What to do in the jungle of Iquitos?

Hello bloggers, today I am going to talk, write about the jungle of iquitos.

Place where you will know different river excursions on the amazon.

From iquitos you will discover the real life of the river and it is one of the must do things that every traveler like you should do.

History of Iquitos:

If you go to Peru to discover, to live in the Amazon jungle, you have to go to Iquitos, Peru, which is the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon.

Iquitos is the largest city in the world inaccessible by road, it is an incredible experience to land there. It is located in the Amazon jungle, and is a 2 hour flight from Lima, the capital of Peru.

Today, Iquitos is the most populated city in the Peruvian Amazon, with approximately 480,000 inhabitants.

Isolated by the surrounding rivers and jungle, with no road access to the outside world.

The city acquired a unique culture whose. European influences can still be seen in the architecture of the historic tastes:

Casa Morey and Casa de Fierro, which was designed by the Frenchman, Gustave Eiffel, and a charm that attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Excursion to the jungle:

The main reason to visit Iquitos is, of course, to go on a jungle excursion tour, and to sail along the Amazon, see sloths and pink dolphins, etc. It is one of the best things I have experienced in Peru, South America.

You will find lodges along all the rivers, we from Peru Vip Travel offer tours around Iquitos, with English speaking guides, as well as 3 to 4 day excursions in the jungle, with professional natives.

What activities can be done in Iquitos?

28th of July Square:

beautiful square, recently renovated.

It is the largest square in the city of Iquitos, located in the center and a good place to take fresh air on a hot afternoon.

If you plan to visit with your children:

You can skate or enjoy a bike ride.
With benches to sit on, this is a great place to relax and enjoy the day with family and friends.

Island of the monkeys:

When you visit the Amazon do not forget to make your excursion to visit the Monkey Island, a refuge located on the banks of the Amazon River, where they live about 50 monkeys of more than 10 different species and where they receive primates that are rescued from endangered areas or have suffered some kind of problem and have to be rehabilitated and once recovered, They are returned to their natural habitat where you can enjoy the beautiful sensation of getting close to them and also live with other animals such as the adorable sloth bear or the colorful toucans that will brighten your day.

How to get to Iquitos?

Amazon River Boat Ride
Island of the monkeys:

The most common, easy and quick way to get to Iquitos is by plane from Lima, which receives most international flights as the airport of Iquitos is located about 6 km from the city of Iquitos where it takes about 1. 30 minutes due to the degree of isolation of the city and the geographical difficulty of the Peruvian Amazon as the city of Iquitos does not have roads that allow land transport.


You can also get there by sailing the Amazon River to enjoy the jungle view that will show you the landscape, but they are long trips that take several days by boat which if you choose this option do it in advance.

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