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Iquitos Information Page

Iquitos is the largest city in the Peruvian rainforest and was founded in 1747 by Jesuit Jose Bahamonde and is considered the gateway to the Amazon. The Nanay, Itaya and Amazon rivers surround Iquitos and the Amazon river actually begins about 4 kilometers from Iquitos. The access to Iquitos is by air or by boat, there are no roads leading into this part of the jungle.

How do we get there? Iquitos is about a 1.5 hour plane ride from Lima. The plane ticket cost is about $86 per person, you are only allowed one 70lb. suitcase.

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