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Article: Travel to Iquitos

Peru has some of the most beautiful and culturally rich locations anywhere in the planet.  Many of these places are very exotic. such as Iquitos.  Iquitos is located in the Jungle/Amazon region of Peru; this makes it an eye opening experience for nature lovers since this region holds a plethora of native flora and fauna. 

This Amazon Rainforest is home to many species found nowhere else on the planet. many bird watchers come to this insanely bird populated location to photograph some of the rarest species in the world; many are only found in this particular section of the Amazon rainforest.  When you travel to Iquitos you can also expect to take Amazon River expeditions; these boat tours can cover a a lot of ground or water so you can get a glimpse of this immense section of rain forest.  During these river boat cruises of the Amazon you might run into pink Amazon dolphins. a curious creature that swims in these fresh. dark. murky waters hunting fish and avoiding obstacles.

Iquitos has some amazing local cuisine you will want to try and also some very “ethnic and native” dishes you might want to think about first.  Remember when you travel to Iquitos it means you just travelled to the legendary Amazon jungle where most people are descendants of local tribes.  They of course have some delicious food such as: paiche (a kind of huge river fish). they make ceviche and other dishes from this fish. cecina (cured wild boar meat). tacachos(a plantain dish). juanes(a tamale made with rice and hen) as well as other great dishes.  Now as for the “ethnic and native “delicacies this are can be known for;  fried piranha. fried army ants. smoked larvae. frog. snake and many others; like I mentioned. this is the Amazon where nothing goes to waste.

To travel to Iquitos contact your professional Peru travel package provider to get you the best itinerary to fit your schedule at the best rates and prices.

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