Chimbote to Tumbes Bus
The travel from Chimbote to Tumbes takes about 13 hours, being a distance of 560 mi (901 km) on the highway. The transportation companies Tepsa and Civa cover the route, providing bus tickets Chimbote - Tumbes at rates from s/. 60 to s/. 80. The buses leave at 7:00 p.m. and at 10:00 p.m. from the terminals located in the vicinity of Av. Pescadores, close to the Panamericana Norte, in the city of Chimbote. The arrival to Tumbes will be to the terminals of Av. Tumbes, main road of the city center. If you want to full enjoy your travel, we recommend you to bring suncreen and be prepared for the strong temperatures, considering that the weather in Tumbes is tropical and very warm, with temperatures that average 80 °F (27 °C), with maximum temperature of 84 °F (29 °C) and minimum of 70 °F (21 °C).
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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 history of the first inhabitants of Tumbes dates back to the pre-Incan period and it’s linked to the Tumpis culture, a noted ethnic group of navigators, who reached to be considered the best of the Peruvian North coast. They were also expert sculptors using as main material different mollusk shells species of the region.During the incan period, Tumbes was subdued to the power of the inca Pachacútec, and was transformed into an important administrative center of the incan culture. But it was during the peak of the inca Huayna Cápac control that Tumbes had an strategic relevance, building temples, roads and homes.With the Spanish arrival in 1532, the incan culture and the West culture met in Tumbes territory. Then the Spanish knew for the first time the strength and vitality of the indigenous warriors; some fighted for the possession, while others resisted invasion at the named Combate de los Manglares (Manglares combat). Later, during the Independence war, Tumbes would be the first city to achieve its independence in January the 7th 1821.At the armed conflict of 1941 against the neighbour country Ecuador, the people from Tumbes had an essential role, collaborating actively in the patriotic fight for defending the peruvian sovereignty. It was in 1942 that Tumbes raised as Department category, as recognition to its unconditional support, effort and sacrifice for achieving the victory of the Peruvian nation.