Peru
Fundo Mejía

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day38

    Casa Sandoval

    November 6, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    We reached the Casa Sandoval by 12:40 am. Its one of the 4 lodges on the the Sandoval lake. Despite wearing the rain gear, we were completely soaked due to the rain. We changed into some dry clothes and came over to the dining area for some food.
    In the area around the lodge, we spotted the Brown Titty Monkey and the Brown Aguti (a rabbit size guinea pig).Read more

  • Day39

    Bats and Squirrel Monkeys

    November 7, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Previous evening, we had seen a lot of bats flying in the air and swooping down and eating the nymphs that had fallen into the water. Now, during the day, they were hanging upside down on the trunk of somr of the palm trees. We also Cormorants and Anhingas (a bird from the cormorant family).
    We also saw a group of Squirrel Monkeys eating palm tree fruits. We stopped there for about 10 min watching and observing their antics.Read more

  • Day38

    Flowers of Passion Fruit vine

    November 6, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    We floated around in our canoe along the shore of the Sandoval lake. It was nice and quiet with the only sounds coming from the birds and animals in the vacinity. It was quite warm and still raining. We saw flowers of the Passion Fruit plant. We saw Black Caymans and lots of Quatzels along the shore.Read more

  • Day38

    Lunch at Casa Sandoval

    November 6, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    I tried the fruit of the palm. It doesn't taste all that good, had a thin but crackling outer shell (much like an egg shell) and a huge seed. So, basically not much gain for a lot of effort to eat it.
    Around 1 pm, we had our lunch. It was a quinoa salad with egg, lentils, rice and salad.

  • Day39

    Morning canoe ride (Sandoval Lake)

    November 7, 2017 in Peru ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    We woke up at 5 am and were on the canoe by 5:30 am. The rain had stopped finally after almost 36 hours so we could carry the cameras with the zoom. The sky was still cloudy and a bit overcast. It was nice and quiet with only the rhythmic sound of the oar going through the water propelling us forward.
    Earlier in the morning, about 4 am or so, I had woken up to the sound of what sounded like someone whistling a 3 note song. Jorge told, it was the song of the bird called Aye Aye Mama. It very rare to hear it even in the Amazonas. The legend behind the story was that there were some kids who didn't listen to their parents and went deep into the forest. They were lost and as it started getting dark, they started crying. The spirit of the Amazon appeared and asked them why they were crying. They told that they were lost and wanted to go back to the family. The spirit told that they had been bad kids since they had not listened to their parents so they will have to remain in the forest as birds but they were free to fly back to their families but they will have to return to the jungle to live. It is this bird that makes that sound.
    On the boat ride, we saw some beautiful red flowers.
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  • Day38

    Views around Sandoval Lake

    November 6, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    On some of the high trees, we spotted the Red Cappuchin Monkeys. They were making a peculiar sound and calling to each other. Jorge explained that its normally the juveniles that make that sound when they feel lonely. It sounded more like a bird call rather than a monkey call.
    As we slowly glided around we listened to the sounds of the animals and exchanged a lot of stories about birds and animals and their unique habits etc.
    We even heard the call of the Tree Frog, it almost was like the sound of a barking dog.
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  • Day39

    Giant River Otters & Red Howler Monkeys

    November 7, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    A bit further along the coast, we came across some giant river otters fishing in the lake. The quiet of the jungle was broken by a loud rumbling sounds like those of big commercial airplane taking off. This was the call of the Red Howler Monkeys. We saw them a bit further in the trees.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Fundo Mejía, Fundo Mejia

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