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// OCTOBER 2016
Unspoiled Beauty
Amazonia Coca
Amazonia Ecuador
Quito
Amazonia
Yasuni National Park
Quito
Thessaloniki

 Amazonia Ecuador


6th of October
Canopy Walkway

In order to take advantage of the fresh early morning hours, when the animals are more active, our day started before dawn.
 


A group of four people, along with Joel and the Kichua guide (with knowledge as far as the tropical forest) we arrived and climbed up the steps (30mt height), to the Canopy Walka 275mt long bridge, one of only a few rigid, self-standing, suspension canopy walkways in the world, above forest floor.  

Enabled to move casually at our own pace on this unique, suspended bridge, at a 120 m height above the tropical forest, we had the chance to explore its rich life.    



Exploring the Rainforest…

We climbed down and continued walking, following paths which cross unspoiled forests, in between fallen tree trunks and rich vegetation… 

Passing by flooded spots, where walking on the ground would be impossible
 


if there weren’t those strategic causeways, we saw ants, frogs and caterpillars.

We also saw termite nests and learnt that the locals use them as natural insect repellent, while the oil extracted from the termites is used as medicine for skin rush
 


 

We watched butterflies, birds, orchids and also palm trees in more colors than we could ever imagine…

In the early afternoon, we visited the Butterfly House, which reproduces successfully almost 40 species of local butterflies, designed as a live exhibition conservatory!

We saw hundreds of those colorful butterflies fluttering from flower to flower.
 


 

Transparent glass-wing butterflies, spectacular blue morphs, striking tiger long wings, bright yellow swallowtails and giant nocturnal owl butterflies.

After our visit to the Butterfly House, we returned to our lodge for dinner.
In between the dinner and our early evening adventure, we enjoyed all the pleasures the Lodge had to offer, while relaxing at the lovely veranda with the marvelous views to the lake.

In the early evening, trekking in the forest again and sailing with boat, so as to search for anacondas, were included in the program…  
 


Our day didn’t finish with dinner only.  

Afterwards, as soon as the day light faded and started the night chorus of insects and frogs, our night boat trip to the lake revealed to us creatures that very rarely can be found and seen during daylight.
 


 

In any case, the caimans and the gigantic insects rule the jungle after sunset.

And we dared to search for them…

 

 

Country: Ecuador
Date: 2016
Route: Αmazonia Εcuador
Cities: Amazonia Coca, Amazonia Ecuador
Duration: 4
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Population: 16.882.505
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Country: Ecuador
Date: 2016
Route: Αmazonia Εcuador
Cities: Amazonia Coca, Amazonia Ecuador
Duration: 4
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Population: 16.882.505
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Country: Ecuador
Date: 2016
Route: Αmazonia Εcuador
Cities: Amazonia Coca, Amazonia Ecuador
Duration: 4 days
Difficulty:
Population: 16.882.505
Rating:
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