Today we go for a morning hike in hopes of spotting some wooly monkeys and try to see giant sea otters in the afternoon.
Breakfast was fried eggs with sausage and usual bread and hot drinks.
The goal of the morning hike is to try to see some wooly monkeys. Within 30 minutes we saw a group of them, roughly 5. Monkeys are so cool to see in the wild. This particular monkey shakes branches in order to try to scare off predators which actually causes some of the branches to fall so don't stay underneath them! Our hike this morning was roughly 3 hours. After finding the monkeys, we spent a lot of time looking and understanding the local fauna here.
|That's not dust, those are butterflies!|
After the hike, we went back to the lodge for a siesta and lunch. Lunch consisted of fried chicken with a bean puree and rice. During lunch there was a heavy thunderstorm and we were told that going to see the otters this afternoon would depend on if the storm stopped. Luckily it did. The weather here is so unpredictable.
|Fried chicken with rice, salad and bean puree|
After the otters, we went back to the lodge, relaxed a bit and waited for dinner. Dinner was soup, a broccoli lasagna with beef stew and corn pieces and to finish it off we got a hot fruit jam dessert. I cannot believe they cook so well in the jungle!
|Beef stew with broccoli lasagna and corn|
Tomorrow will be a long day to our last and final lodge which we will be staying at for 2 nights and then we head back to Cusco.