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Stories and Tips Amazon River

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Piranha Fishing

Written by Constance on 31 Mar, 2001

I'm not a huge fan of fishing but this was fun and quite an adventure! No high tech lures or poles required. Just a straight wood stick from the jungle adapted into a fishing pole. The guide will take you along…Read More


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Amazon River People

Written by Constance on 19 Apr, 2001

The people who live along the Amazon are among the nicest people I've met. They are open and trusting and usually smmiling. This is especially true of the children. We stopped at a variety of local river villages and were always…Read More


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Explorama Dining

Written by Constance on 31 Mar, 2001

The dining at all the lodges is similiar. I found it delicious, healthy and very fresh. Breakfast usually consisted of breads and fruit with eggs, french toast or pancakes and fresh juice. Coffee tea and fresh drinking water are always…Read More


Boat ride to Iquitos

Written by Globe on 25 Sep, 2003

After deciding that a trip to Peru must include a view of the Amazon River and the surrounding rainforest, part of the adventure was simply getting there. We chose the destination of Iquitos, a large city along the Amazon River in northern Peru, with many…Read More


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Scenes along the Amazon

Written by Constance on 19 Apr, 2001

There are a variety of villages and homes located along the banks of the Amazon River. These are some photos I took as we traveled by. Most homes consist of a single large room with hammocks for sleeping and simple chairs and a…Read More


Taxis in Iquitos

Written by Globe on 25 Sep, 2003

In the city of Iquitos, one thing you will notice is the noise. The source of the racket is the taxis, nearly all of which are glorified three-wheelers with a bench in the back and a plastic tarp as a roof. As with most service…Read More


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Piranha Fishing

Written by Marquita on 30 Sep, 2002

After a one a half hour walk deep into the jungle, John our guide gave us the chance to swim in the River. After we went on a small boat out in the lake and he gave us three fishing rods to fish with. The…Read More


Piranha fishing

Written by Globe on 25 Sep, 2003

Although I am not usually an avid fisherman, I jumped at the chance to try my hand at catching a piranha. Our rain forest guide gave us each a cane pole with a small hook. We used the flesh of another piranha as bait. Our…Read More


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