Dec 13, 2018 - Delfin II
We continued our exploration of the Pacaya Samiria Reserve in the Upper Amazon of Peru visiting two remote locations, Belluda Caño in the morning and El Dorado River in the afternoon. A beautifully calm, relatively cool and rainy morning opened our expedition today. Very early, at around 6:00 a.m., we were out. The early hours of the day are the best to spot wildlife and we were fortunate that, despite the constant rain, we saw a lot! Many bird species including blue macaws, red-bellied macaws, herons and birds of prey were seen. We were lucky to find the noisy owl monkeys, monk saki monkeys, and saddle-backed tamarins, as well. After breakfast, I had a talk about the primates of the reserve, one of my favorite subjects ever, and an Amazon medicinal plants presentation as well.
In the afternoon, those guests who went kayaking had a very enjoyable time admiring nature at their own pace, listening to the many noises and calls of the rainforest. After kayaking, we explored the El Dorado River, a tributary of the Ucayali River, one of the most important tributaries to the Amazon River. The late hours are also prime time to observe the extraordinary biodiversity that inhabits the rainforests. During this expedition, we had a lot of amazing sightings including a view of some spectacled and black caimans on the way back to the ship as the night was falling in the rainforest, making for a great ending of a wonderful day in this paradise.
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