Dec 08, 2017 - Delfin II
Today Delfin II reached the most remote part of the Ucayali River for our journey. We started our early exploration of a tributary of the Ucayali River, called Atun Poza. Here we had excellent wildlife sightings. We saw our first red howler monkeys, and a number of new bird species for the trip, like the chestnut fronted macaw and the plum-throated cotinga. We had a very nice breakfast on board our skiffs, which we call the Jungle Cafe. As we were having fresh fruit and a fancier breakfast than most would expect, festive amazon parrots fluttered around and may others inundated the atmosphere with their calls.
For the afternoon, we visited Pacaya River. As we crossed the entrance from the Ucayali into Pacaya River, a number of pink river dolphins were seen feeding in the rich convergence of the white water of the Ucayali, and the black water of the Pacaya. This is the most remote place that we visited in the reserve
After over one hour of traveling upriver, we arrived Yanayacu Lake, where we had the chance to take an Amazon swim! Pink river dolphins could be seen in the proximity while we refreshed ourselves in the lake. Some of us could even hear the dolphin´s eco localization sounds that they emit to perceive the world, as they live surrounded by darkness.
We had another wonderful day of exploration, through the remoteness of the Peruvian Jungle.
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