"Jungle Expedition: Canoeing in the Peruvian Amazon" Sepahua by darthmilmo
Sepahua Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 27 photos
I had never dream of ever going to a solo jungle expedition in one of the Amazon River tributaries. As fate would teach me, nothing is set in stone while you're on the road travelling. One afternoon in Cusco, I met up with some friends from Israel which I have met up with on and off since Ecuador. They introduce me to an Israeli soldier who was also travelling in the region. He was looking for a partner to go on a Jungle Expedition. His plan was simple: buy a canoe in and around Ivochote and row it down river until Sepahua. At first I said no since I had plan to go to Bolivia, but when I heard the plan I jumped in to the idea. Imagine the endless possibilites of such an adventure. In my mind, I know this would be one of the craziest things that I will ever do.
We spent several days planning it. At one point, my Dutch friend was contemplating coming, but he backed out at the last minute. I kind of new this jungle trip will be the last one for this trip. Let me tell you, I have no regrets on going to the jungle in Peru. It was beautiful! Got to see gators, parrots, guacamayas, exotic birds, and other animals. I even caught this weird looking, but good tasting, catfish. It was nearly a meter long!
Sepahua is a small town in the Peruvian Amazon. This page covers not only Sepahua, but also a detailed explanation on a Jungle Expedition I was part of in 2001. In this side-trip, an Israeli friend and I travelled from Cusco to Sepahua and back to Cusco by land and river transport (the whole trip took us about 2 weeks). To make it even more interesting, we actually bought a canoe and rowed down river for over 500 kilometers from el Pongo de Mananique to Sepahua. It was an amazing experience that I will try to condence in a few tips. The full excerpt on the Jungle Expedition is enclosed in both my Peru travelogue and the travelogue below.
- Pros:No tourists, no modern ammenities, just you and nature at it's best
- Cons:Arranging transportation is time consuming
- In a nutshell:One of the best jungle experiences in Peru
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