Our tour guide on shore, Percy, picked us up from the airport with tour bus, explained our schedule for the next 2 days on our way to the travel office. We stopped by the local market to get some supply and experience the local culture. Our guide gave us about 30 minutes of walk around the market by ourselves. In the travel office, Percy made a copy of our return flight reservation so he can web-check our flight. We took a one hour boat ride on the Amazon river to the resort; the ride is smooth and nice to get some cool breeze in the So. America humid heat weather.
Because it is a low season when we arrived, we were able to get 2 bungalows at a great price. We had a good lunch after arrived the resort site. After unpacked our luggage, we start our first tour the crocodile pond. Our tour guide, different person, explain the local natural habitat during our 40 minutes walk and point out some animal/insects as we come across them. Our guide continue to shows us his vast knowledge about the local habitat in the follow days of tour.
The resort lobby and bongalow are styled in the old explorer days, simple but clean. The pool is open from 9am to 6 pm and the water is very cold, a nice welcome after a long day of tour.
The daily lunch and dinner are local cuisine, but you do get western style breakfast (egg, pond cake, ham, etc). The only complaint I have is that the juice they serve is at room temperature (freshly squeezed) and so it take some used to in the hot weather.
Because we are in the middle of jungle, we only have electricity in the room from 5 to 5:30 AM, and 6 pm to 10 pm daily. No wifi. It is a good experience to return to a simpler life.
Overall, it is a great experience and we gain a much appreciation of the Amazon ecosystem.
Words of advise: bring strong bug repellent, strong sun tan lotion, hiking pants, hat, sunglasses, camera with extra batteries, binoculars, and some prepacked snake for the trail tour.