Iquitos Free Walking Tour
Iquitos free walking tour shows the best of Iquitos city, a metropoli located in the Amazon region of Peru, known for its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Located on the banks of the Amazon River, it is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road and is only accessible by boat or plane. The city is a hub for exploring the Amazon rainforest and offers many opportunities for outdoor adventures such as jungle trekking, river cruises, and wildlife spotting. Iquitos is also home to a vibrant indigenous community, with a strong indigenous cultural presence in the city, including traditional markets and museums showcasing the local culture and history.
♦ Meeting point: Plaza de Armas
♦ Start times: 11:00 hrs / 18:00 hrs
♦ Duration: 2 hours
♦ Lenguage: English
♦ Availability: Everyday
♦ Price: Tip only basis
♦ Note: Booking this tour is mandatory
Free Walking Tour Iquitos – Itinerary
Free walking tour Iquitos starts at the Plaza de Armas, the main square, which is surrounded by historic buildings, including the impressive Iquitos Cathedral. From here, you head to the Mercado Central, the city’s bustling central market, where you can witness the daily hustle and bustle of local life and sample some of the region’s delicious cuisine.
Next, you visit the Manatee Rescue Center, which is dedicated to rescuing and caring for the Amazon’s endangered manatees. You will have the opportunity to learn about these gentle giants and the work being done to protect them. After, you can head to the Amazonian Museum, where you can gain a deeper understanding of the region’s history and culture. The museum showcases the region’s diverse flora and fauna, as well as its indigenous peoples and the impact of colonialism.
Finally, the tour concludes by visiting the Iron House, a 19th-century mansion that was built entirely of iron. The house is now a museum showcasing the city’s colonial history and architecture. With its fascinating history, stunning architecture, and rich cultural heritage, a 2-hour walking tour in Iquitos is the perfect way to experience this vibrant city.