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Iquitos

The rainforest in Peru, has its name after the worlds largest river, origin of life, illusions y adventure, Amazonas . Cruising down the river in boats is like getting in direct contact with the nature and the wisdom of the natives. Watching the sun go down over the treetops, and disappear into the endless green.

Amazonas is the worlds biggest river, and on the widest point it has a width of 4 kilometers. All the small rivers running down on the eastern side of the Andes, creates vi laberynths of canals the giant river.


The native population in the peruvian jungle lives disseminated in an area of 80 000 000 hectars, and benefits a huge number of species of plants and animals. The name Amazonas has its origin from the natives language. Ama(destroy) and zonas(canoos), so the meaning of Amazonas is therfore Destoy canoos.

By the riverside of Amazonas , villages and also bigger cities has been formed. Iquitos, the capital of the province Loreto is the biggest Amazone city with a population of more than half a million.

Iquitos is today the worlds biggest city without roadconnection to the outside world, only by boat or plane it´s reachable.

The city is surrounded by the rivers Nanay, Itaya and the Amazonas.


Iquitos has an exotic charm where the people are open, friendly and happy in a real latin style.the city is the "entrance" to the amazone river. The jungleadventure is secured .

 
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