Access to Tarapoto is by a 60 minute plane flight from Lima with Aerocontinente or Tans (once or twice a day), or by road that takes approximately 24 hours by coach-bus on a new asphalt road which goes from Lima to Tarapoto.
Because of the altitude and surrounding mountains, Tarapoto has a cooler climate than other major cities in the Peruvian Amazon. The average daytime temperature is 29°C and varies from 18°C to 34°C. The dry seasons are from June to October and December to February and rainy seasons February to June and October to December with heaviest rains in March and April and the driest period in July, August and September.
Attraction around Tarapoto include adventures to the nearby mountains and rivers for trekking, wildlife, horseback riding, and river rafting. Tarapoto is located in an ideal place to allow a traveler to visit the mountain regions of Chachapoyas and the jungle areas of the Pacaya - Samiria Reserve. Of particular interest are the towns near Tarapoto that are rich in Andes culture.