Travel to Iquitos, Peru - Visit South AmericaDestination guide: Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos is the largest port in the Peruvian Amazon, which helps boost tourism in the region. From here, you can take interesting excursions through the jungle and to different lake areas, getting as far as the Atlantic.

Purchase your tickets to Iquitos and get to know the Amazon River, the Jungle of Mirrors, the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve, the Tarapaca embankment and the Quistococha complex, as well as many other tourist attractions.

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Linked to the outside world by air and by river, Iquitos is the world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road. It’s a prosperous, vibrant jungle metropolis teeming with the usual, inexplicably addictive Amazonian anomalies. Unadulterated jungle encroaches beyond town in full view of the air-conditioned, elegant bars and restaurants that flank the riverside; motorized tricycles whiz manically through the streets. Mud huts mingle with magnificent tiled mansions; tiny dugout canoes ply the water alongside colossal cruise ships.

You may well arrive in Iquitos for the greater adventure of a boat trip down the Amazon but whether it’s sampling rainforest cuisine, checking out the buzzing nightlife or exploring one of Peru’s most fascinating markets in the floating town of Belén, this thriving city will entice you to stay awhile.

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