1. Home
  2. Find a Cruise
  3. Cruises to Iquitos

Cruises to Iquitos

Iquitos (Photo:Jess Kraft/Shutterstock)

About Iquitos

Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon, is the jumping-off point for both river cruises and trips to the area's many jungle ecolodges. Although the metro area is home to nearly a half-million people, Iquitos is one of the world's most remote cities; you can only get there by plane or boat. (Most visitors arrive via a two-hour flight from Lima, Peru.)

As you approach by air, Iquitos seems dwarfed by the verdant rainforest surrounding it in all directions. But once you land, the city comes to noisy, colorful life. Motorbikes and tuk tuks swarm the streets with little care for traffic lanes or laws. Stalls at the bustling Belen Market are laden with goods from the Amazon region, from hearts of palm and exotic fruits to caiman heads and every kind of fish you can imagine. Stray dogs loll on the sidewalks, and the air feels like a humid blanket, tinged with the scent of diesel.

Many river cruisers arrive in Iquitos the day their cruise starts and are whisked from the airport to their vessel without getting much of a taste of the city itself. It's true there are no blockbuster sights here, and the city's faded elegance -- a remnant of the rubber boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries -- can sometimes cross the line into simple shabbiness. But if you enjoy destinations where the primary pleasures are people watching, soaking up the atmosphere and observing everyday life, Iquitos is well worth an extra night's stay.


Find Cruises to Iquitos

Departure Month
Any
Departure Month
Destination
Any
Destination
Departing From
Any
Departing From
Cruise Length
Any
Cruise Length
Cabin Type
Any
Cabin Type
Cruise Line
Any
Cruise Line
Price
Any
Price
Cruise Style
Any
Cruise Style
Ship
Any
Ship
Ports
Iquitos
1
Ports
1
More Filters
Less Filters
  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Iquitos

    Leaving:
    Lima
    Visiting:
    Lima, Cusco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Delfin Amazon Cruises
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    10 Night Cruise to Iquitos Route (Delfin Amazon Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Lima
    • Day 2
      Lima
    • Day 3
      Cusco
    • Day 4
      Ollantaytambo
    • Day 5
      Machu Picchu
    • Day 6
      Cusco
    • Day 7
      Iquitos
    • Day 8
      Peruvian Amazon
    • Day 9
      Peruvian Amazon
    • Day 10
      Iquitos
    • Day 11
      Lima
    Ship Details

    Delfin III - Delfin Amazon Cruises

    Pros

    Attentive staff, large rooms and excellent regional cuisine make for a luxurious cruise

    Cons

    Few onboard enrichment options, spa services not on par with the rest of the experience

    Bottom Line

    The ship provides a luxurious way to explore and experience a wild, storied region

    Reviews

    Delfin III Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    Many people think they'll never have the opportunity, or the gear or the guts to explore the Am...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    The Travel Purveyor
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Reconnect with nature, while you disconnect from our busy world.
    Read More
    belletravel
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    First class
    Read More
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Iquitos

    Leaving:
    Manaus
    Visiting:
    Manaus, Iquitos ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Seabourn Cruise Line
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    • Fare Includes
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    10 Night Cruise to Iquitos Route (Seabourn Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Manaus
    • Day 2
      Manaus
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Iquitos
    Ship Details

    Seabourn Venture - Seabourn Cruise Line

    Scheduled to launch June 2021 with 132 all-veranda, all-suite accomodations, Seabourn Venture will be Seabourn's first purpose-built luxury polar expedition vessel.

    Reviews

    Seabourn Venture Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    Outfitted with a PC6 Polar Class-rated hull and an expedition team of 27 dedicated specialists,...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
    Fare Includes

    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Iquitos

    Leaving:
    Iquitos
    Visiting:
    Iquitos, Manaus ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Seabourn Cruise Line
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    • Fare Includes
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    10 Night Cruise to Iquitos Route (Seabourn Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Iquitos
    • Day 2
      Iquitos
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Manaus
    Ship Details

    Seabourn Venture - Seabourn Cruise Line

    Scheduled to launch June 2021 with 132 all-veranda, all-suite accomodations, Seabourn Venture will be Seabourn's first purpose-built luxury polar expedition vessel.

    Reviews

    Seabourn Venture Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    Outfitted with a PC6 Polar Class-rated hull and an expedition team of 27 dedicated specialists,...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
    Fare Includes

    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 17 Night
    Cruise to Iquitos

    Leaving:
    Iquitos
    Visiting:
    Manaus, Alter do Chao ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    17 Night Cruise to Iquitos Route (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Iquitos
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Manaus
    • Day 12
      Alter do Chao
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Belem
    Ship Details

    Hanseatic Inspiration - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

    Pros

    ** Bilingual expedition ship with a focus on nature and education

    Cons

    ** Cabins book up far in advance, so it can be hard to get a reservation

    Bottom line

    ** Luxurious and comfortable way to visit remote destinations

    Reviews

    Hanseatic Inspiration Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5
    Cabins
    Dining

    Hapag-Lloyd's newest ship, the 230-passenger Hanseatic Inspiration, is the second of the German cr...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
  • 17 Night
    Cruise to Iquitos

    Leaving:
    Belem
    Visiting:
    Alter do Chao, Manaus ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    17 Night Cruise to Iquitos Route (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Belem
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Alter do Chao
    • Day 8
      Manaus
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Iquitos
    Ship Details

    Hanseatic Inspiration - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

    Pros

    ** Bilingual expedition ship with a focus on nature and education

    Cons

    ** Cabins book up far in advance, so it can be hard to get a reservation

    Bottom line

    ** Luxurious and comfortable way to visit remote destinations

    Reviews

    Hanseatic Inspiration Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5
    Cabins
    Dining

    Hapag-Lloyd's newest ship, the 230-passenger Hanseatic Inspiration, is the second of the German cr...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
  • 17 Night
    Cruise to Iquitos

    Leaving:
    Belem
    Visiting:
    Alter do Chao, Manaus ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    17 Night Cruise to Iquitos Route (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Belem
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Alter do Chao
    • Day 8
      Manaus
    • Day 10
      Jutai
    • Day 18
      Iquitos
    Ship Details

    Hanseatic Nature - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

    Reviews

    Hanseatic Nature Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    Debuting in mid-2018, Hanseatic Nature is a 230-passenger luxury expedition ship from shipping ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
  • 17 Night
    Cruise to Iquitos

    Leaving:
    Iquitos
    Visiting:
    Manaus, Alter do Chao ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    17 Night Cruise to Iquitos Route (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Iquitos
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Manaus
    • Day 12
      Alter do Chao
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Belem
    Ship Details

    Hanseatic Nature - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

    Reviews

    Hanseatic Nature Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    Debuting in mid-2018, Hanseatic Nature is a 230-passenger luxury expedition ship from shipping ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
  • 17 Night
    Cruise to Iquitos

    Leaving:
    Belem
    Visiting:
    Alter do Chao, Manaus ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    17 Night Cruise to Iquitos Route (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Belem
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Alter do Chao
    • Day 8
      Manaus
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Iquitos
    Ship Details

    Hanseatic Nature - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

    Reviews

    Hanseatic Nature Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    Debuting in mid-2018, Hanseatic Nature is a 230-passenger luxury expedition ship from shipping ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
  • 22 Night
    Cruise to Iquitos

    Leaving:
    Rio de Janeiro
    Visiting:
    Buzios, Recife ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Seabourn Cruise Line
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    • Fare Includes
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    22 Night Cruise to Iquitos Route (Seabourn Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Rio de Janeiro
    • Day 2
      Buzios
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Recife
    • Day 6
      Natal
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Macapa
    • Day 11
      Santarem
    • Day 12
      Parintins
    • Day 13
      Manaus
    • Day 14
      Manaus
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Iquitos
    Ship Details

    Seabourn Venture - Seabourn Cruise Line

    Scheduled to launch June 2021 with 132 all-veranda, all-suite accomodations, Seabourn Venture will be Seabourn's first purpose-built luxury polar expedition vessel.

    Reviews

    Seabourn Venture Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    Outfitted with a PC6 Polar Class-rated hull and an expedition team of 27 dedicated specialists,...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
    Fare Includes

    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 22 Night
    Cruise to Iquitos

    Leaving:
    Iquitos
    Visiting:
    Iquitos, Manaus ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Seabourn Cruise Line
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    • Fare Includes
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    22 Night Cruise to Iquitos Route (Seabourn Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Iquitos
    • Day 2
      Iquitos
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Manaus
    • Day 12
      Boca dos Botos
    • Day 12
      Parintins
    • Day 13
      Santarem
    • Day 14
      Guajara
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Macapa
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Devil's Island
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cape Verde
    • Day 23
      Cape Verde
    Ship Details

    Seabourn Venture - Seabourn Cruise Line

    Scheduled to launch June 2021 with 132 all-veranda, all-suite accomodations, Seabourn Venture will be Seabourn's first purpose-built luxury polar expedition vessel.

    Reviews

    Seabourn Venture Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    Outfitted with a PC6 Polar Class-rated hull and an expedition team of 27 dedicated specialists,...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
    Fare Includes

    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • Sponsored
    Cruise Norway’s breathtaking fjords
    Journey where the sun shines 24 hours a day
    • 15-day cruise from London to Bergen | All-veranda staterooms!
    • Cruise from $6,499 plus air from $999
    • Jun-Jul 2020; May-Jul 2021 Departures
    • Special Cruise Fares, 2-for-1 deposit & Book Now, Pay Later
    Viking Cruises

More about Iquitos

Why go to Iquitos?

Pros: Areas like the fascinating Belen district offer a glimpse of local life.

Cons: There are few must-see sights or great restaurants, and some historic buildings seem to be crumbling.

Bottom Line: The city is a good spot for people watching without the crowds or expense of mass tourism.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The local currency is the Peruvian nuevo sol. There are several banks with ATMs near the Plaza de Armas. Note that before flying to Iquitos most passengers pass through the Lima airport, where there are numerous ATMs and change bureaus. There are also several ATMs in the departures area of the Iquitos airport, near the check-in counters.

Language

Spanish is the local language, and if you don't know it, you might want to bring a phrasebook or use a translation app on your phone. We found that even some locals who frequently encounter tourists (such as hotel staff, waiters and tour guides) didn't speak much English.


Iquitos Cruise Reviews

Delfin III
belletravel
Sail Date: Mar 2019
Interesting busy city. Enjoyed the taxis....Read More
Aria Amazon
Millerman1007
Sail Date: Jan 2018
We were collected from our hotel and taken to the Port - all very efficient and no fuss....Read More
  • Cruise Critic is not a booking agent and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners who list cruise pricing on Cruise Critic are required to provide prices for cruise only, per person, double occupancy, and are based on specific cabin types and sailing dates, and may not be available for all cabin types/sailings. Taxes, fees and port expenses not included. Rates are in USD and valid for US and Canadian residents only. Fuel supplement may apply. When you book with one of our partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

    For any cruises listed, Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. In addition, average cruise prices are updated nightly.

    Furthermore, Cruise Critic makes no guarantees for availability of prices advertised on our site. Listed prices may have blackout dates, qualifications or restrictions.

    Cruise Critic is not responsible for content on external web sites.

  • Lowest pricing is based on our 3rd party pricing supplier and valid as of February 23rd, 2020.