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The route from Lambayeque to San Ignacio is at a distance of 245 mi (395 km) and takes about 11 hours on the highway. Civa is the terrestrial transportation company that covers this destination, offering bus tickets at s/. 31. The buses leave at 6:45 p.m. from the Av. Ramón Castilla, in the center of Lambayeque; their destination is the terminal located in Av. San Ignacio de Loyola, main road of San Ignacio city. The weather in San Ignacio is tropical and humid, with a highest temperature of 77 °F (25 °C) and the lowest 59 °F (15 °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.
San Ignacio is known as “the Coffee land”, because coffee production is the main activity of the local farmers and also the city is famous for the bees honey and the density of the woods. It’s located at the department of Cajamarca, at the northern extreme of Peru, next to the border with Ecuador. At 8 mi (13 km) from the city you can find the Pinturas Rupestres de Faical (cave paintings) which it is believed date from 5.000 years ago. During this route you will appreciate the hunt scenes on the rock painted by the ancient residents of the area. Another touristic place you can visit is the Arrebiatadas lagoon, where the visitors go looking for mystic and therapeutic experiences. The Santuario Nacional Tabaconas Namballe is a natural site perfect for eco-tourism, because there are dense woods of mist and a rich flora and fauna, characteristic of the region. If you look for participating of a festival of San Ignacio we recommend you to visit the city at the end of September, for the festival of Santo Patrono San Ignacio.