The travel from Tarapoto to the city of Bagua Grande takes about 10 hours and you go through 221 mi (356 km) by land. Excluciva and Civa are the main transportation services that cover this route, with bus tickets from s/. 70 to s/. 98, depending on the type of service chosen. Buses leave at 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. from the Av. Salaverry, in the outskirts of Tarapoto city. Their destination is the terminal located in a central road of Bagua Grande. The weather in Bagua Grande is tropical, with an average temperature of 77 °F (25 °C).
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”.
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.