With a population of over 630,000, Chiclayo is Peru's fourth largest city and is also one of the country's fastest growing cities.
Although the city is rather unattractive and has little to see of historical interest, it is vibrant and thriving with good opportunities to meet Peruvians. Residents of the city call the town the Peruvian capital of friendship.
Chiclayo is now the base to explore some of the most important and recent archaeological discoveries in Peru such as the Royal Tombs of Sipan, the Tucume pyramids and associated museums. Despite its blandness (plus the occasional whiff of fishmeal in the air), the city offers good hotels and services.
Suggested Chiclayo itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Chiclayo, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Chiclayo
Places & hotels on the map
Accommodation choices for Chiclayo
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Chiclayo. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Chiclayo
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Chiclayo, and which use the best local guides.