We drove to Tarapoto, and then about a half-hour further east, to the PumaRinri Lodge (#8 on map below), elevation 804′. The lodge sits on a steep hillside above the Huallaga River. Now we were in the real Amazon lowland rainforest aka “the jungle”.
This lodge is owned by the same company as Gocta Andes Lodge – Peru Tres Nortes – and is equally nice.
Just to the side of the lodge grounds was a small creek, where Rodile was able to grab and show us a variety of poison-dart frogs. They were not so poisonous that they could not be handled.
Rodile also directed our attention to a series of signs that had been positioned along the trail, that dealt with the history of cocaine trafficking in the region.
We took a boat trip up the Huallaga and Mayo rivers.
We flew from Tarapoto to Lima on Nov. 5, as the sun set beyond the Andes. Here is the link to the following post: