Day 68: Sunday, 4th March: Tambopata Ecolodge (Peru)

Day 15 of the G-Adventures Inca Heartland Tour.

32°C, cloudy, 8 kmh wind from south

We get up early and start with breakfast at 7:00 am. After breakfast we take the wellingtons and go to the motorized canoe and ride to lake condenado.

Lake Condenado was once part of the tambopata river system, but then it got cut off and now it is overrun by the rainforest again.

04.03.2018 08:29 S 12°52.0004′ W 069°23.8716′ altidude 430 m, Lake system of condenado

Erotic tree for bush viagra …

Arrow poison frog.

It is a little bit muddy.

The lake. There are piranhas inside as well as a couple of black kaimans.

Hugo our guide naturalist. He explains a lot about natural believes, which plants they use for healings, about schamanism and healers and how the communities work.

Amazon river turtles

Another fat tarantula.

After this we have free time to lunch. It is super hot, so we sleep in front of the bungalow. There are no people in the lodge. Hugo told us in off season (rainy season) in February the lodge is sometimes empty. Then the guides have holidays and the staff does renovations. In rainy season lakes and river is very muddy, too, so it is harder to spot animals. In dry season birds come closer to the river, because it is their only water source.

After dinner we go to the farm (15:30). The farm was there before Tambopata was declared National Park. Now the lodge grows there fruits and vegetables, pigs and chicken. They donot sell, but use in the kitchen.

04.03.2018 16:39 S 12°50.4299′ W 069°24.4055′ altidude 442 m @ the farm.

First Hugo shows and explains us the different fruits they grow, then we taste them.

Then we walk around. Hugo explains seasons planting, reproduction of bananas, …

We get ready for dinner. After dinner we will go out with the boat to spot nocturnal animals. Hugo is excited because workers have seen a jaguar and he hopes that it will come out at night to the river bank. Main goal is to see white kaimans. Since there is a chance on a jaguar workers from the lodge and the bar and rsstaurant girls come with us.

Afterwards everyone is tired. We go to sleep. It is wonderful warm, not too hot, and a light brise is circulating the air in the bungalow.


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