Distances: 213 kms / 257 kms. Estimated times 2 ½ hrs to 4 hrs.
Passing the city of Lambayeque (Km 799), the Panamericana highway bifurcates.
1st highway: is the new highway (Left hand side) Lambayeque – Piura. Distance 213 kms. Estimated duration 2 ½ hrs this highway is in very good conditions and crosses the dessert of Sechura. Fill your tank with petrol before continuing the journey. Waypoints: Morrope (Km 819 toll booth), deviation to Bayovar (Km 902) and to Catacaos (Km 992) and last, Piura (Km 992).
2nd highway is the old one, which is heads Lambayeque – Motupe – Olmos – Piura. Distance 257 kms. Estimated duration 4 hrs. Highway is in good state until Olmos , and with very little maintenance from that point onwards till Piura. It borders the Sechura dessert and also comes near to the highlands. Crosses Mochumi, Tucume, Illimo ( at 24 kms from Lambayeque) and Pacora; passes bye Jayanca and continues to Motupe (66 kms from Lambayeque), crosses the Marginal de la Selva Highway and reaches Olmos (92 kms from Lambayeque). Last waypoints; Insculas, Naupe (Be careful with the uphill drive), deviation to Canchaque and Huancabamba (Km 192; right hand on a non recommendable road), Deviation to Chulucanas (km 206 right hand) and Piura (257 kms from Lambayeque)