Nov 07, 2018 - Delfin II
Today we had a very interesting morning visiting a small village along the easternmost portion of the Marañón River known as San Francisco. We arrived shortly after breakfast and walked around town using the concrete walkways that go throughout the community. We learned about the different plant species that they grow in the public areas and in small orchards around the houses, like the conspicuous
We continued navigating downriver and arrived at the confluence of the Marañón and the Ucayali Rivers; we all gathered in front of the bridge to admire the place where the mighty Amazon River gets its name and toasted to celebrate it before turning into the Ucayali.
During the afternoon we arrived at Clavero, an old oxbow lake, where some of the more adventurous among us went for a refreshing swim, gaining considerable bragging rights and a good story to tell friends and family back home. Then we all boarded the skiffs to go exploring the area and looking for wildlife. We found many interesting creatures, but the most notorious one was, without a doubt, the pygmy marmoset. We watched in awe a group of the world's smallest primate, smaller than a squirrel, as its members moved around their home tree with great agility, sometimes pausing long enough for a picture. What an amazing creature, one of the many jewels of the Peruvian Amazon!
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