Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Largest flood in modern history of the Amazon

Otorongo Expeditions Earlier this year, the whole of the Amazon river basin experienced a flood like no other. Peru, Colombia, and Brazil were the most affected, over one million people were struck by surprise as the water level just kept … Continue reading

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Guest review and constructive criticism

Hello all, I really enjoyed receiving this letter from two guests that were at the lodge while I am in upstate New York. As I always ask our guests how their experience was, this response stood out as something that … Continue reading

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The rock bacu

(Lithodoras dorsalis = skin of stone) The spectacular Rock bacu or as known here on the Amazon river of Peru, Cahuara(ka-wara) ladrillo (brick)have a very interesting natural history. They have evolved quite an important niche in seed dispersal of plant … Continue reading

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Amazon jungle survival programs and their sustainability

There is a lot of demand nowadays for survival programs here in the Amazon. The are many companies to choose from but what is the right choice? When looking into a survival program, the correct thing to do is not … Continue reading

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Spizaetus And the black market

For those of you who have visited Otorongo Expeditions Jungle Lodge, you should be familiar with Spizzy and Morphus, both birds are victims of the illegal wildlife trade in the Peruvian Amazon. We rescued Spizzy in 2007 after a tip … Continue reading

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Trekking in the Amazon

Otorongo Expeditions We specialize in professional,quality, personalized tours and expeditions into the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest and River. You will find that our services are custom due to the extreme variance of weather patterns and clients physical and mental capabilities.

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Why choose Otorongo Expeditions Jungle lodge

Authentic personalized itineraries Private guide and 15+ ecosystems to explore on the Amazon River, no grouping with other guests on excursions, no fake tourist shows. Guaranteed excellent service Buffet style,international + local foods, clean private bathrooms, solar power for lights … Continue reading

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