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Iquitos - Peru



Iquitos - PeruIquitos is the largest city in the rainforest of Peru. It is the capital of the Loreto Region and the Maynas Province. Located on the Amazon River, it is just 106 meters above sea level even though it is more than 3,000 kilometers from the mouth of the Amazon on the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated 125 km downstream of the confluence of Rio Ucayali and Rio Marañon, the two main headwaters of the Amazon River. Iquitos has long been a major port in the Amazon Basin. It is surrounded by three rivers: the Nanay, the Itaya, and the Amazon.

The city is generally considered the largest in the world that cannot be reached by road, only by airplane or boat - unless you're travelling from Nauta, a small town roughly 100km south. Most travel within the city itself is via bus, motorcycle or mototaxi (auto rickshaw). Transportation to nearby towns often requires a river trip via llevo-llevo, a small public boat.

The climate is hot and humid, with an average relative humidity of 85%. The wet season lasts from around November to May, with the river reaching its highest point in May. The river is at its lowest in October.

Iquitos has a growing reputation as a tourist community, especially as a jumping-off point for tours of the Amazon jungle and the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, and trips downriver to Manaus, Brazil - the other rubber-industry city in the interior of the Amazon basin - and finally the Atlantic Ocean, which is 3,360 kilometers away.

Book a Jungle trip in Perú the perfect ocasion to relax and enjoy nature.



A boat tour of Belen is common tourist attraction. Belen is an area of Iquitos that can be accessed by foot in the dry season but is only accessible via boat in the wet season. Many of the homes in this area are tethered to large poles and float upon the rising waters every year, and some homes float year-round. Where the waters begin there are often a few men with their boats who tranport locals and tourists for a small fee.

Manu national park tour is very interesting and amazing.

There is also an open-air market in Belen (a part that doesn't flood). This too is a common tourist attraction. Most notable is the medicine lane, an entire block of the market, on both sides, lined with local plant (and animal) medicines (everything from copaiba to chuchuwasai).

During the 1990s, homosexuals fled the repressive police in other cities of Peru to live in this frontier town. Many now live in Belen.

It is served by the CRNL. FAP. Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport.

 

IQUITOS TOURS

IQUITOS - EXPLORAMA TOURS

Explorama Lodges began operation in 1964 and since this time the company has always felt an obligation to purchase and maintain primary virgin rainforest reserves near each of its Lodges. All original managers and stockholders of Explorama had been high school or university teachers prior to starting the company and this has always given the enterprise a strong emphasis on education about the rainforest, for employees, our guests, and the local ribereños or river people.


 

Package Tours Duration Highlights
Ceiba Tops 2 days 2 days and 1 night Ceiba Tops, canopy walkway
Canopy Walkaway Weekend Special 3 Days and 2 nights ExplorNapo Lodge
Ceiba Tops 3 days 3 days and 2 nights Ceiba Tops
Canopy Walkway & Ceiba Tops 4 days and 3 nights Canopy walkway
Explorama Lodge & ExplorNapo 4 days and 3 nights Explorama Lodge, ExplorNapo
Ceiba Tops & Canopy Walkway Special 5 days and 4 nights Ceiba Tops, canopy walkway
ExplorNapo Lodge Basic Program 5 days and 4 nights ExplorNapo Lodge
ExplorTambos Camp Basic Program 5 days and 4 nights ExplorTambos Camp
Full Week Combination Program 7 Days and 6nights Full week
Birdwatching Holidays 8 days and 7 nights Birdwatching
IQUITOS - CUMACEBA PACKAGE
CUMACEBA LODGE

Located along the right bank of the Amazon River-20 miles from the city of Iquitos, the circuit requires an hour to reach the hostel by fast boat.
Its primary facilities in line with nature are protected and prevent entry of insects, which have been designed to provide the necessary comfort to our visitors in direct contact with nature, lighting at night with kerosene lamps and night tours , battery lanterns. We have reception room, dining room and bar where you can enjoy cold drinks, House hammocks for relaxation. House of crafts and games room, 20 rooms including doubles, triples and quads all with standard bathroom connected by a passageway off the ground one meter in height.
ACTIVITIES
Visit Belem houseboats.
Trekking through the jungle knowing flora and fauna.
Canoe-night excursion Ability to observe caimans.
Night walk.
Observing insects, spiders, frogs and the myriad sounds of the jungle
Birdwatching in their habitat.
Recreational fishing of piranhas and other species.
Dolphin watching gray and pink river
Visit the native group Yagua .- Clothing, dialect, crafts, lifestyle.
Visit a coastal village-farmers.
Visit a private project of preserving Apes. (Only parrot tour)
Canoe by a black water tributary - Landscapes-walks.
Water lilac observation World's Largest-Victoria Amazonica

 

Package Tours Duration Highlights
Dolphin Package 2 Days 1 Nights Tour 2 days and 1 nights Iquitos, Cumaceba Lodge, Birdwatching
Toucan 3 Days 2 Nights Tour 3 days and 2 nights Iquitos, Cumaceba Lodge,tour by the Amazon river
Papagayo 4 Days 3 Nights Tour 4 days and 3 nights Iquitos, Cumaceba Lodge
Iguana 5 Days 4 Nights Tour 5 days and 4 nights Iquitos, Cumaceba Lodge, Monkey Island
IQUITOS - BOTANICAL LODGE

From the hot city of Iquitos, located at edge of the majestic Amazon river, Our pleasure present a new alternative to get to know the majesties of tropical Amazon jungle.
At there you will find different ecological and shamanistic programs depending on your personal itinerary in the jungle
Our lodge have private bungalow natural material that will give to you the needed comfort during your stay.
We have the privilege to navigate on the water of the majestic Amazon river, the longest and most tumultuous river in the world and his tributaries.
Our quality personal can show the variety of medicinal plants there are in Amazon jungle, where use the river side people and the natives, including the mystic and hallucinogenic ayahuasca.
Come with us to share this wonderful experiences, we wait for you, and will be welcome!

Excursion Caucho Express Tour 2 days and 1 night Iquitos
Excursion Caoba Tour 3 days and 2 nights Iquitos, Ceiba, Lupuna, Yagua Tribe
Excursion Cedro Tour 4 days and 3 night Iquitos, Ceiba, Lupuna, Amazon, Napo
Excursion Mohena Tour 4 days and 3 nights Iquitos, Ceiba, Lupuna, Napo River
IQUITOS - PACAYA SAMIRIA
PACAYA SAMIRIA LODGE

Our tours are within Samiria National Reserve, located in the department of Loreto, which was created with the objective of conserving representative ecosystems of the forest and preserve their genetic diversity, protecting flora and fauna species in other areas of the Amazon have disappeared. For its size is the largest, the second of the Amazon Basin and the fourth in South America. The reserve is home to 102 mammal species, 449 bird species, among others.
Pacaya Samiria Amazon jungle expeditions Lodge provides primary, pink dolphin, mammal and bird watching, night excursions in search of lizards and nocturnal species, visit the confluence of the Ucayali and Maranon rivers, where the river Amazon, visits riparian communities, encouraging their participation in tourism activities. We also offer programs for birders, including visits to the Allpahuayo Mishana, where endemic birds can be sighted.

Package Tours Duration Highlights
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve 3 days and 2 nights Iquitos Lodge, Pacaya Samiria, Riberbank Village
Pacaya Samiria Amazon 4 days 4 days and 3 night Iquitos Lodge, Pacaya Samiria,Nauta Creek, Riberbank Village
Camping In A Bird'S Paradise 5 Days 5 days and 4 nights Iquitos Lodge,Nauta Creek,Pacaya Samiria,
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve 6 days 6 days and 5 nights Iquitos Lodge,Nauta Creek,Pacaya Samiria, Camping

 

 

 




 

 
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