Tarapoto • Lamas • Blue Lagune • Valley of Alto Mayo • Waterfall of Ahuashiyacu • Tarapoto
4D – 3N
Between nature and waterfalls
Tarapoto is often used by tourists on their way to Iquitos. It is due to its cloud forest location of the Selva at an altitude over 356 meters. The altitude is often overestimated. The temperatures are not that hot. Usually not above 35°C (which corresponds to about 95°F). But even more important is the humidity, which is generally not as high as in the low jungle. Many day trip destinations can be reached within half an hour to a two hour drive from Tarapoto. So some of the most spectacular natural beauties are among the places that should not be missed. In most areas there is no running water in the early afternoon and early morning. Therefore, it is also advisable to ask about the availability of water – although many hotels and restaurants have their own water tanks, which is not a problem.
One of the things that makes Tarapoto attractive for travelers to discover this city is the fact that it is a great central location in the northern part of Peru. The mountains (high sierra) in the west and the jungle (Selva) in the east make Tarapoto a good place to relocate here when visiting northern Peru. A modern airport makes traveling to the big cities with daily flights to and from Lima quite easy, if only reasonably reliable. In many ways Tarapoto still has a “small town atmosphere”.
Lamas and the castle
Lamas is just off Tarapoto and is a short drive from Tarapoto. You should not miss this if only a short visit there. The city is split into two parts. Indigenous people live on the lower level and mestizos on the upper plateau, descendants of white and indigenous inhabitants – and both plateaus have very different architecture.
The replica of an old castle in the european style of architecture, which reminds some visitors again and again of the castles of King Ludwig II, which attracts attention in the same way with its architectural style, stands over the top of the ridge on the edge.
The Blue Lagune
The Lago Sauce is located southeast of Tarapoto, on the right bank of the Huallaga River and has a size of 43080 hectares. The lake is mainly used for fish farming and fishing.
Valley of Alto Mayo
Alto Mayo has unique landscapes and a high biological diversity. Noteworthy are the steep slopes of the cloud forests, the natural sources for the conservation of water resources in the basin. You can enjoy this fascinating place crowning a visit to the Alto Mayo area. It is a unique experience to experience the transition from the Andes to the Amazon in harmony with the lush beauty.
Waterfall of Ahuashiyacu
A spectacular waterfall that is approximately 40 metres (131 feet) tall. Its name means “singing water” or “water that laughs”. The waterfall drops off the Escalera mountain range and plunges down into a natural pool at its base. Its waters are used for irrigation.
The has an impressive array of flora, boasting a large variety of orchids and ferns. Butterflies, insects and birds can also be seen in the area. Swimming and diving, among other sports, are also possible.
The Ahuashiyacu waterfall is located in the Banda de Shilcayo district, in the San Martín department, just minutes away from the city of Tarapato.
- Reception at the airport and transfer to chosen hotel.
- Breakfasts, and 2 tourist lunches.
- Specialized guide.
- Transfer to tourist attractions.
- First aid kit.
- Vuelos nacionales e internacionales.
- Boletos turísticos.