Some of you might know, we had in Lima two days off because of the ASPA. And as almost never before my parents decided to actually travel a bit. My dad bought tickets for Iquitos, a city in the peruvian jungle, with the Amazon river next to it or in front or surrounding a part of it, and also there are some other rivers surrounding the city, like the Itaya or Nanay River.
So a week before the actual trip, we booked the plane tickets and the accommodation, a little nice comfy hotel called Nativa Apartments, We had for some day our little lovely, peruvian jungle native decorated apartment, there was free wifi and air conditioned. Believe me, that city is so hot if you’re not used to +30°C, that you’ll asking on your knees for the air conditioned. At the end you’ll get used a little bit to the heat, but still it will be too much. I went from 16-17°C to 32-33°C and viceversa when I came back to Lima.
We arrived at Iquitos at basically 9 PM, we went directly to our hotel, my parents after leaving everything ready for the next day, went to walk around the main square a bit, buy some water and get back to go to bed.
We had our little plan for the next day, we had to be at 9 AM ready at the hotel to go on our little tour.
We went to have breakfast to the El Dorado Hotel, A yummy buffet breakfast that I really enjoyed.
Our tour guide was on time, and after getting the last stuff ready we head in the motokars to the harbor to take our little tour boat. We went to the Itaya river, the Amazon river and until the Momón river, where the “Amazonas Sueños del Momón” a animal rescue center, then we headed to the Yahuas tribe, we danced with them and they made us try our shooting. Then to a butterfly colony that also had a little zoo. Then we headed to a “floating” restaurant call “El bufeo”, I ate Tacacho with cecina. We went back to the hotel and then we ate at Antica.
On monday we went to the Quistococha lake and then to the manati rescue center. It was awesome. We saw more animals again,and I got the chance to get a better picture with the anaconda. The we also feed the manaties, we had luch at the Huasai restaurant and then back at the hotel and once again, we ate at night at Antica. We went shopping a little bit also.
The last day, we took it very slow, breakfast again at the hotel, and then we went to the “Al frio y al fuego” restaurant, another floating restaurant, that also has a pool. Then we took naps, got our luggage ready and went to the airport, with thunders on the sky.