Altitude: 106 m/ 347 ft. above sea
Climate: Tropical. Hot and Humid.
Temp. : Approx. 90/70 F - 36/21 C
Rains : December to March - Scattered year round.
Iquitos, on the banks of the headwaters of the Amazon
River, is the most important city in the Peruvian Amazon
It is advisable to spend some days in one of the
different lodges, built in the style of the area, that
are found on the banks of tributaries in the jungle.
There you may visit indigenous tribes, take walks in the
jungle and appreciate the varied flora and fauna.
One of Iquitos' main attractions is the Hanging Bridges
found in areas surrounding some of the lodges. These are
small walks constructed in the tops of the trees, about
100 feet high, from where you can see the flora and
fauna close at hand.
Furthermore, cruise lines sailing various Peruvian
jungle rivers as well as cities in Colombia and Brazil,
anchor in Iquitos. These vessels have all comforts such
as air-conditioned rooms, private baths, restaurant,
open decks, etc.