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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day38

    The wild jungle road

    November 6, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The jungle road back to the trans oceanic road was a joyride in itself. The jeep despite being a 4x4 and being driven in low gear, kept skidding off the road and the log bridges were a challenge to cross over.
    We reached Porto Maldonado by 8:15 am and re-packed a bit since we would be carrying only our small day bags to Sandoval lake.
    Sandoval lake is also part of the amazonas but a lake instead of the main river. Its an oxbow lake and is known to have a lot of animal and bird species in that region.
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  • Day36

    Back at Chuncho Lodge

    November 4, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    By 6:15 pm, we were back at our lodge. Just a few meters from the river shore, we saw some Night Monkeys in the high trees nearby. We also saw a tree tarantula near the dining room.
    Dinner was served at 7:30 pm. It was again a 3 course meal. It started with an asparagus soup. Jorge had made a salsa for us with the Fish's Eye Chilli. These were tiny but quite hot chillies growing just outside the dining room. The 2nd course was rice with mushrooms and Yukka. The 3rd was a nice sweet slice of pineapple. We also had the juice of White Tomatoes as a drink.Read more

  • Day37

    Mammal clay lick

    November 5, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    At the end of the walk after about 1 hour and 45 min, we reached the mammal clay lick. This is a 15 mts long clay and water puddle where mammals come to lick clay. The reason is the same as for the mackaws, to neutralize the toxins in their diets of leaves and fruits. There were a lot of footprints of different animals but no animal there.
    We waited for about 20-30 min in the hope of spotting some animal, but none came. Then we moved a bit away from the clay lick since Jorge felt that maybe the animals were able to smell us and that could be why they were not coming. We waited another 10 min. It was getting dark so we decided to head back to the lodge.
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  • Day37

    Dark dark walk

    November 5, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    While we were walking back, it became extremely dark. The heat, the humidity and the vapor in the air reduced the visibility to a few meters even with a torchlight. We heard many different birds, insects and other denizens of the rainforest.
    We saw some crickets, a big tarantula in its nest. Jorge managed to coax it out of the burrow so we got to take some good pictures.
    Back at the lodge, we saw a huge cockroach just outside our room.
    While we were waiting for the dinner in our room, I saw a sake like creature coming down from the roof. It turned our to be rat like instead and when Hristo pointed his torchlight on it, it froze in its place. He managed to take a picture of it. This, later on we verified with Jorge, was an Opposum.
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  • Day37

    Last dinner at Chuncho Lodge

    November 5, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    The dinner, as always, was fantastic. There was fresh juice of Maracuya. The 1st course was a carrot soup with cheese. The 2nd course was an egg maize patty with avocado, fried plantain and salad. The 3rd course was a purple maize pudding.

  • Day38

    Leaving Chuncho Lodge

    November 6, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    I woke up around 5 am. It was raining heavily. We got ready and went to have our breakfast in the dining room. We were served fresh cut fruits with papaya juice and a big pancake with eggs. After the sumptuous meal, we were ready to leave bu 7 am. It was still raining quite a bit when we sat in the boat. At Filadelfia, we had to carry our bags and walk for some distance since the jeep was not able to come all the way to the jetty due to the heavy muck near the shore. We were wearing the rain boots so it was not a big problem for us to wade through the muck to reach the jeep.
    We changed back to our normal boots at the jeep and started our way back to Porto Maldonado. It had started pouring heavily by now and tge jeep had to be driven in low gears to negotiate the mid and the muck on the jungle road.
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  • Day35

    Afternoon jungle walk

    November 3, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    We went on a short trail of about an hour or so at around 11 am. On the trail, Jorge pointed out some interesting plants and their usage. Some of these we already knew from our previous trip into the amazon. We saw the (Epifita), its a parasite ivy. We also saw the Ajo Ajo or the Garlic tree, the bark of this tree tastes and smells like garlic and is used as a spice in the local food. The bark when rubbed on the skin acts as a mosquito repellent as well.
    We also saw Tangarana ants. These live inside the hollow of the host tree and protect it from insects, mushrooms, fungus and even animals. The local indigenous people use these ants to cure fever. 20-30 of these ants when boiled in a liter of hot water and then drunk can cure fever. Just a tap on the tree trunk caused quite a few of them to come scurrying out to investigate. In the indigenous tribes, they tie the unfaithful to the tree and then hit the trunk hard to punish them.
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  • Day35

    Deeper in the jungle

    November 3, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Other varieties of trees we saw were a kind of palm that grows very tall and has natural holes that are used by Mackaws and Tucans for their nests. Jorge also showed us the Iron tree, so called since it seems to attract lightening strikes during storms. He also showed us Sano Sano. The bark from this tree when used with hot water is used to cure smaller kidney stones.
    We also saw the massive Saiba tree with a girth of about
    25 mts.
    We also saw the Cotton tree (Topa), so called because the fruit from this tree almost looks like cotton and is used as filling for pillows etc.
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