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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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