Dive in the Amazonian forest around Iquitos, there, where the big rivers’ confluence form the Amazonas and give place to an extraordinary and diverse jungle. Get around the bustling city, the biggest of the Peruvian jungle, and then get lost in the amazing surrounding forests.
Loreto, of which Iquitos is its capital, is larger than Germany, but the ground vial infrastructure is poorly developed. However, for good or for bad, that is changing. The rest is jungle and more jungle. The only way of access is by plane, or travelling for days by boat from Pucallpa, and it is the only way of access to different protected areas like Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, also known as the mirrors’ jungle (because of the reflection of its many lakes).
Get prepared for your visit to Iquitos
The weather around Iquitos is always hot and humid, so better get ready for the sun, the heat and the mosquitos. In our Destination Guide for Iquitos we take you through this area and share our best recommendations with you. And for additional information we suggest you check our blog post: What to pack for your trip to Peru?