Once we got to the lodge our tour guide, Orlando, showed us our room and let us explore before lunch and our first tour of the weekend. So we walked around, took lots of pictures and made some friends. :)
Santos the tapir!
He loved Ashley :)
Blue and yellow macaw
Barbara holding a sloth
Little girl holding a sloth almost as big as her
The chief showing us how to use a blow dart
Stephen using the blow dart
We then went back to the lodge to eat dinner and afterwards Orlando took Ashley and I on a night walk. It was one of the scariest things I've ever done.
Pink toed tarantula
This one is hard to see but pictured below is a Brazilian wandering spider (one of the most venomous spiders in the world)
There was a very tiny lizard
The sunrise was beautiful
Moto taxi ride through the town Indiana
Another pink toed tarantula
Walking across the canopy
At the highest point almost 118 ft!
These birds were not friendly
On the way back we hit a rainstorm
Up ahead was just a wall of water
On our last day at the lodge we went fishing for piranha, looked for birds, saw a pink dolphin (sadly I didn't get a good picture) and got to see the Ceiba tree an almost 200 year old tree that was 115 ft tall!
Red-bellied piranha (the most aggressive species of piranha)
Blue morpho butterfly (it was my favorite)
It's kind of hard to see but it had the prettiest blue wings
Visiting the Amazon has been one of the best things I have ever done (aside from getting eaten alive by mosquitoes) I absolutely loved it. The boat rides on the Amazon river were my favorite parts. And although we saw a lot of very big spiders I am glad (and shocked) that we did not see any snakes in the jungle. This will be my last blog post, I only have about 2 weeks left here. I fly into Omaha on May 3rd, I am sad to leave but ready to come home!