This place is a city
that cannot be reached by road. It is within the isolated Northern Amazon Area of Peru. If you want to visit
Iquitos you have to take a plane or a boat.
If you are an
adventurer you will take a boat along the Amazon River, it is a slow trip, but
you will be in touch with the amazing landscapes. However, many tourists prefer
to take a flight and landing at Francisco Vignetta Airport.
Iquitos is the perfect
place to explore the rainforest of Peru. Once in Iquitos, you will be immersed
in an adventure, where you can visit a lake, go on a boat safari to see caimans
or catfishes, go on a night-walk to see huge frogs, or hike through the jungle.
If you take a boat trip
to Lake Sapote, it will be possible to see different birds. And, later you can
go to Moena Lagoon, a place where you can see sloths, monkeys, squirrels and
dusky titi monkeys.
At night, you can take
another boat trip, but this time it will be a little bit dangerous because you
will see caimans, mammals, and nocturnal birds.
Here, you can taste the
water contained within the vines of the cat's claw plant.
In the middle of this
place, you will also see the smallest monkey in the world, the pygmy marmoset,
and tamarin monkeys. But, the most impressive animal is the howler monkey,
whose deafening roar can be heard many miles away.
Fishing is another
pleasant activity; you can take a boat trip to the Lakes Purura and Corrientes
and catch different kinds of fishes including piranhas.
You can also hike the
surrounding area with a guide. This walk allows appreciating flora and fauna of
this amazing place and some villages like San Juan de Yanayacu.
But, the most magical
activity is swimming with pink and gray dolphins in the Amazon River.
Iquitos is a place for
braves, adventurers and nature lovers.