Oct 16, 2018 - Delfin II
Our second full day exploring the Peruvian Amazon started with a very interesting and fun visit to the Amazon Natural Park, a private reserve located on the northern shore of the Marañón River, opposite to the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve. There we boarded small wooden boats and paddled our way across a lake, which is also a fish farm, to reach the beginning of a trail. The private reserve is located in a slightly elevated area that never gets flooded during the rainy season. We hiked through the rainforest and learned about many plants and animals, like the
During the evening we arrived at a small black-water tributary of the Marañón River locally known as Nauta
After dinner, we decided to go ashore for a short hike to experience the thrill and mystery of the tropical rainforest at night. Our naturalist found several frogs and interesting insects and we all had a great time listening to the countless different sounds and calls made by cicadas, frogs, toads and only-the Lord-knows what else, making for the perfect ending of a great day exploring the Peruvian Amazon.
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