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Iquitos Attractions

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Serpentarium Javier "Las Boas" 5.0 stars
Zoo, Aquarium - #1 of 10
Adjacent to the Iquitos’ Serpentarium Javier “Las Boas”, stays the Chullachaqui Javier Rescue Centre. Here a couple of cute three-toed sloths are also another highlight. The caretaker hosts the sloths and their youngsters for long enough until ... [more ]
Quistococha Park 5.0 stars
Park - #2 of 10
When talking about rainforest fish, piranhas come to our mind at once. You can fish and eat them all over the Iquitos area – though they have too many fish bones. What really impressed me was the Arapaima, one of the largest fresh water fish in ... [more ]
El Huequito 4.0 stars
Harbour - #3 of 10
El Huequito Harbour in Iquitos is like some sort of mirror of the daily human life near the jungle. Since it is an arrival and departure point for international passengers, there is a Police Station, occupying a reduced small structure up in the ... [more ]
Yahua Indians Village 5.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #4 of 10
There are a few native villages on the outskirts of Iquitos – up to the Boras Indians in San Andres. I visited the Yahua (or Yagua) Indians and surely it was nice to see their typical huts and learn how to shoot poison darts with a blowgun. I was ... [more ]
Momon River 5.0 stars
Natural Monument and Landmark - #5 of 10
A voyage across the Momon and Nanay Rivers, in the proximity of Iquitos is a definite must do!! The vegetation is luxuriant and beautiful - and the Momon River is comparatively narrow. This is where the movie Anaconda was filmed, and indeed where ... [more ]
Bella Vista Nanay Market 5.0 stars
Market Place - #6 of 10
Iquitos is surrounded by the rivers Amazon, Itaya and Nanay. If you head to the colorful market of Bella Vista, just on the edge of the Nanay Harbour, prepare your senses for a fest. Here many exotic fruits and a diversity of fish are available ... [more ]
Iquitos' Anaconda Artisans Centre 5.0 stars
Shopping - #7 of 10
If interested in buying artisan stuff in Iquitos, then just at the waterfront edge, as you walk along Malecon Maldonado – you will find the Anaconda Artisans Centre. This is a set of shops, built on pole like houses, already over the water. The ... [more ]
Malecon Maldonado 5.0 stars
Square - #8 of 10
Iquitos Malecón Maldonado is the main waterfront sidewalk, downtown along the Itaya-Amazon Rivers. As the photo shows it is indeed a window to the jungle life ahead, but also one of the central areas of Iquitos, where people get together ... [more ]
San Juan Bautista Church 5.0 stars
Church, Cathedral, Chapel - #9 of 10
San Juan Bautista is the main catholic church of Iquitos, located prominently at Plaza d’Armas. It was inaugurated in 1919, but its construction was finished only in 1924, by the end of the rubber economical boom. It has an impressive 20 meters ... [more ]
Seminar San Agustin 5.0 stars
Religious Site - #10 of 10
The Seminar of San Agustin, located in Iquitos’ Malecón Maldonado, is one example of the fury of the mighty Amazon River. This impressive two floors red building was concluded in 1935, but in 1969 the erosion produced by river waters produced ... [more ]
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