Peru, Iquitos Guide (B): Iquitos on a Budget

Iquitos on a Budget
Iquitos is one of the jungle regions that I have not yet visited and it had been a long time since Lily had visited, so we decided to take advantage of some slow time at the property and visit Iquitos. Our initial research was not looking very promising though as almost every lodge we could find was over $1,000 USD per-person per-week, which was more than we wanted to spend, so we decided that we would just book a place in Iquitos and see what was available for day trips.

While this did not allow us to get very deep into the jungle, we were able to sped a week in Iquitos, do a 2 day jungle tour, visit several places and overall really enjoy ourselves for just over $500.00 for the whole week, not including airfare. As we generally tend to be more of the budget type travelers this was the perfect balance for us, and we now know that you can visit the Amazon in Iquitos without breaking the bank. So just how do you manage Iquitos on a budget, read on my friends and all will be reveled.

Lodging – Lets start here as I don’t feel like listing lodging for everyday. We booked our accommodation through Airbnb and we found a private room w/private bathroom in a shared house for $20.00 USD per-night, multiply by 8 nights and add the $10.00 service fee and our 8 nights of accommodation cost a total of $170.00 USD. As we had use of the kitchen this also saved us money as we were able to cook some meals ourselves and did not have to eat out all the time.

Day 1 – Our flight ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Iquitos on a Budget
Guide Location: Peru » Iquitos
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Plaza 28 de Julio   The Yellow Rose of Texas  
Author: Lyle Walker
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