In the final days of the expedition we started our journey to the rain forest. From Cusco we took a plane to a small airport where we boarded a bus to our lodge. Instead of traveling on roads to get to our lodge we took a motorboat up a tributary of the Amazon River. We saw a caiman and two capybaras on the way there. After about an hour-long boat ride we reached the edge of the river near the lodge. From there we had to hike for about ten minutes through the forest. The calls of many exotic birds surrounded us. I could only wonder what they could be.
Over the next few days we went fishing for piranhas in a lake formed from an old meander of the river, watched for parrots at the clay lick, climbed a tower to the top of the forest to see scarlet macaws, tested natural remedies, and spotted many species of insects, monkeys, and birds.
What a wonderful way to finish our expedition in Peru and begin our journey of life.