Category Archives: Peru

Aria Amazon River Trip – Day 3 (1/2)

Dec 26 – Mon. You guessed it, the rain continued all night and there was no let up this morning. Fortunately the crew altered our plans and decided to cruise on up the river to the confluence of two major … Continue reading

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Aria Amazon River Trip -Day 2

Dec 25 – Sun. We have an early morning excursion to look for more monkeys, birds and wildlife. Immediately we spot a pair of macaws setting up housekeeping in a dead palm tree. As we turn into a small channel … Continue reading

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Aria Amazon River Trip – Day 1

Dec 24 -Sat. Christmas Eve. We begin our first excursion at 6:30 AM with an boat ride along the river looking for sloths, birds and other wildlife forms. Early on, we are fortunate to see our first pink dolphin. They … Continue reading

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Amazon River Trip – Cusco to Iquitos

Dec 23 – Fri. We join half the country of Peru traveling by air today in the middle of an air traffic control strike. The first leg of our flight is to Lima and then on to Iguitos where we … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu – Cusco

Dec 22 -Thur. It has been pouring rain all night and continues this morning. Care is feeling a little queasy so her energy level is lower then usual. We prepare for the train ride down the Urubamba Valley. Since there … Continue reading

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Mountain Lodge Trek – Day 6

Dec 20 – Tues. Our plan is for an early start from Lucmabamba to Aguas Calientes, home of Machu Picchu. Jon woke up feeling under the weather but wanted to continue hiking. We plied him with Apple Gatorade and started … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu

Dec 21 – Wed. Needless to say after yesterday’s 14 mile excursion we did not jump our of bed at the crack of dawn to get to the site of Machu Picchu. The weather report is quite repetitive in this … Continue reading

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