Iquitos is in the Loreto region of Peru. Iquitos is the capital of the vast Department of Loreto, which covers most of the northern Amazon region of Peru. It’s the worlds largest city that cannot be reached by road. For travelers, Iquitos offers a vast selection of activities not found elsewhere in Peru, such as Amazon boat rides and great wildlife viewing. One way to see Peru is to visit the 3 areas – Costal, Andes, and Amazon — and Iquitos is the best way to see the Amazon. In recent years, Iquitos has attracted a large number of travelers from across the globe who are interested in the ancient shamanic ways of plant healing. The most popular shamanic medicine is Ayahuasca, a powerful psychedelic brew that is gaining increasing popularity worldwide. Iquitos is arguably the “Capital of Ayahuasca” with a fast growing number of Ayahuasca retreats surrounding the city area.