Today I woke up in high spirits. I had a feeling that this was going to be an extraordinary day and luckily, I was not wrong! We had a wonderful exploration day today. We went to the skiffs very early in the morning, at 5:30 a.m. and we headed to the Pacaya River with the intention to go as far as we could inside the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. This river is the farthest destination we will reach in our expedition this week. From the skiffs, we had great encounters with wildlife. All of us had great views of herons, hoatzins, horned screamers, birds of prey, and more. Several red howler monkey troops were spotted as well.
After all these great sightings and commotion, we had a unique and lovely breakfast in a Wardens’ Station. Our kitchen galley brought breakfast to this remote location and it was a truly memorable meal in a very special place.
Late in the afternoon, after resting, we went for another skiff ride. This time we visited Magdalena River. We were successful once again, we saw several bird species including colorful parrots and macaws. It was a long day, but well wort the effort!