But we did go and do a Pampas tour for 3 days in the Bolivian Amazon Basin, and that was awesome. Tony went absolutely mental with the pictures, he didn't know where to look there were so many animals! We spent about an hour yesterday deleting a load of photos (he took about 6 photos each time of the same thing) and have "narrowed it down" to 250 photos!!
Our journey started at the airport where we had to get a tiny little airplane to Rurrenabaque, the town where our tour would start. The plane only carried 18 people! I was pretty scared, especially because there was a lot of smoke in the air because all the farmers were burning the fields to make way for more crops. The plane didn't fly very high, and it's meant to be an amazing view from the window but we didn't see anything unfortunately :(
|The Plane on the landing field in Rurrenabaque|
|Us on the boat going up the river|
|Alligators on the shore of the river|
|A massive family of Capibara|
|The Anaconda and our guide in the background|
|Tony with his piranha|
We were also constantly on the lookout for pink river dolphins, and caught a glimpse of a couple in the water but we didn't really get to see them properly. They were just swimming along and occasionally would come up for air. Apparently if the dolphins are in the water it's safe to swim in the river, even if there are loads of alligators and caimans around. So Tony did...i didn't, but mostly because the water seemed a bit minging...
Our guide called over this alligator they all call Pedro, and Tony swam really close to him (ever the photo opportunist!)
|Tony and Pedro!|
We had a pretty horrendous journey back, but I can't face writing about it now! It involved a jeep, and leaking exhaust pipe and a farting driver. Definitely one for next time...