Iquitos, capital of the Amazon department of Loreto, is located at the core of the tropical rain forest in the north east part of Peru. It is the ideal destination for ecotourism fans and for those who want to experience nature in all its glory. Travelers can stay in lodges and houses inside the wild jungle, and be part of exploring tours that visit protected natural areas that safeguard its biological richness. The gastronomy in the area keeps getting better and more popular. Dishes are made with local ingredients and resources like, lizard, deer, the delicious golden majaz, paiche, sweet plantain, and other local river and land fruits.