Category Archives: Amazon River

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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It’s Wet Here in the Amazon!

Wednesday morning, January 23, 2019 This is truly the wet season, with about 12 inches of rain per month. Meltwater from the Andes also contributes to the high waters. The high waters allow us to explore more widely by boat … Continue reading

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Exploring the Marañon River

Monday afternoon, January 21, 2019 We went out again with the skiff, stopping first at the park office to register as visitors. While waiting for our guide, several local children and mothers approached the dock, trying to sell us some … Continue reading

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Forest Walk in the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Amazon

Monday after breakfast, January 21, 2019 Following breakfast, we were treated to a hike in the Casual Forest, in a section called terra firma forest, meaning that the area never floods. It is, however, quite muddy, and we wear high … Continue reading

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