Private Tour in Belen Market, Floating City and Amazon River

Private Tour in Belen Market, Floating City and Amazon River

You will experience local flavor and views of the Itaya River at the Malecón Tarapacá and Belen Marketplace, the most important market from Iquitos where local food and traditional medicine are sold. Then travel to our unique Floating City where you will see an entire city built on the water and witness how the local residents live and work. Afterward you will see the Amazon River itself where the Rio Itaya meets the Amazon.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Malecon Tarapaca, Boulevard Tarapaca, Iquitos Peru01 Peru

You will visit Malecón Tarapacá which is the main boulevard of Iquitos where you will see grand buildings constructed during Iquitos' golden age, the rubber boom of the late 19th century. There are also many restaurants that you may wish to visit again later during your stay. We will take a short walk from there to the Belén Marketplace.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Belen, Iquitos Peru

The Belén Market is the largest exotic local marketplace in Iquitos, there you will experience local flavor and see how the local people live. The market contains many food products harvested from the Amazon River and jungle: Alligator meat, wild boar, piranhas, turtle eggs, etc. There is also a jungle pharmacy called Pasaje Paquito that sells traditional indigenous medicine such as special herbs and roots.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Belen, Iquitos Peru

Next we will travel to the Floating City of Belén adjacent to the Belén Marketplace. You will see spectacular views of the River Itaya (a large clearwater Amazon tributary). The Floating City is built entirely on the water, and depending on the river level and the time of year, you may see the enormous wooden support structure below the city which is anchored underwater in the riverbed. You will also see the local residents who live and work there, and the construction of their floating houses. Many boats of all sizes will pass by carrying fishermen, hunters, and merchants.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Amazon River, Iquitos 16000 Peru

We will take a different route back to Iquitos City that will include spectacular views of the Amazon River itself, one of the seven wonders of the natural world. There you will see where the clear water of the Rio Itaya meets the chocolate-colored water of the Amazon. If we're lucky you may be able to spot pink and gray river dolphins jumping and playing in this area.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 4 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not on the list, please contact me to pick you up for no additional charge.


  • Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport, Distrito de Iquitos a 6.0 Km. de la ciudad, Región de Loreto, Provincia de Maynas 16008, Peru

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuity


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