16.08.2007 - 18.08.2007 26 °C
We had to get up early again the morning after our machu picchu celebrations so the heads were extremely sore... i think we were still drunk but they let us onto the flight anyhow to the jungle and we arrived in 90 degree heat at about 10am!
We were met by our jungle guide Jonny who was well cool and from here we went by bus to the port to get our boat into the jungle depths...
First though we got to stop off at the local markets to check our all the medicinal jungle potions and remedies..apparently the dragon blood cures all ailments.. but i was more mesmerised by the size of all the fruits and vegetables, they looked as though they had been grown on steroids everything was massive!
We got onto our wee canoe boat thing and were sailing down the river for about 2 hours, it was fab the noises alone all around us were mad, however come night time they increased and you would swear the jungle was having an animal rave.. there were macau´s everywhere beautiful big birds...and when we reached our lodge it really was gorgeous and we no longer cared about our hangovers when we seen the hammocks and the wildlife all around us, we even had resident agouti´s ( like huge hamsters) that lived next door to our cabin! Not to mention the cute wee ducks that rocked about the place.
We got to relax for a bit and then went out for jungle walks at night to see the nocturnal dudes.. Ger became Dr Dolittle and wanted to hold and touch everything incuding this baby boa snake!
The only thing i held was the erotic root tree member... so called for its shape...i´ll let you work that one out yourselves!
The following morning we went out jungle trekking and in true rain forest style we got drenched! This didnt stop Ger though and away he went with Jonny piranha fishing this time....
It was great even though i found a huge spider in my pants when i dared to go to the jungle loo! That night we got taken out to look for caymens.... small alligators! And when they dont want to come to you jonny and henry our giudes didnt let that stop them, so they went into the water and got them for us! And yes Ger got to hold them!
It had been a fab few days but we flew back to Cusco to join the rest of the group to head to Puno and Lake Titicaca...
And just so you know there is plenty of money to be made in the jungle as we found that gold digging is a huge industry out there as well...!