The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest

Tarantulas, shaman, anaconda, monkeys… the Jamu Lodge in the Amazon rainforest provided a fantastic adventure for Craig and I on his birthday. But complex issues surround the rainforest and its people. The people were given land here before Cuyabeno became a wildlife preserve: the result is that the indigenous communities have become one of the protected species of Cuyabano, in a way.

Skim through to find the pictures that interest you, or click on the first pic to start the slideshow.

You can arrange your own adventure to Jamu Lodge  through Ecuador Verde País in Quito if you speak Spanish, or through Barefoot Expeditions if you need an English-speaking contact. (English is spoken at the lodge, no worries!) I’ve personally worked with both and can recommend them highly.

Published by Lauren

I'm a nomadic freelance writer, out enjoying the world!


  • Debbie Carter

    August 13, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    My personal National Geographic / South American version via Lauren. Thank you for sharing.

  • Lauren

    August 13, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Wait til you see what’s waiting for you in Peru!

  • Sue Guetterman

    August 14, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Excellent blog, Lauren. I am enjoying reading about your adventures. I would say that Craig had a very memorable birthday!

    Stay safe!

  • Lauren

    August 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Hi, Sue! Happy to see you!

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