The route from Chimbote to the Amazonian city of Tarapoto is at a distance of 476 mi (767 km) and it takes about 24 hours by land. The transport company Civa covers this itinerary and offers bus tickets from s/.88 to s/.112. Buses leave from the Terminal Terrestre on the outskirts of Chimbote at 9:10 p.m., arriving to the terminal of Av. Salaverry in the center of Tarapoto. The climate of Tarapoto is tropical and very hot, with an average temperature of 82°F (28°C); and it can reach 97°F (36°C) on the warmest days.
Chimbote, the capital of the Nueva Provincia de Santa is a port city of high commercial and industrial activity. Its recent history tell us that on the 20th century Chimbote was the first place of the fishing ports around the world. The city of Chimbote has a variety of tourism attractions: el Cerro de la Juventud, the Iglesia Catacumbas, the Museo de San Pedrito Pescador (a ship transformed and adapted to be a museum) and the Cerro Calaveras, a tourism viewpoint located at 100 meters of altitude. The Blanca Island is placed at 3 mi (5 km) from the coast, and it constitutes an ecological and tourist reserve shaped by a mountain that has no vegetation.
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”.