Two updates for Iquitos, PerúI have visited this fascinating island town about 12 times in the last 5 years. My favorite place in South America!Great food in some of the market stalls. Mercado Modelo and the outdoor market at Nanay, especially.The Hostal Huayruro is relatively new...perfectly beautiful, original artwork, clean, economical (about...more
Nice staff, good service, you can eat here or just on the other side of the street (se tip). Air...more
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
Isla Indio del Perù
The rainforest is a dangerous place!
"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.
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
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