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The travel from Lambayeque to Huancabamba takes about 11 hours, going through 210 mi (339 km) on the highway. Civa is the main terrestrial transportation company that covers this destination, offering bus tickets at s/. 36. The bus leaves at 2:00 p.m. from Av. Ramón Castilla, located in the center of Lambayeque, destination the Terminal Terrestre of Huancabamba. The climate is arid and temperate, with high temperatures that reach 75 °F (24 °C) and the minimum 53 °F (12 °C).
Lambayeque is a city capital of the province with the same name, inside the department with the same name. Rich in history, the city of Lambayeque stands out for being the crib of one of the pre-Columbian cultures more important of the North Coast (and of the other Peruvian regions): the Chimú culture. This culture is direct descendant of a civilization much more ancient, whose origins are from the mythical. Sicán is the name of this ancestral civilization, which is believed arrived to the Peruvian coasts coming from unknown lands through the sea (7th century). Between the most recommended places to visit are the following: the Cathedral, close to the main park, the Municipality Palace, the San Pedro church, the museums Bruning and Tumbas Reales de Sipán, where rest the most important archaeological remains of the moche and chimú cultures. Walking through the city, you will discover viceroyalty mansions well preserved as the Casa Cuneo or the Casa Descalzi. The gastronomical tradition of Lambayeque won't leave you indifferent; in each vegetable soup you will taste the originality and variety of the Northern flavor.
Huancabamba is the capital of the province of the same name, located in the North-East of Peru. Inside the urban area the main tourist attractions are: the Plaza de Armas and San Pedro Church, that preserves an old clock and an inpressive tower of panoramic view. You may also visit the Museo Municipal, where remain the archaeological rests of the Huancapampa culture. Outside the city, the charms of Huancabamba are multiplied in a huge variety of natural attractions. The main of those attractions is "Las Huaringas", a set of 14 ponds known for its therapeutic and magic - religious potential, where the shamans and healers of the region go to practice rituals of flowering and purification. The most important ponds are Shimbe, la Negra and the Inca Pond. To get there the traveller must do a tour by foot or on horseback. Another mystic destination is the Valley of Infiernillos, a place where the rock formations reproduce strange natural forms of an usual beauty. The waterfall of El Sitán is another of the natural landscapes that wait for you in Huancabamba.