Water activity

Iquitos: Belen Market and Venice Loretana Guided Tour

Activity provider:Yakumama Amazon Tours
Water activity

Iquitos: Belen Market and Venice Loretana Guided Tour

Activity provider:Yakumama Amazon Tours

From US$ 53 per person

Explore a city formed on the Amazon river on a guided walking tour. Visit the Belen market and see its exotic animal products, walk the Paquito passage, and see the houseboat district.

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group


  • ancient and healing medicine
  • exotic foods and meats
  • life on the river, houseboats
  • Loreto Venice
  • walk along Iquitos Boulevard
Full description
We will start the tour from the Iquitos boulevard, then we will walk (or take a vehicle) to the Belen market, famous for selling exotic meats such as: rare fish, lizard meat, turtle meat, paiche, among others. We will also visit the "Paquito" passage where natural Amazonian medicine is sold, such as root drinks with aphrodisiac properties and amulets, then we will navigate through the lower part of Belen where the houseboats are located to navigate through its streets such as La Venecia Loretana. Then we will return to the starting point. This tour will show the other face of the city, an ancient city and life on the river, ideal to discover the social face of the city. As an added bonus, we will invite you to fish for piranhas (optional).
  • Start from Iquitos Boulevard
  • Free pick up only from the "Hilton double tree hotel"
  • Walk along the boulevard (5 blocks)
  • Visit to the "Paquito" passage and tasting of exotic drinks
  • Canoe to navigate the Venice of Loreto
  • Return to the starting point (motocar or tuk tuk)
  • Pick up from the hotel to the starting point
  • Transportation by motorcycle from the starting point to the market
  • Purchase of drinks, medicine and amulets
  • Drinks, food and gifts
  • tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 70 years

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Meeting point

The starting point is in the 1st block of Napo street. at the beginning of the Iquitos Boulevard, as a reference the tourism police booth.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Long pants
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • Tour can be scheduled to start at 8am or 9am.
  • Passengers must arrive 10 minutes before the departure point on Boulevard de Iquitos (only passengers at the Hilton hotel, free pick up)
  • It lasts 4-5 hours
  • Tour features long walks
  • Tour presents approach to canoes
  • Passengers must bring an additional 10 soles for mobility and extra money for gift purchases.
  • Tour introduces the exciting activity of piranha fishing
  • Tour shows the cultural approach to Amazonian life on the river
  • Once reserved, contact the operator internally to coordinate your pick-up.

Customer reviews

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I enjoyed this tour. My guide Pablo is from the community and therefore had great insight into life there.

March 17, 2023

My guide was very helpful and took me to see everything and explained Belen in detail.

October 20, 2022

August 30, 2022

Product ID: 418987