||Altitude: 106 m/ 347 ft. above sea level
Climate: Tropical. Hot and Humid.
Temp. : Approx. 90/70 F - 36/21 C
Rains : December to March - Scattered year round.
Iquitos, on the banks of the headwaters of the
Amazon River, is the most
important city in the Peruvian Amazon jungle.
It is advisable to spend some days in one of the different
lodges, built in the style of the area, that are found on the banks of tributaries in the
jungle. There you may visit indigenous tribes, take walks in the jungle and appreciate the
varied flora and fauna.
One of Iquitos' main attractions is the Hanging Bridges found
in areas surrounding some of the lodges. These are small walks constructed in the tops of
the trees, about 100 feet high, from where you can see the flora and fauna close at hand.
Furthermore, cruise lines sailing various
rivers as well as cities in Colombia and Brazil, anchor in Iquitos. These vessels have all
comforts such as air-conditioned rooms, private baths, restaurant, open decks, etc.