Chiclayo Travel Guide

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Chiclayo Things to Do

  • Sipan Tombs Museum

    This museum is a world class institution to hold the finds from the Sipan tombs. Best time to visit is on weekends when they have Mochica cultural demonstrations, foods, and crafts. The cost is only $ 3 for entrance fees.

  • Tucume and Sipan

    Lots of info here on VT and the internet about Tucume and Sipan.We took a tour with a local agency, office located almost next to the Cathedral (facing the cathedral, the street on its left).Costs: € 40 per car for a day trip to Tucume and Lambayeque for a morning trip and again € 40 per car for Sipan. Entry fees not included, € 4 per person per...


    Pimentel is a nearby beach resort which can get very crowded on Sundays.There is a pier (apparently, it looks decayed and treacherous) that heads out to the sea, which I think you can walk part of it for free, and then, pay a token fee to walk further out.Peruvian families enjoy their picnics and beach games, fully clothed. I guess, the Pacific...


    The other museum that totally floored me is Museo Nacional Sican. This new museum was designed to display the objects of the Sican (or Lambayeque) culture from the Batan Grande site.The displayed artifacts were either the actual ones collected from scientific fieldwork or careful replication using what the archaeologists presume to be the ancient...


    Near to Tucume town lie the ruins of a vast city built more than 1,000 years ago.The entire city is made of adobe. So, at first glance, you think that you are just looking at mere mountains. But mere mountains they are not!!The pyramids can be reached after a 10-15 minute walk from the town. A short walk up to a mirador on Cerro La Raya will allow...


    This is the original site of the amazing funerary artefacts of 'The Lord of Sipan'.At this complex, you can see adobe pyramids all around. These immense mounds look like mere muddy mountains but I assure you, they are man-made, and they have an amazing history.Apparently, there are 12 royal tombs discovered here, with 1,800-year-old offerings...


    The reason of going to Chiclayo is actually to visit the archaeological sites, museums and pyramids in the surrounding towns.Lambayeque has 2 museums to visit. The Bruning Archaeological Museum is located in modern and it houses artefacts from the Mochica, Lambayeque / Sican, Sipan and Chimu cultures.I suggest you visit this one first to understand...


    Now, this is one of the most AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING museums I have ever visited. ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING. No matter how much I rave about it, I still can't do it justice. I must say, it is possibly the most memorable museum for me.OK, the building is even more 'modern' - a horrendous red pyramid and ramp-like slope by the side.But once inside, the...


    Mercado Modelo is quite an entertaining place. It is northern Peru's liviest and largest daily markets. Yes, it has the usual endless aisles of everything - party decorations, underwear, costume jewellery, fireworks, etc... But what is interesting are also the herbalists and alchemists who concoct magical potions and alternative medications for the...


    Avenida Jose Balta must be the main thoroughfare of Chiclayo. The avenue is the place to walk up and down and enjoy the city. There are restaurants, bookstores (pulp and pirated books), watches' shops, etc... everything and everything along this avenue.In one trip, I had just arrived in Chiclayo from sleepy Ecuador where nearly every shop closed at...


    Chiclayo has a lovely Plaza de Armas, with a huge covered kiosk with a stage where performances and bands play on some special occasions.Every Sunday morning, there is a parade around the plaza, with the military, police, various associations, dancers in colourful costumes marching with pride. The locals gather around and watch and sing their...

  • Museo Nacional Sican - Ferrenafe

    The museum tells the story of the discovery of the Sican tombs in the Lambayeque valley and it is full of beautiful artefacts, including gold and jewellery. There are displays of figures showing how the people lived and the clothing they wore. There is also a man who dresses in the costume of the ruler of Sican and tells about the culture and for a...


Chiclayo Hotels

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  • Gran Hotel Chiclayo

    Federico Villarreal 115

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Costa del Sol

    Stayed here several days. Comfortable, friendly staff. Location convenient. Small restaurant on 2nd...


    Av Bolognesi 756, Chiclayo, Peru

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

Chiclayo Restaurants

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    by hawkhead Written Mar 1, 2012

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    Looks like a pizza restaurant but they also serve general Peruvian food and also cook meat a la parrilla. Meat is cooked within a glass enclosure in the window, tended by mean in breathing apparatus! Very nice service.

    Favorite Dish: Lomo fino - superb - and a very large portion.

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Chiclayo Transportation

  • To/from Chiclayo

    Flew Lima-Chiclayo with LAN Peru. Quite expensive for a one-hour flight, around € 80-90 one-way. Monopoly by LAN! Delays of 3 hours (also same delay on my flight Lima-Bogota with LAN) due to bad weather in the Andes (Cusco flights) which disrupted the schedules. Summer along the coast is rainy season in the Andes.Chiclayo-Trujillo and Trujillo-Lima...

  • Getting there and around

    There are several bus companies plying the road to and around Chiclayo. The cost is around $1 USD per hour travelled.

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Chiclayo Shopping

  • Torta King Kong

    Famous dessert from Lambayeque is the King Kong torta. It was published same time as the 1. King Kong movie was in the cinema, on 20's.

  • Great Location to buy embroidered...

    Monsefu is a city of artisan's known for making embroidered men's and women's clothing. There also are the napkins and table cloths....finest in Peru. There were baby alpaca, crocheted shawls, and other items. Crocheted shawls - $ 40, Baby Alpaca $ 50Tablecloths - with napkins $ 25

  • Great Location to buy embroidered...

    Monsefu is a city of artisan's known for making embroidered men's and women's clothing. There also are the napkins and table cloths....finest is Peru. There were baby alpaca, crocheted shawls, and other items. Crocheted shawls - $ 40, Baby Alpaca $ 50Tablecloths - with napkins $ 25


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