quitos, like few other places in Peruvian territory, lets the traveler feel nature in all her splendor, her power of surprise, her beauty and mystery. These qualities elevate a pleasant journey into a kind of all-pervading mystery...
Iquitos lies two hours by plane from Lima. Capital of the Department of Loreto, it is a picturesque city sitting in the heart of the Peruvian jungle. The trip is in itself a singular pleasure. Tourists are able to see the three natural regions of Peru clearly delimited. The Coast of endless deserts; the Sierra highlands with their valleys and their peaks capped with eternas snows, and the Rain Forest, a broad green mantle with here and there a scribble of rivers.
Almost completely surrounded by the brown of three rivers and lake Morona, Iquitos has the geographical charm of a sea island. lt exudes an atmosphere of the Tahiti that captivated Gauguin, and the night warmth that makes for a communicative, affable and vigorous people.
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