Amazon Natural Park & Nauta Caño, Marañon River

Dec 12, 2017 - Delfin II

We walked on terra firme today, which is land that is never covered by the fluctuating waters of the Amazon River. The pristine primary forest of this protected area, which buffers and helps preserve the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, was astounding. We hiked under massive trees that towered dozens of meters above our heads, and the suspended bridges that we crossed gave us a different perspective of our surroundings. Back onboard, we had a presentation by the Shaman Carola, one of very few women to achieve this status in the area, who explained the use of some medicinal plants, many of which we had seen during our hike. In the afternoon we investigated Nauta Caño, finding monk saki and squirrel monkeys, and some saddleback tamarins, plus dozens of birds. The very successful day was not over yet, and after dinner many of us took the chance to go ashore for a night walk.

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Santiago Imberti


An ornithologist, photographer, fisherman, climber, and writer, Santiago Imberti was born and raised in southern Patagonia, Argentina. He obtained a degree in tourism and later in ornithology, which allowed him to combine his love for nature and the outdoors with his work as a birdwatcher, naturalist, fly fishing, and mountain guide. He has been guiding trips in Patagonia, the Antarctic, and Arctic for some 25 years.

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