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39 Best and Fun Things To Do In Iquitos, Peru

Linked to the outside world only by air and river, Iquitos is perhaps the largest isolated city in the world. No one really knows when the city was founded. Some say it was established in 1757 by a Jesuit mission. Others say it was founded earlier than that. Regardless of the date of its founding, Iquitos will surely entice you to stay for a while.

Iquitos is a great place to go to if you’re looking for adventure in an unadulterated jungle flanked by the river. The forests are also marked with mud huts standing alongside tiled mansions and tiny canoes rowing alongside colossal cruise ships. Closer to town, travelers are recommended to visit the “floating village” of Belen.

If you’re planning on visiting the port town of Iquitos, here is a list of places you should consider visiting.

The 39 Most Popular Things To Do In Iquitos, Peru

39. Terminal de Pasajeros de Iquitos

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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Location: 7QC5+XRG Av La Marina Iquitos

38. Trapecio Amazónico

2.5 ★★★☆☆ (2 reviews)


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Location: Prospero 1001 y Ramirez Hurtado 1008 Iquitos

37. Lago Moronacocha

3.7 ★★★★☆ (3 reviews)

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36. Johmer Expedition Tours

4.7 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)

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Location: Jr C Calvo de Araujo 424 Iquitos

Tel:  990-892-767

Web Address:


5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)


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34. Amazon Green Treasure

4.2 ★★★★☆ (5 reviews)

Location: Pevas N 167 Iquitos

Tel:  965-769-882

Web Address:

33. Isla Iquitos

3.8 ★★★★☆ (6 reviews)

32. Vicariato Apostolico “San Jose del Amazonas”

5.0 ★★★★★ (6 reviews)

Location: Av La Marina 1487 Iquitos

Web Address:

31. Laguna Rumo Cocha

4.1 ★★★★☆ (7 reviews)

30. Rio Nanay

4.6 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)

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29. Savia Tours

4.9 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)

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Location: Manco Capac 159 Iquitos

Tel:  943-470-113

Web Address:

28. Lake Zungarococha

4.8 ★★★★★ (9 reviews)

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27. Centro Artesanal Anaconda

4.2 ★★★★☆ (11 reviews)


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Location: 6QX4+RWH Iquitos

26. Old Hotel Palace

4.4 ★★★★☆ (31 reviews)

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Location: Mal Tarapaca 200 Iquitos

25. Complejo turístico de Quistococha

3.9 ★★★★☆ (32 reviews)

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Location: Quistococha

24. Zoologico de Quistococha

4.5 ★★★★★ (34 reviews)

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Location: Quistococha

23. El paraiso del amazonas

4.4 ★★★★☆ (36 reviews)

Location: 8P5X+RP7 Iquitos

22. Nanay Bridge

4.6 ★★★★★ (52 reviews)

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Location: 8P3V+PXF Iquitos

21. Moronacocha

4.1 ★★★★☆ (55 reviews)

20. Playa de Pampachica

4.2 ★★★★☆ (57 reviews)

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19. Rio Nanay, Iquitos

4.4 ★★★★☆ (93 reviews)

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Location: 8P2F+36X Rio Nanay Iquitos

18. Mi Museo Iquitos

4.3 ★★★★☆ (146 reviews)


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Location: Yavari cuadra s n Parque Zonal Iquitos

17. Playa Tipishca

4.3 ★★★★☆ (200 reviews)


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16. Boat Museum

4.3 ★★★★☆ (536 reviews)

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Location: Calle Raimondi nro Plaza Ramon Castilla Iquitos

Tel:  65-223707

15. Fundo Pedrito

4.2 ★★★★☆ (604 reviews)

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Location: Barrio Florido

Tel:  943-021-350

14. Recreo Don Pepe

4.0 ★★★★☆ (841 reviews)


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Location: 7PGV+WGP Pilar Nores De Garica Iquitos

Tel:  65-253386

13. Cementerio General San Miguel Arcángel

4.0 ★★★★☆ (1,101 reviews)


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Location: Calle Alfonso Ugarte Av del Ejercito Iquitos

Tel:  65-265560


4.0 ★★★★☆ (1,521 reviews)



Location: Av Jose Abelardo Quinones 1927 Iquitos

11. Plaza José Abelardo Quiñones

4.2 ★★★★☆ (3,698 reviews)

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Location: Los Rosales 102 Iquitos

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10. Plaza Sargento Lores

4.1 ★★★★☆ (3,771 reviews)

Location: Ramon Castilla 349 Iquitos

9. Plaza 28 De Julio

4.2 ★★★★☆ (6,812 reviews)

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Location: 6QW2+572 con Huallaga Calle San Martin Iquitos

Tel:  939-882-674

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8. Malecón Tarapaca

4.2 ★★★★☆ (10 reviews)

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7. Itaya River

4.2 ★★★★☆ (38 reviews)

6. Laguna Quistococha

4.5 ★★★★★ (113 reviews)

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5. St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Iquitos

4.6 ★★★★★ (383 reviews)

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Location: Jiron Putumayo 271 Iquitos

Tel:  65-234465

4. Pilpintuwasi

4.4 ★★★★☆ (603 reviews)

Location: Pilar Nires De Garica 22 Iquitos

Tel:  901-387-552

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3. Casa de Fierro

4.5 ★★★★★ (796 reviews)

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Location: Jiron Putumayo 182 Iquitos

Tel:  929-492-913

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2. Mercado Belén

3.5 ★★★★☆ (6,280 reviews)

Location: Mercado Iquitos

1. Iquitos Square

4.3 ★★★★☆ (8,965 reviews)

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Location: Jiron Putumayo 253 Iquitos

Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Iquitos, Peru! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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