Bora Indians, Iquitos

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Gain insight into indigenous culture and rituals by visiting Bora Indians. This native Amazonian tribe of about 2,000 members lives in areas throughout Peru, Brazil, and Colombia, mainly occupying forested settlements. You'll learn more about the rites and ancient natural medicines of the Bora, and also have the opportunity to partake in customary tribal dances performed by tribal members. Consider buying some of their traditional handicrafts as souvenirs of your trip. For Bora Indians and beyond, use our Iquitos family vacation planner to get the most from your Iquitos vacation.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Visiting the Bora is a decent stop-off when moving between the jungle and Iquitos. The traditional dances are fun to get involved in and the tribe are very welcoming. That said, prepare to be mobbed i...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Well, is one really surprised, the culture, the way to appreciate life, nature, a great experience.
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  • July 23, 2017
    We were greeted very politely and put us some clothes from their typical costumes, dance with them, but once you finish dancing, all women are released upon you to get their crafts and do not leave until you buy them their products, practically you are forced to do so, that from my point of view gives very appearance and can move the tourism , in other communities handicrafts are displayed in an orderly manner, are more cheap and are not forced to buy anything.
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The scenic, remote city of Iquitos has long been established as a route into the Amazon, so you'll find a good range of accommodations here. Most of the luxury options lie between Calle Samanez Ocampo and the river, with established colonial-era buildings housing some of the most characterful lodgings. Around the town's primarily residential areas, find simple guesthouses on modest-looking side streets, along with rental apartments ideal for longer stays. Scenic lodges and campgrounds on the edge of town give you the feeling of isolation and wilderness that so many come to the Amazon to find.
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