Entries from 'amazon'

Day 239

Time to leave the Jungle and all its fun and games ūüôĀ The skies opened up just as we boarded our canoe. Even our ponchos couldn’t stop the water from soaking us to the bone so that really wasn’t much fun, although the jungle did look pretty cool during the downpour. On the 8 hour…

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Day 238

Out of the 18 of us surprisingly only 5 had booked in for the longer 4 night, 5 day package so today most of our group went back to civilisation. Before they left I convinced Rambo to take us for a spot of piranha fishing from the pier directly out the front of the lodge….

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Day 237

Morning: breakfast, watching rare pink River Dolphins swim by with a mouth full of toothpaste, Night Monkeys peering out of their burrow, village visit, shooting blow darts, tasting local fruits, tiny village woman with a huge machete, harvesting yuka, baking yuka bread. Afternoon: lunch, Shaman visit, Ayahuasca and other hallucinogenic plants, Shaman Q&A, Balsa wood,…

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Day 236

Gringo Frog! Rambo had us trekking through the jungle straight after breakfast today. The hike lasted 4 hours, crossed the equator and once again Rambos super senses detected this white frog which he dubbed “Gringo Frog” (because he had never seen one before). He also honed in on some leaf cutter ants, bats, stitching ants,…

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Day 235

After 8 hours on a night bus, 2 hours waiting at a hotel, 2 hours on a minibus, and 2 hours in a canoe we finally arrived at our Amazonian lodge nestled deep in the Cuyabeno reserve. The Cuyabeno reserve is considered one of the areas of the Amazon with the most biodiversity because of…

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