Iquitos City Tours – Visit interesting locations in and around Iquitos City, Peru
Unveiling the vibrant city of Iquitos is an essential part of your Amazon adventure with us. While we’re known for our immersive jungle survival experiences, we also offer an array of captivating Iquitos City Tours that allow you to dive into the heart of this lively city before or after your jungle escapades.
From the bustling markets brimming with exotic goods to the charming streets that whisper tales of Amazonian culture, we’ve curated a selection of intriguing sites and activities for you to explore. These tours are not just an extension of your journey but a deeper understanding of the Amazonian way of life, both in the wild and in the city.
Join us in the exploration of Iquitos, where every street corner holds a story, every market stall is a treasure trove, and every interaction is an opportunity to connect with the soul of the Amazon. Let us be your guide to uncovering the hidden gems of Iquitos, where urban life and the wild jungle converge.
CREA – Amazon Rescue Center
$80 USD per person (half day)
Let us take you to CREA, the Amazon Rescue Center, a place where the heartwarming mission of saving, rehabilitating, and releasing aquatic mammals and other wildlife comes to life. Formerly known as the Manatee Center, CREA is a beacon of hope in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, dedicated to preserving the unique biodiversity of this extraordinary region.
At CREA, you’ll embark on a journey of discovery as you learn about the center’s tireless efforts to protect the fragile ecosystems of the Amazon. It’s a chance to witness firsthand the dedication of the experts who work diligently to rehabilitate injured and orphaned animals, ensuring they can return to their natural habitat.
The highlight of your visit is the rare and enchanting encounter with the elusive Amazonian manatee, a gentle giant of the river. These incredible creatures, often threatened by habitat loss and human activities, find a second chance at life within the safe haven of CREA.
But that’s not all; your journey takes you even further as you delve into the fascinating culture and traditions of the Bora tribe. The Bora people, native to the Amazon, welcome you with open arms, sharing their ancient knowledge and unique way of life. It’s an opportunity to connect with a community deeply rooted in the rainforest, gaining insights into their customs, art, and traditions.
Your visit to CREA is more than just a tour; it’s an immersion into the heart of the Amazon, where wildlife and indigenous culture come together in a powerful and unforgettable experience. Join us at CREA, and be a part of the vital effort to protect the Amazon’s treasures while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Animal Orphanage
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm plus Cocama community tribe $100 USD per person (full day)
Join us for a day of enchantment as we explore the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, a mesmerizing world where nature’s wonders take flight. Just 20 minutes outside of Iquitos, this hidden gem invites you to witness the extraordinary life cycle of butterflies, from delicate cocoons to vibrant winged beauties.
As you step into the butterfly sanctuary, prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking colors and patterns that grace the air. The Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm provides a captivating glimpse into the mesmerizing development of these delicate creatures, from their humble beginnings as caterpillars to their magnificent transformation into butterflies.
But Pilpintuwasi is more than just a butterfly farm. It’s a place of compassion and care, housing an animal orphanage that rescues and rehabilitates wildlife once ensnared by the exotic pet trade. Here, you’ll meet the resilient survivors of unfortunate circumstances, from monkeys to exotic birds, and discover the dedicated efforts to give them a second chance at life.
But our adventure doesn’t end there. A visit to the nearby Cocama community adds a vibrant and enriching cultural dimension to your journey. The Cocama people open their hearts and homes to share their traditions, art, and way of life with you. It’s a chance to connect with an indigenous community deeply rooted in the Amazon, where you’ll witness captivating demonstrations of their customs and traditions.
The Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Cocama community tour is more than an excursion; it’s a transformative experience where you’ll witness nature’s miracles, support the rescue of endangered wildlife, and immerse yourself in the living heritage of the Cocama people. Join us for a day of discovery, connection, and wonder, and let the Amazon’s magic unfold before your eyes.
$100 USD per person, minimum of 2 people (full day)
Prepare for an adventure that unveils the many facets of the Amazon as you embark on a day tour to Monkey Island. Your journey begins with a visit to the Bellavista Nanay Market, where the colors and aromas of Amazonian life come to life. Here, you’ll witness the bustling trade of exotic goods, offering a glimpse into the region’s rich culture.
Next, your exploration takes to the water with a scenic boat trip on the majestic Amazon River. As you navigate its meandering currents, keep your eyes peeled for one of the Amazon’s most iconic residents, the playful pink river dolphins. Dolphin spotting on the Amazon River is a thrilling experience, and you’ll have the opportunity to witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat.
Venturing deeper into the heart of the Amazon, you’ll visit Fundo Pedrito, a place where Caiman and Paiche Farm coexist, and you can even try your hand at catching piranhas, one of the river’s most famous and formidable inhabitants.
Your journey continues with a visit to the enchanting world of the Victoria Regia, the giant water lily. These majestic blooms will captivate your senses as you observe their sheer size and beauty.
And what’s a day of exploration without indulging in the flavors of the Amazon? You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, either on board your boat or in a floating restaurant, savoring the regional cuisine that makes this journey even more unforgettable.
But the heart of the tour lies in the visit to Monkey Island, a rescue center where every monkey has a story of survival. These intelligent and captivating creatures were rescued from the black market and are now given the chance to thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. Witness their playful antics and learn about their journeys towards returning to the jungle, back to their own nature.
Join us on this extraordinary adventure to Monkey Island, where every step is a revelation, every sight is a wonder, and every interaction is a celebration of the Amazon’s unique beauty and resilience.
• Visit the Bellavista Nanay Market
• Boat trip on the Amazon River
• Dolphin Spotting on the Amazon River
• Visit Fundo Pedrito, Caiman and Paiche Farm also piranhas
• Victoria Regia, giant water lily
• Lunch on board or in a floating restaurant.
Iquitos City Tour (half day)
$50 USD (half day)
Discovering Iquitos: Unveiling the City’s Hidden Gems
As you explore the enchanting city of Iquitos, you’ll embark on a captivating journey that delves into the rich tapestry of its history, culture, and architecture. Our Iquitos City Tour is an invitation to wander through the city’s vibrant streets and immerse yourself in its fascinating heritage.
Your adventure begins at the iconic Iron House, a testament to Iquitos’ unique architectural legacy. This intricate iron structure is a symbol of the city’s prosperity during the rubber boom era, a time when opulence and extravagance defined the landscape.
Next, you’ll step into the fascinating world of the Ferryboat Museum, where history comes to life through a collection of vintage vessels. These boats, each with its own story, paint a vivid picture of Iquitos’ maritime past.
As you continue your journey, you’ll encounter the remnants of the rubber boom mansions, grand residences that once stood as emblems of wealth and opulence. The intricate designs and architectural styles reflect the grandeur of a bygone era.
The Iquitos Museum is a treasure trove of knowledge, offering insights into the city’s history and the cultures that have shaped it. Here, you’ll uncover the secrets of Iquitos, from its indigenous roots to its vibrant modern identity.
Your tour concludes at the Belen Market of Iquitos, a bustling riverside marketplace that embodies the essence of the Amazon. Explore its labyrinthine alleys and interact with the spirited vendors as you witness the ebb and flow of daily life along the river’s edge.
The Iquitos City Tour is a passage through time and culture, an exploration of the city’s multifaceted identity, and an opportunity to embrace the lively spirit of Iquitos. Join us in this journey of discovery and let the city’s hidden gems reveal themselves to you.
• Iron House
• Ferryboat Museum
• Rubber boom mansions
• Iquitos Museum
• Belen market of Iquitos. Located along the river by the south.
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