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Chiclayo or Trujilo

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Chiclayo or Trujilo

I will be travelling fro Equador towards Huaraz. There are direct coatches to either Chiclayo or Trujiilo from Tumbes. Can you advise me where I should stop to take next bus to Huaraz? Are these two towns visiting at all?



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Chiclayo is important to visit the Sipan Museum.

n Trujillo you should visit the Chan Chan and Pyramid of the moon arquelogical sites.

I am not sure if you can catch a bus in Trujillo that goes to Huaraz. The road to Huaraz starts at around km 250 of the Panamericana Sur (closer to Lima). Trujillo is on km 500.

Most buses go from Lima to Huaraz.

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2. Re: Chiclayo or Trujilo

Both Chiclayo and Trujillo are well worth visiting. Chiclayo itself is nothing much: better to stay in nearby Lambayeque (15 mins by cab) from where you can walk to both the Bruning and the sensational Sipan Muuseums, From Chiclayo to Trujillo there are frequent buses and it takes a couple of hours. Trujillo has a really nice colonial centre and the ruins of Chan Chan and Huaca de la Luna are spectacular.

My Footprint guide to Peru (2001 edition) says there are direct overnight buses from Trujillo to Huaraz with Emp de Trans 14, Movil and Linea. The two latter companies are good and you should be able to check schedules and book online on their web sites.

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Thanks so much for all your advice

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4. Re: Chiclayo or Trujilo

Both places have interesting places to see, but buses to Huaraz departs from Trujillo. Movil Tours and Trasportes Linea are the buses, both departs about 9pm and arrives to Huaraz about 6am.

If you wants to do both cities, Emtrafesa and Linea have buses leaving almost every hour and it takes about 3 hours from Chiclayo to Trujillo

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From Trujillo to Huaraz, by bus, it takes 4 hours (US$15/20)

From Chiclayo it's almost the same!!!

Both Chiclayo and Trujillo are very beautiful places and offer great tour options.

Chiclayo: Lord of Sipán complex, Tucume (Pyramids)...

Trujillo: Huaca del sol y de la luna, Chan Chan complex, Huanchaco beach...


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Hello - I see you are commenting on a lot of topics on Peru. Would appreciate your advice - we are going to Pachu Picchu in December but have two or three days before arriving to Cusco to spare... I am torn between visiting Chiclayo area or Lake Titicaca or Arequipa... We will be arriving to Cusco two days before taking the Inca trail - so we will have enough time to adjust and see other sites around. What is your suggestion? I have also thought of the Nasca... Really appreciate the advise

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I stayed two days each in both Chiclayo and Trujillo. If I had to pick only one of the two places, I'd pick Trujillo. Trujillo's Chan Chan was truly impressive. Trujillo and surrounding areas seemed better developed for tourism and also much prettier and more pleasant in general than Chiclayo. For any other practically purposes, too, Trujillo should be more convenient, as it is bigger, richer, more sophisticated, etc.

That said, Chiclayo is easily doable as a day-trip from Trujillo, or at least was so in September. While in Trujillo, I saw offers of one-day tours of Chiclayo highlights including transportation at prices lower than what I'd paid locally in Chiclayo for a less comprehensive tour.

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