Hi, I´ve spent 11 days in the jungle with Gerson´s family/guides, doing camping and sleeping in their village. A very authentic experience I recommend and the price is reasonable. His family/guides (Kid and Olin) were very friendly and always flexible regarding the activities, asking your opinion about what you would like to do.I’ve swum in the...more
Calle Pevas 246, 20 miles from Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru
Good for: Solo
In downtown Iquitos is an American owned from Texas restaurant that the owner allowed for a white patron of his to spew the word nigger several times in his presence and brandish a firearm to my wife in intimidation after I confronted the individual responsible. The waitresses are told to give me my check. How can an owner of a business condone a...more
I´m not the first to run and get pizza when travelling. This place is great if you want to be transported temporarily to Europe-USA. Cheap great vegi pizza and sangria. Definintly get teh Vegetarian pizza. The others are not so hot.Walk around a bit as tehre are a number of restaurants including another "Stonewasi" restaurant. (head up past the...more
Jiron Pedro de Urzua 515, San Martin, Tarapoto, Peru
Good for: Families
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The guides lined up a dozen moto-taxis and put us in them, two by two. We had seen 3-wheel taxis in other places that were enclosed cars, but these were motorcycles with an attached 2-person cab. Nina and I were with a nice young man named Jordan. The fleet of taxis cruised through town and then out onto the famous Nauta to Iquitos highway for a...more
Handicraft vendors lined the street that was on our way back to the waterfront I bought a beautiful basket. It is woven from philodendron root and has a couple of rust colored bands which were dyed with achiote (paprika.) Baskets, carvings, items woven from palm fiber, whatever catches your eye.Vendors also sell things to the local people. You can...more
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Isla Indio del Perù
"The jungle is not a comfortable place" is something our guide kept repeating. The rainforest has all kinds of biting and scratching things that can cause discomfort and even death!
1. Before you leave home, make sure you have all of your shots and medications. Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever and Malaria are all things you don't want to get. See a travel medicine doctor for the appropriate treatment (immunizations for Yellow Fever), pills (prophylaxis) for malaria and avoidance for Dengue.
2. If venturing out into the rain forest - have appropirate clothing. Knee-high rubber boots, long sleeved shirt and long pants are a must. A comfortable hat and sunglasses are also high on my hit lits.
3. Insect replellent - bring lots. Better too much than too little. Use ones that have at least 30% DEET.
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