Dark Secrets – Amazonia – Part 4 of Our Circular Trip of Peru

Reading about the devastating fires in Brazil’s Amazonia, brings back some personal experiences

Slow Travel in Distant Places


To quickly recap, here are the links to the first three parts of our our 22 day Peru adventure tour:

  1. Exploring Lima and Peru’s Desert Wonderland
  2. Exploring South Pacific Ocean to Lake Titicaca, Peru
  3. Stunning Cusco & Breathtaking Machu Picchu – Stage Three of 22 Day Circular Adventure Journey Around Peru

Expecting part four of our trip to be the highlight or climax, it’s regrettable that our most vivid memories are ‘Amazonia’s dark secret’.

This blog describes our expectations, observations, research and conclusions.


Our trip notes for days 20, 21 & 22 promised, ‘ Day 20: Short flight to Puerto Maldonado; travel by boat into rain-forest; afternoon jungle walk. Day 21: Jungle exploration by boat and on foot. Day 22: Fly to Lima; end Lima.’

Day 20 notes stated, ‘On arrival, we transfer to the dock for a boat trip to our lodge in the Tambopata Nature…

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