The distance from Chiclayo to Tumbes is 312 mi (502 km) and the travel takes about 7 hours. Oltursa and Civa are the transportation companies that cover this route Chiclayo - Tumbes, at low-cost rates from s/. 90 to sc/. 110, depending on the type of service and departure time. The buses leave from the terminals taht surround the central area of Chiclayo city in the schedule from 4:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. In Tumbes, the terminals are placedin the Av. Tumbes, close to the Paramericana Norte. The climate in Tumbes is warm, with some rainy seasons, due to the tropical location of the region.
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.
Tumbes is located close to the mouth of the Tumbes river, on the Guayaquil gulf, not far from the border with Ecuador. Due to its location, Tumbes has a semi-tropical climate, sunny most of the year. Tumbes has a beautiful littoral, composed mostly by a high diversity of ecosystems, among the ones are the mangroves and the tropical wood of the Pacific. It’s the perfect area for practicing nautical sports and eco-tourism. Inside the city, the main tourist attractions are the breakwater, the main square and the Plazuela Bolognesi.