Dec 24th, 2018 – Jan 5th, 2019
Peru is a country located in South America. The country has various terrains such as desert, rainforest, mountains, and coasts; it also carries rich cultures of the Inca Empire and the Spaniards. Most importantly, Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World is also located in Peru. This exotic country has been on my bucket list for a while, and finally I got the resource and opportunity to explore this magic land.
The first stop I went to is Iquitos, which is the gateway to the jungle lodges and tribal villages of the northern Amazon. After a brief tour of the port city Iquitos, my 4 day 3 night jungle tour officially started from the famous Amazon River.
Our first stop after 2 hours boat riding is an Indigenous Amazonian Tribe. The indigenous people inhabit a large portion of the Amazon rainforest, and they still practice their culture beliefs and traditions from centuries ago. They live in the rainforest and feed on the forest animals and plants. They also only speak indigenous language. They used their traditional ways to welcome us for the visit, which includes face painting and tribal dance. We also learned a lot about their culture during our short visit.
Sloths are arboreal mammals noted for its slowness of movement. They spend most of their lives hanging upside down in the trees of the tropical rainforests of South America. The indigenous people do not eat sloth. Instead, they keep them as pets.
The indigenous people still use their traditional way to hunt animals – Blowgun. A blowgun is a simple ranged weapon consisting of a long narrow tube and light projectiles such as darts. The indigenous people use piranha’s teeth to sharpen the dart and dip it with poison from snakes or rainforest frogs to make it a lethal weapon for animals.
Bye indigenous village! Stay tuned for the day 2 adventure…