Ranked #5 in Peru Tourism
Iquitos is a city in northern Amazon region of Peru, and is the largest city that cannot be reached by the road. People and all the necessary supplies are carried to the city with the aid of airplanes and boats.
Iquitos Peru Attractions
Tourists can reach Iquitos either by planes that depart to Iquitos 4-5 times a day whereas boats are accessible in all the ports of the Amazon River. In Iquitos numerous sites are worth visiting, such as Casa de Fierro or Mercado Artesanal de San Juan(a handicraft market). Pacaia Samiria National Reserve shows some of the greatest examples of the local nature. Usually, Iquitos is just a starting point for further trips to the Amazon, however, there is lots to do in the city itself and it provides its visitors with great shopping, catering, nightlife and accommodation possibilities.