Chancay is away from Lima 47 mi (76 km) which take approximately 1 hour of travel. The company Cruzero Express covers this route providing bus tickets with schedules from 2:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at rates of s/ 20 to s/ 30. The buses leave from the terminal located close to the Ovalo de Chancay destination to diverse terminals placed in the urban area of the city. The climate in Lima is desert with an average temperature of 66 °F (19 °C), so it's recommended to have water, sunscreen and if it's the warm season light clothes and of light colors.
The Chancay district was founded in 1562, it was a very productive area, inhabited mainly by slaves that cultivated the land. Chancay maintained its location during the republican period and during the time of Chile's war there was a ship that was sunk, called Covadonga. The district is also known because it suffered two earthquakes, in 1940 and 1966. Some of the most interesting places to visit are the Chancay casttle, with a medieval style but built on the 20th century, that includes a museum of the Chancay culture. There are diverse archaeological complexes that are sample of the place history. Nearby you can visit the ecological Eco Truly Park, a mystic settlement that conserves the beliefs of the Hare Krishna community of India. The typical dishes that you can taste are "pato al aji", a delicious dish since the duck has a very good diet, "chancho al palo" that has some beer in it and is grilled outdoors, and the delicious "trucha frita" (fried trout). The most representative festivals are the Dia de San Pedro y del Pescador, since fishing is a really important activity for the settlers, the Festividad de la Virgen de los Dolores in september and the Semana del Aniversario de Chancay in December, when there are competitions, passacaglia and reigns of beauty, among other events. Chancay is a place with lot of history that take in cultures from diverse places of the world, there are a lot of turist attractions that the traveller can't miss.
Named the "city of kings" when it was founded in 1535 under the hispanic foundation, it was known as Limaq by the local natives, which means "chatty". 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!