Belluda Creek and Dorado River

Jan 24, 2019 - Delfin II


Cruising up the Ucayali River is a special treat.  While most tourist vessels only spend three to four days in the Pacaya -Samiria Reserve, our weeklong journey allows us to reach less-traveled areas like Belluda Creek and Dorado River.  This morning’s skiff excursions were world-class, as we entered deep into the flood forest to see various macaws and monkeys in the canopy above.  The day concluded with a twilight cruise through Dorado River, where we found several juvenile white caimans with our spotlight and a common potoo owl.

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Jeff Phillippe

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Jeff was raised in upstate New York and completed his B.A. in geography at Middlebury College in Vermont.  He attained his master’s degree in water resource science at Oregon State University where his research focused on glacier hydrology in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. He spent most of his 20's teaching Earth sciences and geography at the secondary and university level, while taking his summers off to lead wilderness and climbing expeditions throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.

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