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Iquitos (approx. 370,000 inhabitants) is the capital of the Loreto region in the interior of Peru , and it is located in the Peruvian part of the Amazon rainforest. – Between the three rivers, the Amazon, Nanay and Itay.
The most special thing about this city is that it is the world’s largest no road connection with the outside world – apart from a 88 km long local road south to their smaller neighboring town of Nauta. Communication out of the city is therefore either by boat or plane.
Iquitos is a popular starting point for various tours in the world’s largest rainforest – as well as trips to nature reserve, Pacaya-Sanin. There are also boat trips for tourists at the Amazon and tributaries vein – including to destinations in Brazil .
Of architectural sights in Iquitos to the city’s tallest building – the church in Plaza de Armas – mentioned. The Casa de Hierro (“Iron House”) – a house built entirely of metal – evokes many tourists’ attention. It was designed by Gustave Eifell – otherwise known as the inventor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris .
From Iquitos Airport is the regular routes to the Peruvian capital, Lima.