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Trip Report The Amazon River & Machu Picchu

Just returned from an amazing journey. This was our first time traveling with Natural Habitat, but we will definitely travel with them again.
Our journey starts in Lima, Peru. Nice city, great visit, but the real adventure starts when we fly into Iquitos to board our boat that will be home for the next week. We are traveling on the Estrella Amazonica. Natural Habitat knows how to do it right. There are 25 guest on our trip. Everyone gets along famously and we owe much credit to the naturalists and tour leaders for making this happen.
Over the next week we travel far along the Amazon, taking skiffs at least twice a day into more remote areas that our boat can't travel on. We see the most amazing wildlife, flora & fauna and activity on the river. During our trip we visit 2 villages. The first one shows us just how the indigenous people live. We visit a school and the children wow us with their singing and playing with us. We teach them how to do the Hokey Pokey. Such fun. At our second village we get to speak with the Shaman (medical healer) and learn how he helps heal villagers with plants from the rainforest. We also had 2 kayaking adventures and we even swam in the river with pink river dolphins. I will confess that I think we had the best naturalists on board, not only did they teach us about the river and the rainforest, they also treated us to great music every night with their fabulous band. As an added bonus we had Paul Hardy from WWF join us and bring us up to date on what this awesome organization is accomplishing to help safeguard the environment. Thanks Paul. When our cruise ends we fly back to Lima, but that's not the end of our adventure. We decided to take the add on trip to Machu Picchu. I'll report on that later.

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