Iquitos

Iquitos Attractions

Casa de Fierro

The most famous building in Iquitos isn’t the cathedral (though the Gothic, 1911 Iglesia Matriz is quite lovely), it’s La Casa de Fierro, or Iron House. Located right on the Plaza de Armas, the ...  Read more

Itaya River

The city of Iquitos is arguably an island (particularly during the rainy season), bound on three sides by massive rivers. To the northeast is the mighty Amazon, accessible by Puerto Masusa. The ...  Read more

Nanay River

The Rio Nanay undulates along the northern border of the city, a slow and interesting tributary of the Amazon that plays hosts several interesting cruises from Iquitos. The almost sensual curves of ...  Read more

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Peru’s largest and most important protected area is the massive Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria, a vast 2.08 million hectare (8,030 square miles; roughly the size of New Jersey or El Salvador) ...  Read more

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