That time I held a baby sloth in Peru (deep in the Amazon jungle). I showed this photo to one of the girls I tutor as she wants to work with sloths when she’s older! What a dream!! #peru#amazonjungle#sloth#petsloth
Day 9, 4/29/17. Boating the Ucayali River (I've seen several names for this river so I'm going with this one). Once we arrived in Atalaya we bought provisions (i.e., beer and wine) for the next couple of days at Erika Lodge located 5 or 6 miles downstream.
As we were contemplating our provisions I noticed several cases of Cusquena beer being hauled out of the little market in town before my group (i.e. the tourists) had even decided what to buy. Half of the crew in this photo was definitely ready for some well deserved R&R after escorting us around all week. Can we say ready to party?
Day 9, 4/29/17. First morning in the jungle. This is the lodge we stayed at the evening of Day 8. Since I had never been to the jungle I really had no idea what to expect for sleeping arrangements. Honestly though, as long as I didn't get eaten by a panther, strangled by a constrictor, or swarmed by mosquitoes I knew I'd be fine.
The lodge had warm showers, a comfortable bed, and large dining hall where we ate an excellent Peruvian meal prepared by our chef William who was still traveling with us.
Día 2 - La casa en el árbol - Reserva Agape
Escalar un árbol de más de 30m de altura y dormir en una plataforma alli arriba sonaba como un plan perfecto. Aquel dia habíamos caminado por la selva a mas de 30 grados con las botas de caucho hundidas en el lodo hasta las rodillas y la ropa estaba empapada en sudor y mosquitos. Los tikuna nos dieron comida y agua lo que no esperábamos es que también nos tuviesen que dar cobijo durante la noche. Tras descansar, comenzamos a escalar el árbol, nos cayó la noche y esperábamos levantarnos a las 5am para ver amanecer sobre la jungla. Una intempestiva tormenta comenzó de madrugada, veíamos rayos por todas partes, cada vez más cerca. En pijama nos tiramos por unas poleas y salimos corriendo por la selva en la noche, los tikuna nos acogieron y nos dejaron dormir en su maloka. La naturaleza hace y deshace a su antojo, y no hay nada más bonito que verla actuar en todo su esplendor. #Amazonas#traveltheworld#colombia#leticia#tikuna#amazonjungle#travelholic#travellife
🐸 That Moment When ::
You are reaching the top of a grueling climb.. a climb with moments when you thought your legs may give out from under you.. a climb more challenging than you have ever conquered before.. yet something always inspired you to keep going.
You’ve reached the top and you’re just about to walk forward to gaze out over all that you’ve traversed, and take in the magnificent view from on high.
You are joy.
You are peace.
You are majestic.
Yes I’ve accomplished my Tarzanian dream of swinging on vines in the jungles .. I was very close to falling off of a deadly cliff but here I am, secretly wishing something similar (less deadly) could’ve happened and I lived to tell it, but this story is cool too. [enero 2017] Madre De Dios 🇵🇪 #Tarzan#Junglebook
Ayahuasca works in a unique way with every person. Healing can be physical, emotional, or spiritual, and the medicine addresses any energetic blockages we have in our bodies to resolve these.
Indigenous healers believe that all western illnesses are really just symptoms of spiritual or energetic imbalances. The healers, working together with ayahuasca, can help to alleviate a variety of conditions because they address the energetic patterns that underlie them rather than the specific symptoms. However, because individual circumstances vary so much, it is impossible to predict the depth and degree of healing.
To read more of our Frequently Asked Questions, click the link in our BIO. 🦋
Welcome to Rurrenabaque, Bolivia’s main entrance to the Amazon Jungle.
This small town also featured in the true story “Lost in the Jungle” & film of the book “Jungle” realsed 2017.
However, interestingly enough, filming wasn’t allowed in Rurrenabaque/or Bolivia at all for that matter. We were told this was due to the Bolivian presdient’s certain thoughts towards particular nationalites... so instead they filmed in the Colombian Jungle! 😂 We’re going to watch the film tonight so will let you know what it’s like 🙃
This year we saw God do amazing things through our partnership with jungle pastors and missionaries all over the Amazon region of Brazil. Pastor Manoel and his wife Michele shared their story with us of God’s provision. You can watch their full story on our IGTV channel! #brazil#amazonjungle#pastor#missionary
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Vi på Projects Abroad driver och finansierad ett prisbelönt naturreservat i Peru. Vårt Taricaya reservat är helt beroende av volontärer. Därför får du 10% rabatt on du bokar innan sista november och åker december 2018- januari 2019.
Day 8, 4/28/17. Mountain biking Manu National Park. I'll just say we had no idea what we were in for here. The mud, the heat, the 30+ miles, etc, etc.
We pulled over somewhere on the western edge of the Amazon jungle, put on bike helmets, safety vests, and our courage. The ride was a pleasure cruise until our guide Brian said go for it. It was a race downhill from there! We didn't stop until @cosmictraveller777 finally said "dude we're done" 30-something miles later. Really wish I would have opted to wear the gloves everyone else has on. Brutal on the hands.
When you start seeing waterfalls, the adventure is just beginning. Elevation change in lowland forest can be hard to come by. The more elevation change you experience, the closer to the headwaters you are getting. Photo by @mohsinkazmitakespictures
Day 8, 4/28/17. Headed to Manu National Park, that's the jungle baby. After an awesome day at Machu Picchu we drove back to Cusco for the night. We woke up super early the next morning for a long road trip to the western edge of the Amazon jungle.
We stopped for to stretch, grab breakfast, and gas up in Paucartambo. The gas was pumped into a five gallon bucket and then funneled into our tour van's gas tank. Just glad there weren't any flames nearby.
I apologize to the non-carnivores out there, but you just don't see this in the states every day. We all gotta eat.
🌺Thousands of plants flower every day in the heart of the Amazon rainforest 🌺
Take your time watching them, get to know them, enjoy their fragrance.
Connect with the splendor of our planet in one of the most extensive areas of tropical rainforest. 💕
R E C I P R O C I T Y in the Amazon 🌱
Sharing is the key to maintaining a healthy, balanced life for all. We strongly recommend that people come to work with ayahuasca with a clear understanding of the crucial importance of reciprocity.
Reciprocity enables us to complete the varying phases of healing that we pass through in life. Without reciprocity, there is no rebirthing cycle.
The Temple embodies this philosophy in all aspects of our work and enthusiastically gives back to the people and the environment that we are blessed to partner with here in the Amazon.
In 2011, the Temple founded a Peruvian non-profit organization, Alianza Arkana. Over 3.5 years we donated 850,000 soles covering operational costs and financing projects in environmental justice and human rights across the region of Loreto and to intercultural education and community based integrated waste management systems in Shipibo territory in the Ucayali region. Through significant support and leadership from the Temple in its first 3.5 years, Alianza Arkana has evolved into a successful and reputable organization, now independently financed through foundational grants and private donations.
In 2013, we founded another Peruvian non-profit organization, the Chaikuni Institute. Since October 2014, the Temple has directed all outreach resources solely into the Chaikuni Institute, focusing on intercultural education, permaculture, and human and natural rights.
Click the link in our BIO to learn more. 📷: @institutochaikuni
We’ve just spent the past 5 days exploring the Amazon Jungle & Pampas lowlands and it was awesome.
One of our favourite moments was getting to this viewpoint to see the expanse of rainforest before us & listening to the sounds of all the different animals - trying to guess what was what. The insects here can make some incredible noises!!
But in all seriousness, how awesome is this view!? It’s so crazy to think how big the Amazon Rainforest actually is (5.5 million km²) and how little of it we can actually see here.
Swipe left for some of our best animal captures (🐒🐊🦋🦅)