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Chiclayo to Trujillo Bus
The route from Chiclayo to Trujillo is at a distance of 127 mi (204 km) and the travel can be made in about 3 hours by land. Oltursa is the transportation company that covers this route, providing bus tickets at s/. 35 (or s/. 45 if you choose more comfort). The buses leave from the terminal of Av. Vicente De La Vega, located in the central area of the city, at 3.50 a.m. The arrival will be to the terminal of Av. Del Ejército, next to the Plaza de Armas of Trujillo. The climate in Trujillo is warm, similar to other northern cities; but it’s warm and fresh, without a lot of rains throughout the year.
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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.
Trujillo was founded in 1534 by Diego de Almagro, under the name “Villa of Truxillo”. With the passing of time Trujillo would consolidate as one of the most important cities of the Peruvian viceroyalty, for being an administrative and commercial center, essential for the colonial system. During the independence period, Trujillo had a relevant role on Peru’s Independence, what gave the surname of “Ciudad Benemérita y Fidelísima a la Patria” (“Meritorious city and Faithful to the Homeland”). Besides that, it was the first city to break free from Spain. During the 19th century, and later that the Moche and Chicama valleys emerged as settlements of the sugar industry and the economy grew, new residents came to the city; mostly were european immigrants, what contributed to the development of a local esthetic, since the constructions took breathing from the neoclassical style.