The travel from Tarapoto to the northern city of Olmos takes about 14 hours, and the distance you go through is 360 mi (580 km) on the highway. Excluciva and Civa are the main transportation services that conver this route on thier travel itinerary, offering bus tickets from s/. 70 to s/. 98. Buses leave from the terminal of Av. Salaverry, in the center of Tarapoto, at 5:45 p.m. and at 6:15 p.m. Their destination is the Terminal Terrestre, located in a central road of Olmos city. The weather in Olmos is dry and tropical, owing to its distance from the coastal area. The maximum temperature is 100 °F (38 °C) and the minimum is 73 °F (23 °C). Temperatures can drop to 59 °F (15 °C) during the night.
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”.
Olmos is known as the lemon capital due to its production of great tradition and quality. In June they celebrate the Lemon Festival and the city's anniversary; there is a fair where the best lemons of the region are exhibited and you can buy them. On the celebration the locals choose a representative queen between the daughters and relatives of the farmers. In Olmos you can do ecological, archaeological and religious tourism. The main tourist attractions are the petroglyphs of Boliches, that date from 3.000 years of antiquity;the Zoo-breeding center of Pava Aliblanca, representative animal of Olmos that was believed extinguished; the Algarrobito de Nitape where the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared; and the Chalpón cross, in wood, embeded in the cavern where the locals go in pilgrimage. The most important festivals of Olmos are the fair of Chalpón cross, the anniversary of the appearance of the Virgin in Nitape, and the previously mentioned Lemon Fair. The main traditional dishes of Olmos are the kid with vegetables, "miga de pavo", cheeses and the typical drink "Festival del Limón".