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“Great way to learn about the history of Iquitos”

Museum of Historic Boats
Ranked #6 of 59 things to do in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The museum is in the historic steamboat "Ayapua" and exhibits Amazon navigation, discovery of the Amazon, missionary outposts, old Iquitos, explorers of the Amazon, rubber industry, atrocities of the Putomayo, and making of the Fitzcarraldo film. The museum is open daily from 9am to 6pm, and includes a 30 minute excursion in a historic launch.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small boat actually provided excellent background about the history and evolution of Iquitos, a city heavily dependent on the rubber trade. I really enjoyed it.

Thank Marina T
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Lots of information about the rubber plantations and how the boats were used. Well kept. The tour guide was knowledgeable.

Thank cecile s
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This museum gives a great review of the rubber industry in Peru in the early 1900's. The boat is from that era and is full of exhibits from that era.

Thank TheFriedmans
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Cool experience to walk through the different chambers of the boat to learn more about the rubber boom, their ships and the business of that time! I would have liked a guide during this tours, which was not a possibility. However, the explanations on the wall are very good and I think it's a recommendation!

Thank Matty B
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

One of the boats used during the rubber boom. Lots photos and costumes from the early 1900's and late 1800's. It tells the story about the "time of the rubber" and how the natives were abused.

Thank sw152Steve
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