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Amazon Adventure

Swimming with pink dolphins, climbing trees, and cruising the Rio Negro in Amazonia.

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Sunset over the Rio Negro
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Maria Campbell
We arrived back in Manaus this morning and had to say 'Goodbye' to all the characters we'd gotten to know over the past week. I have hundreds of photos to share with friends and a ton of memories …
Rio Negro
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Maria Campbell
The last day of our cruise, we'd just come back from a jungle walk. I had just showered and was wearing nothing but a little robe and Robyn had just hopped in the shower when we heard our guide …
Caiman
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Maria Campbell
Today they took us to a big sandbar in the middle of the river. The white sand went on and on forever. We had the beach all to ourselves and had a chance to go swimming in water as warm as …
The Tucano, our home for 8 days
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Maria Campbell
This time of year is the dry season and the water levels are really low. That's good for wildlife sightings 'cause they're all concentrated in a smaller area. But it means we didn't get to see …
Cashew tree
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Maria Campbell
One afternoon our guide Edgy took a bunch of us out fishing for piranhas. We used bamboo sticks with a fishing line hanging off the end and baited the hooks with raw meat. After 5 minutes, we saw a …
Rio Negro
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Maria Campbell
One of the first nights our guide Sosa gave us a lecture on Brazilian fruits. I thought it was going to be really boring, but it was actually really interesting. Did you know Brazil nuts grow a …
Looking for wildlife on the Rio Negro
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Maria Campbell
Our daily routing was such: early morning canoe ride at 6am, followed by breakfast at 8:30am, followed by a forest walk at 10am, lounging on the boat in the afternoon (usually up on the top deck, …
Sunrise over the Rio Negro
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Maria Campbell
Today, our riverboat cruise on the Tucano began. There were 16 passengers in all, 3 from the USA, 3 from England, 4 from Sweden/Norway, and the rest were a Brazilian family (mom & dad, two grown …
Morning on the Rio Negro
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Maria Campbell
Today was an excursion I'd really been looking forward to -- our Amazon tree climbing day. Luckily, I'd way overpacked so Robyn was able to borrow all the clothes and shoes she needed for the day …
Climbing trees
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Maria Campbell
The trip started off a bit rocky. We landed in Manaus, Brazil on September 29th -- or rather, I should say I, my friend Robyn, and my luggage landed. Robyn's luggage was still sitting in the Miami …

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