In 1986 I traveled to the Peruvian Amazon Jungle when I was single and wanted a truly rustic adventure spending my days and nights under the deep forest canopy if not canoeing around some of the backwaters. It was, well and truly, one of the most invigorating and inspiring journeys of my life…and one, along with my African safaris, inspired me to travel.
|G Adventures’ Queen Violeta Amazon River Cruise Ship|
Marañon and Ucayali rivers, considered to be the point where the Amazon River
begins, where it should be possible to see monkeys, sloths, a variety of birds
and the famous pink dolphin. Over the next five days, guides will lead jungle
walks, give lectures and point out unique species of bird and marine life as we
explore the smaller tributaries of the river.
Reserve are designed to provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, and a
chance to interact with the locals…including a local shaman. I had an experience with the locals on a far less structured basis the last time (some great stories are coming in the next articles!), but I also endured what was a surprisingly touristic, but still very cool, demonstration of blow gun expertise. While I don’t know how things will go with the shaman, I don’t think I will be trying to bring back a blow gun again, as in 1986 the airline said it was a weapon (a wood vs. pvc pipe, but OK, I guess!).
canoe. I hope we visit some of the areas with giant lilies that are six feet or more across, as I did last time. We will also visit the Sapisapi River to look
for charapas and other turtles.
|G Adventures’ Evolution Standard Stateroom|