We continued our expedition with a full day of exploration in two remote locations of the Pacaya Samiria Reserve in the Upper Amazon of Peru, Belluda Caño in the morning and El Dorado River in the afternoon.

A beautiful, calm and relatively cool morning opened our expedition today. Very early, at around 6:00 a.m. we were already on the skiffs. The early hours of the day are the best to spot wildlife and we were fortunate for we saw a lot! Many bird species, including the beautifully colored macaws and birds of prey, were seen. We were lucky to find monk saki monkeys, as well. After breakfast, we had a talk about the primates of the reserve (one of my favorite subjects!) and an Amazon medicinal plants presentation as well.

In the afternoon, after kayaking, we explored the El Dorado River. We had plenty of time to go far into this beautiful river. The late hours are another 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 caimans on the way back to the ship as the night was falling in the rainforest.