The travel from Chiclayo city to the Pucará district can take an average of 8 hours by land, being the distance of 127 mi (205 km). Civa is the terrestrial company that cover this route, proposing tickets from s/.20 to s/.30. The buses leave at 6:45 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. from the terminal of Av. Bolognesi, on the central area of Chiclayo, destination one of the main roads of Pucará district. The climate in Pucará is tropical and hot, with temperatures that can reach 100°F (38°C) and descent to 64°F (18°C) during the winter.
Chiclayo is the capital of the Lambayeque Province, and it’s considered a key location of the commercial activity betweeen the coast, the mountain and the jungle of the North. The Chiclayo lands have been the crib of the Mochica culture, which was developped between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. That’s why the Lambayeque department is one of the destinations of ample attraction for the archaeological tourism. The busiest places of the city are: the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral and the basilica of San Antonio. Chiclayo has also a diverse fauna and flora, that you can discover in your route in the ecological reserve of Chaparri. If you are looking for relax under the scorching sun and a refreshing marine breeze, you have the beach Pimentel, at 15 minutes by taxi, that welcomes the traveller with a beautiful landscape, the port and the crowded beach. Don’t you miss the chance of making archaeological, cultural and summer tourism in the city of Chiclayo and surroundings.
Pucará is a city placed in the province of Jaén, at the Cajamarca's department, that is characterized for being calm and warm. The Pucará's fields are outlined because of beoing fertile lands for rice production, besides the fruit valleys, bathed by the Huancabamba river waters that give to Pucará an atmosphere of natural colors. The waterfall of Alcaparrosa is one of the natural places that every tourist nature lover must visit; it's an amazing drop of water of more than 25 meters of altitude that is located at 20 minutes (by foot) from the city. Without leaving the urban area, you can also appreciate the Molino de Piedra, a historical stone mill that dates from the colonial period works and it decorates the center of the Plaza de Armas of the city. The main festival of Pucará is the Feria Patronal de Santa María Magdalena, celebrated during January and also in July. During your step in Pucará you can not miss the delicious "sudado de cashca", the carachama (a fish type very popular in Pucará), the guinea pig, the shurumbo soup, among other delicacies of the local gastronomy that you will discover in any of the restaurants that you find on the way.