Chimbote to Tarapoto Bus
The route from Chimbote to the Amazonian city of Tarapoto is at a distance of 476 mi (767 km) and it takes about 24 hours by land. The transport company Civa covers this itinerary and offers bus tickets from s/.88 to s/.112. Buses leave from the Terminal Terrestre on the outskirts of Chimbote at 9:10 p.m., arriving to the terminal of Av. Salaverry in the center of Tarapoto. The climate of Tarapoto is tropical and very hot, with an average temperature of 82°F (28°C); and it can reach 97°F (36°C) on the warmest days.
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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.
The city was founded in August the 20th 1782 by the Spanish bishop Baltazar Jaime Martinez de Compagnon y Bujanda.In the Suchiche lagoon there was abundant palm tree called Taraputus or barriguda, the name that the bishop took to found the city of Tarapoto.From September the 14th 1906 the city began to be part of the San Martin department, fact that has allowed a great tourist and commercial development.