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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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  • About a 2 hr ride, including crossing the river on a raft, and a 45 min ride on a dirt road, but very well worth it. The lagoon is beautiful and is surrounded by mountains. They take you on a boat rid...  more »
  • The Laguna Azul is just an hour and a half fron Tarapoto. The road is in mint condition though there is a bit of off road trail with a fantastic crossing of the Huallaga River in a motored balsa. You ...  more »
  • I read all the reviews and knew what I was up for... if it had not been for my new Peruvian friends who invited me along I would NOT have gone here.mainly because you end up spending almost 4 + hours ...  more »