Visit the wild and eclectic Belen. The vast marketplace is part of the Belen district, also known as the "Venice of Latin America" for its often flooded streets and homes built on stilts. After touring the Itaya River's watery environs by boat, disembark on dry land to take in the gritty culture of the impoverished Belen neighborhood and immerse yourself in the smells and sounds of the lively marketplace. You can find almost everything in the numerous rows of stands expanding over several streets, especially fruits, vegetables and animal products. Purchase locally grown produce, exotic fruit, fresh fish, or colorful spices. Strolling the crowded market you might see controversial animal products, local delicacies, "magic" potions, vibrant clothing, and many other memorable things unavailable anywhere else. Use our Iquitos day trip planning tool to arrange your visit to Belen and other attractions in Iquitos.
Tours to Belen
Rivera Amazónica Iquitos - Full day BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $280
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Iquitos Belen Tour Venice Loretana BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $165
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Visiting this area was a good experience. We had a boat ride through the floating neighborhood of Belen and could see the lifestyle of people from this part of the city. It would be better if their go... more »
Generalmente no se recomienda a los turistas visitar este lugar o sino te indican de tener mucho cuidado con tus pertenencias. A pesar de estas recomendaciones habituales he visitado varías veces Belé... more »Usually tourists are not recommended to visit this place or but you are told to be very careful with your belongings. Despite these usual recommendations I have visited varying times Bethlehem, both the market and the port and the neighborhood and I have never had any problems, the place is very impressive especially in the time of climbing the river where the streets become flooded and only cired in small boats. While you have to go with respect and care is a place you can't miss, some people go with guidance in case you don't feel safe.
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