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Iquitos, Peru
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All reviews floating houses interesting market on stilts the river open air market poor area residential area main market for sale unique things huge market third world dry season boat tour local guide interesting place rainy season
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow - We were warning not to go to the Market by a local Policeman. However, ignoring his advice we went. What an experience. The Vast array of produce on display is mind blowing. If you do go don't let the smells and sights impede...More

Thank Rupertmurray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Belén does give a serious, authentic and very interesting impression of local way of life, very much in contrast to what´s shown to tourists and travellers in general, the real world in this very important Amazon marketplace (very much in contrast to the on-line giant,...More

Thank Andreas A
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

When I read about the floating neighborhood of belen I wanted to see it. But I did not imagine that this was not a good season to ride a boat around the neighborhood. However it was good to visit this place.

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Interesting to visit, but in the other hand sad to see how poorly people live there without any perspektives. Do it with a guide who also offers a trip by boat to get the full experience of Belen.

Thank naturbursch
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The Belen Market is a great, huge, third world outdoor “super” market that covers 20 blocks or more. Everything that can be bought or sold, is bought and sold there.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Upper Belen houses the market which is the biggest, most chaotic and manic place you can imagine. It’s largely a local food market, seething with people and just about everything is available there. On the lower level is the residential area of Belen (by far...More

Thank Dakles
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We're sitting in Green Go (a delicious local restaurant) after a walk through Belen in the afternoon. It is a very authentic market; by that I mean there is a variety of things, from clothes (real and fake), to fruits, to fresh meat, to ceremonial...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Amazonian Venice is a challenging place of great interest and liveliness combined with acute poverty. We went by boat and thus saw it from the water upwards. Recommended to gain an insight into the lifestyle of so many.

Thank Venmev
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A nice place to find a large variety of Amazonian vegetables and fruits, I personally liked it, the streets are not as clean as they need to be but topically from a river port type of local open market. A must see place to visit,...More

Thank MariahCastle
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of things to see, smell and buy. Good prices on food(produce). I never tried the cooked food and don’t know if I would. Lots of people there so be aware of your surroundings and items. Caught a little boy trying to pick pocket me,...More

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Jeff B
18 April 2018|
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Response from Dominic S | Reviewed this property |
the monkey Island was fantastic. it is in the jungle about an hour or two or so from Iquitos via boat. it's a rescue centre where they have various types of monkeys roaming free. they are friendly.They come up to you, climb... More
Jeff B
17 April 2018|
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Response from Dominic S | Reviewed this property |
hi Jeff Many of the hotels and hostels can arrange an English speaking guide for you. that's probably the best way to go about it. I can't really recommend any particular agencies..when I was in Iquitos I went to see the... More
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Response from IquitosAnglo | Reviewed this property |
You won't have any trouble in engaging a reliable guide in Iquitos: your hotel will help you. BTW, I really like the Victoria Regia for a hotel -- owner Carlos Acosta is very helpful.