The distance from the port city of Chimbote to Trujillo -known as the “city of the eternal spring” due to its warm climate and splendid sun- is 81 mi (130 km) that you can go through in about 2 hours on the highway. Oltursa and Línea are the transportation companies that cover this route, at rates from s/. 10 to s/. 95. The departure schedule, from the Chimbote terrestrial terminal, starts at 5:30 a.m. untill 5:25 p.m. In Trujillo, the terminals are located in the main avenues close to the center of the city. Trujillo maintains a cool temperature, due to its climate and the marine breeze, but there are some light rains in summer time. We recommend to bring sunscreen and umbrella.
Chimbote, the capital of the Nueva Provincia de Santa is a port city of high commercial and industrial activity. Its recent history tell us that on the 20th century Chimbote was the first place of the fishing ports around the world. The city of Chimbote has a variety of tourism attractions: el Cerro de la Juventud, the Iglesia Catacumbas, the Museo de San Pedrito Pescador (a ship transformed and adapted to be a museum) and the Cerro Calaveras, a tourism viewpoint located at 100 meters of altitude. The Blanca Island is placed at 3 mi (5 km) from the coast, and it constitutes an ecological and tourist reserve shaped by a mountain that has no vegetation.
Trujillo is a coastal and northern city, known as the “Eternal Spring City”, due to its warm and nice climate which is maintained the whole year. It’s located not far from Chan Chan, capital of the Chimú nation. Close to the city you can find numerous historical wonders and archaeological centers, legacy of more than 12 thousand years of antiquity, left by the main people that inhabited the region. The historic center of Trujillo is placed inside the area that was fortified during the colonial period, and that’s why some constructions are still preserved; among them, some stand out: the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Monastery El Carmen.