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Chiclayo to Chimbote Bus
Chiclayo is away from Chimbote 212 mi (341 km) and the travel takes approximately 6 hours by land. The terrestrial transportation company America Express sells bus tickets for this route, at rates from s/ 25 to s/ 45. The buses leave in the schedule from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. from the terminal located in Av. Bolognesi 751 -at 5 blocks from the Plaza de Armas-, destination to the Terminal Terrestre El Chimbador, close to Mega Plaza. The climate in Chimbote is desert and has an average temperature of 66 °F (19 °C); don't you worry about the rains, they are quite mild.
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The name of the city comes from Chidayep and Chiclayoc, words in mochica language which mean “green that hangs”. It was the place where the culture mochica was born in the period of 0-600 B.C. Its foundation took place in 1560, during the colonial period, as a rural house; this lasted until the republic period, when the city started to grow due to its commercial importance and privileged location. Today we can appreciate on the outskirts and museums the legacy of a large culture moche, which dominated the valley centuries before. Declared the “capital of the friendship” for its hospitality, charm and good disposition of the residents, Chiclayo is the place where every traveller who likes history, good food and beaches with a good climate can’t miss.
It was the settlement city of different cultures as moche, wari, recuay, chimu and inca, in different historical periods. It’s believed that the name comes from the words “muchic, chin and pot”, that put together mean “closed port”. On the begining of the 20th century the district of Chimbote is created, later that the city had grown during the 19th century, due to the port and commercial activities. The already named Puerto Mayor reached the position of biggest production fishing port of the world on the middle of the 20th century. Even nowadays Chimbote stands out for being the seat of the fishing and iron and steel industries of Peru.