Peru 16: Care for a jungle cruise?

Day 8: Amazon rain forest. Our exploration of the Amazonian rain forest included two separate boat rides.  The first as shown in the picture below on the left through a river, the second ride shown on the picture below to the right through a lake.  In both rides our guide, Alex, had to bail out all the water that had accumulated in the boats from the rain.  For our first boat trip, all five us rowed up and down the river.  We then hiked to a lake, and seeing how some of the girls struggled with the rowing, Alex decided he'd row us through the lake by himself... that and there was only one oar.

I can't describe how breathtaking the rain forest is.  At every turn of the river, I felt as if we entered a new scene in an epic movie.