The route from Bagua Grande city to the Amazonian city of Tarapoto takes about 10 hours, going through a distance of 222 mi (358 km) on the highway. Civa is the main transportation company that covers this destination, with bus tickets from s/. 70 to s/. 110. Buses leave from the center of Bagua Grande at 9:00 p.m. and at 9:45 p.m. with destination to the terminal of Av. Salaverry, located in the center of Tarapoto. The weather of Tarapoto is characterised for being very warm, with an average temperature of 82 °F (28 °C).
Bagua Grande is known as "the Heart of the Amazon" and it's one of the major cities because of the river Utcubamba; it's one of the main river attractions of the region that you can navigate to do ecological and adventure tourism. To witness a twilight or a sunrise in Bagua Grande is a unique experience because of the coulour scheme the sky has. The inhabitants of the city are pleasant and they accept with warmth all the visitors, without exception.The temperatures in the city are high, exceeding 86 °F (30 °C) on the hottest days. We recommend you to be prepared for avoiding mosquito bites; they are frequent on the visitors that does not use repellent.
Tarapoto is also known as the “palm trees city” and it’s the city most populated of the San Martín department. The city offers beautiful landscapes, as well as a diverse flora and fauna. The tourist destination is also very appreciated for its waterfalls and the adventure tourism; you can do rafting, trekking and outdoor trips. Due to the altitude and the mountains that surround the city, Tarapoto has a climate chillier than other cities of the Peruvian Amazonia. The dry seasons are from June to October and another from December to February. In this Amazonian city you will enjoy the most varied typical dishes that the jungle can offer to you, as the “camarones” or the popular “juanes”.