Friday, July 20, 2012

The Ucayali is just a tributary

Nothing prepares you for the size of the Amazon. As we flew over the jungle on our way to Pucallpa, I looked down and saw a huge river snaking through the forest. Enormous.

I later learned I was looking at the Ucayali--a small tributary that feeds the much larger Amazon which is several days past Pucallpa by river boat.

Map showing Ucayali and Pucallpa
Hammocks on a River Boat (bring a good hammock and mosquito net)
More information on the trip from Pucallpa to Iquitos at Expat Peru and the South American Explorer's Club (SAE). If you are going to Peru, seriously consider joining the South American Explorer's club before you leave. As an SAE member you get access to the SAE clubhouses, detailed travel information and a chance to meet and talk to experienced Peru travelers.

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