In the central mountain range, a road descends from the mountains to the Amazon jungle and reaches the effervescent Pucallpa (red earth, in Quechua). Another starting point for the boat to Iquitos, Pucallpa is bordered by the Ucayali River, so big, it is said, that it looks like the sea. It is the birthplace of some native peoples such as the Shipibos or the Cashibos, whose sense of hospitality has made the region famous. Very dynamic economically, it is a major point of passage for goods to the north and south following the river, resulting in sometimes wild urbanization and a certain excitement in the streets. However, the proximity of the Amazon, the hot and humid climate, the possibility of many visits and hikes make Pucallpa a superb destination, full of colour and flavour. 

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