• Loreto Department
  • Maynas Province
  • Location 3 ° 45’0 ” S 73 ° 15’0 ” W / -3.75 , -73.25
  • Latitude 03 º 45 ‘ S
  • Longitude 73 º 14 ‘ W
  • Altitude 106 m
  • Area ( 142.4 mi ² ) 368.9 km ²
  • Foundation 1757
  • Population 406 340 hab. bed. ((INEI 2007)



Lacking the Iquitos road is accessible only by air and Rio are two airlines that offer daily flights from Lima International Airport Francisco Secada Vignetta is located avenue Abelardo Quiñones km 6 Iquitos by river can take different routes from Pucallpa ( Puerto Hoyada 2.5 km from the city ) via the Ucayali river with stops in port Contamana Requena and leaves on slider small speed boats with capacity of 10 to 15 people) with delay of one to two days depending on the level of river can also go by boat or motor vessel ( large vessels but slow with capacity of 250 people) this service takes four to five days and another option is to start from Yuri Magua go down the river Huallaga and Marañón stopping at the port of Nauta slider late in 12 to 15 hours depending on the horsepower of the engine and boat for about four days MV

  • 1,009 km from Lima
  • 388 km from yurimaguas
  • 115 km from Nauta
  • 311 km from Caballocacho
  • 157 miles from Requena
  • 431 KM from Cotamana


Warm and rainy during the year the average annual maximum temperature is 31 c and 21 c low drought periods is (June / November ) of increasing ( December / July) presents individual differences in flora / fauna and climate


  • 4 days from Yurimaguas
  • 14 h from Nauta
  • 2 days since Caballococha
  • 19 h from Requena
  • 3 days from Contamana


  • 1 hr 30 min from Lima
  • 50 min from Tarapoto
  • 1 hr from Pucallpa


is the world’s largest city that can not be reached by land in the nineteenth century with the rubber boom Iquitos became the city it is today, increasing its population came the modern buildings of the streets currently has about one million inhabitants i is populated by the descendants of the palm fronds . Boras, kukumas , and Iquitos as well as migrants from Europe and Asia its nostalgic boardwalk reminds the traveler that was once an elegant and glorious city on the Amazon River the largest river in the world just two blocks is fascinating Bethlehem district where people live on the water the traveler who dares to escape the motorcycle taxi drivers and hotel luxury air-conditioned hostels found submerged in its forests, sailed on cruises on the Amazon River and know its authentic cuisine and crafts and more more than one protected pacaya Samaria that offers an unforgettable experience of unspoiled nature heat , flavor , color , music , joy, sensuality and adventure and an unforgettable party billion


Located a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas . Was built by Gustave Eiffel , the same – the famous tower in Paris for an International Exhibition in the French capital, and purchased for [ Iquitos by a major cauchero of the time. They say it was the first prefabricated house in Peru. Currently works as a mall.


A back of the Plaza de Armas, the banks of the Amazon River, this picturesque boardwalk is built during the rubber boom . In the surrounding area you can see some beautiful Art Nouveau houses , full of tiles, horn Hernandez House , with squares and gardens and a gazebo . Monument to biodiversity and the myths of the jungle. There you appreciate a Stunning Amazon sunset


Located on the River Itaya , on the right bank of the Amazon River . It is known among the people of the region as ” the Venice of Loreto ” , because when the river grows becomes a floating town and people have to be transported in canoes to enter their homes . In Bethlehem you can get from fruit to fish and lizard meat , to crafts and love potions . It’s great place to take pictures , because the inhabitants enjoy posing with visitors .


It is located 4.5 km from the city. It is a native community in the area of Putumayo , his people came up here during the ” rubber boom ” , and for some time to open its doors to tourism . Locals keep clothing and masks and paintings use and to perform rituals that are part of their customs. You can hear them singing and being part of their dances and buy crafts they made.


Located 12 km from Iquitos, sandy beaches are ideal for swimming and water skiing , as well as to refresh and relax . You can also take boat rides or visit a nearby community . no restaurants around.


Located just 12 km from the city of Iquitos. There is the Arboretum The Huayco Botanical Garden , which is a branch of the Center for Research and Teaching Forest Puerto Almendra . Know a little more about the local flora and you can also take a walk through the fields of the inhabitants of the area.


This complex is located near the lake of the same name, 13 km from Iquitos. It has an artificial beach where many locals go to cool off and a zoo with native species, piscgranja an air museum and recreation . Ideal to go with family .

BUTTERFLY Pilpintuwasi:

It is a butterfly house , located on the River Nanay . It houses more than forty varieties of butterflies, as well as protecting other animals like monkeys, jaguars , anteaters and tapirs , some of them endangered . It also has ornamental and medicinal plants.

St. Thomas . A. 16 km from the city , on the shores of Lake Mapacocha , is this population center. It is a community . The Cocamas , characterized by the production of pottery decorated with traditional motifs .

Pacaya Samiria:

It is located 183 km from Iquitos, between the Maranon and Ucayali rivers. Its area is 2,080,000 hectares and is one of the airlines in the country and in South America ‘s largest protected . It was created to preserve and protect existing ecosystems in the lowland Peruvian Amazon, promote research on the flora and fauna and promote the development of the surrounding communities. Among the animals that inhabit it are the black maqui sapa , sapa maqui the yellow breast , common woolly monkey and wolf river . The most important resource is its aquatic wildlife reserves , especially paiche. You can also find charapas , sea cows , and pink dolphins.


It is located 26.5 km from the city of Iquitos, and has a great biological wealth. It was created to protect and preserve the natural air of tropical rainforests. Features in its ecosystem diversity of endemic species of flora and fauna, some endangered and other newly discovered , not yet qualified for bird watching , as well as exotic species of brome lees and orchids.


Explore the Amazon River is an unforgettable experience . There are cruises that offer their services in this area , organized programs of varying lengths and different destinations , such as going from Iquitos to the border of Brazil and Colombia , navigate up to Pacaya Samiria or go to Pucallpa or Iquitos Tarapoto and vice versa, through the Huallaga river , is possible to travel on a luxury cruise, an economy class , or other specially dedicated to adventure : a totally “warrior” trip that includes sleeping in hammocks in the moonlight . It all depends on the experience you are looking for.


Many areas are full of Iquitos aguajales leading to various lagoons with white sand, which , the locals use as beaches . These ” beaches ” are formed between the months of July and August to September and October, and appear only when the rivers reach their lowest levels . Among the most popular are The Varillal , El Encanto de la Laguna and La Jungle, where you’ll find swimming pools and other amenities. To get there, you can take buses or cars on the high side or Bagazán Bethlehem , but the return depends on the number of passengers has


IF you are looking to get away from the city, making contact with nature and live an adventure in the jungle , Iquitos offers a wide range of activities outside the city , ideal for diving into the Amazon. The forest in this part of the country is extensive and without roads . You can perform various activities , like watching the pink and gray dolphins in the Amazon River and see royal victories. – The Feast of San Juan is celebrated on 24 June each year in many peoples of Peru , but with greater emphasis on the forest , especially in Iquitos, where at this date , also celebrates Tourism Week


The origin of this festival is full of myths and legends that involved typical Amazonian native imaginary characters . However, the origin of the feast of San Juan is also related to the Spanish conquest, after which a celebration is I restore the saint on the same date that here the Inti Raymi , one of the most important agricultural festivals held . In this regard, San Juan also acquired pre-Hispanic rituals , being a full merger which involved elements of the jungle and Christian traditions


The Feast of San Juan is suri – rite water symbolizes purification , so the day before, men and women flock to the rivers to be the “blessed ” bath to purify and obtain good health and happiness throughout the year . the 24th, people come to the district of ” San Juan , where the festival is held , to hear Mass and begin a procession accompanied with much fanfare.

AND THE Yunsa Juanes:

After this, the din unleashed : gangs and attendants sing and dance celebrating yunsha also known as yunsa . Here is a palm tree full of gifts. Something you can not miss and is very characteristic of jungle cuisine , especially during this holiday, it is delicious juane ( tamal rice ) served with corn beer . Also abundant exotic drinks and aphrodisiacs able to ” lift up on-one dead.” Of course , the main ingredient is the happiness of its people . ‘


During the week of Iquitos tourist activities such as parades and dances contest photography contests , craft fairs, bazaars and Rides is performed. As a finale, is installed called San Juan Chico, in which the inevitable castles and fireworks light up the sky even more colorful jungle , amid much, much dancing, that invites you to be part of the warmth and charm jungle.