Thursday, April 30, 2009

Leaving Iquitos

A view from the Iquitos boardwalk

Chonta (fresh heart of palm) salad, a local specialty

We spent two weeks in Iquitos looking at boats and researching our trip up river in a peque-peque canoe. We had found a boat, an engine, charts from the navy, and were ready to depart at the drop of a hat, but unfortunately without two or three other people to share the expenses and with the last lancha of the month departing, we decided our personal riverboat trip would have to wait until another time. Below are a few of the boats we looked at. The price for a pretty decent 6 month old 10 metre boat with cover and benches was around $250.00 CDN.

Some were better than others...

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