Moyobamba to Chachapoyas
Trip Start Feb 06, 2007
330Trip End Jan 14, 2008
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Had it not been for the sandflies we would have stayed another day or so in Moyobamba. There are several tours available to the jungle, and a trip to a hill about 14km away with birds, orchids etc. But Barb is itching, hands, face and ankles, and wants no more bites. Pete seems immune.
The bus to Pedro Ruiz started late and stopped for long boring periods in bus stations along the way, so it was 3.30pm before we arrived. The scenery is spectacular initially, jungle-covered hillsides and steep ravines. By Pedro Ruiz most of the jungle had been cleared.
On arrival we were told that the road to Chachapoyas was closed till 7pm for major roadworks, just like the road from Yurimaguas to Tarapoto a few days ago. So we had a late lunch then decided to see if the 7pm departure was right. Unless you come on a bus from Chiclayo, transport is a shared taxi
Arriving in Chachapoyas just before 9pm we set off for Hostal Juhamaji, which doesn't have the carpeted floors Lonely Planet promised, we have single beds, no TV, and our room is 2 metres from the noisy restaurant. But at 25 sol we shouldn't complain.