Formerly called Huamanga, Ayacucho is the capital of the eponymous department located in the central Andes in southern Peru. It is a city with a rich cultural heritage. Its streets, old town houses and beautiful colonial churches embrace a religious fervour that reaches its peak during Easter Week.
Altitude: 2, 746 m.a.s.l.
Climate: Temperate and dry all year.
The rainy season runs from November to March
Average annual temperature: 15 °C by day, 0 °C at night
Transport from Lima: Bus, car, air