Cajamarca to Tarapoto
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 27, 2013 10:16 PM Last Post By: hazzdawg
Jan 27, 2013 10:14 AM
Jan 27, 2013 11:29 AM
1You can go by bus via Leymebamba and Chachapoyas, but the road isn't paved until Chachapoyas and it's a very long trip. The scenery is supposed to be spectacular, though.
The flight should be cheap enough, and when you consider the cost to your spine and your backside of bussing over an unpaved mountain road for that long, it's not so much to pay, in my view. Tarapoto also has a really nice airport, for what that's worth.
If you're into archaeology, though, the Leymebamba-Chachapoyas area is a goldmine and definitely warrants your consideration.
Jan 27, 2013 4:08 PM
2The road between Cajamarca and Chacapoyas is mostly paved and the scenery is fantastic. It is a very long trip however and prone to delays, particularly in the wet season. There is only one company that runs this trip, Transportes Virgen del Carmen. Cost is 70ish soles and it departs daily at 4am. The journey takes at least 12 hours.
From Chacapoyas there is one direct bus (combi) in the morning at 10am. The company is called Tourismo Selva and the price is around 30 soles. The trip is only 6 hours or so on a fully paved road.
Jan 27, 2013 4:09 PM
32nd paragraph refers to the bus from Chachapoyas to Tarapoto.
Jan 27, 2013 5:36 PM
Jan 27, 2013 10:16 PM
5It´s not all paved, but a large amount of it is, more than half I would guess. I did this bus trip in December last year. The road conditions were a lot better than I was expecting. It seems they have made great improvements to this road over the last few years. There were many construction workers maintaining the road. From reading older blogs this used to be a very rough trip.
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