The whole time we were in the Amazon jungle, we were treated to a whole range of interesting activities. One afternoon we took a boat ride down the river to an aboriginal village
to hear music -
to participate in some dancing -
marvel at the kids' ability to climb all over the trees -
and take lots of pictures!
That night after supper, we got back in the boats and headed into the reeds along the tributaries to look for some caimen (a relative of alligators and crocodiles). Each boat had a local guide and 2 aboriginal boatmen who piloted us and did the searching and catching.
Our boat was the only one that was successful at actually capturing a caimen!
We brought it back to our lodge and everyone had a picture taken before he was released back in to the water. It was quite different to be on the river at night rather than in the light of day. We were so glad to experience all of these special activities.
Tomorrow we leave Manaus and head to Brasilia, the country's capital.