- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today you have plenty of opportunities to explore and learn about the diverse ecosystem surrounding the lodge. After an early breakfast, begin your day with a short hike to the San Francisco River. Wildlife is most active early in the day, so being up and about at sunrise increases your chances of seeing animals. Enjoy a peaceful float through quiet, safe waters - this stretch of the river is known as the "Forest Gallery" and is a great chance for camera enthusiasts to get snap happy! Wild fauna tracks are common along the muddy shoreline; take a look, hone your tracking skills, and learn to decipher what happened a few hours ago at the riverbank.
Return to the lodge for a delicious lunch before heading out to explore the various interpretive trails with one of the resident naturalist guides. The biodiversity of the area is incredible, with ancient trees, medicinal plants, orchids, bromeliads, butterflies, beetles, bird life, and some mammals. Scattered through the nature reserve are a number of subtly-built observation towers and blinds, allowing you to view flocks of parakeets and other animals at close proximity.
This evening you might visit one of the observation towers and use the scopes, binoculars, and spotlights for nighttime game-viewing. Alternatively, take a walk to one of the swamps located in the Yacutinga Reserve, where the humidity produces an array of life. Watch as the swamp becomes a hive of activity at dusk, and listen as a jungle symphony commences once darkness descends. Be sure to look for toucans nesting at sunset!