Upper Amazon River, Peru, South America

FLOODED FORESTS OF THE UPPER AMAZON RIVER, PERU


I spent 3-weeks aboard the Delfin II with Lindblad Expeditions -National Geographic, where we explored blackwater tributaries and oxbow lakes in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, the largest protected area in Peru, and one of the most pristine areas in all of the Amazon.

It was like a jungle safari, out early before breakfast and then again late in the day. We encountered river dolphins and monkeys everyday, watched colorful birds including scarlet and blue-and-yellow macaws, and visited local villages.

Venturing out on forays by skiff is a great way to travel. And a pisco sour aboard the Delfin II is the best way to end the day...

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS-NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Exploring the Upper Amazon


© Ralph Lee Hopkins

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