Treasure Hunting: Exploring the Markets of the Peruvian Amazon

Along the Amazon River, the markets in Iquitos, Peru offer many rare Amazon fruits, including aguaje and camu camu.

In the Belen Market in Iquitos Peru, you can buy anything from rare jungle fruits, to roasted monkey meat, to knock-off designer purses, electronics, and everything in between. Modern grocery stores simply can’t compete with the wealth of diversity and deeply rooted cultural tradition of the open air market.
Photo by Debra-Lynn Vlietsra