Founded in the 1750s as a Jesuit mission, Iquitos became a rubber boomtown in the late 19th century. Traces of the opulence of those days remain in some of the mansions and tiled walls.
Being so isolated, Iquitos has been by passed by the problems of terrorism and thievery bt watch your possessions nevertheless! There are few cars on the streets; people get around on motorbikes and motocarros, which make the streets perhaps the noisest in Peru. Inhabitants are friendly and easy-going.
Places to Stay
Hostal Amazon Garden
Places to Visit
Casa de Hierro