The city of Iquitos in the jungle north east of the country. Is the capital of Loreto Region, with nearly 30% of the country is the largest and northernmost Peru. The city lies along a side arm of the Amazon River, opposite a large island called Padre permanent white, wooded and almost twenty miles in length. The city is surrounded by countless smaller rivers and canals.
Within walking distance is the confluence of the great river Napo and the Amazon. In this world river communications depend as much or more of the navigation of inland, almost nonexistent outside the city of Iquitos.
In Iquitos, there is a zoo recently opened, and some interesting buildings, a product of the rubber boom of the last century, as the old houses with mosaics front of the boardwalk, and the first manufactured home of America: the Iron House, designed and built by Gustave Eiffel, brought from Europe by parts (nuts and bolts included) and assembled at the place which is in the center of the city.