Puerto MaldonadoJune 4, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C
Today we took off for the Amazon to stay a few nights in a jungle lodge. We had a lovely 2.5hour boat ride to get there, and due to our flight delays we got to watch the beautiful sunset on the way.
Unfortunately due to our late arrival it meant we got straight into our night jungle walk... this was a terrifying experience to put it lightly. Not only did we see poisionus ants, scorpions, hundreds of spiders including the most poisionus spider in the world but we got to see all 3 types of tarantulas that live in this jungle (including the one they name 'Amanda' that lives in the tree outside the dinning hall)! And to top it all off to "give us a different perspective of the jungle" they made us stand in the middle of it for several minutes with no torches on! This was less than 2 metres from a nest of tarantulas they showed us.....
It was only after we got back to the lodge that I could appreciate how cool it had been.Read more