The 3 day Jungle Trek
22.01.2012 19 °F
OMG I have just come back from an evening cruising in a motor boat alongside the swaps of the Amazon looking out for caimans, alligators and Anacondas! An 18hr rocky unstable bus journey from La Paz we had arrived in Rurrenbeque at 6am. We managed to get on a 3day Pumpas jungle tour. After a quick breakfast we were back on the road for another 3hrs to Santa Rosa here we had lunch and then made our way to the motor boast – nothing special just plain boats made our of wood. We took a nice long boat trip during the afternoon alongside the swaps where I saw my 1st Pink dolphin, I also a range of bird such as hawks, eagles and a Toucan not forgetting the cute little monkeys. We finally made it to our hostel – which are wooden rooms balanced on silts. I was welcomed by a little frog whilst I was on the toilet lol and the showers are perfect – cold as the heat here is so hot and muggy! I got to see the sun set from our hostel which you can imagine just looked out of this world – I’m in the Amazon baby and watching the sun set! After dinner we headed off for a night watch looking out for those alligators, caimans and other cold blooded animals. The 1st thing that caught my eye was the amount of stars that were brightly lit up, millions of them – they had clearly formed a milky way and apparently the brightest star was Venus! You could hear all sorts of weird and scary noises and in the distant I could see these red round circles just glistening against the waters – I got to see my 1st caiman! The boat engine switched off at random times and all you could see (with a spot light) were mirror like reflections of the surrounding settings – the trees and in the distant you could see the entire sky being lit up by lightning! An amazing evening I can not wait for tomorrow!