|What I thought of when I thought of the Amazon River ( this is actually a flooded forest)|
|What it really looks like (it's huge!)|
Gates, Susan Sarandon, Roman Polanski, Charlton Heston, The Royal Family of Spain, The King of Morroco, Royal Family of Sweeden, and Jaques Cousteau.
|What's in the monkeys hand? Oh, that's the peanuts it stole from my husband.|
Negatives for the hotel
Swimming with the pink dolphins
They were so many dolphins and they were not shy! My daughter was scared at first but, being the brave girl that she is, she finally warmed up to them and interacted with them (and even sat on the back of one). The dolphins are born mostly gray and they get pinker as they get older.
it up on the boat and we were able to hold it while the guide told us all about the caimans. For those of you that don’t know, caimans are in the same family as alligators (but smaller). Click here to learn more about them. On the boat ride back, we had a great view of the stars and I saw the Southern Cross constellation for the first time. It was an really great last night in the Amazon!
Of all the excursions, this was my least favorite. It is neat to say I went piranha fishing in the Amazon but that’s about it. I’m not a fisherman (surprising, right?). I am not patient enough for it but
competitive enough that it bothers me that I can’t catch anything. One of our guides hooked one for me and let me pull it in for the sake of a photo. Oh I’m not proud, I took it. We took our catch back to the hotel and the kitchen staff grilled it up for us. It’s a really tasty but tiny fish.
Jungle hike with guide
|Yeah! We look cool!!!|
We also did a sunrise boat trip and caught the sunset on the way home from another trip. Gorgeous!
|Sunrise on the Amazon River|
There is so much more to talk about so I've made this a two part blog. For part two (which includes the native village tour and the visit to a native home), please click here.