The route from Lima to the northern town of Motupe is at a distance of 527 mi (849 km) and it takes about 14 hours of travel on the highway. Civa is the transportation company that covers this route on its destination list, with low-cost bus tickets at s/. 60. The buses leave from the terminals of the center and south of Lima at 6:10 p.m., with destination a road next to the center of Morropón town. Motupe has warm days, because of its dry climate, and the temperatures oscillate from 71 °F (22 °C) to 88 °F (31 °C).
Named the "city of kings" when it was founded in 1535 under the hispanic foundation, it was known as Limaq by the local natives, which means "chatty". Lima is famous for being the viceroyalty capital of Peru and one of the cities most important of South America in the spanish regime period; after its independance in 1821 the city became the republic's capital. Before this period, the Baroque and Neoclassical style took the power on the streets, impregnating those architectural styles in the main constructions. The capital counts a high variety of tourist attractions that combine history and modernity, as you can see on the Historical Center. Another strong point of Lima is the food, there are many restaurants from the 3 Peruvian regions where you can live a complete gastronomical experience, given that the population is multicultural and mostly migrant. Live Peru from one of its corners, and enjoy tasting the culture that Peru offers you!
Motupe is a town in the North of Peru, famous for the religious fervour and for the festival of Cruz de Chalpón of Motupe, celebrated every year in the begining of August. This festival lasts about 2 weeks, and the locals bring the cross on wood, from the precinct of the hill Chalpón to the small village of El Salitral, making stops in different places, where they celebrate mass in honour of the Santísima Cruz (Sacred Cross). Motupe also gives archaeological attractions for the visitors. Outside the town, on the South, you can find the Ruins of Apurlec, archaeological pre-Columbian complex where you can appreciate ceremonial precincts and irrigation canals built by the Lambayeque and Chimú cultures.