Iquitos Peru was just ranked one of the
Top Ten Cities to Visit in 2011 by Lonely Planet
Iquitos, Peru. The largest city on earth with no roads leading to it. If you want to see Iquitos you will come by boat or plane. The isolation of this city of 600,000 people helps to maintain it's cultural uniqueness. There is no other place on earth like it.
Iquitos marks the headwaters of the Mighty Amazon River. This second largest waterway in the world, serves as the corridor for commerce to the border countries and sustains the largest collection of birds, animals and plant life, of any habitat on earth.
Enjoy the local restaurants, music and street entertainers in the Plaza de Armas or escape the city and sleep deep in the Amazon jungle. Prefer air conditioning and a five star hotel? Not to worry. Seeking the adventure of jungle life and primitive accommodations? We have that too and everything in between. Play soccer and volley ball with the locals? Bring your sneakers. Fishing? Golf? Play our nine hole course. We have the clubs, balls and machete for when you find the rough.
Don't be fooled by the airport hustlers or street piranhas. Invest your hard earned vacation dollars in an organization that exists to assist the impoverished people of this region. Give a kid a chance by doing a service project during your visit or make a donationion to provide work for a family that is struggling with People of Peru Project.
We will customize any tour to fit your group, schedule and expectations.
Here is a sample Amazon vacation in Iquitos
* Package tours include all transportation after the flights, guides/translators, hotels, breakfast and lunch.
- Day One - Fly from Lima to Iquitos. Get settled in your hotel, that evening you will visit the Plaza de Armas and experience everyday life in Iquitos.
- Day Two - You will visit a refuge center for Manatees, where these gentle giants will bottle feed from your hand. Spend the afternoon at the local zoo or in a wildlife refuge. Finish this day with a swim in a fresh water lake and play volley ball or soccer on the white sand beach with local children.
- Day Three - We will visit our crisis center for young women or some Peruvian families that would love to meet you and tell you their story. The night will finish with a traditional Peruvian meal in one of the local restaurants (and there are lots of them.)
- Day Four - Take a boat ride up the Amazon River to dance with the Bora tribe and purchase their jungle handicrafts. Perhaps we can swing by Monkey Island for a little primate interaction and finish the night in a local restaurant for a dining experience you will never forget.
- Day Five - Service project for local community, organization or impoverished family.
- Day Six return to Lima