Iquitos to camp June 6th 2008 Day 2 … Friday, 6/6/8
We arrived at Iquitos after a beautiful sunrise flight.
We disembarked down stair-steps in the style of 1950’s movie stars and noticed first-off the two old, huge, crashed jetliners sitting at the end of the runway rusting in place (maybe the birds took them down?) and in front of those a lineup of military-looking helicopters. Amanda summed up the aura ... read more
South America » Peru Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
Julia and Kris went on a trip to Peru with a classmates of Julia's from Saugatuck Middle School. The group, which included three parents, two grand parents, two teachers and 18 students, studied the rain forest and culture of Peru for more than a year before their 15-day trip to the Amazon basin. We met up with a guide from Mexico, a Biology Professor from Florida, and two local guides -- Juan and Julio. ... full info