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Iquitos is the largest city in the Peruvian rainforest. It is the capital of Loreto Region and Maynas Province. Iquitos it is generally considered the most populous city in the world that cannot be reached by road.

Iquitos located on the Amazon River even though it is more than 3,000 km (1,864 mi) from the mouth of the Amazon at Belem in Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. Iquitos It is situated 125 km (78 mi) downstream of the confluence of the Ucayali and Maranon rivers, the two main headwaters of the Amazon River. Iquitos has long been a major port in the Amazon Basin. Iquitos it is surrounded by three rivers: the Nanay, the Itaya and the Amazon.

The only way to reach Iquitos is by air or by river, making it, more or less, an island in the midst of a vast ocean of green forest, cut off by meandering gargantuan rivers. It is the exact isolation that contributes to its charm.

The highways the people use in this area are the surrounding rivers, like the Amazon, the longest and mightiest river by volume on the planet, the only one where you can actually see the curve of Earth, as if you were on the ocean itself. One can sail to the confluences of its two great tributaries: The Maranon and the Ucayali, also the exact location for the entryway to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, land of lakes and pink dolphins, a paradise for nature lovers. But if you want to experience virgin wilderness somewhere near Iquitos, then there's nothing better than jumping into a car and driving down the asphalt road from Iquitos to Nauta. In less than thirty minutes, you will reach the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, an enchanted forest sitting on top of white sands. This has been the setting for scientific discoveries in the past few years for six new bird species have been recorded here in Iquitos.

Iquitos was established as a Jesuit mission in the 1750s, and in 1864 it started to grow when the Loreto Region was created and Iquitos became its capital. Iquitos was known for its rubber industry through the rubber boom of the first decade of the 20th century, and there are still great mansions from the 1800s, including the Iron House (Spanish: Casa de Fierro), designed by Gustave Eiffel. The boom came to Iquitos an end when rubber seeds were smuggled out of the country and planted elsewhere. The 1982 movie Fitzcarraldo, about the life of rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, was filmed near Iquitos. Travel to Iquitos.

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Iquitos Information for Travelers

How to get there Iquitos BY BOAT
From Pucallpa: 3 days
From Yurimaguas: 2 days

From Lima: 90'
From Pucallpa: 50'
From Leticia (Colombia): 55'
Iquitos is served by Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport.
Weather Tropical humid

Maximum: 99.9 F.
Minimum: 58.6 F. Rainy season goes from November to March.
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Suggested for · Nature lovers
· Intrepid adventurers
· Plan watchers
· Bird watchers
· Those interested in
  mysticism and popular
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What to buy in Iquitos? · Handicrafts
· Pottery
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What to eat in Iquitos? · Palates
· Palm heart
· Paiche
· Juanes
· Tacacho
· Inchicapi
· Paca
· Deer
· Caiman
· Huitochado
· Chuchuhuasi
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Places to visit Iquitos IN IQUITOS
· Cathedral
· Historic Landmarks
· The Boulevard
· Museum of the Amazon
· Port and Belen quarter
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Excursions in Iquitos FROM IQUITOS
· Lake Quistococha
  Tourist Complex
· Santo Tomas
· Santa Clara (Nanay River)
· Padre Cocha
· Pilpuntawasi Butterfly
· Boras from San Andres
· Allpahuayo - Mishana
  National Reserve
· Pacaya - Samiria
  National Reserve
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