The Amazon Basin Sights

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Iquitos 11

The Peruvian Amazon 5

Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja-Sonene National Park 5

Puerto Maldonado 4

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Casa de Fierro

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The most interesting structure on the Plaza de Armas is this “Iron House,” which was originally the home of a rubber baron but now...

Centro de Rescate Amazónico

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At this animal rescue center, a short trip south of town, you can get a close look at one of the region's rarest, and most threatened...

Collpa Chuncho

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The largest collpa , or clay lick, in this region is located in Bahauja Sonene National Park, behind an island on the Tambopata River.

Collpa de la Cachuela

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A 20-minute boat trip up the Madre de Dios River from Puerto Maldonado takes you to this small collpa (clay lick) on the riverbank.

Distrito de Belén

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Iquitos's most fascinating neighborhood lies along, and floats upon, the Itaya River. During high-water season (December-May), tiny houses...

Helados Giornata

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The equatorial heat provides ample motivation to pop into Helados Giornata, an ice cream parlor on the Plaza de Armas that specializes...

Hotel Palacio

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Iquitos enjoyed its heyday as a port during the rubber boom a century ago. Some of the wealth of that time can still be detected in the...

La Isla de los Monos

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An easy reserve to visit—and a popular spot for explorers of all ages—the Isla de los Monos (Monkey Island) is home to more than...

Lago Sandoval

Changes in the course of Amazon tributaries have created countless oxbow lakes, which are formed when the riverbed shifts and the abandoned...

Lago Tres Chimbadas

This oxbow lake, a short hike from the Tambopata River, is a great place to see wildlife, including the endangered giant river otter.


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