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Travel Blogs from Cuyabeno
... a trip to the Amazon would be really different compared to anything else we had done so far and a good penultimate adventure! Plus we could make the trip with Nadja and Veronica, which is always a bonus.
So we opted for the short 45 minute flight to Lago Agria, rather than the 8 hour bus journey. It flet like we flew up in a V, blinked and it was over. One night in this small town close to the Colombian border and we continued ...
... a whole bunch of new birds we hadn't seen as Fabs rattles of brief explanations of each breed. Both pretty tired, we dont take in too much info, but get a few snaps of a few birds, see some more before making our way back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast we are off for a trek though the Amazon jungle while half the group (the boring and annoying half) are departing back to Lago Agrio. Mark, Mike and I start up a few conversations about investing and finance and ...
... in the tree tops and before long we come across a few white tail toucans sitting in the trees, jumping between branches and a kingfisher just sitting on a branch watching us speed on by. A few more stinky turkeys, some more monkeys and even a few more bats and vultures and we arrive at the Siona village. We were told we had to wear long pants and long sleeves as to avoid bugs and Mosquitos, so we had done just that, however the sun is absolutely seething and it's ...
... knowing the drill of the foreigners only in town for transfer to the Amazon, and the standard meeting point was that hotel. But we save the cash, as Google maps told us it was only a small walk. What a bunch of lies that was. It was a half hour or so walk and by the time we asked a few locals for directions (as the map was also wrongly pinned), we see a stack of backpacks in the distance and head there. It was the right place and we dump our gear and order some ...
... the sounds of hidden creatures. On first arrival, two anacondas, both nearing 5 meters long, were lounging along tree branches on the lagoon's edge. After a proper feed, another meal is not required for up to 6 months.
Mornings and evenings entailed an array of canoe rides, jungle walks, a community visit, viewing tower or mix thereof. Particular highlights included:
- a sighting of a three-toed sloth doing what sloths do ...