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Belen

Iquitos, Peru
+51 65 269047
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  • Poor6%
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Iquitos, Peru
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+51 65 269047
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"floating houses"
in 20 reviews
"interesting market"
in 7 reviews
"the river"
in 26 reviews
"on stilts"
in 11 reviews
"open air market"
in 5 reviews
"poor area"
in 5 reviews
"main market"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 10 reviews
"huge market"
in 4 reviews
"market area"
in 3 reviews
"boat tour"
in 7 reviews
"dry season"
in 9 reviews
"local guide"
in 10 reviews
"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
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"fresh fish"
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"rainy season"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to the market in upper Belen, it’s probably best you stick to the area by the holistic section! It had a huge variety of everything holistic plant and animal medicine. Other than that there are areas that are extremely dirty and the...More

Thank drdan729
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just got back from the market. I have been to many markets around the world but this one was very unique and at the same time chaotic. We went in early afternoon and some of the venders were about to close. Be prepared, the...More

Thank ljniese
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This market is by far the most beautiful i have seen. I know that for most of westerners, it will feel like short of dirty, and maybe insecure place, but believe me, if you go there as you go to the market of your neighborhood,...More

Thank STEVE M
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

It is a market a huge market. the streets lack hygene it smells like a trash dump filthy dirty. But, you have to experience it for yourself. You can find what ever it is you arfe looking for in this market palce. Watch your step...More

1  Thank Luis M
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is one great jungle market. A short walk from town will get you to the real jungle market. Anything jungle you want and more is on sale here. You might want to hire a guide to tale you around and explain things a bit....More

1  Thank holger b
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had read Belen Market could be dangerous, so we asked our tour guide to bring us. The market didn't seem dangerous to us, but we enjoyed the benefit of knowing where to go. He led us to different areas of the market and pointed...More

1  Thank jjcoffman
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this area without guide. We walked through the market. Everywhere was mess. We visited also streets where poor people are living. It was quite dangerous. Again dirty and stinky. Many sick skinny dogs and cats on the streets. I couldn’t wait to leave...More

1  Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

After several markets in South America we were looking forward to explore this interesting place.. and it was very special, I would say the most different market we ever saw. I guess it’s not for everyone because of the animals and the smell. But to...More

Thank rapha_y_nici
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

It is fascinating to walk on the market. Anything you can think of is available there! Try to take a boat to see the floating houses!

Thank Matty B
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Belen is a district in Iquitos. Most people, including me, visit this place to walk around the market and to see the floating houses. Since currently it's low water season there is not much floating going on 😃. To get to Belen I took a...More

2  Thank Dominic S
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Jeff B
18 April 2018|
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Response from Dominic S | Reviewed this property |
the monkey Island was fantastic. it is in the jungle about an hour or two or so from Iquitos via boat. it's a rescue centre where they have various types of monkeys roaming free. they are friendly.They come up to you, climb... More
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Jeff B
16 April 2018|
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Response from Dominic S | Reviewed this property |
hi Jeff Many of the hotels and hostels can arrange an English speaking guide for you. that's probably the best way to go about it. I can't really recommend any particular agencies..when I was in Iquitos I went to see the... More
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Doncalky
20 February 2015|
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Response from IquitosAnglo | Reviewed this property |
You won't have any trouble in engaging a reliable guide in Iquitos: your hotel will help you. BTW, I really like the Victoria Regia for a hotel -- owner Carlos Acosta is very helpful.
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