8 days in Tumbes & Piura Region Itinerary

8 days in Tumbes & Piura Region Itinerary

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Tumbes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mancora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Talara
— 1 night
Drive
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Colan
— 1 night
Drive
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Piura
— 1 night
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Tumbes

— 2 nights
Founded in 1532, Tumbes occupies one of the greener areas of coastal Peru.
Tumbes is known for parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Los Manglares de Puerto Pizarro, surround yourself with nature on Mayte Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoocriadero de Cocodrilos, and relax and rejuvenate at Origenes Hotel Boutique & Spa.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tumbes journey builder website.

Lima to Tumbes is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mancora.

Things to do in Tumbes

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Historic Sites

Mancora

— 2 nights
In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.
On the 12th (Fri), meet the residents at Acuario Mundo Hippocampus, then stroll through Playa Vichayito, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mancora, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Pocitas Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mancora road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tumbes to Mancora takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Mancora sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Talara.

Things to do in Mancora

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Talara

— 1 night
Talara is a city in the Talara Province of the Piura Region, in northwestern Peru. On the 14th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Mirador Cristo Petrolero.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Talara tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Mancora to Talara takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Talara can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colan.
Highlights from your trip

Colan

— 1 night
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Lucas, enjoy the sand and surf at Balnerario De Colan, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sullana.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Colan online trip maker.

Getting from Talara to Colan by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Colan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Piura.

Things to do in Colan

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Piura

— 1 night

First City

The first Spanish city established in an area now controlled by Peru, Piura was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1532.
On the 16th (Tue), stroll through Nadando con Tortugas en El Nuro, make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Piura, and then learn about all things military at Casa Museo Almirante Miguel Grau.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Piura tour itinerary site.

Getting from Colan to Piura by car takes about an hour. February in Piura sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Piura

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Piura Region travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Piura is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. The region's capital is Piura and its largest port cities, Paita and Talara, are also among the most important in Peru. The area is known for its tropical and dry beaches.The country's latest decentralization program is in hiatus after the proposal to merge departments was defeated in the national referendum in October 2005. The referendum held on October 30, 2005, as part of the ongoing decentralization process in Peru, to decide whether the region would merge with the current regions of Lambayeque and Tumbes to create a new Región Norte was defeated.GeographyThe Piura Region is bordered to the north by the Tumbes Region and Ecuador, to the east by Cajamarca Region, to the south by the Lambayeque Region, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. "Punta Pariñas" in Piura is South America's most western point.The territory of the Piura Region has many climate variations due to its geographical location. It is just 4 degrees south of the equator, yet receives two ocean currents at the same time: the cold Humboldt Current (13-20 °C 55-68 F) and the warm El Niño Current (20-27 °C, 68-80 F). This makes the Piura Region a land that is both tropical and arid at the same time, The Land where the Tropics meets The Desert

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