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Laguna Azul, Tarapoto

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A popular spot among locals, Laguna Azul is known for good swimming, boating, and fishing. Getting to there can be a bit tricky as a tourist, as you need both a car and a ferry to cross the Rio Huallaga, but organized tours will take you for the day. Overnight excursions are also available, where you can opt to camp or stay in comfortable bungalows. Nearby, you’ll also find waterfalls and thermal springs to explore. Locals refer to this spot as Laguna de Sauce as well, so try both names when researching tour company options. For Laguna Azul and beyond, use our Tarapoto trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Tarapoto vacation.
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  • To visit this lake you need the full day. Us cost 80.00 Suns (€ 25.00) which included the lunch, transfer in a bus and the crossing of the river Huallaga (really awesome). The excursion was well only that the lagoon is green dark and had other expectations... Delicious lunch. Recommended take repellent and plenty of water.
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  • It was a magical day... the landscapes are beautiful... the very rich typical food... is walk in boat by the lagoon... Optional ride on Quad bike... and canopy... ride is also done in a kayak... the feeling of peace is unmatched...
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  • Definitely the lagoon blue is a Must Go in Tarapoto. the place is amazing... you feel much peace. Have option of do Canopy that is very fun, ride a horse, motorcycle aquatic etc. The lagoon is very cold is not very warm to be able to bathe, I smile a lot but that if this like 3 hours from the center of tarapoto.
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