nreber wrote:I need a legit Tarapoto travel company to give tours of villages, waterfalls, hot springs, all there is to do outside of the city. The two web sites I've tried from my Lonely Planet suggestions have been terminated.
I've just made reservations for a hostal beside the city square for three nights. Should I stay there one night and move to a jungle place the next few nights?
Any other suggestions of what to do in/around Tarapoto? I was thinking to also go to Lamas, and, because I have a whole week, to go into Kuepo.
Details of your past experiences are welcome.
At Jr. Alegria De Morey (one cuadra from La Plaza) there are several tour companies that offer trips to many places. The can arrange for you transportation and accomodation.
Lamas is a very small village about 25 minutes by motorbike from Tarapoto. As it's higher, it's a bit cooler.
The most famous about Lamas is the Castle. It's owned by Italian Nicole Felice. It's looks like a medieval castle but has only been completed recently. You can visit the Castle for 5 soles. It's has a nice refrigerio as well.
A must do is eating pinapple in Lamas. There are several pineapple bars.