Located deep in the Peruvian Amazon, one of the biggest questions for travelers is how to get to Iquitos.
While most people might believe that malaria is a health issue that is usually encountered when traveling to Africa, there are areas of Peru that are considered to be areas where the risk of malaria is quite high.
When people think of the ancient cities that are to be found in Peru, most people will think of the amazing hilltop cities and temples such as Machu Picchu. However, the city of Chan Chan is located near the popular coastal city of Trujillo, and is situated on a large site that played an important role in the civilization of the region up until the city was conquered by the Inca Empire in the fifteenth century.
It is no surprise that the Peruvian capital is home to the largest number of museums in the country, and with such an interesting and diverse history from before and after the arrival of the Spanish colonial forces, there are some great museums to visit in the city.
The city of Iquitos is one which has been chopped from the thick jungle of the Amazon, and when it comes to exploring the Peruvian Amazon this is the base from where many people will begin their adventure. The Belen Market is a floating market near the river which is the lifeblood of the city, and people come from communities along the river in order to trade and to sell their wares at the market.