From the Delfin II in the Amazon
Feb 9, 2013 - Delfin II
Zapote River & Supay Caño
Once again we went out before breakfast. We have had a wonderful week of early-morning outings. So for this morning we planned our activities a bit different for our dear early risers, surprisingly almost everybody was out to take advantage of their very last full day here at the vastness of the Amazon. We had two groups of skiff riders and a group of kayakers in the same waters of Zapote River.
This is a very good place for wildlife observation—especially for monkey, birds of prey, and river birds as well. By coincidence each skiff boat saw a group of monk saki monkeys feeding on forest fruits, and during breakfast we found out that our kayakers also had a group of Monk saki monkeys performing just for them as well. These moments are the ones that will stay in our memories forever. We just hope more adventurous travellers will join us in our future expedition to enjoy the wonders of the Peruvian Upper Amazon.
This morning we had a spectacular outing, and we decided to go out one more time to the same river. Well, this is a very long river that not even in a month’s time could we be able to explore it from beginning to the very end. So on our second outing we went a bit deeper to look for more wildlife, and as always the rain forest performers were there waiting for us, and this time we had our first close up of the week of a Three-toed Sloth.
After a few hours of navigation enjoying the nice weather and spectacular landscapes, we arrived to Supay Caño to continue with our afternoon activities. This time we went out at four in the afternoon when the weather was more pleasant and refreshing, and overall animal life is more active at this time of the day. As we were enjoying the afternoon we were caught by a pouring shower for a short period of time, it was amazing to see how every animal started to look for shelter and made different sounds.
One more time the sun appeared before falling behind the tallest trees, the colors were so vivid and smooth, it was the perfect time to enjoy seeing one of the highlights of the week—the gigantic water lilies together with hundreds of other creatures. It was a moment of silence to connect us with this unique natural world heritage.