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Belen, Iquitos

2.3
#8 of 18 in Neighborhoods in Peru
Visit the wild and eclectic Belen. The vast marketplace is part of the Belen district, also known as the "Venice of Latin America" for its often flooded streets and homes built on stilts. After touring the Itaya River's watery environs by boat, disembark on dry land to take in the gritty culture of the impoverished Belen neighborhood and immerse yourself in the smells and sounds of the lively marketplace. You can find almost everything in the numerous rows of stands expanding over several streets, especially fruits, vegetables and animal products. Purchase locally grown produce, exotic fruit, fresh fish, or colorful spices. Strolling the crowded market you might see controversial animal products, local delicacies, "magic" potions, vibrant clothing, and many other memorable things unavailable anywhere else. Use our Iquitos day trip planning tool to arrange your visit to Belen and other attractions in Iquitos.
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  • An interesting point that they told me was about this Venetian Loretana, a curious point and with a peculiar charm, even though dangerous, that is why not much are encouraged to enter and more if they go with large teams of cameras or rowers, happily the tour that takes to the Amazon as i gave the option to visit this point with a small extra, the guide was a local of this area so the protection was secured and could be enjoyed a thousand!! He even taught me how to make water!!! in belen!!! an ingesble experience!
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  • Anything that crawls or grows in the Amazon that somebody wants for whatever reason is available at Belen. You should make time to visit if you are in Iquitos  more »
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