Iquitos, also known as “Isla Bonita” or pretty island, not only opens the doors to an impressive Peruvian Amazon, it is also a vibrant city with many tourism attractions that you should visit during your trip.
The pink dolphin is one of the emblematic species of the Amazon. It is also known as Boto or Bufeo and is the largest freshwater dolphin. He is known to be friendly, noble, and playful with visitors.
They inhabit the main tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon, the Orinoco and the Madeira. They are not only suitable for living in the waters but in large amounts of flooded forest in the rainy season, they can be found in small lake formations that connect with rivers, waterfalls or prominent waterfalls at the mouth of rivers. An emblematic species of the exotic Amazon fauna!
Can you imagine walking through the heart of the Amazon? Walk the paths of the Amazon jungle on foot while listening to the singing of exotic birds that fly through the sky and mischievous monkeys that spy from the trees. Get ready for one of the best experiences of your life!
You can tour the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, considered the largest national reserve in Peru and the fourth protected area in South America. So far it has 132 registered species of mammals, 330 species of birds, 70 species of reptiles and a similar number of amphibians. On the other hand, the reserve highlights the life of species such as the black butterfly (in danger of extinction) and the paiche; In addition, it has 847 plant species, among which orchids and palm trees stand out. Another attraction of the place are the timber tree species, such as cedar and mahogany.
An amazonian treasure that can be toured by foot accompanied by experts, It is the biggest natural protected area in Peru and in its territory you will get to know the jungle´s biodiversity. The perfect destination for nature lovers!
If you are interested in learning more about the indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest, Iquitos is the perfect place. You can visit two communities in the Peruvian jungle: Bora and Yagua.
The Yaguas group is one of the oldest in the entire Amazon jungle. About 4,000 – 6,000 Yaguas live mainly in the Peruvian or Colombian jungle.
During the visit, you will learn more about their daily life, you can dance with them or you can try your luck blowing a blowgun!
Did you know that one of the essential figures of Amazonian cultures are the shamans? They are considered wise people with a special bond with nature. Thus, the shaman becomes the guide of his people through his own experience.
With Jungle Experiences you can be part of an unforgettable experience with the shaman in a spiritual healing ritual where you will have the opportunity to accompany us towards greater self-knowledge.
A true natural attraction! Belen Market is just a few blocks from the city centre, the most famous and largest in the jungle, with more than 4,000 merchants. In this place you can taste delicious food and exotic drinks, you can also find jungle cigars that are made of pure tobacco, somewhat stronger but natural.
Also, you will find a wide variety of fruits such as canteloupe, camu-camu, cocona, banana, guava, papaya, ungurahui, aguaje, many fruit varieties are original from the tropics.
On board our luxury river cruises, you will enjoy a perfect stay that combines luxury with adventure in a magical and magical destination. Iquitos welcomes all visitors that wish to venture and discover the heart of the Peruvian jungle. A tropical paradise that you must visit this 2022!
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Jungle Experiences Amazon River Cruises was recognized as “South America´s leading river cruise company 2022”, winning the award for the 4th consecutive year.
What to do in the Amazon? 4 days and 3 nights aboard Zafiro, luxury cruise.