Located in the north east Peruvian Amazon rainforest, Iquitos is the capital of Loreto Region (state), Peru’s largest stretching over nearly 30% of the country’s total area surface. The city lies on the banks of a secondary arm of the Amazon River, opposite a large densely forested, almost twenty kilometers long river island called Padre Isla. The city is surrounded by a number of smaller rivers and canals.
Area: 63.345 km2
Weather: Warm and rainy (38°C High – Low 21°C)
How to get there: Scheduled flights from Lima (1 hour and 45 minutes), Tarapoto (50 minutes) and Pucallpa (1 hour). Charter flights from Yurimaguas (40 minutes).
Distance from Yurimaguas to Iquitos: 388km / 3 days.
Attractions within the city: Amazonian Museum Exhibitions, Belén Port and Village.
Attractions outside the city: Quistococha Tourist Compound, Lake Zungarococha.