The route from Lambayeque to Jaén takes about 5 hours and is at a distance of 172 mi (277 km). Civa is the main transportation company that covers this itinerary with bus tickets at s/. 20. The buses leave from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from the Av. Ramón Castilla, in the center of Lambayeque. Their destination is the terminal located next from the Plaza de Armas of Jaén. The climate in Jaén is warm, with a rainy season and maximum temperature 86 °F (30 °C) and minimum 68 °F (20 °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.
Jaén is one of the warmest cities of the country, with a hot weather of frequent rains throughout the year. Jaén is perfect for the ecotourism practice for its location; there you can find beautiful landscapes plenty of flora and fauna. The main tourist attractions inside the city are the Cathedral and the Museum Hermógenes Mejía Solf. Outside the city there are the thermal waters of Almendral, a precinct of healing and rest for the visitors. The Botanical Garden is another place you must visit if you want to know more about the different plants variety of the region.