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10 Amazon Lodges Around Iquitos, Peru
10 Amazon Lodges Around Iquitos, Peru

  |   Lodges

A great way to immerse yourself into the Amazon is to stay in one of Peru's incredible Amazon lodges right in the Peruvian Amazon. There are a number to choose from located close to Iquitos, where you can pick up an Amazon cruise through the rainforest. To make your once-in-a-lifetime Amazon experience complete you can start your stay in a lodge and then pick up a cruise, or vice versa. 

How to Get to Iquitos City
How to Get to Iquitos City

  |   Flights

Not unsurprisingly, most visitors to this region will choose to fly into Iquitos, although some may choose Amazon River travel instead. Because of the diversity of life in the Peruvian Amazon, any time is the best time to go to Peru to experience the rainforest.

Weather in Iquitos– What You Need To Know
Weather in Iquitos– What You Need To Know

  |   Weather

Unlike the Northern Hemisphere with its summer and winter, or subtropical zones with wet and dry seasons, Amazon rainforest weather has a high water season and a low water season. Both times of the year can easily be used for Amazon river travel as only slightly more rain falls in the high water season than in the low.

Iquitos Hotels– Where to Stay in Iquitos, Peru
Iquitos Hotels– Where to Stay in Iquitos, Peru

  |   Hotels

Regardless of where you are going and what you plan on doing, your lodging will make a great difference in whether the trip is a success or not. Fortunately, those traveling to Peru for an Iquitos Amazon tour will be able to enjoy top-quality accommodations at a number of establishments in or near the city of Iquitos.

Things to do in Iquitos, Peru– The Amazon City
Things to do in Iquitos, Peru– The Amazon City

  |   Tourism

Firmly seated in the modern world, but not losing any of its previous charm, Iquitos should not only be considered a jumping off point for an Amazon tour, but a destination in itself. You may be surprised to learn just how much there is to do in and around Iquitos that will make this journey to South America and the Amazon jungle more fascinating and meaningful...

Top 10 Things To Do In Iquitos, Peru
Top 10 Things To Do In Iquitos, Peru

  |   Amazon Facts

If you are heading to Peru to discover the Amazon, chances are you will be headed in the direction of Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon. Just a native village over 150 years ago, thanks to the European investment and immigration of the Rubber Boom and subsequent advances in tourism, it has seen vast growth in size and population to the extent that it is now the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon with some 500,000 inhabitants.

Golf In The Amazon Rainforest
Golf In The Amazon Rainforest

  |   Sports

For those keen golfers who find it hard to say goodbye to their five iron while on vacation, fear not, two of the most popular Amazon destinations have you covered. Both Iquitos in Peru, and Manaus in Brazil have courses to offer, in surely one of the most exciting locations on Earth.

History Of Iquitos' Rubber Boom in the Peruvian Jungle
History Of Iquitos' Rubber Boom in the Peruvian Jungle

  |   Iquitos

Iquitos, in the Region of Loreto, is the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, with almost half a million inhabitants; and the largest city in the world not accessible by road - only via plane and boat.

Located on the left bank of the Amazon river in north eastern Peru, it is a city with bag loads of culture, charm and character. Whether it be the organised chaos of the moto-taxiscareering through the streets, or the exciting hustle and bustle of Belen Market, it cannot be denied that Iquitos is a city like no other.

Iquitos - Floating Market Of Belen
Iquitos - Floating Market Of Belen

  |   Iquitos

To visit the Floating Market of Belen is to subject the five senses to a world of stunning stimulation. It is one of Iquitos’s most unique attractions and an essential stop before or after your Amazon riverboat cruise. 

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