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Pucallpa to Tingo Maria, Peru - 4hrs 20mins By Car (248kms)

Peru travel blog by Mark Berman - September 2016   » View Photoset (67 Photos)

Mark Berman, South America backpacker for 10yrs!
The road between Pucallpa and Tingo Maria takes you for a 248km ride through the Amazon jungle. I enjoyed this journey in both directions, along the way
Peru Photo - House and farm among the trees beside the road between Pucallpa and Tingo Maria.
House and farm among the trees beside the road between Pucallpa and Tingo Maria.
getting to see slices of life and glimpses into how the people live in the Amazon. The road is mostly in good condition but there are problems in a couple of places and may require waiting for roadworks around the Aguaytia River.

4hrs 20mins by Car

Each way it took 4hrs 20mins driving time plus 2 stops at roadworks of around half an hour each. So in reality it was 5hrs 20mins on these occasions, it just depends on the condition of the road! On both these rides I had the front passenger seat in a shared co-op car, when the cars have 4 passengers they leave, the drivers work for companies and know the road well.

The Amazon by Road

It's a terrain of dense forest and jungle, coconut palms, grassy clearings, small towns and communities, mountain ranges and gorges, rocky boulder rivers, roadside waterfalls, iron bridges, man-made tunnels, country soccer pitches, houses with thatched roofs, wooden houses with iron roofs, houses built on stilts, interesting plants and flowers and a cloud forest (on an overcast day). Roadside and riverside Amazon life are 2 completely different
Peru Photo - 2 girls from the Amazon near Pucallpa outside their house.
2 girls from the Amazon near Pucallpa outside their house.
things but I imagine just like the rivers where some people live deeper in the jungle than the river's edge, some people live deeper in the jungle than the road's edge.

Waterfalls Near Aguaytia

Near Aguaytia, a main town along the route, in a place called Boqueron del Padre Abad there are a couple of notable waterfalls called El Velo de la Novia (the biggest at 40 meters) and La Ducha del Diablo. They say there are more than 100 waterfalls in this narrow corridor of high rock walls. Ducha del Diablo can be seen beside the road up-close as you drive past. Enjoy the journey! Pucallpa's distance to other cities: Tingo Maria 248kms, Huanuco 365kms, Lima 829kms.

     

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Distances & times (if available) from about halfway from Pucallpa to Tingo Maria (Peru) to:


Map location: Pucallpa to Tingo Maria, Peru. The road between Pucallpa and Tingo Maria takes you for a 250km ride through the Amazon jungle. I enjoyed this journey in both directions, along the way getting to see slices of life and glimpses into how the people live!
 A : Pucallpa - Peru 91 kms 91 kms straight distance
 B : Tingo Maria - Peru 92 kms 92 kms straight distance
 C : Huanuco - Peru 162 kms 162 kms straight distance
 D : Tingo Maria to Tarapoto - Peru 194 kms 194 kms straight distance
 E : Huaraz - Peru 254 kms 254 kms straight distance
 F : Yungay & Caraz - Peru 271 kms 271 kms straight distance
 G : Tarapoto & Lamas - Peru 283 kms 283 kms straight distance
 H : Huamachuco to Caraz - Peru 298 kms 298 kms straight distance
 I : Huamachuco - Peru 317 kms 317 kms straight distance
 J : Cajabamba - Peru 326 kms 326 kms straight distance
 K : Tarapoto to Yurimaguas - Peru 337 kms 337 kms straight distance
 L : Huancayo - Peru 358 kms 358 kms straight distance
 M : Chimbote - Peru 359 kms 359 kms straight distance
 N : Leymebamba to Celendin - Peru 368 kms 368 kms straight distance
 O : Cajamarca - Peru 396 kms 396 kms straight distance
Driving times are accurate but approximate and are listed in the order of driving distance! Drive times are always affected by weather conditions, the terrain, time of day, altitude, dinner and bathroom stops, animals on the road, protests, a fast or slow bus driver, police checkpoints, border and river crossings, dropping off and picking up passengers etc. These drive times are obtained from Google Maps and are meant as a guide. Note however, times quoted in the main text of this page are exactly as the author experienced it.


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