Iquitos, also known as Iquitos City, is an Amazon River cruise port located in the most remote part of Peru. The city is the commercial center for the surrounding areas, also a major oil production and a tourist centre. The Iquitos port is considered one of the world's furthest inland waterway ports of major size and ocean-going ships call here regularly.
Iquitos is the capital city of Maynas Province and Loreto Region. The total city area of Iquitos is 1,213 km2 (468.5 ml2). The largest metropolis in Peruvian Amazon, it is the 6th most populous city of Peru with a population of 437,380 people (2015 census). It is famous as "capital of the Peruvian Amazon". Iquitos is located in the Great Plains of Amazon Basin, surrounded by Nanay, Itaya and Amazon rivers. Overall, the city constitutes Metropolitan Iquitos, which consists of 4 districts: Punchana, Been, San Juan Bautista and Iquitos.
Iquitos is the world's largest city that can't be reached by road - it can be reached only by boat or airplane, with the exception of road to the small town of Nauta, roughly 100 km (62 miles) south, which is not connected to the main road network of the country. Ocean ships of 3,000-9,000 tons and 5.5 m (18 ft) draft can reach the city of Iquitos along Amazon River from the Atlantic, 3,600 km (2,200 ml) away. Most people travel via bus, motorcycle, or ubiquitous auto rickshaw (motocarro, motocar or mototaxi).
Popular attractions include Iron House (Plaza de Armas), that was designed by Eiffel, also the Belen waterfront district, museum. Popular excursions are Lake Quistococha, the Bellavista beach, river and Jungle tours. Iquitos was founded in 1863 in an area first settled by the Conquistadors (16th century) and later defeated by Christian missionaries (17th-18th centuries).
Highlights: Amazon, Most remote frontier of Peru
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Port Iquitos cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Iquitos, Peru Amazon. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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2 January, 2017
9 January, 2017
30 January, 2017
31 January, 2017
7 January, 2017
8 January, 2017
14 January, 2017
15 January, 2017