Today our expedition brought us to one of my favorite locations in the Reserve, the Pacaya River. Very early in the morning, at around 5:30 a.m., we went as deep and as far into the Pacaya River as we could. This river is the farthest destination we will visit on our expedition this week as well. The remoteness, and expecting the unexpected, make this day a very special one.
Our three skiffs formed a caravan to explore the Pacaya River. After a couple of hours, we arrived at a large black water ox bow lake called Yarina Lake. We all had amazing sightings of red howler monkey troops, beautiful macaws and hoatzin birds.
At around 8:30 a.m. we had breakfast in a very peculiar location in the middle of nowhere, a Rangers’ Station located in a house that was used in the past as a summer residence of Peruvian Presidents. After that, we returned to the ship. It was certainly a long morning, but filled with memorable adventures!
In the afternoon we kayaked, getting back on board in time to miss some torrential rain. Then, we went out late in the afternoon looking for nocturnal wildlife. We were successful and spotted several juvenile Cayman alligators.