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Lambayeque to Chachapoyas Bus
The travel from Lambayeque to the Amazonian city of Chachapoyas takes about 10 hours, and the distance you go through is 251 mi (404 km) on the highway. The transportation company Civa covers this route on its itinerary, offering bus tickets at s/. 30. The buses leave from Av. Ramón Castilla in Lambayeque at 6:00 p.m., with destination the terminal of Av. Salamanca, in the center of Chachapoyas city. The weather in Chachapoyas is warm, with temperatures between 73 °F (23 °C) and 55 °F (13 °C) and has a rainy season from December to April.
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In the lands of Lambayeque, the Chimú culture, famous for governing an important part of the northern coast of Peru. The Chimú are the descendants of one of the most known civilization, like the Sicán (or Lambayeque), who arrived to the peruvian shores from far away lands by the sea. (around the VIIth - Xth century).
The history of Chachapoyas goes back to the ancestral period (7.000 years b. C.) when the first settlers of the area left traces of their past in remains on rock. However, the most important legacy of the life in this territory was left by the Chachapoyas culture (13th century AD). The Chachapoyas culture were a population of combative and fierce spirit in the battle. They opposed violent resistance to the inca’s expansion but they were defeated by the inca Tupac Yupanqui.Its Spanish foundation dates from 1538, under the name of San Juan de la Frontera de los Chachapoyas. In 1544 the settlers decided to move from the settlement of the city to an area less rough and with better weather. During the Independence war, the settlers of Chachapoyas woke up their ancestral spirit of fight to join the liberator army. On June the 6th 1821 took place the Higos Urco Battle, a legendary confrontation where the courage of the Chachapoya’s culture defeated the realistic forces, leaving heroic names as Matiaza Rimachi, an indigenous brave woman when she was defending her ideals.Nowadays Chachapoyas, since it’s the oldest and most historic tradition city, is recognized as the Amazonian capital and the entrance door to the peruvian jungle. Its location between the mountains and the beginning of the jungle gives to the city a varied and pleasant climate. The name comes from the indigenous word “sachapuyos”, which means “men of the fog” due to the peculiar fog that dominates the area of the hill Puma Urco, close to the city.