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With over 180,000 inhabitants, Tarapoto is the largest city in Peru's San Martín Province, a zone full of fertile valleys and rough terrain spread out between the Andean mesa and a small area of lower jungle. Located just upstream from Yurimaguas, it is a convenient stopping point for the journey from Iquitos to Chachapoyas. Also, since it is connected to the Amazon jungle by a recently paved highway, Tarapoto has also become a popular jumping-off point for jungle tours in the area. The town itself has a pretty good tourism infrastructure, with a decent variety of accommodations and restaurants. Just outside the city's constraints, visitors will find gorgeous countryside full of worthwhile attractions, ranging from hikes to waterfalls to rafting adventures.


Other places nearby Tarapoto: Lamas, Iquitos, Moyobamba, Yurimaguas and Santa Rosa.

15 Mar 2012

Things to do in Tarapoto

Tabacalera Del Oriente

The Tabacalera del Oriente is a paradise for cigar smokers. For non-smokers, the “factory” provides a fascinating insight into the cigar manufacturing process. Every cigar is hand-rolled by a ...
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Tarapoto, Peru

Polish Petroglyphs

These are figures of animals, plants and some linguistic symbols in low relief. It is still not possible to date them accurately, even though some believe they correspond to the early period of the ...
Tarapoto, Peru

Ahuashiyaku Waterfalls

This 40-meter (131 ft) waterfall is located on the hill La Escalera (The Stairs) at 465 meters (1,526 ft) above sea level. The water flows over rocks densely surrounded by ferns, orchids and ...
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Tarapoto, Peru

Abiseo River National Park

Abiseo River National Park (274,520 ha/678,354 ac) is part of the select UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, and it contains eight live zones and 36 registered archaeological sites. ...
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Tarapoto, Peru

Vivero-jardín Las Cattleyas

Just a quarter-block from Tarapoto’s Plaza de Armas is a refuge from the traffic and bustle: Vivero-Jardín Las Cattleyas. Behind the white-washed adobe walls is an Eden of orchids and other ...
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Tarapoto, Peru
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