Amazon Pampas Tour - Day 3
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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Breakfast was fabulous again, with pancakes, fruit and cheese pastry type things. The food here has been great especially considering the £45 price tag for 3 days with accommodation included. After breakfast we were off to start our morning piranha fishing
With a few nibbles but nothing of any substance Victor suggested we move on to a better place, "more fish, piiiiirrrrraaaahhhna" we would scream in his excitable and fun manner. We moved to a second spot and proceeded to feed the fish the meat from our hooks without hooking anything, well I say that but Jennifer one of the Dutch girls caught a sardine and a catfish while the rest of us just struggled. About an hour later we all got frustrated and victor made us promise not to tell anyone his secret place, “pirrrr hhhhaaaanna”. His secret place was right outside one of the lodging places so I doubt it was anyone’s secret however “please no complain about guide, I try my best, I do everything, no complain to company please”. So amusing, but a disturbing amount of paranoia.
So this morning’s activities were fun and different, but we drew a blank at the piranha fishing, still we saw some great things like the pink river dolphins again. We headed back for lunch at 11am which again was amazing and enough to feed double the number of people before leaving to head back on the hour and a half boat trip to meet the Jeeps to head back to Rurrenabaque. The boat trip was very hot and very sunny and with all our backpacks away and packed in the tarpaulin the group had no sun cream so decided to man it out.
We saw again lots of the great wildlife this area that Amazonia is famous for and it truly is a beautiful place
We landed back in Rurrenabaque at 4pm said our goodbyes and headed off to try and find a jungle trip for tomorrow that guarantees we will not miss our flight back to La Paz. That would really, really bugger us up as we have a couple of expensive flights coming up (as part of our South American Air Pass we invested in. It really seems things have been against us with travel recently so are paranoid about not being able to make our connections
We finally made our booking with Dolphin tours, the guide doesn’t speak English but she telephoned the airline and guaranteed we would make the flight. I told her I was flying home from La Paz and if I missed my flight my Mother would kill me first then hunt her down and kill her. She didn’t know how to take that but she got the message the flight was pretty god damn important.
We headed back to the toucan and got a twin room for a change updated the blog, cleared the memory cards, charged the camera batteries so we were ready to go tomorrow. Obviously we then headed for happy hour at the Mosqquito Bar (really do bars called that sound appealing) for happy hour and a bite to eat before an early night.