Iquitos is home to more than 430,000 people and it’s located on the western side of the Amazon jungle, and it can’t be reached by car.
Unless you can fly or take a boat through the Amazon River, you won’t be able to enjoy this magnificent place, also known as the “Capital of the Peruvian Amazon”.
“Iquitos (…) is a buzzing metropolis hidden from the world unless you’re able to fly in or take a boat; the latter takes a full week of muggy and miserable boat travel along the Amazon”, the Weather website said.
This city was settled in 1864 and became a major shipping port when the rubber boom began. Today, tourism is one of Iquitos major industries, having received in 2012 more than 250,000 visitors, according to El Comercio.
“Despite not being accessible by road, there’s no shortage of vehicles in Iquitos. An abundance of locals get (sic) around using motorcycles and motocarros — a motorcycle-style vehicle with an added back seat, similar to a pedicab — according to the travel guide website Frommer’s”, the aforementioned website informed.