Have any of you Nomads taken this bus route before? Lojas, Ecuador to Tarapoto. I have a flight booked from Tarapoto to Iquitos in one week. I am currently in Cuenca, Ecuador. I know this route is possible but I do not know how lmg it will take or if this time of year (early March) is going to affect road conditions. Any advice will help as I have found very no recent information about this route.
I have done Loja - Piura - Tarapoto by bus before. It's a long ride but it's not that bad. The border crossing is super simple and safe. I think the San Ignacio rough is slightly shorter, but a little more complicated because you have to switch buses a few times then walk across the border. With all that it probably ends up being longer, so I just went the simpler route. about 3 years ago