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Tarapoto

Tarapoto on the Shilcayo River is the main town in the Mayo Valley in Peru's northern jungle. The city is known for its numerous palm trees and hilly Tarapotosurroundings, for many beautiful waterfalls, including Ahuashiyacu (the laughing water) and Huacamaillo. The beauties of the landscape, the lush vegetation and the pleasant climate make this area compare to paradise. The variety of orchids is famous. More than 2500 species have already been identified. Among the lakes, the most notable are Laguna Azul and Lago Lindo, located east of Tarapoto in the Cordillera Azul.

The beginning of the settlement goes back to the tribes of Pocras and Hanan Chancas, who fled from the Incas and looked for a new home.

The name of the city probably comes from the palm trees Icartea Ventricosa Martins, called Tarapotus by locals, which used to grow on the shore of the former lake Suchiche.
Tarapoto
Population

About 180 000.

Altitude

356 m.

Average temperature

January: 27 C, February: 27 C, March: 26 C, April: 26 C, May: 26 C, June: 25 C, July: 25 C, August: 26 C, September: 26 C, October: 26 C, November: 27 C, December: 27 C.

Source of statistical data: Weatherbase.

 

Average high and low temperature

January: 33 C / 20 C, February: 32,7 C / 20,2 C, March: 32,2 C / 20,3 C, April: 32,1 C / 20 C, May: 31,8 C / 19,5 C, June: 31,6 C / 18,7 C, July: 31,1 C / 18 C, August: 32,5 C / 18,3 C, September: 32,6 C / 18,9 C, October: 32,9 C / 19,7 C, November: 33 C / 19,9 C, December: 33,3 C / 20,2 C.

 

Average rainfall

January: 102 mm, February: 101 mm, March: 156 mm, April: 116 mm, May: 105 mm, June: 71 mm, July: 58 mm, August: 68 mm, September: 103 mm, October: 122 mm, November: 86 mm, December: 69 mm.

Source of statistical data: Senamhi.

 

Average relative humidity – Morning

January: 94%, February: 96%, March: 96%, April: 96%, May: 97%, June: 97%, July: 97%, August: 97%, September: 97%, October: 96%, November: 94%, December: 94%.

 

Average relative humidity – Evening

January: 63%, February: 64%, March: 67%, April: 68%, May: 66%, June: 66%, July: 63%, August: 63%, September: 64%, October: 64%,7 November: 64%, December: 63%.

Source of statistical data: Weatherbase.

Photo: ANDINA.



Travel programs:
Roundtrip Northern Peru   PTW-PER006

Northern Peru

13 days / 12 nights

Round trip: Lima, Chiclayo, Chachapoyas, Karaja, Kuelap, Leymebamba, Gocta, Tarapoto, Lamas, Lago Lindo, Laguna Azul, Tarapoto, Lima.

Puerto Palmeras PTW-TAR001

Puerto Palmeras

3, 4 or 5 days

Tours around Tarapoto with folklore Lamas, Ahuashiyaku waterfall, Lake Laguna Azul and Lago Lindo Ecological Reserve. Free time to use resort facilities.

Adventure Tarapoto   PTW-TAR002

Adventure Tarapoto

6 days / 5 nights

Tours in the Alto Mayo river valley, around Tarapoto with the folkloric Lamas, the Ahuashiyaku waterfall, the Laguna Azul lake and the Lago Lindo eco-reserve. Free time to use resort facilities.

Lago Lindo   PTW-TAR003

Lago Lindo

3 or 4 days

Lago Lindo Ecological Reserve, Laguna Azul Lake, Ahuashiyacu waterfall, free time to take advantage of the Puerto Palmeras Resort facilities and Lago Lindo Ecological Reserve.

     










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