Each day, we went on a canoe ride and did some hiking. Here is a video of one of the canoe rides. Listen to the sounds of the jungle and see the amazing variety of plant and animal life.
On one of the days, we climbed up to the top of a 135 foot (40 meter) kapok tree and viewing platform. It sits just above the rainforest canopy and provides the opportunity to view the birds and monkeys from a different vantage point.
Here are the boys looking thru the telescope at the birds.
Here is a picture Nikhil took of a toucan thru the telescope.
The next day, we went to the top of a 90 foot (30 meter) suspension bridge. Here is a video of the walk across the bridge.
At the top, we saw more toucans just sitting on the bridge. Six in all.
Here is a picture from back down at the bottom, looking up at the suspension bridge. It looks scarier than it is.
Ont the way back to the lodge, we saw a fungus called a champagne cup.
Here is a school of squirrel monkeys. They traveled in packs. If you look closely, you can see 3 of them. We saw several of them up close and personal.
And here is me and my better half taking a break.
On the ride back to the lodge, we were surprised by a fast approaching thunder and lightning storm.
We made it safely back to the lodge and enjoyed another wonderful meal.
The Amazon is a truly awesome experience and Sacha Lodge was a great place to see all that it has to offer.
I still have a couple more posts of the equator trip and a trip we took to a volcano in Banos. Stay tuned!