Hiked in Peru | Peruvian Amazon Forest in Iquitos
Plan your trip to Iquitos by air, because this is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road! This beautiful city is located right in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon forest, precisely on the Amazon River, and offers some of the most amazing climbing in the world. There are many places to rest, relax, and do activities between forest expeditions.
Visitors to Iquitos can book a guided tour through the Amazon, where they will see hundreds of monkeys and wildlife as well as local birds, fish, and pink dolphins. The Bosque de las Leyendas and Bosque de Huayo botanical gardens are also a must-visit. Visitors can find Parque Ecologico Mundo Amazonico along the Amazon River, downstream from Iquitos, near the Amacayacu National Park in Colombia.
How to get to Iquitos
Flights from Lima are the best choice for tourists. Flights depart eight times each day, and take less than two hours.
Experienced hikers can choose a guided tour. Most hotels can connect guests with the agency, and the duration of the tour varies from short tracks to full week trips.
Novice hikers can enjoy many activities in Iquitos. This area is known for boat tours, ancient cafes, restaurants and charming jungle huts.
Hiked in Peru | Huacachina
Ica is a charming city near Paracas and the Peruvian coastline, about four hours south of Lima. The city is famous for its “hidden lagoon” Huacachina, a lakeside region located in the middle of the southern sand dunes of Peru. Huacachina visitors can spend several days tracing the lake or sandboarding in the surrounding sand dunes.
Besides enjoying adventure sports in the area, you can also take a trip to the Huacachina resort for mud bathing. Water and mud from lakes are believed to contain healing elements that relieve symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, and bronchitis.
How to get to Huacachina
Peru Hop is the only bus company that serves the route to Huacachina. The bus operates regularly from Ica and will pick guests up at their hotel. This trip takes less than an hour.