In our opinion that is the crown jewel of Tarapoto’s journey actions: an action-packed, two-day journey to the distant and spectacular Rio Abiseo Nationwide Park.
Beginning early on the primary day, you might be pushed the 2 hours to the city of Juanjui, which is positioned on the banks of the Huallaga River.
You could have breakfast right here, earlier than boarding a speedboat to take you upstream, firstly on the Huallaga after which on the Huayabamba River.
The Amazonian jungle surroundings on this boat journey is jaw-dropping, from starting to finish.
The primary cease is at Pachiza which has a superb, small museum to go to.
You additionally cease on the Rio Abiseo Nationwide Park Interpretation Centre within the close by city of Huicungo, earlier than persevering with up the Huayabamba River, then the Abiseo River and into the Rio Abiseo Nationwide Park, the place we’ve lunch.
The afternoon is spent exploring the Cueva de los Franceses (Frenchmen’s Cave) and Cueva Del Otorongo (Jaguar Cave), positioned alongside the Churo Ravine, utilizing the abseiling gear.
The evening is spent in primary, however homely, dormitory lodging, the place you may have a bathe and dinner, earlier than an early evening after a full day.
The morning of the second day of the journey is spent on the beautiful, 80 m (262 ft) excessive Maquisapa Waterfall … abseiling from the highest into the pool on the base! A life expertise, little question.
Lunch is taken again on the hostel, earlier than starting the return journey to Tarapoto.
Because the journey by speedboat goes downstream this time, it’s a little faster than on the best way there, however you continue to don’t arrive in Tarapoto earlier than 8pm, on the earliest.