Andes Blog: The Amazon Basin

Day 15 - 18 (07/07/2009 - 10/07/2009)

After descending the Trocha Union we headed into the rainforests for 10 days, first traveling along the Madres de Dios river on the outskirts of Manu National Park visiting amongst other places Manu Learning Centre and Los Amigos Science Station before traveling along the river through Laberinto and Puerto Maldonado into the Tambopata reserve. The area of rainforest the crew were fortunate enough to experience has one of the highest rates of biodiversity in the world, for example,  there are more species of trees in 100m2 of some Amazonian forests than in the whole of Europe.

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07/07/2009 - 10/07/2009