Expedition Stories

Our fleet navigates the world in search of adventure. These are the stories they bring back…

Iricahua Creek and Yarapa River
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 12 May 2022

Iricahua Creek and Yarapa River, 5/12/2022, Delfin II

  • Aboard the Delfin II
  • Amazon

We started the day more leisurely, with our first skiff exploration of the narrow black water Iricahua Creek beginning after breakfast. Sharp-eyed “motoristas”–Dennis, Armando, and Edison–drove three skiffs, each accompanied by a naturalist–Jorge, Javier, or Ricardo. Guests enjoyed different sightings and highlights. We saw sloths, saki monkeys, a nest of flycatchers, scarlet macaws, and several “mama vieja” hawks. The local name of these hawks translates to “old mama,” and the official name is the black-collared hawk. Finally, we saw LOTS OF RAIN…again…. After all, this is the rainforest!

We climbed out of the skiffs, dripping wet, and boarded Delfin ll. Our Captain headed further downriver as the rain continued to pour from the gray skies. Once we were dry, we joined Jorge on the upper deck for an elaborate tasting session of tropical fruits. The rain finally stopped. We enjoyed a full afternoon, just as we planned, of kayaking, skiff exploration, and Amazon black water swimming.

Previous Article

Loen, Norway

Next Article

Fugloya and Tromso

Upper Amazon Aboard the Delfin II


Sign Up for Daily Expedition Reports

Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

Enter travel details to receive reports from a single expedition

Send Daily Expedition Reports to friends and family

*By clicking the submit button, I authorize Lindblad Expeditions to email me; however, I am able to unsubscribe at any time. For more details, see our Privacy Policy.

Please note: All Daily Expedition Reports (DERs) are posted Monday-Friday, during normal business hours. DERs are written onboard the ship only and do not apply to land-based portions of expeditions.