The Big Picture: San Juan Festival, Shapaja, Peru

For Peruvians in the San Martin department of Peru, the banks of the Rio Huallaga provide numerous spots for swimming, drinking and relaxing. On June 24, the banks of the Huallaga come alive for the Festival of San Juan, an annual event celebrated throughout the jungle regions of Peru.

This particular stretch is located near the village of Shapaja, not far from Tarapoto.

Photo © Tony Dunnell

Quick Tip:  If traveling to or from Lima Airport, it is strongly recommended to use the luxury Airport Express Lima  bus to get to or from your hotel. Safer and cheaper than a taxi with no baggage limit as well as Free WiFi and USB chargers onboard, it is ideal for travelers.

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