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We woke up in our little bungalow, located in the middle of Perou’s jungle, at 5h30 am. We had breakfast and left for a 7 hours adventure through the forest. We were equipped of rubber boots, insect repellent, sun block, water and a lunch. Since the rain season is not totally over in here, the trail was very muddy. On the way to the lake, we saw a group of wild pig, some frog (a dangerous black and yellow one), 3 hurler monkeys and many type of birds, including some very colourful macaws.
I also learnt that walking trees is real and not an invention from movie’s company. Yes, you heard me right! There is a type of palm tree that is able to move its base when a nearby tree grow faster and highter that him. The base of the tree is actually located at 2 meters above the ground. From there, a series of about 12 roots support the trees. When it want to move, new roots grow from the base, down to the ground, in the wanted direction, then the existing root pulling in the opposite direction get dry and die. Slowly, the tree can get away from the shade of other tree and survive.
Once we arrive at the lake, we got on a small canoe, to discover the wild life from a different angle. We saw many birds and piranhas there. We had lunch and took the same 6km muddy path to go back to the lodge.
After a good and nice cold shower, it is time to relax in an hamac the rest of afternoon. Nice!
Let’s enjoy the moment as my vacation are almost over.
At night, we went on a boat ride to see some caymans. It looks like a small crocodile but there are no crocodile around here. There are different species that range from 75cm to 5 meters long. We can easily see the reflection of their eyes when using a powerful spot light pointed at the river shore. After many not so successful attempts to take a good picture, my guide jumped off the boat to go get one and bring it back in the boat. I could hold it in my hands! Wow! 🙂
It’s already time for diner and for bed!

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Jungle trail

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Palm trees

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Jungle expedition

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Some long bridge

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Palm trees

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Piranas lake

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Banana distributor

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