Pahuachiro Creek, Casual Trail and Nauta Cano

Mar 12, 2018 - Delfin II


Our first day at the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve began with exploring, before breakfast, a small tributary of the Maranon River: Pahuachiro Creek. Howler monkeys could be heard in the distance. The area was covered with different species of birds. It was a good way to start our day.

After breakfast, we explored Casual. A lovely trail gave us the opportunity to experience a Tierra Firme Forest. With local guides, our guests had the opportunity to see different species of reptiles. Among those we spotted was a green anaconda resting in a small flooded area.

Our afternoon activities were held in Nauta Cano. Here our guests had the opportunity to explore by kayak and skiff rides. The weather was perfect for these activities and our guests returned delighted with all they had seen.

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Cristian Moreno

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Cristian is a Panamanian born in Chile.  He grew up in Panama City until the age of 19 when he returned to Chile to go to college where he received a degree in metallurgic civil engineering. Since 1995 he has been working as a freelance naturalist in Panama.  Specializing in bird watching and ecology, he also has a passion for indigenous cultures, hiking and trekking.  He is a certified scuba diver and is often found exploring coral reefs along the Caribbean coast of Panama.

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Christian Saa

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Christian was born on the island of Isabela in the Galápagos archipelago. He grew up on a farm and had a magical childhood devoid of cars, electricity, telephones—just pure nature and playful sea lions along the beach. At the age of seven, he moved with his family to Santa Cruz Island, the economic hub of the Galápagos Islands. His father began to work in tourism and took Christian around the islands during school vacations. It was during this time that Christian learned to love and understand the real value of this unique archipelago, and he decided to devote his life to its stewardship. A lifelong passion for nature and its creatures took root in his heart, and he eventually decided to become a naturalist, which he has now been doing for 18 years now.

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