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Hi, it’s Elliot again. I’m on the way home but I wanted to write one last blog about the trip.
One highlight for me was that we saw all of the five different species
of Amazonian macaws. Another was a mouse possum that I spotted in the
dark with the help of my flashlight. It was eating a spider almost as
big as it was (check out the photo I took).
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.
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