Pacaya River & El Dorado trail, Ucayali River

Jul 13, 2018 - Delfin II

Deep into the Pacaya River we discovered a sense of how the Amazon must have been before humans arrived to the area. Massive trees and walls of green fringed the Pacaya, in places seemingly impenetrable, and very few signs of human presence were seen through the day other than rangers’ huts. We saw a lot more in variety and quantity in terms of wildlife today. The swim in the Amazon is always a hit, and most participated in the ritual after lunch.

Nights on the river are enigmatic and mysterious. After dinner we took a night hike and discovered that a great percentage of the wildlife is actually active the minute the sun goes down. We witnessed and enjoyed the chorus of the jungle at night and experienced a bit of rain, the only rain during the trip!

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Santiago Imberti


An ornithologist, photographer, fisherman, climber, and writer, Santiago Imberti was born and raised in southern Patagonia, Argentina. He obtained a degree in tourism and later in ornithology, which allowed him to combine his love for nature and the outdoors with his work as a birdwatcher, naturalist, fly fishing, and mountain guide. He has been guiding trips in Patagonia, the Antarctic, and Arctic for some 25 years.

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