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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
"Loved it, great character - I think of Cap'n Jimmy, Sandra, and Jimmy's sidekick Mike alot since being there. I have written hilarious travel stories about them and their jungle trips. Of all the hostels I've stayed, this place has the most character for sure." … "Upbeat and rebuilding - This is one busy place.Yes Jimmy is a character and a half, Sandra is a peach! Went on a fishing expedition up the Ucayali river and had the time of...
Flying Dog Hostel Iquitos
"Flying Dog Hostel Iquitos is a huge, open, and airy hostel in central Iquitos. The hostel has a welcoming and friendly vibe, which is apparent as soon as you arrive. The Location Flying Dog has a great location opposite the River Amazon, so there are amazing views, especially at sunrise/sunset. Belen Market is five minutes' walk away, along one road. And the main street is a couple of blocks behind the hostel. The hostel is easy to get...
Green Track Hostel
"… out from time to time. We are happy to provide honest, unbiased information about jungle tours and things to do in Iquitos--information earned through direct experience. Check-in from 11:00 to 18:00. We are happy to welcome you earlier or later than those times, but please let us know in advance by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +51 (65) 600-805. We reserve the right to re-sell unoccupied spaces after 18:00 if we have not...
"… 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....
Amazon Exploring Expedition
"… three single beds. Next door we have another large two-story, traditional building which offers greater space for larger groups. There are three bedrooms, with four comfortable single beds each and two bedrooms with large double beds. We have fully equipped showers and bathrooms. On the second floor there is a spacious viewing lounge overlooking the jungle and the surrounding area from which you can enjoy the spectacular scenery....
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 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, BBQ, Board games, Bar, Hamacas, Internet, Full Kitchen, Laundry service, Storage facility, Pick up service, tourist info, etc. Our facilities: No curfew. 24 hours reception. Children accepted. Bar. Laundry. Communal Kitchen. Free internet access Please note: Cancellation Policy:...
Amazon Apart Hotel
"Amazon Apart Hotel offers 50 Suites & New fully equipped one and two bedrooms apartments, with all the modern comfort you need for your Business or Tourism trip. The Suites are decorated in a typical and modern Amazonian style and well – equipped with King size bed, air conditioning, minibar, Cable TV. 21-inch flat, hot water, telephone and closet. The Apartments has living room, dining room, closet, Kitchenette, refrigerators, dishes,...
Nativa Apartments & Suites
"… 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, Dinning & Living Room Air Conditioning, Water & Electricity Private...
"… will find all the tourist information for free and rates include free wireless Internet. We offer a safe transfer from and to the airport for a very good price. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 12:00. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards....
Ecological Jungle Trips & Amazon Lodge
"… to see the different 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...
"Very good - the staff is excellent, very friendly, very helpful, and nice rooms. book this hotel in iquitos for a very good price." … "The hotel is located two blocks from the main square. Our Hotel offers the ideal lodging for travellers who like to be comfortable and have a safe and pleasant stay. The Acosta Hotel offers 23 comfortable rooms between single and double. Rooms are equipped with private bathrooms with hot water,...
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
"… the lodge. The ride takes about 1 hour from the airport or 1 1/2 hours from Iquitos city center and is an adventurous route begun by motokar and finished by boat. We serve 3 delicious meals per day. Vegetarian meal is available upon request. The meals are all prepared with fresh ingredients and are made from scratch by our excellent chef Clari. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or any other dietary restrictions,...
Muyuna Amazon Lodge
"… etc., in their own habitat. We’re highly recommended by tourist as the best Amazon Lodge. We also offer a very attractive tour of bird watching of 4 days in which you can see up to 480 different kinds of birds including the almost extinct Wattled Curassow or Crax globulosa (Piuri). And for fisher man we offer a 5 days tour exclusively dedicated to catch a variety of fish, specially, peacock bass (el tucunaré). Bear in minds...
La Casona 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 to have a great time exploring the Peruvian Amazon. We will give you a warm welcome to the...
Hotel & Suites La Posada de Lobo
"we have a outdoor swiming-pool good place to relax and unwind any time of day, refreshing outdoor surrounded by beautiful exotic palms and plants, we also have a restaurant and a bar. where you can enjoy our food All aour rooms are well decorated and well – equipped with “King size bed”, air conditioning, minibar, cable TV., internet wi-fi, hot water, telephone and closet. Our prices included internet wi-fi, buffet breakfast, discotec...
Amazon Yanayacu Lodge
"… programs offer the following activities: Walk through the forest. Night boat ride. Search Pink Dolphins. Watching Victoria Regia. birdwatching. Artisanal fisheries especially piranhas. Visit estimator farm where you can see the biggest fish in the Amazon. Visit Island Monos.Visita the Native Community. Search nocturnal lizards. Programs: 2 days 1 nights 3 days 2 nights 4 days 3 nights Our 10 rooms are double / twin, double,...
Amazon Eco Tours & Lodge
"… and dinner. Every day during your stay. The roof huts made of palm and rises from the ground on stilts. They are very bright and have a private bathroom and shower overlooking the jungle. In the area you can go walking at night in the jungle (looking for tarantulas, amphibians, reptiles, nocturnal monkeys.). Please Note: Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged...
Las Palmeras inn Hotel
"… Located 1 km from the main square,300 meters from Plaza July 28, at Av. Tacna N ° 565, 20 minutes from the airport. It is located 1 km from Plaza de Armas, and 20 min from the airport. Visit us you can enjoy the city and sightseeing,it is also for people who want to conduct business activities and work. Las Palmeras inn Hotel Polices & Conditions Check in time start at 08:00 to 23:00 . Check out time is 13:00 ....
Alojamientos y Recreos Las Amazonas Inn II
"… rest and relax while near the same to know and enjoy. Accommodation located 5 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from de city of Iquitos We have a restaurant where tourist delight of our regional, peruavian, international food. May use and cool off in our pool for children and adults Alojamientos y Recreos Las Amazonas Inn II Polices & Conditions: Check in time starts at 08:00 to 22:00 . Check out time 13:00...
Lodge Jungle Wolf Expeditions
"… evenings you can enjoy a wonderful break, lulled by the sweet song of the animals, crickets and frogs. The Camp is located in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, on the banks of Cumaceba served by 260 Km. Iquitos and is surrounded by jungle. We offer variety of rooms from double to four bed room. Rooms located in the wooden bungalows and offering a great view on the nature and wild life around. Lodge Jungle Wolf Expeditions...
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