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Tourism in Loreto

Loreto Peru

Province of Requena


157 Km from Iquitos, at the confluence of the Tapiche and Ucayali rivers (19 hours by boat). It has a cathedral which was built under the direction of the first vicar Luis Arroyo. It has basic services for the tourists.

Lake Avispa

Access from Requena may be in slider (8 km. / 20 minutes), motor boat (8 km. / 1 hour) or trail on foot, during the dry season between June and September 2.5 km / 30 minutes.
It is a mirror of water of some 6 has extension and 5 m deep and is a tributary of the Tapiche River, which is characterized by a cause irregular shaped meanders. The Lake is nearest Requena and a place frequently visited by local people to swim, do rafting and fishing. The forest of the area contains a variety of timber species and beautiful landscapes. There is also a diverse fish fauna, highlighting species such as the boquichico, the yulilla, the permit and the sardine, among other water birds.

Alto Amazonas Province


388 Km. southwest of Iquitos by river (4 days).
On the banks of the River Huallaga. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Its name is due to Yuri tribes and Omagua, which together form the word Yurimaguas. Tourism week takes place from 5 to 15 August, and its Patron Saint is the Virgen de las Nieves.

From here you can visit beautiful beaches in the surroundings (dry season) in the ravine of the Shanusi River. It has basic services for the tourists.

Lake Rimachi

Taricaya. Loreto PeruAt 545 km. southwest of Iquitos (13 hours and 30 minutes in slider).
Located in the basin of the Pastaza River, tributary of the Marañón River, this lake is considered the greatest of the Peruvian Amazon, with a perimeter of 75 km., a depth of 10 meters, and numerous islands arriving to measure up to 2 has. Its waters are cold and dark and has a rich fish, with fish like the paiche, gamitana, halibut, paco, tarpon , boquichico; It is also possible to observe dolphins, lizards, reptiles, and taricayas. The surrounding area is home to camungos, shanshos, pinshas, parrots and macaws, as well as jaguars, ocelot, deer, peccaries, monkeys, etc. It is an appropriate place for sport fishing, trekking, canoeing and swimming.
The native Candoshi community, located near the Lake, made handicrafts in vegetable fibres, wood carving, jewellery and masks. There is no basic services; tourists must carry tents, food, etc.

Province of Ucayali


431 Km of Iquitos (3 days) and 12 hours by boat from Pucallpa, on the right bank of the Ucayali River.
Its name in shipibo dialect means "Hill of Palm Trees" and is one of the most important river ports of the area. It has basic services for the tourists.

El Mirador del Barrio de Jerusalén (viewpoint)

This hill of about 30 m in height down to the banks of the Ucayali River, located in the South of Contamana, and is part of the system of the blue mountains. From the place it is possible see beautiful sunrises and sunsets and landscapes that are part of a rich ecosystem of flora and fauna.

Aguas Calientes

At 22 km. to the northeast of Contamana, passable trail. The site has about twenty sources of sulphurous and ferrous, water with medicinal properties and temperatures ranging from 40 ° C to 90 ° C. Near the thermal water sources is a "macaw collpa", where daily meet important flocks of these colorful birds to peck the earth charged sulfur containing water of la cocha.

Lake Chia Tipishca

30 Minutes from Contamana in slider.
Located on the left bank of the Ucayali River, this Lake has water of shade bluish with abundant species of fish, and is an ideal place to practice sport fishing, strolling in slider, canoe, etc. The vicinity is home to residents of the ethnic community Shipibo-Konibo, whose inhabitants are skilled craftsmen and producers of ceramics, painting and embroidery on fabric.

Ramón Castilla Province


To 311 km from Iquitos, located on the right bank of the Amazon River, in the gorge of Caballococha, close to the Trapeze Amazónico (2 days by boat).
Both the city and province-wide play a very important role in the border with neighbouring countries like Brazil communication and Colombia. It has basic services for tourists.

Lake Cushillococha

6 Km. South of Caballococha and 3 hours from the borders with Colombia and Brazil. During the dry season can be reached on foot from Caballococha; at time of growing the lagoon is accessed only by waterway.

This Lake is a tributary of the Amazon River, where you can do rafting, excursions, fishing or swimming. Its waters, relatively dark and up to 8 meters of depth, are rich in various species such as the red and grey dolphin, tarpon, the boquichico and the yulilla. On its shores lives the native community of Cushillococha, of 1700 inhabitants of the Ticuna ethnicity, who are engaged in subsistence agriculture, hunting, gathering and fishing activities; they are also skilled artisans and manufactured products from fiber of chambira, hammocks and jicras, species of woven bags of chambira fiber.


Located on the banks of the Ampiyacu River, 500 metres from the mouth of the Amazon River.
It was founded in 1735, initially on the banks of the Sisita River, and then moving where is currently. In the city the "House of Art", can visit a gallery containing, among others, the works of the Tumbes painter Francisco Grippa, showing own Amazon customs. From the home can be seen the village, the rivers Ampiyacu and Amazon, the Amazon forest and beautiful sunrises and sunsets tropical. 500 Metres from the main square is a spring called "El Chorro", where the town is provided water for their livelihood activities; and tradition says that "who drinks of its waters stays in Pevas".

Community Yagua. Loreto PeruFrom Pevas can perform tours along the Ampiyacu River and visit the communities of settlers yaguas, boras, huitotos and ocainas, which have retained their folklore and customs and are working on the development of tissues with plant fibers (jicras, hammocks), paddles and baskets. It is also possible to take walks in the area to observe the flora and fauna Amazon and reach the mouth of the River Sisita.

Province of Loreto


115 Km from Iquitos (waterway) is located on the left bank of the Marañón River, about seven miles from its confluence with the River Ucayali.

Founded in 1830, is one of the oldest towns of our Amazon. Due to its strategic location as a point of liaison of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers (the picture of the Union of these two rivers is impressive), he was gaining importance and became the main centre for trade and communications. It has basic services for the tourists.

Amazon River

The Amazon originates more than 5000 meters above sea level, at the Nevado Mismi (Arequipa) and goes through extensive forests on a journey of approximately 4 500 kilometers. It has more than 500 tributary rivers which are navigable, an average depth of 50 meters and a width that varies between 4 and 6 Km. Much of its route does not have a defined course, but it is formed by a set of small channels that make up a network of channels with numerous islands. It is the largest in the world, makes up a large hydrographic network only by its size and wealth, and it was discovered by the Spanish Francisco de Orellana in 1542.

It is more accessible from the city of Iquitos and in the area is the Amazon River Tourism Corridor, which offers a large biodiversity of flora and fauna and where are several expeditions in cruisers, including visits to the source of the Amazon River and the National Reserve..

Municipal Museum of Natural Sciences

It features samples from dissected animals in the region and a collection of local crafts..

Amazon Museum

Built in 1863. The succession of large windows in semicircular arches and protected by strong bars of iron, the interior walls are decorated with carved wood, and the furniture designed in the style of the time are in the Museum. It preserves a collection of more than 80 life-size fiberglass sculptures, representing the major ethnic groups of the Peruvian, Brazilian and Venezuelan Amazon and photographs that depict the history of the city of Iquitos. The venue is shared with the military museum.



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