Ucayali River: Belluda Caño and El Dorado River

Mar 07, 2019 - Delfin II


Today we explored the Ucayali River, one of the largest tributaries of the Amazon. Here, our skiffs meandered along various narrowing stretches of black waters in the wilderness of the Pacaya – Samiria Reserve.  Early in the morning, our target was to find macaws, and we did! Several flocks of blue and yellow macaws flew by, at a close distance. After breakfast, we sailed to Belluda Caño, where we found more groups of macaws, together with kingfishers, jacamars, trogons, toucans, caciques and oropendolas. Squirrel monkeys, as always, put on their own show for us. We came back onboard for lunch and later on we had a presentation about the cultural diversity of the Amazon.

Late in the afternoon, we had an evening exploration along el Dorado River, with the objective of experiencing the colors and sounds of the rainforest as the night arrived. With a big reflecting light, our naturalist spotted several caimans. After a wonderful sunset, the magical colors of the golden hour remain in our memories, there is camaraderie brewing and it is time for a Pisco sour to end another wonderful day onboard the Delfin II.

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José Guerrero

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galapagos. His mother was born in the islands and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers in the Galapagos, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the archipelago.

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