Oro Verde Machala Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... have fallen there was a significant break in the forest's density and lower, bushier plants were growing. As we walked we saw lots of interesting things and my very knowledgable guide went to a lot of trouble to find and explain things to me. I have attached pics to explain most of the following.
Some of the larger trees figs and other types have massive buttress roots that branch out and run across the surface for 10, 20, 30 metres and even further. Other ...
... I wondered what have penalties in Ecuador are for carrying packages that you don't pack yourself. My comfort was that the box was labelled 'Yachana Lodge' so I hoped that I would be safe. :)
In the end the flight boarded about 10 mins after the departure time - luckily I noticed that boarding had started as the electronic board continued to say 'delayed'. Fortunately I had a window seat and just after takeoff spotted what I took to be massive greenhouses. I ...
... where he had to meet couple of his friends. All of them were working in tourism. We spent a good time and I could meet the man who became my guide for 3 days, Freddy. He was working as a guide since 15years, he could speak english very well and a little german as he spent 3months in Berlin.
We really got on well and offered me to show me around the forest the next day.
I accepted straight away as my instinct told me.
He is now the admisnistrator of a community ...
... with cocktails and a short introductory discussion. It is then time to go to our rooms and sort ourselves out - and have some free time before our afternoon activities begin. Our rooms are amazing - are we really in the Amazon??? The weather is sooooo hot & humid - the group consensus is to go swimming in the lake - yes there are piranha in the lake, but we are told it is very safe - they have no interest in us! We spend ...
... We woke up to a tarantula outside our tent, causing quite a lot of commotion. Then we had to venture back into the jungle to find a waterfall. This was okay as it was sunny and the jungle boys knew who was scared, so whenever there was a spider they gave a lot of warning. We got to climb up trees, swing from branches and use a blow dart, which is how they kill monkeys to eat (I wasn't too happy about this but travelling to third world countries and ...