Rafting the Amazon Travel Articles

 
Rafting the Amazon #6: Whirlpools – Peru
Rafting the Amazon #6: Whirlpools – Peru Strong winds push the raft into a large whirlpool that was inescapable until the winds died down.
Rafting the Amazon #7: Indigenous Village – Peru
Rafting the Amazon #7: Indigenous Village – Peru Strong winds mean slow going again. The evening is spent in an indigenous village, but the locals were not very outgoing.
Rafting the Amazon #8: The Final Stretch – Peru
A change in plans as tiredness, mosquitoes and fighting the river take their toll on morale.
Rafting the Amazon #4: Mosquitoes! – Peru
Rafting the Amazon #4: Mosquitoes! – Peru The first day on the open water is spent learning how to control the raft. The mosquitoes make the nighttime miserable.
Rafting the Amazon #5: Pink Dolphins – Peru
Rafting the Amazon #5: Pink Dolphins – Peru Taking one of the smaller river channels that did not flow as quickly led to an interesting encounter with some Pink Dolphins.
Rafting the Amazon #3: Getting Permission – Peru
Rafting the Amazon #3: Getting Permission – Peru A permit is needed to travel on the river. Some borrowed life jackets and a small lie later and permission is granted.
Rafting the Amazon #1: Pucallpa – Pucallpa, Peru
Rafting the Amazon #1: Pucallpa – Pucallpa, Peru The idea to travel down the Ucayali under their own steam takes root and the raft is a bargain!
Rafting the Amazon #2: Building the Raft – Peru
Rafting the Amazon #2: Building the Raft – Peru The raft needed some refurbishment, so a trip to a local sawmill was necessary.