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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Curuhuinsi Eco Adventure Tours & Expeditions it is a local Tour Company, which is run by local people, based out in Puerto... more » Owner description: Curuhuinsi Eco Adventure Tours & Expeditions it is a local Tour Company, which is run by local people, based out in Puerto Miguel, Ucayali river, 260 km south Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon. Gerson Pizango, 'The Amazon Jungle Guide', can offer you a totally unique and authentic Amazon experience. « less
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: With 2 million hectares, it is the biggest National Reserve of Peru, also it is the largest protected flooded forest of the... more » Owner description: With 2 million hectares, it is the biggest National Reserve of Peru, also it is the largest protected flooded forest of the world and one of the richest places in biological wealth on the planet. Between its biological diversity we find 449 of tropical bird species, 102 of mammals, 256 known species of freshwater fish, 69 of reptiles and more than 1000 varieties of plants, as well as species in danger of extinction like the giant otter, the black lizard, the manatee and the pink dolphin of the Amazon. The place's beauty, as well as its biological wealth makes the reserve a particularly important destination for scientific investigators, nature lovers and bird watchers.The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve stands out among Peru's natural protected areas. Located in the Department of Loreto, in the provinces of Loreto, Requena, Ucayali and Alto Amazonas, with an extension of more than 8000 square miles, it is considered one of the largest of South America, holding an spectacular diversity of flora and fauna including endangered species as the black spider monkey (Ateles paniscus), the wooly monkey (Lagothrix lagoticha) and the giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis). « less
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: THE #1 place to see wildlife in their natural habitat. All while having the jungle adventure of a lifetime? When you sign up... more » Owner description: THE #1 place to see wildlife in their natural habitat. All while having the jungle adventure of a lifetime? When you sign up to go to the jungle with us, you're not just going to experience one of the purest, most pristine primary rainforests on earth. It's not just about witnessing wild animals of the air, land and water in their natural habitats, undisturbed, like you've probably never seen before. Those things are a given. But you should also know that when you visit, you are helping us protect this precious place. We can't do it without you. The Reserve is located in primary rain forest, and it is our mission to coexist with the jungle environment without disturbing its natural processes. We have ongoing efforts to save a species of river turtle known locally as taricaya(Podocnemis unifilis), which can live to 60 years of age and plays a crucial part in the region's ecosystem. We have also been monitoring our populations of red uakari monkey (Cacajao calvus), which is nearly extinct in Peru due to hunting and the destruction of its habitat. By choosing to visit the jungle with us, you are directly helping us maintain and protect these projects, the Reserve and the local people. Your presence on the trails and in the creeks shows local hunters and loggers that we are watching and patrolling the property. Your financial contribution pays for lodge and boat maintenance and the local people's salaries. Quite frankly, the area's (and Peru's, for that matter) conservation laws are few and weak. Those that do exist are not enforced, making them equal to non-existent. To add insult to injury, the government continues to pass laws that protect business interests over the environment, effectively turning the rainforest into a combination lumber yard and oil well. We don't get support from any other organization, government nor private, local nor international. You absolutely make a difference. We'd like to highlight two main areas of concern with regards to conservation in our area: the illegal animal trade and the illegal logging trade. Both are booming business sectors that have been deeply entrenched in the local psyche and economy for years. Yet, like all businesses, they are driven by demand. And who is doing the demanding? Tourists, clients, customers, buyers...basically you. You can help change the landscape of the market simply by making conscious decisions about what you spend you spend your money on, regardless of whether you're buying experiences, food, souvenirs or furniture. « less
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Ecotourism; Rescue, rehabilitation and release of andangered animals; Environmental education.
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: A cage-free rescue center in the Peruvian Amazon dedicated to the protection and conservation of abandoned and orphaned... more » Owner description: A cage-free rescue center in the Peruvian Amazon dedicated to the protection and conservation of abandoned and orphaned monkeys. « less
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: In the heart of the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos, we have a strategical and beautiful... more » Owner description: In the heart of the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos, we have a strategical and beautiful lodge-house of 2 floors, completely in wood and ecological, with a private room, big and comfortable ecological bathroom, and a spacious bar- kitchen, all surrounded by pure nature, gardens and little streams of fresh water.The room is provided of mosquito nets and all kind of protection.It's the perfect place to get contact with this part of the Amazon forest, protected area and National Reserve from 2004, due to its flooded forests and the unique in its genre forest on white sand. Every year we receive many biologist from all the world, to study and classify many species of birds (in just this area we have 500 hundred of species of birds - in all Perù there are 2000!).We could offer, if you wish, entire holiday packages, of 2 days or more, included not only accommodation, but also food (all fresh and local food like fish, meat or vegetables), transportation, trekking through the Reserve as excursions in jungle and rivers by boat, and visit to Amazon communities.We think it's an experience to live; lodging in this wild and pure vegetation you can keep in touch of the hundreds of different species of animals and birds, experience that in other more sophisticated places is not possible to live.In the heart of the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos, we have a strategical and beautiful lodge-house of 2 floors, completely in wood and ecological, with a private room, big and comfortable ecological bathroom, and a spacious bar- kitchen, all surrounded by pure nature, gardens and little streams of fresh water.The room is provided of mosquito nets and all kind of protection.It's the perfect place to get contact with this part of the Amazon forest, protected area and National Reserve from 2004, due to its flooded forests and the unique in its genre forest on white sand. Every year we receive many biologist from all the world, to study and classify many species of birds (in just this area we have 500 hundred of species of birds - in all Perù there are 2000!).We could offer, if you wish, entire holiday package, of 2 days or more, included not only accommodation, but also food (all fresh and local food like fish, meat or vegetables), transportation, trekking through the Reserve as excursions in jungle and rivers by boat, and visit to Amazon communities.Lodging in this wild and pure vegetation you can keep in touch of the hundreds of different species of animals and birds, experience we believe unique! « less
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Owner description: The museum exhibits ethnographic artifacts from 30 different Amazon Indian cultures from the greater Amazon basin including... more » Owner description: The museum exhibits ethnographic artifacts from 30 different Amazon Indian cultures from the greater Amazon basin including groups from eastern Brazil, Guyana, Xingu, Mata Grosso, Colombia, the Peruvian lowlands and the foot hills of the Andes. The theme of the museum is how Amazon Indians live within nature and are helping to conserve the fragile rainforests. Exhibits are displayed in a period house on two floors and in line with international museum standards. The museum is located on the riverfront in the historic district of Iquitos at 332 Malecon Tarapaca and is open daily from 8am to 8pm. « less
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
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Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
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Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Remote Amazon rainforest research center that welcomes serious nature lovers, photographers, research people. WE HAVE NO... more » Owner description: Remote Amazon rainforest research center that welcomes serious nature lovers, photographers, research people. WE HAVE NO CAPTURED ANIMALS: this is the true jungle with great opportunities to view wildlife. The Amazon Refuge is a complex built on 100 acres of rainforest surrounded by a 1-million-acre Indian community nature reserve. The purpose of the refuge is to provide safe, comfortable accommodations under the guidance of expert naturalist guides for visiting scientists, birders, and photographers. « less
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #16 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
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Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Other; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 20 attractions in Iquitos
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Owner description: The museum is in the historic steamboat "Ayapua" and exhibits Amazon navigation, discovery of the Amazon, missionary... more » Owner description: The museum is in the historic steamboat "Ayapua" and exhibits Amazon navigation, discovery of the Amazon, missionary outposts, old Iquitos, explorers of the Amazon, rubber industry, atrocities of the Putomayo, and making of the Fitzcarraldo film. The museum is open daily from 9am to 6pm, and includes a 30 minute excursion in a historic launch. « less
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