Eveline De Smet

Joined April 2017
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  • Day13

    Amazon Day 5 & 6

    October 19, 2018 in Peru ⋅ 🌧 30 °C

    It's time to return back direction Cuzco. But we still take the time to have a walk en spot birds from the watchtower and go for another nightwalk to look for spiders and other insects.

  • Day11

    Amazone day 4

    October 17, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 32 °C

    We go to see the macaws in the early morning, they getter in the trees around the cliff clay before eating the mineral soils. During the walk we saw black spider monkeys jumping from tree to tree.
    We visit cocha Salvador where we take the catamaran to see the nearly extinct giant otters, after three hours of seeking we get rewarded by seeing a baby otter learning to swim.
    We go for a night walk to spot spiders and other insects.

    Pictures:
    Macaws
    Giant otters
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  • Day10

    Amazone tour day 3

    October 16, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    We leave very early and continue our journey downriver to go into the Reserve Zone on the Manu River, this zone is protected and tourism is strictly controlled.
    We are very lucky to see indigenous people who has been discovered just four years ago, these bush people haven't been in contact with the modern civilization. They live naked in the Amazon and hunt for their food.
    We see a big black caiman laying on the shore, capybaras rolling in the mud, monkeys and lots of birds. We get out of the boat to do a walk in the bush with our guide Moisés, he explains us about the termites and let us taste one.
    We take the catamaran on the lake and see piranhas!

    Pictures:
    Capybaras (='master of the grass', nl. Watervarken)
    Black caiman
    Termite nest
    Piranha
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  • Day9

    Amazone tour day 2

    October 15, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 31 °C

    Our first stop is at a coca plantation, the leaves are used as a remedy against many diseases. We get to chew some leaves, they are supposed to give us energy.
    We arrive in Antalya where we start our boat trip on the 'madre de dios' river. We stop to bath in the natural hot springs before heading to the lodge for a siesta. In the late afternoon we go for a walk in the bush to the camouflage platform where we spend the night in order to see tapirs.

    Pictures:
    Coca plantage
    Aguas caliente
    Tapir
    Lowlands
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  • Day8

    Amazone tour day 1

    October 14, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We leave Cusco early in the morning with a mini and drive to the Manu National Park. We enjoy the landscape while driving subsequently through the highlands, clowd forest, rain forest and low lands. During our stops we search for birds and monkeys.

    Cock of the rock = national bird of Peru

  • Day7

    Cuzco

    October 13, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Cuzco is known as the cosmopolitan Inca capital and the gateway to Machu Picchu. The main expansion of the Inca empire occurred 100 years prior to the arrival of the conquistadors in 1532.

  • Day5

    Ayacucho

    October 11, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Ayacucho, also known as the city of churches, has it's importance in Peru's history. The first signs of human habitation where found here and the city was the capital for the Wari 500 years before the rise of the Incas.
    In 1540 the city grew as the Spanish were using it to fight against the Incas. Few centuries later, it's been the place where San Martin, Bolivar and Sucre met for the last fight against Spain and signed the end of its control of South America.
    Very recently (1980) this city has been the centre of the Sendero Luminoso, a revolutionary movement who wanted to overthrow the government.
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