argidd wrote:Wasn't it there where Gastón Acurio & family plus others were robbed? I've Heard it's gotten dangerous between narcoterrorism and other lowlife scum.
One of the most popular ways of getting to Iquitos by boat is from Yurimaguas which is only 2 hours by bus from Tarapoto.
limaclub wrote:yep just double checked with another staff member and it`s around a 2 hour drive sorry, not a 2 hour bus trip. My mistake.
The driving distance also depends on the weather and the other traffic. Many trucks travel this route and if you are stuck behind a slow truck then the trip might take much longer. Because of the bends, it's hard to take over the trucks.
I once went by motorbike to Yurimaguas and the trip took me almost 4 hours. We got stuck behind a truck and the last hours we had to drive trough heavy rain.
JanD wrote:Of course we are talking about normal circumstances.
But that you are hardly or not able to pass a truck on this road means to my opinion that you are an over careful driver.
Although the road is quite winding, there are lots and lots of places were you can overtake, with a car and certainly with a motorbike, trucks or other slower traffic.
Especially on the second part (direction Yurimaguas) where you leave the hills and mountains behind you......
JanD wrote:It becomes a bit nitty gritty , but I said:
"Although the road is quite winding, there are lots and lots of places were you can overtake, with a car and certainly with a motorbike, trucks or other slower traffic"
referring to the first part.
And yes the second part is easier and I think that a motorcycle goes "a bit faster" than a truck.....
Anyway my taxi kept on overtaking trucks and other slower traffic, to get to Yurimaguas within the two hours the claimed before leaving Tarapoto .
miaperu wrote:Once did Belem to Manaus this way for 6 nights and slept like a baby.