I am not sure if those tiles on the houses facades are spanish or portuguese (Brazil is si close) influence, but they sure give this town a charming style, at least in the streets around the Plaza de Armas, the "richest" part of the place.
The main buildings are signed with a "This building belongs to the Nation" sign.
Get out in the Amazon jungle some days!
Spend some days in the jungle! Not so many animals to look at, mostly birds of much colour, rose river delphins (they don´t jump, just break the water and you see the typical nose and the rose back, hard to take fotos, I didn´t have any luck), if you are lucky you can see some monkeys.
You can go fishing pirayas 10-15 cm, they are very good to eat if you ask the hotel to cook them.
The rain forrest is very beautiful and nice. I think this is a sort of civilized jungle, if you want some harder jungle, you have to go further in.
Friendly children at river towns
Whichever Amazon lodge you will be staying with, you will end up stoping at a one or a few of the many river villages near Iquitos for supplies or just some walking around.
The villagers are very nice and friendly. But make sure you don't start walking around and start giving money and coins away to the children like some naive tourist. Though it looks like your a generous outsider, it hurts thier outlook of tourism and desire to make a marketable product or livelyhood when they grow up.
Do talk with them and make meaningful conversation. They will run up to you and ask for money the first few seconds but kindly offer something valuable instead.
The buitful itaya river. we went up the river almost excatly 60 miles of pure buity. we found a house and they took us on a hike. there dinner was a tree which the incide was like a celery taking tree. we used there grill and cooked up some chickan. wild pigs andbird came up and watched us eat.
Pathfind your own way around the jungle
Once we arrived at our Amazon lodge, we had litterally the whole surrounding jugle to ourselves and a guide to do whatever we liked.
This is another advantage to this lodge. We had our own machettes hacking away a trail in the forest, canoeing in local hand dug canoes,... its limitless.