Marayali Caño, Amazonas & Clavero Lake

Jul 04, 2018 - Delfin II

Before breakfast we set out on a skiff ride to a very narrow and shallow Caño that turned out to be filled with wildlife including a very obliging rusty whipsnake and hundreds of birds of different species. We then visited Amazonas, a local community where very well organized and proactive women run several projects. We learned about their fish farms, plantations for wood and food, handicrafts and the way they produce them. Right before lunch we sailed the confluence of the Marañón and the Ucayali, where the Amazon is actually born. We toasted and later continued up the Ucayali, where we are going to spend the rest of our trip. This is the wildest part of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve and we could notice that already in our afternoon visit to Clavero Lake and a narrow and twisted tributary at its end.

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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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