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Iquitos and joungle tour

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Iquitos and joungle tour

Hello everyone! We are planning to travel to Peru this April, but we’ll have only 22 days to explore it. Do you think we can include a 3-4 nights stay in Iquitos and do a joungle tour? Also, any suggestions for a 22 days itinerary?? Thanks a lot!!

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1. Re: Iquitos and joungle tour

It depends on what is on your list of must-do. We were able to visit Lima, sacred valley/Cuzco, and Iquitos/Loreto in about 12 -13 days. So, to answer your question, yes. You have time to visit Iquitos within 22 days if your main goal is to visit only one or two other places.

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Thank you so much for your reply! We try to figure out what to do and what to leave out and it’s not easy! :) When you were in Iquitos did you do one day tours into jungle or did you stayed in the the jungle overnight?

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We stayed 1 night in Iquitos and then stayed at a lodge (about 1.5-2hours by boat) for 2 nights. We had 3 days to get acquainted. It was plenty for us to get a feel for the area. The kids enjoyed seeing the animals, fishing for pirhanas, and doing a canopy tour. The adults enjoyed the dolphins.

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5. Re: Iquitos and joungle tour

Thank you so much for your info!

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So much valuable information, thank you very much! So from Lima you fly to iquitos and then back to Lima and fly to Cusco right? Or is there other way? Thank you again!

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Happy to help! When booking our flights, there were no direct flights between IQT and CUZ. So, for us, that meant flying from Cuzco to Lima to Iquitos in the same day. Leave plenty of time for delayed or canceled flights. Our flight leaving Cuzco was delayed by 2 hours. Our flight leaving Iquitos was delayed by 3.5 hrs. And (months before we had even arrived in Peru) our original flight from LIM to IQT had been canceled and we had to rebook. Best of luck, and have a great time!

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Plenty of time to visit the mountains and the Amazon River,

for your Iquitos trip, consider a dedicated company like www.otorongoexpeditions.com also known as the Amazon River Lodge, situated furthest downstream from Iquitos 100km where the Napo River Joins the Amazon to make the widest part close to Iquitos.

There it is possible to do all activities related to jungle/Amazon River.

The best part about it is you will be supporting local conservation initiatives and local economy.

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Again thank you for all the information. I’m still confused what is my best option since I’m not going to visit amazon many times in my life. So I saw some expeditions to Pacaya Samiria park is this a better option the a jungle tour in any eco lodge? I’m waiting for any further recommendations!

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10. Re: Iquitos and joungle tour

Hi would appreciate if you could share your itinerary

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