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Welcome to the Peruvian Amazon -- Iquitos is the main point of arrival and departure for those travelers visiting the Peruvian side of the so-called lungs of the Earth, the Amazon jungle!
The most peculiar aspect about the city of Iquitos is the fact that it is not connected to the rest of the country by road -- it is impossible to reach by car! So the alternatives would be to fly in from Lima (capital of Peru) or, in a more rustic approach, do a boat trip up the river. This last option, for the more adventurous, might take up to several days!
Although most tourists will spend their time deep into the jungle close-by and not in the city per se, there are quite a lot of activities to keep you entertained not far from downtown. The most popular is perhaps the Belem market, where Amazonian citizens come down to sell exotic products and food. Be ready for snake oils, roasted worms, and delicacies of the sort! If you'd like to mingle with nature and wildlife without going too far from the city, there are also several wildlife reserves and animal rescue centres where you can meet endemic species and even interact with some of them.
When it comes to accommodation, rather than Iquitos hostels, the area is famous for its bamboo huts by the river. You can find huts built on stilts above the water, ready to resist the water rising during the monsoons, or floating buildings too! Although huts on stilts are commonly accessed by bridges connecting from the mainland, you'd have to use small taxi boats to reach the floating accommodations. Iquitos could be the starting point for the Amazonian experience of a lifetime!
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Hobo Hideout Traveler Hostel
"Its great and so is Jimmy. - I stayed a month or longer there. Went on a alligator and jaguar hunt for 11 days. No luck with that but we seen lots of cool animals and got some great fishing. Wish i was there now. Enjoy if u go and say Hi to Sandra and Jimmy for me." … "Weirdest, most exciting, memorable experience... - I stayed at this black hole in the middle of F.All. With my girlfriend, and two American buddies, we hung out here for...
Flying Dog Hostel Iquitos
"The Flying Dog Hostel in Iquitos is a really nice and comfortable house in a great location, next to the river a couple of blocks away from the main square and the busy night live. Iquitos is the doorway to the Amazonas and we offer you great accommodation in either dormitories or private rooms. Easy to access you can take a taxi or a mototaxi (which is more fun and cheaper) from the airport. Get a taste of the Jungle and visit...
Green Track Hostel
"… our garden and patio space, and our air conditioned lounge. We also have guitars and other musical instruments for the enjoyment of our guests, as jam sessions are known to break out from time to time. We are happy to provide honest, unbiased information about jungle tours as well as ayahuasca ceremonies and retreats--information earned through direct experience. We are fairly small, only fifteen beds in total, so reservations are...
"… area. You will enjoy a real home atmosphere with helpful stuff. Our aim is to provide a very clean, quiet and calm place to rest and relax, while exploring the city. We also offer jungle tours and expeditions to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. We provide accommodation in our jungle lodge 260 km away from Iquitos, adventurous trekking and canoeing. Observe and enjoy the Amazon wildlife with our professional native guides....
Out Back Wachos Expeditions
"… want and we can org anise your trip accordingly. We aim to service areas OFF the main gringo trail at a truly affordable price. Out Back Wachos Expeditions is a house with 5 meters front and 38 meters long, with 5 rooms for 8 people, sharing shower and laundry services, free kitchen dining room for resting... Located 7 blocks from main square (plaza de armas) in Soledad streeet 120. Province Maynas - department of Loreto....
HI - Iquitos - Ambassador Hostel
"The is Internet Service / Wi-Fi in all rooms, a great breakfast with bread, juice, eggs, butter, jam, coffee, milk, tea. Our Staff speaks several languages and it will be easier to communicate with our guest.. We have a travel agency inside the Hostel, where we can let you know every tourist points of Iquitos Peru We have tours that go to the jungle every day with people from all over the world. The guides are all native and...
Black Sheep Hostel Iquitos
"The coolest Backpackers Hostel in Iquitos, nice place to stay and enjoy the jungle and the city, backpackers from all around the world stay here, so you can meet nice and cool people. We have common areas, private and shared rooms,AC, BBQ area, Board games, Bar, Hammocks, Free Internet, Full Kitchen, Laundry service, Storage facility, Pick up service, touristic info, etc" … "… Pick up service, tourist info, etc. Our...
Amazon Apart Hotel
"… lodges and eco lodges, Ayahuasca tour, visit Pacaya Samiria Reserve, the village of the Boras Indians (bora indians), wild animals, the Amazon river, city tour, taste exotic drinks and food, the Belen neighborhood which is a floating market almost as interesting as the jungle itself because it?s the center of an incredible variety of Amazon products, like: exotic tropical fruits, food and aphrodisiac drinks, fishes, turtles, birds,...
Nativa Apartments & Suites
"… walking distance from the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), the Boulevard(Amazon River) and other interesting points. The apartments at Nativa are probably best described under the heading 'Apartments with charm'; providing the comfort of a home away from home, and a kitchenette for those who prefer a little more independence. All apartments are fully furnished and include: Free Wifi and Cable TV Kitchenette, Minibar,...
Ecological Jungle Trips & Amazon Lodge
"… style of life they lead the people of the jungle. v Purified water throughout the day. v They can charge the batteries of cameras in our generator. Ask the administrator. v Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner made based on delicious Peruvian dishes, prepared by staff of the Ecological Jungle Trips & Amazon Lodge . If there are vegetarians in the group, please let us know in advance. v night and day excursions to look for...
Heliconia Amazon River Lodge
"Heliconia Lodge is enchanting. It is peaceful, beautiful, relaxing, and fun. And Victor, our guide, was so sweet. What I liked best about my stay at the Heliconia was how relaxing it was — it is a perfect way to enjoy the jungle. The food is great and healthy, too! Definitely a great place to visit!!" … "I had a wonderful time here. My guides, Victor and Clever, were terrific — knowledgeable, instructive, helpful and full of energy....
"Very good - the staff is excellent, very friendly, very helpful, and nice rooms. book this hotel in iquitos for a very good price." … "… or tourism, we offer you a pleasant and safe stay.Facilities and Services:The Acosta Hotel features:*20 comfortable rooms (singles, doubles, and triples;) all equipped with private baths, air conditioning, cable Tv., frigobar, safety box and direct telephones for local and international...
Victoria Regia Hotel & Suites
"Located four blocks from the main square, Victoria Regia Hotel offers finely decorated rooms with air conditioning, cable television, fridge, and a safety box. There is a swimming pool here along with a restaurant and bar where you can enjoy exotic drinks or simply try our cappuccino! In the restaurant taste the best national and regional dishes of the Peruvian Amazon, all prepared by professional chefs. We can organise excursions to...
San Pedro Lodge
"… next to the lodge and go for fantastic walks in the jungle that surround the lodge. We also offer different packages that include sightseeing in and around Iquitos city. Built in 2011, everything is brand new and we have very comfortable beds. Check in: From 7 am Check out: Until 13pm Cancelation: 3 days before arrival, if later 100% payment for first night applies. Minimum stay: 1 day Payment metod: Only Peruvian Soles...
Muyuna Amazon Lodge
"… and hammocks to enjoy the leisure time. Muyuna Lodge is a small and intimate lodge. Distribution is done according to what the customer needs (single bungalows, double or matrimonial bungalows, triple bungalows, family bungalows, etc.). In addition, each cottage has a full ensuite and modern bathroom. All rooms have a terrace with hammock overlooking the forest or the river where you can see, for example, dolphins swimming in...
La Casona Hotel
"… staff always concerned about your satisfaction in or out the hotel. Additionally, opposite Hotel La Casona, we have the Rio Grande property, with smaller facilities that the hotel, but with the same security, cleanliness and friendly service from the first. Undoubtedly, the Hotel La Casona Property and Rio Grande are two very good choices for all travelers, from young families to stay short or long duration and the best place...
Hotel & Suites La Posada de Lobo
"La Posada de Lobo Hotel & Suites, is located in the city of Iquitos and only 3 minutes from the main square, we have 31 rooms equipped with air conditioning, TV cable, hot and cold water, minibar, saving box. The hotel has a nice swimming pool where you can taste the exotic drinks from our amazon" … "… plants, we also have a restaurant and a bar. where you can enjoy our food All aour rooms are well decorated and well –...
Amazon Yanayacu Lodge
"… time full of activities. Provides excellent services and quality programs. You get to the Lodge after an hour of navigation slider, depending rivers Station. The Amazon Yanayacu Lodge is built entirely with rustic materials. The Lodge offers traditional, rustic design of the homes of the Amazon River. The rooms have bathroom, shower, comfortable beds and bright. Each room is protected by chicken wire, prevents the...
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