Chiclayo

The department of Lambayeque is located on the coastal plain and combines arid zones, rich valleys, and dry forests. Chiclayo, bordered by fertile valleys and very close to the ocean, is the capital of the department and the commercial nexus among the three Peruvian regions: coast, highland, and jungle.
This territory was the cradle of the Mochicas, who lived there between the first and fourth centuries A.D., which makes Lambayeque one of the most interesting archeological destinations in the country. It was in 1987 that the famous royal tombs of Sipán were discovered, the burial remains of an important Mochican ruler. Besides the Sipán archeological site, you can visit the modern Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum that contains the most extraordinary gold pieces found in the excavations. Likewise, it is worth a visit to the Brunning Museum, located in the province of Lambayeque, and to the Sicán Museum, located in the province of Ferreñafe.
Túcume is another archeological site of unique beauty. There, you will see more than twenty adobe pyramids, all approximately forty meters high, that belong to the Lambayeque culture and which are nestled in an area full of wildlife and abundant vegetation. Another must see in Lambayeque is the Chaparrí Ecological Reserve, located in the district of Chongoyape. Here, the dry forests and the biodiversity they shelter are preserved.
Lambayeque also boasts one of the best cuisines in the country: exquisite rice with duck competes with cebiche in a competition where the gourmands are always the winners. The lovely port and beach resort of Pimentel and the tradition town of Saña with its Colonial houses and churches in ruins round out the attractions of this fascinating department.

ALTITUDE
Capital: Chiclayo (29 m.a.s.l)
Lowest point: 4 m.a.s.l. / 13 fasl (Pimentel)
Highest point: 3078 masl / 10.098 fasl (Incahuasi)

CLIMATE
The city of Chiclayo has an arid, warm climate with an average annual maximum temperature of 26.2ºC (79.2ºF) and a minimum of 17.3ºC (63.1ºF). When the El Niño Phenomenon happens, the climate varies the level of precipitation rises and the temperature can increase.

ACCESS ROUTES
By land: Lima – Chiclayo: 770 km (479 miles) on the Pan-American Highway North
(10 hours by car)
By air: Regular flights from Lima to Chiclayo (1 hour)
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City Tour Chiclayo

The visit of the Chiclayo City includes the Main Square located in the center of the City. The Cathedral of Chiclayo, The City Hall, it is a Republican building with wide windows and doors of forged iron. The Veronica Chapel, its temple originated as a rustic shelter or small chapel that probably offered masses for the dead and celebrated festivals..

$26.25

Peru: The Kingdom of the Golden Scepter + The Magic of Northern Peru

Lima, Ruins of Pachacamac, Nasca, Paracas, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Puno,  Trujillo, Chiclayo, Lima.15 days - 14 nightsThe development of the Andes Civilisation is a hidden mystery. History has it that the Gods and Giants lived in these very lands, that there was an Ancient Empire: the Kingdom of the Golden Scepter. This is a special program d..

$4,603.75

The Royal Tombs Of Sipan Museum

Description of the Place: It has 10 rooms along the visit, going up to the entrance we will see a video of 1 minute with the presentation of the Lord of Sipan and from the Moche elite. The first room show us the ceramic from all the Mochica civilization since the 1st phase till the 5th phase (II century –VII century) representation of flora and fa..

$20.00