Traditional Music in Iquitos

San Juan

This is the big annual debauch, a festival that has grown around the saint’s day of San Juan Bautista (St John the Baptist) on June 24 (the main party day). It’s celebrated in most Amazon towns but Iquitos honors th…
Music in Oxapampa


Held against the backdrop of Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillén every June since 2010, this is one of Peru’s most talked-about festivals. A great showcase of Peruvian contemporary music: new rock, electronica, regg…
Spectator Sport in Iquitos

Great Amazon River Raft Race

Held in September or October, this is an annual race down the river between Nauta and Iquitos in hand-built craft.