Iquitos is the largest city on the banks of the Peruvian Amazon, which retains much of architectural trappings of the big rubber barons of the nineteenth century. From Iquitos is can undertake travel to various shelters typical of the jungle and visit indigenous peoples as of boras and yaguas, among others.
Just 20 miles from Iquitos, on the one paved road is the National Reserve Allpahuayo – Mishana, which holds the largest number of species of trees per hectare (nearly 300), and the largest number of reptiles (140 species), plus 28 endangered species as the otter, the harpy eagle, the black stump, the handsome red monkey and giant armadillo.
To the south of Iquitos, a 84 km road is Nauta, near where the union can be admired two great rivers, Maranon and Ucayali, giving rise to the majestic Amazon River, the most abundant in the world, which runs more than 6788 km before flowing into the ocean atlantic.
Leading Nauta is the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, with two million hectares (5 million acres) of lakes, oxbow lakes (lakes), marshes, and wetlands. This is the territory of manatees or marine cow, the pink river dolphin, turtle charapa and the anaconda. It is the forest flooded largest in the Amazon. It is also called the “Forest of Mirrors” because the jungle and the sky are reflected sharp in its rivers and lakes.
122 meters in Iquitos.
The city of Iquitos is accessible only by air or waterway.
By air: daily flights from Lima (90 minutes) from Pucallpa (50 minutes) and from
Leticia, Colombia (55 minutes).
For waterway from Pucallpa (6 days).
By land: Nauta is located 96 km from Iquitos (3 hours by car).
Iquitos offers 1 5-star hotel, comfortable 3-star hotels and tourist lodges with full service on the outskirts of the city. In Nauta is basic accommodation and lodging houses. In Pacaya-Samiria and areas near the reservation exists accommodation basic. It also allows camping in places authorized prior permission from the authorities competent.
Ecotourism, walks by the river, observing flora and fauna (pink dolphin), anthropology, exploration by river, fishing and water skiing.
Tourist services: land and river transportation, guided tours, complete service for visit the jungle, coastal cruises and visits to native communities. In Pacaya-Samiria exist basic services (radio, SSHH) and tourism (camping, as police and information offices tourist). All transport of equipment and materials must be coordinated in advance by the travel agency that organized the tour
3 days in Iquitos; 7 days for the trip to Pacaya-Samiria.
Be sure to bring insect repellent and waterproof. As Amazon jungle recommends the vaccine against yellow fever with 10 days in advance.
The city of Iquitos, native communities on the outskirts of the city, visiting lakes and lagoons.
Season / Climate.
Weather wet and rainy at any time of year: days with strong heat and cool nights. The ideal time to visit is from April to October
Midsummer’s Day (June): the feast of Saint John the Baptist has a symbolic character throughout the
Amazon because it is associated with water as a vital element.
Tourist Week of Iquitos (21 to 27 June): celebrations under the
Midsummer’s Day every June 24.
Salad or chonta palm: based on the soft and tasty stem of the palm.
Tacacho with cecina: baked or fried plantain and machucado with butter and dried meat.
Inchicapi: chicken soup with peanuts, cilantro and cassava.
Cecina: beef or pork dry.
Patarashca fish wrapped in banana leaves and roasted.
Juane: mass of rice to stick with pieces of chicken.
The area offers a wide variety of craft items like pottery with designs
Geometric, painted fabrics and a range of decorative and utilitarian objects produced with
Resources in the region.