Casual & Yanacacu River
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 27 Jan 2020

Casual & Yanacacu River, 1/27/2020, Delfin II

  • Aboard the Delfin II
  • Amazon

Today, our adventure in the Peruvian Upper Amazon begins! We started our expedition with high spirits and great expectations. Early in the morning, at sunrise, we went for a skiff ride in a small stream called Parauachiro Caño. In this location, we observed several bird species.

Right after breakfast we went for a hike in an area known as Casual. We were all geared up with rubber boots, and in the company of our naturalists and three local native scouts from a nearby community, we explored a “terra firme” rainforest trail. This outing was an introduction to fascinating neo-tropical rainforests and its inhabitants. The explanation of our naturalists and the well-trained eyes of the local scouts made a great combination. We observed several frog species and a couple of tarantulas as well. The icing on the cake of this morning´s outing was the spotting of a couple of beautiful snake species, a red-tailed boa and a green anaconda.

In the afternoon, after lunch, we explored the Yanayacu River and small creek known as Yanallaquillo, both black water tributaries of the Marañon River. In this area several bird species and pink river dolphins were spotted.

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