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Iquitos: Belen Market and Venice Loretana Guided Tour

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Explore a city formed on the Amazon river on a guided walking tour. Visit the Belen market and see its exotic animal products, walk the Paquito passage, and see the houseboat district.

Highlights

  • ancient and healing medicine
  • exotic foods and meats
  • life on the river, houseboats
  • Loreto Venice
  • walk along Iquitos Boulevard

Description

We will start the tour from the Iquitos boulevard, then we will walk (or take a vehicle) to the Belen market, famous for selling exotic meats such as: rare fish, lizard meat, turtle meat, paiche, among others. We will also visit the 'Paquito' passage where natural Amazonian medicine is sold, such as root drinks with aphrodisiac properties and amulets, then we will navigate through the lower part of Belen where the houseboats are located to navigate through its streets such as La Venecia Loretana. Then we will return to the starting point. This tour will show the other face of the city, an ancient city and life on the river, ideal to discover the social face of the city. As an added bonus, we will invite you to fish for piranhas (optional).

Includes

Start from Iquitos Boulevard Free pick up only from the 'Hilton double tree hotel' Walk along the boulevard (5 blocks) Visit to the 'Paquito' passage and tasting of exotic drinks Canoe to navigate the Venice of Loreto Return to the starting point (motocar or tuk tuk)

Important Information

  • Tour can be scheduled to start at 8am or 9am. Passengers must arrive 10 minutes before the departure point on Boulevard de Iquitos (only passengers at the Hilton hotel, free pick up) It lasts 4-5 hours Tour features long walks Tour presents approach to canoes Passengers must bring an additional 10 soles for mobility and extra money for gift purchases. Tour introduces the exciting activity of piranha fishing Tour shows the cultural approach to Amazonian life on the river Once reserved, contact the operator internally to coordinate your pick-up.

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