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I thought that instead of writing my blog about the rain forest overall and the awesome activities we participated in, I would write about the lodge itself and the little details about our stay there. I want to give you a sneak peek into what it was truly like to spend three nights amidst the wild, free spirit of the Amazon rain forest surrounded by exotic animals and plants, the thick undergrowth of the jungle, and the overlying blanketing canopy above. It truly was spectacular…and a very interesting experience.
We finally landed ashore on muddy, steep banks after
riding for more than an hour down the Tambopata River. We trekked
through deep, sticky mud down a narrow, twining path cut in the edge of
the rain forest. It eventually led to the lodge that we stayed in for
three nights and two full days, the Posada Amazonas.
glance, the lodge looked almost like a vast tree house or wooden hut,
built with countless planks and boards of dark, water-soaked wood. The
path led to the lodge’s unique lobby that was literally completely
outdoors. There were no walls at all! The lobby was separated from the
thick surrounding undergrowth of the jungle merely by a few, sturdy
wooden rails, and a fragile straw roof.