After Monkey Island, we had a little time to relax in our bungalow before we had to go caiman hunting. Caimans are like small alligators and they are very common in the area we were in. We didn´t find many that night but it was cool being on the river at night and being able to look at the stars. After caiman hunting we had supper and then Katie and I turned in for an early night.
Friday morning we had to wake up bright and early at 5:00 in order to have breakfast at 5:30 and leave for our hike at 6:00. The hike consisted of 1 km of hiking, followed by 3 km of canoeing, then another 1 km of hiking. We then took a boat ride around a small lake and then hiked 6 km back to where the boat dropped us off.
The path. During the first hour of the hike all I could think was ¨I´m on Lost!¨
Our boats for crossing the marsh.
Around the halfway point of the hike we climbed to the top of a tree in order to see above the canopy.
After our break at the canopy we crossed a 700 meter long bridge to get to the Lost Lake. At the Lost Lake, our guide paddled us around and pointed out different wildlife, like turtles, caimans, macaws, and other birds. Part of our group even saw a black anaconda!
A turtle with a bird on its back
When we returned back from the hike we had lunch and then Katie and I went swimming for awhile. After our swim we were exhausted so we both took naps and then met up with some other volunteers from Cuzco in the game room. After supper we decided to take it easy and relaxed in our bungalow. I ended up falling asleep in the hammack on our porch listening the animal noises.
Saturday morning, we had to wake up at 6:00 in order to be ready to leave at 7:00. We had a two hour boat ride back to Puerto Maldanodo and then we had a few hours to kill at the airport. Our flight back to Cuzco was delayed forty minutes but we finally made it home!
Me and Katie outside of our bungalow
The view from our porch
The smoke monster is coming... (that´s a Lost reference)