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Cheap Flights to Iquitos
|Popular in||August||High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||£921||Average for round-trip flights in August 2020|
|Round-trip from||£584||From London to Iquitos|
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When is the best time to fly to Iquitos?
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LON - IQT
£612 - £1433
Although it is a tropical destination, Iquitos has a fairly consistent climate throughout the year – with most days seeing some rain and high temperatures. Instead, the city is said to have “low” and “high” water seasons. Travel between May and October during low water, for the best wildlife viewing opportunities (unless you really want to see monkeys, which are more visible during the high water season). Cheaper flights are more likely to be available during the high water season.
When is the best time to book a flight to Iquitos?
Booking 36 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Iquitos. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Iquitos?
The cheapest flights to Iquitos are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Iquitos?
Iquitos flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.
Located in Peru’s Amazonian region, Iquitos is a superb base from which to explore the jungle and its amazing wildlife, and is also a vibrant and charming city in its own right.
The city itself was once a booming centre of the world rubber industry, and still possesses hundreds of opulent buildings from that golden age. Wander around the Old Town and see gorgeous mosaics and facades, as well as the extraordinary Iron House that was built by Gustave Eiffel.
There are some fantastic family attractions as well, such as the unique Manatee Sanctuary, which houses manatees whose mothers have been killed by hunters. In the nearby village of Padre Cocha, you can visit the superb Butterfly Farm, while the town’s “Mercado” is a fabulous place to secure souvenirs.
Iquitos is also a great city for dining, and is one of the centres of Peruvian-Chinese fusion cuisine. Head to the Plaza 28 de Julio (Peru’s largest square) to find some of the country’s finest eateries.
But this is a destination which excels beyond the city limits. Join well organised tours to sites like the enormous Pacaya Samiria National Reserve – where visitors can experience intense jungle survival courses or just enjoy trekking expeditions into the jungle. There are also beautifully sited lodges for visitors to stay in at Tahuayo and Curassow, where visitors can see monkeys, sloths and the incredible giant water lily – a truly unforgettable experience.
Visitors can also join specialist cultural expeditions to meet jungle tribes and learn about their lifestyles, while outdoor activities like kayaking are also easy to organise. And, when you return to Iquitos, the city offers all-year round nightlife like few other South American destinations, with a huge range of dance clubs and bars.
Locals generally tend to get around Iquitos in the many “motocarro” – motorcycles with cabins attached to the back. These are reliable, quick, cheap and cool vehicles which will pick you up wherever you find them, and drivers will know all of the major hotels. They may also give you an informative guided tour for a small fee, which is well worth it.
Getting from the Airport to the City
Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT) is located about 4 miles (7 km) from Iquitos town centre and there are no regular bus services. However, every flight will be met by a crowd of eager taxi drivers, and the fare into the city centre is extremely affordable. Some hotels and Amazon lodges will also provide their own transport, which is worth checking before you fly.