Peru, Iquitos: Belen market and the visit to indigenous tribes

On our first day in Iquitos, we wandered the streets of Belen market and explored the stands that sold vegetables and all types of meats including chicken, turtle, alligator, monkey, amazon deer, piranha and many other fish. We made our way to Paquito street that offered a wide range of herbal medicine selection including ayahuasca…

3 days on a cargo boat on the Amazon River (from Colombia to Peru)

We concluded our stay in Leticia (Colombia) on Friday, Jan 24 by taking a cargo boat from Santa Rosa, Peru at 7:30 pm. We arrived in Iquitos, Peru at 12:30 am Sunday, Jan 26. Ticket cost: 80 soles (~$26 USD) For clarity sake: Brazil, Colombia and Peru intersect in this part of the Amazon. You can…