The route from the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil to Piura is at a distance of 332 mi (535 km) and it takes about 10 hours of travel on the highway. The transportation company Civa covers this route on its travel itinerary, with bus tickets from s/. 90 to s/. 110. Buses leave at 9:00 p.m. from the terminal located in the central area of Guayaquil, destination to the terminal of the urban nucleus of Piura. The climate in Piura is desert and warm, with temperatures that can reach 104 °F (40 °C) in the warmest summers.
Guayaquil, also known as the “Pacific Pearl”, is the political and economic capital of Equator. It’s considered one of the most important ports in South America. Thanks to the privilege climate of Guayaquil, the city can be visited at any season of the year, because there are no extreme temperatures; nevertheless, the climate is more humid in winter (from January to May). In the central area of Guayaquil there are some tourist attractions more protruding, as the Malecón Simón Bolívar (pier) or the Barrio las Peñas (neighborhood), known for its colonial architecture and the bohemian nightlife. Besides, at one hour from Guayaquil you can enjoy the natural pools of Varadero beach, which have an environment of nice climate and good food.
Piura is the capital of the Piura region. It is located in the center West of the region in the "Valle del río Piura" (river Piura's valley) at the north of the biggest peruvian desert, Sechura, very close to the Equator border. Piura is considered as one of the best places in Peru to eat a cevicheand the variety of fish and shellfish. Some says the secret of their food comes from the way they are seasonning...Piura is also known for its warm climate and is named the city of the "eternal summer". Besides, Piura counts with various museums of religious art and pre-Columbian pottery, as many galleries where you can appreciate the paintings of the most famous artists. In Piura stands the famous house museum of the admiral Miguel Grau, the hero of the Pacific war.