Tarapoto, the largest and busiest town in the department of San Martín, straddles the base of the Andean foothills and the edge of the vast jungles of eastern Peru. A sweltering rainforest metropolis, it dips its toe into the Amazon Basin while managing to cling to the rest of Peru by the umbilical cord of a long paved road back to civilization. From here you can take the plunge deeper into the Amazon, or just enjoy the easily accessible jungle lite, with plenty of places to stay and eat and reliable connections to the coast. There’s a bunch of natural sights to explore nearby, from waterfalls to lagoons, and river-running opportunities will entertain the adventure-seeking contingent. Tarapoto is also home of many retreat centers for dietas and plant medicine ceremonies like Ayahuasca and San Pedro Kaktus. Some of them include Yoga and Meditation in their programm. There are some communities iniciated by people of Lima and westeners around Tarapoto. Because of the good climate, fertil soil and friendly atmosphere this town offers a welcoming change to the other cities in Peru.

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