- Discover Iquitos on a city sightseeing tour
- Learn about Iquitos' rich history and culture from your knowledgeable guide
- See the Iron House and Casa de Barro, located in Plaza de Armas - the main square
- Visit a local market and browse authentic handmade crafts
- Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
What You Can Expect
Located on the Amazon River, Iquitos was once a major city during the rubber boom in the late 1900s. Its tropical climate makes for the perfect Amazon adventure. Visit the city's main square, Plaza de Armas, home to several interesting sites including the Iron House (La Casa de Fierro) and Casa de Barro. The Iron House, designed and built by French architect Gustave Eiffel in 1889, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of civil architecture in Peru. Also in the main square is Casa de Barro, a two- story building once used as a rubber warehouse by the famous rubber baron Carlos Fermin Fitzcarrald.
Then, walk along the riverfront, known as Malecon Tarapaca. Admire majestic views of the Amazon and the beautiful architecture of the nearby buildings, whose intricate tile decorations were imported from Europe during the rubber boom.
You'll also get the chance to visit the Amazonian Museum, where you’ll enjoy fascinating exhibits of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin. See handmade clothing, authentic villages, artifacts and more. After visiting the museum, your last stop on the tour is a local craft market, where you'll see locally made crafts, jewelry, pots and baskets. After your tour, you'll be transported back to your Iquitos hotel.