The last stop of my three week Peruvian adventure was the Tambopata Rainforest area off the Amazon. After boarding a short flight from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado, the 11 of us on a GAP Adventures tour, took a motorized canoe to our lodge.
The Lodge was much nicer than I expected!
While my roommate and I were checking out our room at the Lodge, she discovered a frog in the bathroom and kinda freaked out.
She informed the front desk, so while we were on a short hike through the jungle, they caught the beast!
One of the walls in the bedroom is open to the jungle…you could hear all of the neat jungle sounds lying in bed. The next morning my roommate said she didn’t sleep all night due to fear. So the second night there, I gave her one of my pills for sleeping (I have a sleep disorder) and she slept like a baby!
The next day, a few of us stayed behind at the Lodge and played games while most of the group went hiking. I’m glad we did because we had so much fun swinging one another from a hammock bolted into the ceiling. It got quite rough. We would wrap ourselves as if in a cocoon and swing each other wildly…almost touching the ceiling. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time and the bonus…no one got hurt!
Heading back home…
The Tambopata Rainforest in the Amazon is a real jungle!