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Tourist Information about Iquitos

Three thousand seven hundred and forty kilometers away from the Atlantic Ocean, about one thousand and eight hundred kilometers from Lima, in the left bank of the Amazon River and near the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayai rivers, Iquitos city is located.


A highly interesting and extremely attractive city, which is almost entirely isolated and it is only possible to have access to it by air or by sea; a picturesque, touristic floating town.


In addition, Iquitos is the most important city in the Peruvian Amazon and Peru's main fluvial port. Through the river, this city communicates with other cities in Brazil up to the Atlantic Ocean.


Due to the fact that this city is located very close to the Equatorial line, it is hardly surprising that Iquitos has a tropical rainy climate with temperatures that range from 20 to 36 degrees centigrade, while the average annual temperature is 28 degrees centigrade .

Amazonas River


Accommodation in Iquitos

Through it is possible to make reservations by phone or on-line for accommodation in Hotels, apartments, Bed & Breakfast, Apart-Hotels or Resorts located in different spots of the city.

In order to experience an enjoyable and pleasant stay near your area of interest a hotel downtown Iquitos or in different areas of the city, can be booked.

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Accommodation in Iquitos


Sightseens & Tours in Iquitos

Iquitos offers a wide range of attractions so visiting this place can be an unforgettable experience. From the best of the ecological tourism to a broad variety of restaurants and discos can be enjoyed here.


During the first half of the twentieth century, the city grew due to the boom of the rubber wood trade and this period is reflected in some of its buildings such as the Casa de Hierro (The Iron House), which was designed by the French architect Gustavo Eiffel.


The towns and country houses located in the city surroundings such as the natives from Bora, have recently become an attraction for tourists as well as.


In the city surroundings it is highly recommendable to visit the Quistococha zoo and park or the seaside resorts and recreational areas in the lagoon. In Iquitos it can be amazing to visit the pier and admire the Amazon river, the world's largest river in terms of volume.

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Quistococha Zoo


Typical Food of Iquitos

In Iquitos you will be able to enjoy a great cuisine on the base of a great variety of regional products and very similar to that of most places of the Amazon.


Therefore, it is hardly surprising that typical dishes such as the already famous "sopa de motelo" or the popular "juanes", a pottage made with rice and poultry meat or fish, can be enjoyed here.


However, fried food, monkey or lizard meat, roast can be found here in local markets as well. Also, the cesina, tacacho, salads prepared with "chonta" (kind of palm tree) and palometa prove very popular in Iquitos.


As for the drinks, the most typical ones are "masato" (drink based on crushed cooked cassave fermented with sweet potato or sugar), juices made from natural fruits such as "aguaje" (fruits from the jungle), passion fruit, cocona and, in summer, it is well worth trying the aguaje ice cream.



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