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Jungle Discovery - our home for eight days on the Amazon River leaving from Iquitos. 27 passengers from all over the world + crew. Two skiffs (smaller boats) used for sightseeing with which we’d travel down the smaller tributaries where the riverboat could not travel.Spacious rooms.
Heading out from port in Iquitos on Itaya River towards the nearby Amazon RIver.Approaching the Amazon in the background - note the muddy brown water of the fast flowing Amazon.The dark waters of the Itaya mix with the muddy brown Amazon. Along the banks of the Amazon, we soon see signs of life in the jungle! Stairs are often carved into the clay embankments leading to a village beyond.Boats of every shape and size dot the shores of the Amazon.About four hours since leaving Iquitos - passing by a larger village along the Amazon.
Villagers will often operate river taxis such as this docked boat. Home along the Amazon. Treated to a full moon at dusk on my first day ever on the Amazon! A skiff slowly makes its way back to the riverboat Jungle Discovery docked upstream. Smoke from a nearby village drifts out over the Amazon.Over 7300 kms from home and enjoying an amazing sunset on my first day out on the Amazon. Such beauty!Taking a quiet moment to enjoy this Amazon sunset!