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Hotels and Services in Iquitos, Peru

 

Iquitos at SunsetFor those who wish to explore Iquitos, Peru either before or after a rainforest tour, we offer the following services:

     Recommended Hotels
     Iquitos City Tour
     Zoo & Manatee Rescue Center
     Butterfly Farm
     Bora and Yagua Indigenous Villages
     Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve

     Iquitos Travel Information

Ask for suggestions of how to extend your trip in the Iquitos area.

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Hotels

El Dorado Plaza
5 stars

Closed from sometime in NOV 2016 until MAY 2017 for remodel.
El Dorado Plaza Hotel
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The El Dorado Plaza Hotel is the first 5 star hotel in the Peruvian Amazon. Located on the central Plaza de Armas, it offers 65 comfortable rooms from Standard to Junior and Presidential Suites. You will enjoy our restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Wireless high-speed internet access. Telephone. Individual air-conditioned climate controled rooms. Room service 24 hours a day. 21 inch or larger TV. Cable/satellite TV channels. Safety deposit boxes in the room. Hair dryer. Refrigerator. Jacuzzi (Junior and Presidential Suites). 220 - 110 volts electrical system.

SERVICES: Bar, restaurant, swimming pool with jacuzzi, bilingual personnel, laundry service, transfers to and from the airport.

2017 Rates Price per person
per night
  Posted Rate Our Rate
SINGLE   $280 $233
DOUBLE   $160 $135
TRIPLE   $130 $109
Extra bed   $72 $59
  Breakfast included.
DAY ROOM - IN in the morning.
OUT that afternoon or evening.
$140 per room.
Any number pax up to 4.

 

Victoria Regia
3 Stars
El Dorado Plaza Hotel
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This 3 star hotel is located just two minutes from the central Plaza de Armas. The friendly staff is available 24 hours a day to help with all your needs. The finely decorated rooms have air conditioning and private baths. The Las Orquídeas restaurant is one of the best in the city and has won many awards over the years. Our chefs have more than 20 years of experience preparing regional, national and international dishes. The Bar Café offers a full range of drinks.

ROOM AMENITIES: Air conditioning, free newspaper, refrigerator, telephone, Cable/satellite television, non-smoking rooms, in room broadband internet, in room safe, mini-bar.

HOTEL DETAILS: 42 rooms / 5 floors. Breakfast included. Restaurant. Internet access. Laundry service. Bar. Luggage storage. Swimming pool. 24 hour reception.

2017 Rates Price
per person
per night
SINGLE   $114
DOUBLE   $64
DOUBLE SUPERIOR   $86
TRIPLE   $57
  Breakfast included.
DAY ROOM - IN in the morning.
OUT that afternoon or early evening.
$70 per room.
Any number pax up to 4.

 

Casa Morey
El Dorado Plaza Hotel
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The Casa Morey is located in a historic building, along the riverfront on the Plaza Castilla, just a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas. This boutique hotel offers an ambiance of bygone times in spacious accommodations with personalized service. Built by the wealthy rubber baron, Luis Morey in 1913, it has been restored to its Victorian splendor in typical Amazonian style. The Casa Morey has 14 suites, each having a drawing room, bedroom and bathroom.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Individualy controlled, air-conditioned, climate controlled rooms, hot water, wireless internet, telephone and cable television.

SERVICES: A courtyard garden with swimming pool and fountain, fully air conditioned dining room/bar, historic artifacts, paintings and sculptures and library with over 1,000 volumes on Amazonian subjects.

2016 - 2017 Rates Price per person
per night
  Posted Rate Our Rate
SINGLE   $70 $63
MATRIMONIAL (one bed-2 people) $48 $45
DOUBLE (Twin Share)   $50 $50
TRIPLE   $47 $47
  Breakfast included.
DAY ROOM - IN in the morning.
OUT that afternoon or evening.
50% of room charge

 

 


Iquitos City & Market Tour

GreenTracks Guide Joel GarciaIquitos CathedralA good introduction to Iquitos is the highly recommended Iquitos City & Market Tour.

Your guide, Joel Garica will pick you up at your hotel for a tour that will include the Artisan Market in San Juan (a great place to purchase handicrafts); a canoe tour (river levels permitting) of the Itaya River in Belen (the floating city) and a tour of the Belen Market. The Belen market is a cornucopia of exotic foods and jungle products. Here you will find an entire street of medicinal plant vendors, hot pepper vendors, and a host of other curiosities. (Depending on conditions sometimes we will visit the Bella Vista market instead.) Belem region of Iquitos

The tour also includes a swing past famous Iquitos landmarks such as the Plaza de Armas with the "Iron House" designed by Gustav Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame, the Plaza 28th of July with the railroad engine once used during rubber boom days, the Malecon (waterfront boulevard) and the historic old Iquitos cemetery. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

Iquitos City Tour      2016
Approx. 3 hours
# people 1 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 +
Price per person $ 35 $ 23 $ 30 $ 28

A BLOG with interesting photos of Iquitos & the Belem Market


Butterfly Farm (with guide)

Butterfly Farm 2016
Approx. 3 hours Price per person
1 person: $35
2 or more people: $30
Entrance fee $5 per person
Boat rental $45 per group
Closed on Mondays


Bora or Yagua Indigenous Villages (with guide)

Bora or Yagua Village (one village)
2016
Price
Approx. 3 - 4 hours $30 per person
Boat rental $30 per group


Quistacocha Park & Zoo & Manatee Rescue Center (with guide)

QuistacochaTour includes the zoo at Quistacocha Park, home to many species of local Amazon wildlife. Quistacocha is a beautiful lake with white-sand beach. It's a popular recreation site for the locals of Iquitos.

The Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a freshwater species of manatee inhabiting the Amazon basin. The Manatee Rescue Center, run by IIAP (Institute for Baby ManateeInvestigation of the Peruvian Amazon) and supported by Dallas World Aquarium, is focused on caring for and releasing orphaned manatees back into the wild, often in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the Reserve they have the best chance of survival, thanks to the park’s remoteness and protected status. Young manatees are orphaned when their mothers are accidentally killed by boat traffic or intentionally killed by hunters. The Center also presents educational programs in local communities and schools about the importance and preservation of manatees. Entry to the Center is free, but a donation is expected.

Quistacocha Park & Zoo
& Manatee Rescue Center
2016
Approx. 4 hours Price
  $35 per person
Additional Costs to be covered on site
Entrance fee to Zoo 10 soles
Entrance fee to Manatee Center 20 soles

Manatee Center is Open:
Monday - Saturday: 8:00 - 3:00, Sunday: 8:00 - 1:00
Visitors must take their passports.



Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve

A half-day program of 4 or 5 hours duration from Iquitos.

This white-sand forest reserve, only 16 miles from Iquitos, protects a biologically diverse area of high forest and floodplain forest of the Nanay River. It is home to over 475 bird species, including some new species and sub-species, 145 mammal species (including 17 primate species), 120 reptile species, 30 amphibian species and 1900 plant species. A network of trails can be hiked to view wildlife. There are some clearings on the main trail that give good views of mobile canopy flocks of birds. A number of side trails lead off the main trail. Near the entrance there is a 10 hectare medicinal plant garden with 247 species of plants. There is also a 5 hectare garden with 47 species of Amazon fruit.

Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve
2016
Approx. 4 - 5 hours
Departs your Iquitos hotel at 5:00 AM
Later departure is possible upon request.
# people 2 - 4 5 6
Price per person $ 80 $ 75 $ 70

Itinerary
Pickup at 5:00 AM (Or later if you prefer!) from your hotel for transfer to the Allpahuayo Mishana Reserve on the Nauta road, approx. km 26.5. Boxed breakfast on the way. Hike trails in the Reserve with our guide in search of wildlife and photo opportunities. Return to your Iquitos hotel.

Included: Naturalist guide, transfer by either car or bus depending upon number of participants, breakfast, bottled water, soda for return trip, entrance fee.

A 5:00 AM departure from your Iquitos hotel will put you in the Reserve at an early enough hour to observe the many birds. A later departure time can be arranged.

Detailed MAP of the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve as PDF


IQUITOS TRAVEL INFORMATION

Iquitos is in the Province of Maynas, Departamento de Loreto, in northeastern Peru. It was founded over two centuries ago and, despite lacking road connections with the outside world, Iquitos has a population of over 400,000. The Department of Loreto is larger than Spain!

Banks

Banking hours are 9:00-1:00 and 3:30-7:00 Monday through Friday and also Saturday mornings. ATM machines at the banks are open 24 hours per day, although they do not always have funds available.

Money Exchange

In Iquitos there are hordes of cambistas in the streets waiting to buy your dollars. Theft by tricky counting, rigged calculators, bad exchange rates and false bills are commonplace. Registered cambistas wear a badge and a uniform, but there are no guarantees.

Maps

Try Ms. Irene Castro in the offices of the regional government, 7 AM-noon. Avenida Quiñones Km 2. Phone number 26-3461.

Security

Iquitos is generally considered a safe place for travelers and residents alike. There are few reported incidents of violence, most crimes being theft, pick-pocketing, dishonest vendors or scam artists such as some money changers. Still, it is advisable not to flaunt valuables or walk alone late at night.

Tourist Police: Calle Sargento Lores 834
Telephone (65) 242-081; Cellular (65) 993-5932

Internet

In Iquitos there are dozens of internet cafes, especially around the Plaza de Armas. Prices are about 2 soles per hour and some offer international phone calling as well.

International Phone Centers

Convenient for making international calls at affordable rates:
     Gaby Com, Napo 349-Arica 1124, Hours 7 AM - 11 PM.
     Telefono Publico, Calle Arica¬† # 139¬† (just off the Plaza de Armas), Hours: 9 AM - 11 PM, 7 days a week

Shopping

There are two markets specializing in folk art and crafts. One is located below the Boulevard (Malecon) on the banks of the Itaya/Amazon, at the end of Calle Napo. The other is in San Juan along the airport highway. It is called the Mercado Artesanal de San Juan; any motokar will take you there.

Transportation

Three-wheeled motorcycles called motokars are everywhere. Normal fee is 2 soles unless the destination is far away such as the airport (8-10 soles or more), Bella Vista (3 soles) or it is either late at night or a holiday, when base cost is higher. Often foreigners are quoted higher prices, so be prepared to stand your ground.

Hospital

The best place for medical attention is the Clinica Adventista Ana Stahl, Av. La Marina N 285.

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