The Amazon Basin Sights

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Iquitos 11

The Peruvian Amazon 5

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Museo de Culturas Indígenas

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This small museum housed in a pale blue building on the Malecón Tarapacá has an extensive collection of colorful headdresses made from...

Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

A 20-minute boat ride and a short walk from the port of Bellavista Nany will bring you to Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, which raises some...

Plaza Grau

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

The best view in Puerto Maldonado is from this grassy plaza one block northeast of the Plaza de Armas. The park is dedicated to Miguel...

Port Bellavista Nanay

  • Local Interest–Sight

About 3 km (1½ mi) north of downtown Iquitos, at the end of Avenida La Marina, is this muddy beehive of activity with a large open-air...

Reserva Comunal Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Covering approximately 4,144 square km (1,600 square miles), the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Communal Reserve is larger than the state of Rhode...

Reserva Nacional Allpahuayo Mishana

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Around Iquitos there are large tracts of virgin rain forest and several reserves worth visiting. Allpahuayo Mishana is the easiest protected...

Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This hard-to-reach park comprises a vast expanse of wilderness between the Marañón and Ucayali rivers, which flow together to form...

Sucusuri Biological Reserve (CONAPAC)

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This smaller private rain-forest reserve is northeast of Iquitos, near the confluence of the Napo and Amazon rivers. CONAPAC (the Peruvian...

Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja-Sonene National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

A vast expanse of protected wilderness stretches eastward from Puerto Maldonado to Bolivia and southward all the way into the Andean...

Brazilian Consulate

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Brazilian Consulate but you're best off getting it before leaving home. ...


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