In Amazonia: exploring on foot and by canoe
Exploring the jungle on foot allows us the chance to marvel at the variety of plants, many with medicinal powers understood by the native Indians for millennia, but only just beginning to be discovered by modern day scientists. On our morning walk through the exotic flora of the Amazon forest, we observe tropical plants and listen to the strange shrieks that are part of the jungle atmosphere. Look out for iridescent butterflies, orchids and bromeliads. We may see many tropical birds nesting in the trees, and witness flocks of parrots, jays, a toucan or a hummingbird. Listen out for the crash of monkeys swinging through the canopy long before we spot them. Life in the Amazon follows the natural clock, red-gold sunsets burst from nowhere and then suddenly it is dark, bringing with it a whole new symphony of jungle sounds.