IQUITOS

Gateway to the northern Amazon and home to an array of attractions as eclectic as the city’s history and its people, Iquitos is a remarkable city,  and not just because the only way to get there is by boat or by plane. There’s plenty to see and do in the jungle city of Iquitos: Explore the local floating market at Belen. Sail to Isla de los Monos for fun with mischievous monkeys. Swim with dolphins. Wander the city seeking out the architectural legacy of the early 20th century rubber boom.  Away from the city, it is the point of departure for lodges for spiritual and leisure experiences deep in the jungle and for cruise ships destined for the Amazon headwaters.