Discover boutique hotels in Iquitos, Peru
When to go
Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos tends to be hot and humid year round, with less clearly defined wet and dry seasons than other parts of the country. The drier season is usually from April to October, and the driest month usually August or September… but this is the rainforest, so you should still expect to get wet. From October to April, the wetter season brings more downpours, but it's also when the forest flowers, adding to its beauty and drawing animals out of hiding as they feast on ripe fruit.
PlanesMost visitors fly into Iquitos International Airport, which can be reached direct from Lima. The airport is seven kilometres from the city centre.
AutomobilesNope. The city’s separated from main roads by thick forest, so you’ll have to fly or take a boat to get there.