Water activity

Iquitos: Guided Boat Tour of Amazon River & Native Community

Iquitos: Guided Boat Tour of Amazon River & Native Community

From US$ 147 per person

Take a guided boat tour of the Amazon in Iquitos, admiring stunning panoramic views of the city from the water and meeting an indigenous community along the way to learn about their history, culture, and customs.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Somali
Private group available


  • Sail down the Amazon, Itaya, and Nanay rivers
  • Meet the indigenous Kukama community and learn about their culture
  • Visit the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Garden
Full description
Your tour will begin when you set sail from your meeting point at the pier of Iquitos Boulevard, cruising down the three main rivers surrounding the city of Iquitos: Itaya, Amazonas, and Nanay.  Once you’re out on the Amazon, you might see dolphins and red buffaloes swimming around you. You’ll then continue on past the city before stopping to meet the indigenous community of the Kukama, where you’ll have the chance to get to know their dances and customs and to learn about their culture.  After the visit, you’ll take a walk along the shore of the community of Father Cocha and learn about the curious history of its founder. In a nearby location, you’ll visit the Pilpintuwasi, a butterfly farm where you'll learn about the life cycles and breeding habits of these beautiful creatures. When the tour ends, you’ll return by boat to Iquitos Boulevard.
  • Bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English)
  • Boat ride
  • Transportation from/to hotel
  • Lunch (available at an additional cost of 30 soles per person)
  • Entrance tickets (additional cost of 30 soles per person)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please note that currents on the Amazon are very strong. If you have problems with sea sickness, please take medication in advance
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
  • It's recommended that you bring a bottle of water and snacks for the trip
  • Please bring some local currency along with you (Peru Soles) for the payment of tickets to tourist attractions or optional personal shopping. It's recommended that you bring at least 70 Peru Soles in cash with you to cover extra costs during the tour
Customer reviews

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July 26, 2021


Elmer ha sido un genial experto guia q conoce muy bien la zona, es servicial, dedicado y muy profesional. Nos encantó la excursión y el trato dispensado. Sin duda contrataríamos de nuevo la excursión.

November 27, 2021

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