S: The Amazon of PerU - November 25 - December 2, 2010
BC: "The Human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man"
FC: The Amazon of Peru
1: LIMA, PERU - Iquitos, Peru 11/25/2010
2: aRRIVEd IN iQUITOs, PERU
3: eL DORADO HOTEL
6: Iquitos Zoo
14: Let the Journey Begin...
22: day 1 - 11/26/2010 arrived at explorama lodge located 50 miles from Iquitos down the amazon river - off the yanamono stream. later, we hiked through the lake trail.
25: lodging: mosquito net beds indoor shower & toilet no electricity open air windows & ceiling
40: Day 2 - 11/27/2010 Walked through a village to see how people live in the amazon. also, met their pet sloth. hiked a trail along the amazon river. took a canoe up the amazon river to the yanamono stream. Sighting of the hoatzin bird.
51: Hoatzin bird
53: Day 3 - 11/28/2010 sakina's 26th birthday Arrived at the ExplorNapo Lodges 100 miles down the amazon river off the sucusari stream in the sucusari reserve. blessed by a shaman at the renuperu ethnobotanical garden. fished for piranhas with a pink dolphin, squirrel monkey & toucan sighting. evening Open air boat ride down the sucusari stream.
55: Lodging: Mosquito Net beds outdoor shower & toilet no electricity open air ceiling & windows
70: Worlds longest suspended canopy walk way a third mile long the highest point is 122 feet high | day 4 - 11/29/2010 hiked to the canopy walkway. walked the canopy walkway. visited the black water oxbow lake.
71: Worlds longest suspended canopy walkway a third of a mile long the highest point is 122 feet high
79: Black water oxbow lake with Victoria regia water lilies & electric eel, caiman & anaconda
82: day 5 - 11/30/2010 Arrived at Cebia Tops luxury lodge- 25 miles from Iquitos down the amazon river. walked around the resort and enjoyed the pool. Visited monkey island.
84: Lodging: regular hotel style room with a king sized bed, A/C, hot water & electricity. resort pool with water slide and jacuzzi.
92: First visit to monkey island
94: day 6 - 12/1/2010 looked for the Grey and pink amazon river dolphins. Visited Usharamu Village. revisited monkey island.
108: Day 7 - 12/2/2010 Hiked through an amazon trail. visited a Kapok tree over 400 years old.