We are taking a 7-day Amazon cruise out of Iquitos and my understanding is we will be visiting villages along the way where locals will sell their craft items. We would very much like to support this, but aren't sure what is available and how to pay for it.
Anyone have experience? What sort of prices (very generally) can we expect, what sort of items, and what is the best way to pay?
We also understand small gifts are gratefully received. Paper, pens, and t-shirts have been suggested, but are there any other items the locals can use (espcially the children)?