created the Corporacion Peruana del Santa to take advantage of the resources of the area and years later there were international companies that joined, creating the first mining camp.During the government of Juan Velasco Alvarado the deposit that was used for 17 years was nationalized and from the first government of Alberto Fujimori the Corporacion Shougang de China is in charge of the area until nowadays.

About Ica

Ica is located in south central Peru. Located in the narrow valley that forms the Ica river, between the Great Tablazo of Ica and the western slopes of the Andes. It is made up of 5 urban districts and has a population of 305,074 inhabitants. The city of Ica is known for its agriculture and export of products such as grapes, asparagus, cotton, mangoes, avocados, etc. In Ica we can find the Huacachina Oasis, it is located 5 km from the city and is covered by sand dunes, in which you can practice sports such as sandboarding, among others adventure. 



Ica Weather



In Ica, the summer has a very hot temperature reaching up to 31 ° C. Winter in this city is drier and mostly clear. Throughout the year, the temperature varies from 15 ° C to 28 ° and in winter months it can drop to 12 ° C. In general, the best months to visit this city are from mid-April to mid-November. 



Hotels in Ica



The city of Ica is a great option as an adventure destination. You can find many activities to do, in their hotels you will enjoy days of relaxation knowing the culture and products such as wines, avocados or grapes. 



Restaurantes & Bars in Ica



Ica is a destination highly visited by tourists, the gastronomy in this place could not fail to be the exception. Be sure to try the carapulcra or dry soup, typical dishes of the city with a lot of flavor and history. 



The most tourist places in Ica



● Huacachina Lagoon: It is a natural oasis, palm trees, species and eucalyptus trees surround it. It is one of the best destinations to visit, within the dunes you can find waters where you can bathe and take a boat ride. Ica is located in the middle of the desert, Despite this, it enjoys good weather and throughout the city you can find places to eat and have a good time.If you want to play sports, we recommend practicing sandboarding and rides in sandbox vehicles.


● Paracas: Here is the Paracas nature reserve, as well as the Ballestas Islands, where you can find penguins, dolphins and many birds. During the walk you will see the rock formation known as "La Catedral" and also "El Candelabro". Not only will you find places to go out at night, get ready to practice water sports and paraglide.


● Cachiche: A hamlet located south of the city, also known as "El Pueblo de las Brujas". Its inhabitants point out that it was a meeting place for women with supernatural powers. Do not forget to visit the date tree "The Palm of the 7 heads" and a monument to Julia Hernández, the most famous sorceress in town who has a statue known as "Cache Witch". 



Important dates in Ica



● August 15 - Orange Festival in Palpa


● September 08 - Pisco Tourist Week.


● July 16 - Nazca Tourist Week. 



How to move around Ica?



To move around Ica, you have 2 options to visit and explore the city.


● Public bus: It is the most popular way to move around the city, most people acquire this form because it is cheaper. As a negative point we could say that it takes a little more time than other means of transport, this is because it has various points as whereabouts which must be reached. 


● Taxi: This way is faster to visit places but it is also a little more expensive. Each service you take will take you straight to your destination, it does not have to go through a previous whereabouts. 



How to reach Ica?



● Ica by bus: Ica receives daily buses from different companies to its main terminals throughout the city.


● Ica by train: There is no way to get to Ica by train.


● Ica by plane: Currently, Ica does not have an airport to receive tourists from other cities. 



Gastronomy in Ica



In the city of Ica, you will try delicious dishes such as:


- Sopa seca


- Carapulcra


- Chupe de Pallares 



Things to buy in Ica



The most typical souvenirs that you can buy in Ica are:


- Clay decorations


- Wood crafts


- Polished stones 



Ica Facts



The city of Ica is very famous due to its countryside and centers where wine is made. It is found in the most important areas as a wine producer. Products such as tobacco or cotton can also be grown in its valleys. 



Marcona and Ica Terminals



Departure Terminals 


● Marcona Terminal 


Arrival Terminals 


● Ica Terminal


● Terminal El Ovalo


● Lambayeque Street 



In conclusion:



Visiting the city of Ica is a great travel option. You can do various activities and sports, in addition, you will find wine vines and many products. Accompanied by an excellent climate, Ica is a great adventure and relaxation destination to visit in a few days. 

Marcona to Ica Route


Marcona to Ica Route

Measures against COVID-19 on the Marcona to Ica route

To ease the impact of COVID-19, every passenger should:

  • Not forget the Declaracion Jurada! Without this document, you won't be able to access the bus. You can download it through these links:

For passengers

For passengers over 65

For passengers under 14

  • Always wear your mask. Also, carry a spare one in case of emergency, and hand sanitizer.
  • Take only the necessary luggage.

You will find more information here.


Security measures against Coronavirus for tourists in Ica

If you are planning to visit Ica's beautiful beaches, remember:


- Access to the beaches is forbidden on Saturdays and Sundays.

- The entry with private vehicles to the beaches is prohibited. 

- The curfew is from Monday to Sunday. Also, starts at 23:00 and finishes at 04:00 the next day.


If visiting the Nazca Lines is on your plans, you must keep in mind this:


  • It is forbidden to pick up archeological material from the surface and to touch the walls before, during, and after the tour.
  • Respect the established circuit by the guides, to avoid crowds of tourists.
  • Remember to always use the cleanliness supplies given by the Tourism Agency.
  • Never take off your mask during the tour. Also, you should always maintain a distance of 2 meters or more from other tourists.

To find additional information click here .


FAQs

How can I buy my bus ticket online in Peru?

A: You can purchase a ticket for the bus of your choice to any destination in Peru by logging in to the official redBus site which is redbus.pe . This website is easy to use and you can buy your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

How do I buy a bus ticket from Marcona from Ica?

A: You can visit one of the terminals in Marcona and visit the counter of the bus company of your choice, wait your turn in the attention queue, select the seat you want and buy your ticket. But if you prefer to avoid all that, you can simply enter redbus.pe and buy your bus ticket online in just 5 minutes and with the comfort of your home or office.

Should I print my bus ticket before boarding?

A: Yes, you must print it out before boarding, remember that all passengers will have to print their bus ticket that was sent to their email in PDF format and then be exchanged for a physical ticket at the counter of the bus company with which you are going to make the trip.

Can I reschedule my trip after buying my ticket?

A: Yes, you can, but this feature is limited to only a few bus companies in Peru. Please contact the bus company of your choice if you need to make any changes.

How can I pay for my bus fare on the redBus Web site?

A: At redBus we have several payment methods that we offer our customers. The most common for most of them are credit cards but you can check all of them on the home page of the site redbus.pe

Are there special offers or discounts in redbus for the route of Marcona to Ica?

A: redBus has various types of promotions for all its clients. Go to: https://www.redbus.pe/info/OfferTerms and find out which one is best for you.

What is the distance between Marcona and Ica?

A: The distance is 226.8 km

How long does it take to go from Marcona to Ica?

A: Approximately the trip takes 3 hours and 26 minutes.

How many departures are there from Marcona to Ica?

A: Approximately you can find between 3 to 5 exits

Which bus companies offer the route Marcona to Ica?

A: For now, there are no active bus companies to cover this route.

Which bus companies have the most departures for the Marcona to Ica?

A: For now there is no definite itinerary about the departures of this route

From which bus terminals can I travel from Marcona to Ica?

A: Terminal Marcona


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