Category Archives: National Geographic

Final Excursion in the Amazon

Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2019 Our afternoon excursion was on the Yarapa River. This river is outside the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, so there is more water traffic there. We boated past several Eco-lodges, including The Treehouse, where all of the lodges … Continue reading

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Holy Jumping Sardines!

Saturday morning, January 26, 2019 The normal daily schedule includes a short excursion (less than one hour) before breakfast, then a longer (two hour) excursion after breakfast. We return for lunch and perhaps a nap. There may be a lecture … Continue reading

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Amazon Things That Go Bump in the Night

Friday evening, January 25, 2019 The late afternoon excursion was an evening hike in the Dorado Flood Forest, to look for creepy-crawlies. Both of the photography experts accompanied us on this excursion, and I was fortunate enough to pick up … Continue reading

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Swimming in the Amazon

Friday morning, January 25, 2019 As usual, we started out on the skiffs before breakfast, this time with a beautiful rainbow above. Did I mention this is the rainy season? I need to get a waterproof backpack and a strong … Continue reading

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Searching for Caimans

Thursday afternoon, January 24, 2019 Our afternoon excursion occurred later than normal, so we could search for caimans and other nocturnal critters. We took the skiff up the Dorado River, stopping at a local village to visit with some children … Continue reading

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Macaws! Beautiful Amazon Birds

Thursday morning, January 24, 2019 Again, we got up at 5:30am, and it was totally worth it. Almost immediately, we saw several macaws, both the Blue and Yellow and the Red Bellied. The largest parrots, macaws like to nest in … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Amazon

Wednesday afternoon, January 23, 2019 One of our guides, Ricardo, conducted a class on the fruits of the Amazon. We’ve had the opportunity to try many of them already, in juices and sauces, as well as fresh. Some of the … Continue reading

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