We start our trip on section 1 of the South Interoceanic Highway linking the port of San Juan de Marcona, in the coastal desert of Nasca, with Muñapata in Urcos, which is the access point to sections 2 and 3 of the Interoceanic Highway that leads to Iñapari, in the department of Madre de Dios, the Brazilian border.
This is perhaps one of the world's most biodiverse roads. Over nearly 800 km we will cross the coastal desert, protected areas, Andean valleys and plateaus, snow-capped peaks and the beautiful Andean highlands. Throughout this journey, we will come across small villages of shepherds, farmers, merchants and artisans, and provincial and departmental capitals such as Nasca, Puquio, Chalhuanca, Abancay, Curahuasi and Cusco, where you will find well-implemented services.
There are many possibilities to make this trip. Our suggestion is to do it in two days and a night, with a first section covering Nasca to Chalhuanca or Abancay on the first day, and on the second day go until Cusco. Each one of these sections, in turn, has a number of main routes and escape routes that allow the traveler to design the most suitble route for them.
Section 1 of the South Interoceanic Highway has been granted in concession to the company Survial S.A. of Graña y Montero. Their work, covering a total of 25 years, include the improvement and maintenance of the road, as well as the implementation of toll units and weighing stations. Travelers will have access to all the information needed for a safe and unforgettable journey.