Puerto Maldonado: Victor, the boat, and the monkeys

On Sunday we hired our own boat, captained by a different Victor, and road down the Tambopata River taking turns driving, and laying in a hammock. We visited an animal conservatory that housed Howler monkeys, and several species of birds.

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Maldonado: Kerenda Homet

One of our visits to a nearby lodge, gave us a look at the conservation occuring in the jungle in regards to medicinal plants and other types of trees. The owner, Victor, also introduced us to some of his many animals and his wife made us a flavorful lunch.

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Puerto Maldonado: Kapievi

We took a weekend trip to the jungle, 10 hours from Cusco, where we stayed in a jungle lodge with daily yoga and meditation. They fed us delicious meals, and helped us arrange visits to some of the other areas of interest around us. We were able to use the pool next door to cool off, and slept in a cute little bungalow with mosquito nets around our beds and a roof made out of palm frawns.

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