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Iquitos


Iquitos surroundings

This city is located on the banks of the Amazon River, between the outlets of the rivers Nanay and Itaya. It is the capital city of the Loreto Department, the largest department of Peru - and the biggest city of the Peruvian Amazon. The only ways to get there are through air and river transportation. It is a picturesque city that still has remains of a rich and splendorous past, a product of the latex exploitation that took place more than a century ago.

 

Department
Loreto.
Location
Northeast Lima. At the border of Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil.
When to go
May to September
Attractions
Rivers, anthropological sites, urban culture.
How to get there
By airplane and boat.
Activities
Wildlife observation, photography, cultural journey.
Services
Lodging, roads, transportation.

 

 

 

 

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