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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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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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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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Amazon Natural Park and Nauta Creek

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 I was under the weather today, (might be a reaction to my malaria medicine, might be something I ate or drank) so remained back on the boat while Mark continued to explore. The first activity was … Continue reading

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Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Amazon

Monday morning, January 21, 2019 The Pacaya-Samiria Reserve is a protected region covering five million acres of forest in the Loreto region of Peru. Bordered by the Marañón and Ucayali rivers, it is an area of low hills and seasonally … Continue reading

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Leaving the Amazon

Sunday, January 27, 2019 It’s hard to leave. We’ve had a wonderful time here, seeing and learning so much about the many beautiful birds and animals that live here. As we boarded our bus to the airport, we were greeted … Continue reading

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