Santa Rosa de Yavarí is a tiny Peruvian community in the department of Loreto located in the Amazonian Triple Border with Colombia and Brazil. This isolated area of the world, on the banks of the Amazon River, is so fascinating because in such a small space there are three different cultures of the jungle... Each one from a different country, with its typical customs, dances, languages/accents (there is a rare mixture of Spanish and Portuguese, with some native intermingled words), and even facial and corporal expressions. It is worth visiting Tabatinga (Brazil) and, above all, Leticia (Colombia) to know its charms. In Leticia there are many things to do, both in the city itself and in the surrounding area (you can also hire a tour to the deep jungle). If you happen to be here by mid-July, you will be lucky enough to attend the Triple Border Fiesta/Festival, which takes place every year in one of the three cities and it is full of events of all kinds. Simple awesome.
Santa Rosa is also a port of departure to Iquitos. The starting point for the adventure by boat overcoming the largest river on Earth. The trip is made on a cargo ship, with the top floor accommodated with a few hammocks for the passengers (locals and intrepid adventurers). It lasts around three or four days, crossing a monotonous but dreamy landscape: water, jungle and sky. Along the way small waterside communities can be seen. And from time to time the boat stops at one of them to load/unload) goods, which is a plus for the traveler, who will be able to wander the streets for a while, observe their people and, why not, try the gastronomy. Traveling by boat through the jungle is definitely a highly recommended experience. It does not matter much the specific journey, but the experience itself: a few days of total relaxation, contemplating a dreamy landscape and sleeping in a hammock. And the crew you share a roof with will somehow become your family. Tip: take a diary/notebook with you.