picture of our travel plan

picture of our travel plan


15 months starting in St Petersburg,relaxing on the siberian-mongolian train to Bejing.
Exploring the Asian cultures, overland to Singapore, onto Indonesia and the Philipines before heading to South America via New Zealand.
Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Llama`s await before following the Pacific coast up through Peru,Ecudor to Colombia.
Then ancient temples, colonial towns and white beaches whilst travelling overland from Panama to Mexico in Central America !!!!

Montag, 7. Juli 2014

Ecuador - Amazon

The Amazon is one of the wonders of our planet, which contains an abundance of unique flora and fauna. More than 25,000 species of Amazonian plants contribute 20% of the oxygen that exists in the atmosphere of the earth.- In addition to that, 66% of all of the world's fresh water can be found here.- It is a rainforest of unique beauty, which contains an incredible diversity of species of plants and animals, beyond comparison elsewhere in the world.

And this place we were able to experience !!!

We booked our 4 day/3 nights tour with imagineecudor.com at their office in Banos and can highly recommend them.
Cuyabeno national park is quite easily accessable. To get to the park from Lagos Agrio it is a two hour bus ride to the Cuyabeno Bridge and then another two hour canoe trip to the lodge.
As soon as we got in the canoe our jungle adventure began.
The journey to the lodge is on a beautiful narrow and bendy river. It was already breathtaking scenery - the tropical rainforrest, squirrel monkeys (orange), birds flying, a swarm of fishes jumping out of the water, butterflies - specially the morpho butterfly. The blue/turqoise colour was shining so bright. A pitty we did not get a picture.
On the way we also saw the so called "Stinky Turkey" or the real name Hoatzin. We like the "hairstyle"and make-up. :-)

Part of the tour package was also to visit the Siona village.
We learned how they make bread from Yuka. (Looks like raddish). Besides the Yuka there is nothing added to make the bread. It tasted nice with some Tuna fish and a local spicy sauce.
After lunch we visited the local witch doctor - a Shaman. A short introduction to his work and live were given before he "treated" two people of our group

The entrance to the national park, its only boats after this point, no roads

A big tree

Local woman making our bread

The local 'sharman' proudly displaying the head of the fish he caught earlier

Jumping fish

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