Everyday we were heading out with the canoe, this is the only mode of transport here.
The narrow rivers and the lakes is great to spot the wildlife.We saw many coloured birds (kingfisher, snake bird) mostly flying away so quickly that we could not take a picture. But if we could they were quite close to us, like the chesnut Tucan or the Stinky Turkey. But also the monkeys, we saw 4 different ones during our stay, were close to watch.
The closest we came with was the Anaconda, could nearly touch it, we spotted a view of them. one must have been around 3m.
Our Guacamayo Ecolodge was near the Cuyabeno lake / laguna grande. There are simple huts were you stay. It is a bit like cabins, with your own bath. We had some solar panels in the ecolodge which gave us hot water and some power to charge our cameras, but nothing else. Our room was quite open to the roof as you see in the pucture, so we did not only have people next to us, but also some wildlife above us! A nice tarantula and two bats. Luckily the spider did not move much. Before going to bed we always checked and were also glad that we had a mosiquito net.
It is called rainforest for a reason - we did get quite some rain now and again.
Even when we headed to the Laguna Grande for a late afternoon swim we had rain. But did not bother us, it was so nice to have a swim in the Amazon!
Tarantula was right over our bed for the 3 nights
Bats also in our room
View from the bird watching tower
Swimming in the middle of the lake was okay, as the alligators stayed near the edges