Here we have a word for word email from a guest who was travelling from Leticia , Colombia to Iquitos,Peru. Many guests get dropped off at Oran where our lodge is located, instead of following through to Iquitos. Here is the experience of Ms. Lizz. You too can have the adventure of a lifetime in […]
The worlds Largest River!
It has been over a decade since flights were offered directly from Iquitos to Cuzco. Cuzco, Machu Picchu is one of the hottest destination in Peru for international travelers. The ruins of Incan cities is a big draw for tourists from all over. The problem with travelling in Peru is the restrictions of airports. The […]
The Amazon River level is descending. This region of the Amazon River is that of a braided manner with Islands and channels all up and down its longitude, those who have easy access during high water will find themselves high and dry during this season. The tributaries and channels dry up almost completely where not […]
Seeing how the intense flooding due to erratic ENSO cycles (El Nino Southern Occilations) is having quite an impact on the west coast of North and South America, I feel the need to elaborate on the following: the impacts on coastal Peru and the impacts on the Amazon Drainage basin. First of all, due to […]
One of the most common misconceptions about travelling to Peru is that you can visit the Amazon River from Puerto Maldonado. This is completely false, that is the equivalent of saying that a hummingbird is equal to an ostrich. The Madre de Dios River in Puerto Maldonado is Less than 400 meters wide. The Amazon […]
So everyone thought that our epic flood in 2012 was a fluke 100 year flood. Well, I think that idea came from the climate change deniers. I knew that something wasn’t right when each year since 2012 we have had more than normal flooding. Worldwide there have been extremes ranging from drought to deluge. In […]
Here in the Iquitos region of the Amazon Basin, we have been quite occupied worrying about the flood to come. The past two weeks, we have seen levels that parallel the largest flood in modern history of the Amazon 2012. Thankfully the rest of the rivers that feed this stretch of the Amazon near Iquitos […]