Feeling hot hot hot
Trip Start Jun 06, 2006
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at almost sea level and on the edge of the amazon rainforest rurre was hot hot hot, not to mention the humidity..... we found a beautiful hostel to stay at which was right on the river and featured a back portch full of hammocks- perfect!!
we went on the three day tour to the jungle first, which involved a three hr boat trip down the rio beni. the jungle was absolutely spectacular, we went for several walks with our guide jimmi who told us all about the plants and animals in the area. in particular telling us of the many medicinal plants. we saw wild boars and several monkeys by day and were lucky enough to spot an ocelot at night (as well as some giant rat thing). we also walked to a viewpoit were you could see the parrots flying over the jungle, and had an unlucky few hours fishing where our only success was seeing a beautiful sunset.
next was the three day pampas tour (wet lands). there were so many animals here it was amazing. as we were cruising down the river in our motorized canoo we saw aligators, caimen, turtles, some big creature that i forgot the name of that looks like a cross between a wombat and a beaver, pink river dolphins, monkeys and way too many birds to remember. the tour included a night boat ride in which our guide caught an aligator and turtle to show us (naughty naught guide), a walk through the wetlands to find anacondas..... where matias was bitten by a small anaconda (lucky these guys squeeze to kill and are not poisonous and do not have big teeth), met pedro the friendly aligator who came to our guide for a feed and enjoyed a scratch on the nose so much that he would close his eyes and went piranha fishing.