ATMs and banks are located along Putumayo and Próspero, on the south side of the Plaza de Armas. Two banks that exchange traveler's checks and cash are Banco de Crédito, Putumayo 201, at Próspero, and Banco Continental, Sargento Lores 171. Money-changers can usually be found hanging around the Plaza de Armas and along Putumayo and Próspero, but calculate the exchange beforehand and count your money carefully.

If you're looking to cross into Brazil or Colombia, the Brazilian Consulate is located at Sargento Lores 363 (tel. 065/232-081), and the Colombian Consulate is at Callao 200 (tel. 065/231-461). You should make contact with the embassies in Lima or even at home before traveling to Peru. For questions about border-crossing formalities for jungle travel to and from Brazil and Colombia, visit or call the Migraciones office at Malecón Tarapacá 382 (tel. 065/235-371).

In an emergency, call tel. 105. You can also call Cruz Roja (Red Cross) at tel. 065/241-072 for medical emergencies, and tel. 065/267-555 for fire emergencies. For medical attention, go to one of the following hospitals or clinics: Clínica Ana Stahl, Av. la Marina 285 (tel. 065/252-535); EsSalud, Av. la Marina 2054 (tel. 065/250-333); or Hospital Regional de Loreto, Av. 28 de Julio s/n, Punchana (tel. 065/252-004). The tourist police office is located at Sargento Lores 834 (tel. 065/242-081). There's also a Tourist Protection Service office at Huallaga 311 (tel. 065/243-490).

Most Internet cabinas in Iquitos stay open late, and rates are about S/2 per hour. One to try is Estación Internet, Fitzcarrald 120 (tel. 065/223-608). Several other cabinas are located near the Plaza de Armas, particularly on Próspero and Putumayo. The small cabina (no name) next to the entrance to the Casa de Fierro is pretty dependable.

Iquitos's post office is at Arica 403, on the corner of Morona (tel. 065/223-812). The Telefónica del Perú office is at Arica 276.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.