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Address: Iquitos, Peru

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This place is cool man. Just go and check it out so much cool stuff here. Everything you can think of from the jungle and more including all kinds of elixirs and potions though... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lucky B
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, I would recommend getting a local guide to show you around Belen and the market. It's huge, crowded and a labyrinth. The village itself is mostly floating structures built on balsa wood. Since the rivers rise and fall as much as 20 feet per season this is something to see. It's also incredibly filthy and smelly so if that... More 

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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is cool man. Just go and check it out so much cool stuff here. Everything you can think of from the jungle and more including all kinds of elixirs and potions though I'm not sure I agree with bottling ayahuasca and selling it to anyone. But whatevs.

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Thank Lucky B
Shore
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing market of goods from the jungle. See exotic meats, fruits, spices, and medicines. Wear heavy soled shoes and pants. Not for the faint at heart or the sensitive nose. Done with a guide makes it even more informative.

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Thank Melanie K
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pick a day that it is not raining, gets very muddy in the rain. Many, many very interesting products, not generally tourists products but a great deal of commerce going on.

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Thank Joe M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You want to see how the natives shop? Take a tour through the b Belen market-with you taxi driver. It is actually quite safe though frightening for the uninitiated. Wanta see a fresh hog's head? Live-and squirming-palm grubs? Live fish-hacking? Creatures you can't identify? the Belen Market is for you. Just hold your nose and don't be skeert. Try the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have only one hour to spare and we wanted badly to see a local market. The Belen Market is safe, just be alert and do not bring unnecessary things. We use an old phone(one which you can afford to loss) as our camera. Bring a small amount of Soles for purchases. We love the place - can see how... More 

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Thank ZhaoXiuMei
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice large market by the river. However, security is an issue as one local friend assured me, he recommended to watch my belongings and were kind of guarding me through the market. once on the market, you can buy everything you can think of, sunglasses, fruit, hats, meat.. bought some nice mapachu tobacco over there. men standing in the road... More 

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Thank dingends
Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Belen area of Iquitos, Peru many times and I have seen the extreme poverty of its residents. Years ago I would go there by myself, but in recent years I have been advised by Peruvian friends to go into Belen only when accompanied by Peruvians who know their away around. With the right Peruvian companion... More 

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Thank David H
Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone should visit another country and see how others live day to day. Visited the Belen market and this is an experience in itself. It was about 40 degrees celcius the day we were there and there was meat of every kind just laying out on wooden tables/stands. As you go down into the market is seems to get narrower... More 

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Thank MistyMac2014
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was the district of Bethlehem in Iquitos – Peru on March , is a completely different reality which we are accustomed , calling attention the lifestyle and customs of the local people . Canoe trips allow to see people in their daily lives , some cooking , others washing clothes , kids playing along the river. I recommend to... More 

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