Gemma's RTW trip travel blog

Young girls who live in the village

Woman making a scarf


We only came to Tarapoto because that was where the flight went to. We wanted to get to Chachapoyas where there are large ruins that have not yet been developed for tourism. We have met a few travellers who recommended it.

The bus to Chachapoyas would take about 9 hours and we would have to change after 7 hours. It was impossible to leave that day so we booked it for the following morning.

The woman in the hotel told us about a small traditional Indian village we could go to for a few hours, where they still live in the traditional ways.

It took about an hour to get there by rickshaw and then by a taxi. The village was situated on the side of a hill which had nice views over Tarapoto. We had a walk around the village but it seemed very dead. All the houses were shut up, and there were just a few families around. It was nice though and had a few gift shops. We saw a Woman making a scarf and played with some local children. We watched the sunset and then headed back to Tarapoto and had some lovely Mexican tacos.



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