Tastes, Smiles, And Smells Of The Jungle At The Tarapoto Market

(Photo: Scott Montgomery)

Do you want to sense the deep magicin of the jungle without leaving the buzzing city? Then make a morning trip to Tarapoto’s ‘Mercado 2,” where you can sip on rare jungle fruit juices, mingle with kind vendors, enjoy fresh fried fish, and pick up sweets that can only be found in the Tarapoto area.

Locally made handcrafts made from colorful jungle plants.

Within the market, you’ll find an entire row of stalls where vendors sell bracelets, paintings, and other beautiful creations. Most of the crafts are made from trees and plants that are native to the area. This is a great way to learn about local plants, and to find simple souveriers to bring back home.

Friendly local faces to show you the way

(Photo: Scott Montgomery)


(Photo: Scott Montgomery)

Rare and delicious jungle foods

Fascinating and delicuous rare fruits and juices


Produce to bring home for making tasty meals

(Photo: Scott Montgomery)




Scott Montgomery is a multi-medium storyteller and holistic creative, a travel guide and transformational coach, whose core mission is to help others to live authentically with purpose and intention in order to make an impact in the world. After earning his masters degree in creative writing at Arizona State University in 2013, he made the move to Peru in order to write about indigenous communities of the jungles and the Andes, and to explore what this might have to do with his own life path. These years of traveling and living across the country have helped him to embrace a more purposeful lifestyle that's guided by the values of collaboration, creativity, and transformation. To find out more about what Scott's up to and how you can get involved, visit his personal website www.voyagewithscott.com