June 6, 2017 | By Rosie Holliday
On my recent trip to Peru our last stop was the Amazon after experiencing Lima and Machu Picchu. We took a flight to Iquitos, a bus ride to Nauta and a boat ride up the Amazon in the dark where we finally arrived to board the Delfin III at 11pm. They had dinner ready!
I am not a huge fan of the tropics but it was surprisingly bug-free and not as hot and humid as I was expecting. But I think maybe the bugs just didn’t like me as some people definitely had to juice up with the bug spray provided.
After a 6:30am wake-up call and breakfast we headed out the next day for a jungle walk with everyone wearing knee length gum boots.
We saw in order:
So a productive morning!
The next day we swam in the crystal clear Amazon waters, went on a search for the famous pink dolphin, tried to spy a sloth high up in the trees, fished for piranha (they were teeny and I think more beer was consumed than any actual fishing done) and just soaked up the pristine environment. There is a reason they call this the Mirror Jungle.
Peru is a FABULOUS destination with the four P’s making it the perfect trip:
We did not even get to see all of Peru. I want to go back.